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Spice up Your Decorations with Monogrammed Outdoor Decor

By Justin Karmie Subscribe to RSS | March 12th 2012 | Views:
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Monogramming is one of those things that are almost synonymous with wealth and prestige. When you think of families with monogrammed towels or bed linens what comes to mind is their pride in their family name and lineage. It almost evokes a certain air of aristocracy even though you can get monogrammed linens at common retailers like Pottery Barn. So if the art of monogramming is viewed in such a flattering light, why not go whole hog with it in your home. Do the towels and the pillowcases. Throw in a monogrammed robe for good measure. But for the ultimate statement, extend monogramming to the exterior of your home by spicing it up with your outdoor décor.

Now you may ask yourself, just what the heck is monogrammed outdoor décor? Is some one sitting there embroidering flags and doormats with your initials like the crests in royal kingdoms? Or, are they mowing your initials into your front lawns like the logo on baseball field? Perhaps they are carving your initials into the woodwork on your front door as your custom designed moat and Draw Bridge is being designed out back. While these all seem like nifty albeit expensive ideas, monogrammed home décor really just consists of much simpler, readily available items emblazoned with the first letter of your family's name. From mailboxes and doormats to flags and holiday décor, monogramming is a great way to show neighbors just who lives in your house.

For families who want to keep monogrammed outdoor décor simple and minimalist a doormat is a great option just as long as you don't mind your name being stepped on! One great doormat option is the Traditional Coir Doormat with your choice of one letter monogram. With a large black letter of your choice in the center surrounded by a black regal scroll design on a brown background, this doormat looks so good you might be tempted to walk around it and defeat its purpose in life. Made of natural woven coconut fiber coir this eco-friendly mat also features a recycled rubber backing. Better still is this mat's ability to traps dirt and dust before it gets tracked it your home. Functional and decorative, the Traditional Coir Doormat measures 16" x 28".

Another elegantly monogrammed doormat is the Classic Block Coir mat. Featuring a large monogram letter in the center in block print, this mat features a wider design of brown scrolls on a black background. It is made of the same eco-friendly materials as the traditional design but measures slightly smaller at 16" x 27".

Also on the understated side of monogrammed outdoor décor are monogrammed mailbox covers that add a personal flair to a normally mundane item. These mailbox covers are magnetic and attach easily to standard detached mailboxes. They come in two designs, a whimsical white pineapple scroll design on a black background and a white traditional design with black lettering and scrolls. Both mailbox covers measure 18" x 21" x 1".

If monogrammed doormats and mailbox covers are just a bit too understated for your outdoor décor, the next step is a monogrammed flag with your family's initial. Giving new meaning to letting your freak flag fly, the Floral Scroll Monogram Flag will give your house a truly personal touch. With an upscale cream colored crest design accented in red this flag features the letter in the front accented by dainty pink flowers with green stems and swirls. Perfect for spring and summer the Floral Scroll Monogram Flag is shield shaped and measures 12.5" x 18" x .10".

For a flag that is a bit more regal, the Estate Monogram Flag has an upscale design with a large black block letter in the center on a cream colored shield shaped flag. The letter is surrounded by elegant scrolls and a black border. With its upscale design, this flag is the perfect addition to any landscape. The Estate Monogram Flag measure 36" x 54" x .10".

On the more whimsical side of flag designs the Pineapple Monogram Flag is a quirky shield shaped design that features a black background with white print. With a large monogrammed letter in the center the scrolls surrounding it are a little more swirled and delicate than those on the other flag designs. At the bottom center there is a white printed pineapple. The Pineapple Monogram Flag is available in two sizes. The large measures 28"L x 44"H while the small measures 12.5"L x 18"H.

Whether your family's style is more understated or over the top, monogrammed outdoor décor is a great way to proudly display your family's identity. From simple doormats and mailbox decals with the initial of your surname to more elaborate flags, why not spice up your home with some monogrammed décor that will show the neighbors a little bit of royalty lives right next door.

Justin Karmie - About Author:
Justin Karmie is a freelance writer who writes about home maintenance topics and products for monogrammed outdoor decor.

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