Light Up the Night With These 5 Marquee Signs

See how five designers used vintage-style marquee lighting letter displays and signs to add drama to bedrooms, playrooms and living spaces.
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Of all the major award shows, The Oscars broadcast is the only one I rearrange my calendar for, so you know what I’ll be doing this Sunday night. I’ve been a film fanatic since I was a kid, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to see my own name in lights one day. But since my acting career has fallen behind my interest in home design, I guess I’ll just have to settle for incorporating the lights into my own home and hope that my dogs will make do as my adoring fans.

Eclectic Open Plan Dining Room With Red Chairs

Eclectic Open Plan Dining Room With Red Chairs

Photo by: Amy Lutz

Amy Lutz

I’ve been drawn to marquee signs since I started seeing them pop up in interiors with the rustic trend, and I’m in love with designer Amy Lutz’s use of marquee letters to spell out “LOVE.” The placement of the letters is perfect — they illuminate both the patio and dining room of this Austin home, creating a fun, playful vibe.

Neutral Rustic Playroom With Marquee Letters

Neutral Rustic Playroom With Marquee Letters

Photo by: Mark Boisclair

Mark Boisclair

Angelica Henry knows that a playroom is meant to be fun, and marquee letters spelling "Play Ball" encourages the sportier side of both kids and adults in this stunning Arizona home.

Cozy, Rustic Media Room With Whitewashed Wood Feature Wall

Cozy, Rustic Media Room With Whitewashed Wood Feature Wall

Photo by: Blu Interiors

Blu Interiors

Blu Interiors uses marquee letters to spell out “ATL” in a "playroom" for adults in honor the homeowner’s love for the city of Atlanta. The letters really work with the rustic, vintage vibe of the space.

Neutral Rustic Nursery With Pine Accent Wall

Neutral Rustic Nursery With Pine Accent Wall

Photo by: Laurie Perez Photography

Laurie Perez Photography

What a fun way for a little girl to learn her name! Nina Magon of Contour Interior Design uses bright letters to illumniate this nursery which mixes rustic industrial style with glamour.

Boy's Nursery With Bold Patterns

Boy's Nursery With Bold Patterns

Photo by: Christian Garibaldi

Christian Garibaldi

If spelling out “BETH” ends up being a little too obvious or gets vetoed by my husband, maybe I’ll opt for a symbol like the arrow designer Karen Wolf used in what has got to be the hippest nursery ever!

Make Your Own Lighted Marquee Letters

Get easy step-by-step instruction on how to create your own vintage-inspired marquee-style letters.

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