I love the idea of writing on walls. It seems to be a natural impulse — children don’t hesitate to pick up a crayon or pen — or more often than not an indelible marker — to draw and write all over those pristine and inviting walls. Well, they only do it once before some adult spoils their fun and sends them to bed without their supper. Oh what a shame!
I particularly love Chinese and Arabic calligraphy as wall art. The characters offer graphic power or delicacy, strength or grace, depending how the artist has chosen to intrepret them.
I love this stylised Arabic calligraphy at the Merah Club, London (above).
A fun Dr Seuss wall decal from Decaleco livens up this living room wall (www.etsy.com )
I love this modern take on Arabic calligraphy in wallpaper by Raika.
This Chinese calligraphy is a striking focal point in this contemporary living room (www.freshhousedesign.com ).
This Arabic writing is so beautiful it looks like wall jewellery (www.OnewOvisionO.wordpress.com ).
Chinese calligraphy adds a lovely delicacy to a white wall.
Arabic characters are arranged into a modern framework on this feature wall (www.OnewOvisionO.wordpress.com).
This Chinese character is a strong graphic statement over a modern bed (decal for sale on www.etsy.com )
Modern calligraphy becomes modern art in this contemporary apartment (www.OnewOvisionO.wordpress.com ).