Decor & Art

Decorative Signs And Plaques: My Top Picks

There’s a seemingly endless list of decorative items you can get for your home, and this time, we’re looking at decorative signs and plaques. I’m on Amazon right now, and I can see thousands of results for this particular type of product alone. That can be a bit overwhelming, so let me show you some of my top picks. Be sure to check them out. If you choose to go with them, fine. If not, you can browse around and look for others you may like. After all, there are thousands of them.

Can’t Say I Love You Enough

Primitives By Kathy trimmed box

I’m going to start with the Primitives By Kathy trimmed box – a sign with a classic design and writing that reads “I can’t say I love you enough, so this is your reminder”. The box is squarish, so all sides are equal, and each side measures just 3 inches. The box also has distressed detailing (great if you’re going for a vintage look), and it is made of good quality wood to extend its shelf life. Since this is a box sign, you can simply place it anywhere you want. It doesn’t need any support because it can stand on its own, unless you wish to hang it on a wall.

This box appears bigger than its real size in pictures, so remember that it’s a 3-inch on all sides box to avoid any disappointments after purchase. The box is also very light, and I believe that’s because it’s open at the back, meaning it’s a hollow box. With all that said, this is a nice item to place on your book shelf, table, or anywhere else. It’s also a great gift for your lover.

Thank God For My Mom

Dexsa A Prayer for My Mom wood wall art plaque

Next up is the Dexsa A Prayer for My Mom wood wall art plaque. We all love our moms, and this plaque helps you express that with a simple prayer thanking God for your mom and asking God to watch and bless her. It goes without saying that this framed plaque is the perfect gift for your mom. So, if you were looking for something nice to gift your mom on Christmas or Mother’s day, you just found a good one. You can also get this plaque for yourself and hang it on your wall for decoration. Hanging it should be easy because it comes with a hanger. The plaque has a thickness of 0.75 inches, a height of 16 inches, and a width of 8 inches.

According to Dexsa, this plaque was manufactured in the US with high quality materials, and as a result, should be expected to last long in your home. Just like the box sign, this plaque is made of wood as well, described as “the finest wood” and “elegant” by Dexsa. The type of wood used in making this plaque doesn’t break easily and takes a long time to fade, so as regards durability, you’re covered. There’s a bigger version of this plaque which has a height of 18 inches and a width of 11 inches for those who prefer bigger plaques.

Dexsa is also offering to refund your payment if you don’t like it for any reason. This money back guarantee indicates how much faith they have in their product. It looks even better in real life than in pictures, and it’s one of the best selling plaques on Amazon. So, zero-risk, wonderful product…I’d buy it without hesitating.

The Beach Is My Happy Place

Grasslands Road wall starfish beach plaque

If you love the beach, you’ll love the vibrant beach colors of this beautiful plaque made by Grasslands Road. The Grasslands Road wall starfish beach plaque is made of medium-density fibreboard, which looks like real wood when you look at it. The plaque is carved from this MDF wood, and it looks like five sections of wood pieced together, but it also looks like one big piece of fibreboard when viewed from the rear. The plaque reads “the beach is my happy place”, with each section containing one of these words from top to bottom. The five sections also have varying beach colors, and alternate between white and black text. There’s a starfish in the top left corner as well.

I’m absolutely sure that, so long as you’re a beach enthusiast, you’ll have no excuse to not love this plaque. When hung in your home or office, it will not only beautify it, but will also bring back memories of the times you spent on the beach surfing or engaging in any other activity. It will make you want to go to the beach again and make you smile each time those memories come back. Even if you aren’t an enthusiast, beaches are beautiful, and that’s more than enough reason to get this plaque.

Hanging this plaque in your home or office is easy thanks to the slot-style bracket at the back of the plaque. You can also hang it indoors or outdoors. If you’re going to hang it outdoors, it should be protected from the elements (harsh weather conditions) because it is not weather-proof. Overall, this will make a nice addition, particularly to beach-themed bathrooms, guestrooms, or any other beach-themed area of your home.

You Can Have Any Sign You Want

Iridescent cinema color changing light box

Yes, I saved the best for last. There’s no sign more powerful than one that allows you to decide what message or text it will display, instead of being stuck with what the manufacturer decided to put on it. With that, I present to you the Iridescent cinema color changing light box – a light box that comes with tile pieces consisting of 154 letter, numbers, and 90 emojis to form any sentence or expression you want on the sign. The light box displays your text beautifully with 15 different colors that change as you want. You can also select a classic white color if you prefer that. There are light play options available to choose from as well. These determine the way in which the light changes or transitions from one color to another. The play options are fade, strobe, smooth, and flash. The best part of all this is that you can control all the functions of this light box using its remote control.

The front panel of the light box has an acrylic finish, which improves the glossiness of the panel and makes it look whiter so the lights and letters appear brighter. There are three rows on which you can place your letters – it’s almost like writing on a book. The 52-inch USB cord allows you to display your light box anywhere you want regardless of where the power source is positioned. The box can also be powered with 6 AA batteries. You can use this light box to decorate any part of your home or office, for events such as birthdays and parties, and even as a business sign. It also has useful applications in photography, and you can use it in many other ways aside from the aforementioned ones, like proposing to your girlfriend with a “Honey Marry Me” sign accented by pink lights on a bed sprinkled with flowers 🙂

There are other similar products on the market, but Iridescent’s light box has the brightest LED lights and is the best in my opinion. The dimensions of this box sign are 11.8 x 8.7 x 2.2 inches. It comes with a manual that contains instructions on how to use it, and its nicely packaged like a gift, so you may not need any gift packaging supplies if you’re buying this as a gift. Each row of the light box could previously fit 8 letters, but newer versions of this box that are currently being sold can fit 10 letters in each row. There’s a wall hang opening at the back of the box. Other features on the box include a switch, USB socket, battery holder, and a button for switching to different light colors.

The version of this box reviewed here is the standard sized version. A larger version of this light box is also available from the same manufacturer. The larger version comes with 324 letters (244 regular letters and 80 bold letters), an 80-inch USB cord, a 40-inch clip-on chain, and other features. Of course it costs more, but if you can afford it, the larger version provides the best value for the money, and looks even better! Click here to check the current price of the large version. Click here to check the current price of the standard size light box.

Over to You

Primitives by Kathy dominates the decorative signs and plaques world, but when you come across products like the Iridescent light box, you can’t argue that other manufacturers can produce absolute gems regardless of their popularity. The Iridescent light box is my #1 pick (I saved the best for last, remember?). If it’s within your budget, go for it. Otherwise, choose from any of the other beautiful signs and plaques featured and reviewed above.