As a Christian, scripture art is an important part of your home. The Bible tells us that we should write God’s Words on the doorposts of our homes (Deuteronomy 6:6-9) and I think God tells us to do this because it helps us to remember Him, His Word, and His Will no matter what we’re doing throughout our day. I also think that God’s Word has real power to it, and that it can help to offer protection for your home when it is covered in scripture.
I have a whole blog post where I talk about why scripture art should be apart of your home decor, and you can read more about that by clicking here. But for this post I’d like to dive into how to choose scripture art for each room in your home.
A few years ago I made a goal for myself to have some kind of scripture on every wall of our home. I wanted to incorporate scripture into every room. I’m not quite there yet, but I do have scripture art on a good number of our walls by now.
But one of the challenges that I did face was figuring out what kinds of scripture art to include in each room and also how to coordinate it with each room’s decor. So let’s explore a bit how to, practically speaking, choose the right scripture art for your home.
Make sure the scripture you put up is Biblically-accurate
Before I get into anything else, the very first thing you want to make sure of is that the scripture you include in your home is Biblically accurate. This might sound obvious, but there is a lot of “scripture art” out there that isn’t even scripture. And there are a lot of wonky Bible translations that are just plain wrong. So you just need to demonstrate some caution when choosing scripture art. Make sure it’s really scripture and that the translation doesn’t twist God’s Word into something it’s not.
Select scripture that is meaningful to you and your family
We all have different Bible verses that seem to speak directly to us. And then perhaps you have a family verse or a verse that was read at your wedding. Whatever the case may be, I’m sure there are certain scriptures that are extra special to you, your husband, and/or your children. Sit down together and find out what verses everyone would like included (if you don’t already know) and brainstorm a list of verses you want to make sure to include in your home.
Choose scripture that pertains to that particular space
Another way to select what scripture to include in your home decor is to pick Bible verses that make sense in various areas. For example, your and your husband’s bedroom could have verses about marriage. Or you could put up a verse like Matthew 4:4 in the kitchen (man does not live by bread alone). Incorporating verses like this can be fun and also great conversation starters when you invite others into your home.
Hang up scripture that you want to memorize
Memorizing scripture is a powerful way to arm yourself with the Sword of the Spirit. And if you want to completely immerse yourself in the scripture, then hanging it up is always a good idea, especially while you’re working on memorizing it. So why not hang up scripture art for the Bible verses you want to memorize? Hang these ones in a prominent place that you see often. And you can even change it out frequently once you have a certain verse memorized.
Coordinate the scripture art you choose with the rest of the room
As you shop around for scripture art, you’ll also want to keep in mind your current decor style and try to select pieces that will be in keeping with that style. Choose scripture art that will coordinate with the colors, style, and theme of the room you want to hang it in. And also keep the other wall decor surrounding it in mind so that everything on a particular wall or bookshelf will look nice together. This is really the key to incorporating scripture art into your home seamlessly and stylishly.
Try picking a variety of different types of scripture art
Don’t be mistaken and think that there is only one style of scripture art out there. There are a lot of great scripture art printables, of course. But there are so many other options too! From wood to wrought iron to adorable little plaques, and more. There are so many different styles and ways to incorporate the scripture you want into your home. Change it up from corner to corner and room to room. This can make things more interesting and keep things from looking just slapped together.
Change scripture art out regularly to keep things interesting
Whether it’s because you just want something a little different, or because you’re trying to memorize a new piece of scripture, or just because you want something that compliments the current season, changing out your scripture art on a regular basis can be a fun way to keep your eyes on the scripture you’re hanging up. Sometimes our eyes can become numb to something that’s always there. So if you change it up regularly you’ll be more likely to notice the Bible verses that you include within your home.
Scripture art has gone beyond embroidered Bible verses
While I actually find embroidered Bible verses to be very whimsical and sweet, I know they aren’t everyone’s cup of tea (or coffee). But you’ll be happy to know that scripture art has come a long way. There are countless different options and styles of Bible verse art to choose from. So no matter what style your home is, you have no excuses not to include God’s Word on the walls of your home.
As you add more and more scripture art to your decor, you’ll begin to see how easy and fun it can be. And it will be such a blessing for you and your family to obey God’s commandment to write His Word not just on your heart, but on the very walls of your home as well.
“And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.” – Deuteronomy 6:6-9