The Sights in a Home with a God-Honoring Aura

We’ve already discussed how the sounds and scents in a home contribute to its aura—the overall quality or feeling it emits. Today let’s consider how the sights in a home, especially the way in which it is decorated, can positively influence its aura.

The Sights in a Home with a God-Honoring Aura | Decorating with Bible verses can benefit your family. Here are ideas for decorating with Scripture while still expressing your personal style and creativity.

Though I don’t believe there is one “right” way to decorate a home, I’ve always felt compelled to include Scripture verses in my décor. We do have some decorative items that don’t include Bible verses. These items certainly don’t draw our attention away from the Lord, but I do believe that the items that contain Scripture benefit my family as we seek to create a God-honoring aura in our home.

Benefits of decorating with Bible verses

  • It is a way to practically live out Deuteronomy 6:5-9. Some scholars believe that the directive to post God’s commands in our homes is figurative, but others believe it is quite literal. Regardless of which perspective is correct, posting Scripture in our homes is a practical way to support ourselves and our children in fearing the Lord and keeping His decrees.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”

  • It helps us memorize Scripture. When we read something over and over again, we begin committing it to memory. When Scripture verses are what we see and read, we begin hiding these words in our hearts (Psalm 119:11).
  • It helps us set our minds on things above. Everyday life is often chaotic and filled with challenges. When we set Bible verses before our eyes it helps us to set our minds on things above (Colossians 3:2) and to think on things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable (Philippians 4:8).
  • It helps us share our faith with visitors. The items we use to decorate our homes often become conversation pieces. When guests ask about items that contain Bible verses, it gives us natural opportunities to share about our faith.

Ideas for using Bible verses in your décor

There are so many ways to integrate Scripture into your décor and still express your personal style and creativity.

Wall hangings

Many years ago I asked my dad to carve the word “Ebenezer” into a piece of wood. I wanted to hang this on a wall in my home so I could have a constant reminder that thus far the Lord has helped me (1 Samuel 7:12). This simple piece of wood currently hangs in the dining room of my home.

Ebenezer plaque

We also have a Joshua 24:15 plaque that hangs above our front door as a reminder of our commitment to serve the Lord as a household. We purchased this when it was 50% off at Hobby Lobby.

We Will Serve the Lord plaque

I don’t yet have the vinyl wall art pictured below, but I’ve contemplated getting it and placing it on the wall that I first see when I wake in the morning. Sometimes I need some extra encouragement to get going and this just might fit the bill!

This is the day vinyl wall art

Another cool item I’ve been eyeing is this Lyrics for Life wall hanging that displays lyrics from my favorite hymn.

Great is thy faithfulness art

Curtains, blankets, and pillows

One of the first purchases my husband and I made for our current home was fabric with which I could make curtains. We didn’t seek out Scripture-themed fabric, but when we came across some Fruit of the Spirit fabric at Hobby Lobby, we knew we’d found the perfect fabric for our living room curtains.

Fruit of the Spirit fabric

Fruit of the Spirit curtains

If you’re not looking to make curtains but you are in need of a throw blanket, you could sew one from Scripture-themed fabric or purchase an inspirational blanket such as the Amazing Grace sheet music blanket pictured below. Isn’t that neat?

Amazing Grace sheet music blanket

Throw pillows are another option. I love this cute one with the words of Ecclesiastes 4:9!

Two are better than one pillow

Dishes

If you use mugs with Scripture on them, it’s like adding a little extra caffeine to your morning coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. I think the Numbers 6:24 teacup pictured below is super cute. Of course, my husband prefers more masculine varieties.

Blessed and Loved teacup

Psalm 31 mug

I don’t currently have a cookie jar (we have so little counter space that there’s no room for one). However, I plan to get one someday when I have a larger kitchen. Never had I imagined I could get one with a Scriptural message. Isn’t this cookie jar cool? The back contains the words of Psalm 103:5 “He fills my life with good things!”

Redeemed and Blessed Cookie jar

Clocks and accessories

Do you look at a clock often to check the time? I probably look at the clock in my living room at least a dozen times throughout a typical day! Why not get a dose of Scripture with each glance at the clock? I love the clock below that displays Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.” Isn’t that an apt verse?

Be Still and Know clock

If you’re a little more skilled in making crafts than I am, then you can likely make your own clock. Here’s a handmade one from Amanda at Burlap & Babies.

Handmade Bible Verse Clock

I’m hoping our current coasters will last a long time, but if it becomes necessary to replace them, I’m going to try to find some that contain Bible verses and inspirational messages like those below.

Blessed coasters

We’ve debated if we should hang a calendar on the wall of our dining room. I don’t honestly know if we need one or not, but this one is so cute that it looks as fun as it is functional.

Urban Soul Calendar

How do you integrate Scripture into your home décor? What benefits have you found to being surrounded by Bible verses?

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Comments

  1. Norma VanMatre says:

    I have just done a mental inventory of the biblical art work in my home. I have several of the same things you have mentioned in this post. They do serve as a constant reminder of my relationship to the Lord. I pray that anyone entering can see as well as feel his presence. Thanks for the post!

  2. Hi Shannon,
    I’m glad I read your post this morning. I used to have far more Scripture in my home, and this is an encouragement to start thinking in that direction again when I decorate. I like your 3 points and I know they are true. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  3. I love having scripture in my home. We have the wall art… I have a bulletin board that have scripture on…my favorite thing is a gift from a friend… its a chalkboard frame and I change the scripture as to what is going on in our lives or what we as a family need to be reminded of.

    I love Hobby Lobby sale stuff…

    I need some of those pillows…..

    • Hi Piper,
      I love that you change the Scripture in the frame based on what is going on in your lives! That is something we need to find a way to do.
      The pillow is super cute. 🙂

  4. So many wonderful ideas!! Thank you for putting them all together in one place!! This reminds me of the wonderful time I have had with my kiddos writing out and illustrating Scripture for the walls in their room. It isn’t anything fancy – just computer paper and some markers – but we sure do have a great time!

    I saw you on the Works For Me Wednesday Link Party!

  5. I have no sewing skills at all, but the blanket is lovely!

  6. I love this post! I enjoy decorating with scripture but I never even thought about scripture dishes! awesome!

  7. Katherine McMahon says:

    I have that same material from Hobby Lobby and have been looking for what to do with it. Thanks for the idea!!!!

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