Why Don’t You…

… go completely overboard?

There’s nothing calming about the living room above, sure, but doesn’t it just grab you? Of course, one might argue that there are far too many cushions, not nearly enough seating and an uncanny amount of mismatched artwork. But I say? Beautiful.

Go ahead – break the rules this week. You have our permission.

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Why Don’t You…?

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… decorate with hundreds and hundreds of old postcards?

In junior high, I vowed to save every piece of mail I’d ever received. Pen pals were all the rage, so after a few short years, I’d gathered quite the collection of XOXO’s and WBS’s (write back soon, for those of you who aren’t hip to pen pal lingo). And on one steamy summer day, I wallpapered my entire bedroom with letters from my childhood.

My mother wasn’t happy, but I remember the inspiration I gained from glancing up to see handwritten scrawls, doodles and photos from my favorite friends. And now that my mother doesn’t call the shots, I’m happy to say I’d gladly tackle that same wall installation in my current bedroom.

If, of course, people actually wrote letters now. I suppose printed emails don’t have quite the same charm?

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Why Don’t You…?

Sometimes all it takes is a subtle, inexpensive alteration to make a room come alive. Take this space, for example:

You see it, don’t you? A giant ball of thick yarn hanging from an otherwise-overlooked chandelier creates just the right amount of drama and movement to make you look twice. I can almost guarantee you have something hangable in your own home that will cost zero bucks for a massive impact.

Why not give it a go?

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Why Don’t You…?

… display your craft supplies, loud and proud?

And no, we're not suggesting you take our advice as a license to keep your office endlessly disorganized. Yet a fun, color-filled display idea (and dare we say it… art installation!) could mean a simple trip to your sewing room.

Don't believe us? Check out Douglas Copeland's colorful display of spooled yarn above. With nothing more than your average peg board and a seriously inspired thread stash, you could sport your very own functional art wall.

Go on; we dare you.

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