My new apartment has an entire wall in the living room that basically does not serve much of a function furniture-wise. So I was racking my brain for ideas to make it more visually interesting, when I was inspired by some finds on Pinterest.
I just love the cluttered lived-in style of it all. It sort of emits a casual elegance.
At first I was intimidated by the cost of purchasing so many different frames (20ish at $8-$15each?!). That can add up pretty quickly factoring in additional matting, printing, and hardware costs ($250 average). But then I came up with the idea of using thrift stores! I already had a couple frames, and after about two shopping trips ended up spending about $20 on the rest. Way more practical!
I kept a few frames their natural wood finish, and painted the rest white. I also made sure I had a couple of silver frames for a bit of sparkle. Honestly, the thriftstore hunting was the most fun part of this adventure.
I think its a really good start, but I am calling it my skeleton right now. I definitely want to slowly add more with time, but after I have purchased the armchair / end table I want to go against that wall. Then it will really be finished! Everything feels so bare right now in my apartment; I can't wait to add the few things it really needs to feel special.
I love finally having some space in my apartment to showcase some really great memories and people in my life. Lots of happy thoughts :D