6 Things (Besides Art) to Adorn Your Walls.


John DerianEven though this  John Derian wall hanging is $1800 – that does not mean that you need to spend the doe to pull this look off. Find/Collect stunning plates (in varying sizes) at garage sales, and local thrift stores.

Cutting Boards-

from a vendor on Etsy

from a vendor on Etsy

I adore this idea!  Especially if you are into that casual weekend look. This person sells custom sized cutting boards. I say collect them and put’em up!

Area Rugs

area rug

Area rugs like this should be classified as art any way. Why can’t you mount them onto your walls?

via Houzz

via Houzz

Vintage Clothing –

from Julia Buckinghams Studio

from Julia Buckinghams Studio

Hands down I am so feeling this one. This idea is so interesting, and chic. I ganked this idea from my friend and fellow designer Julia.

Album Covers-

by: Tiffany Brooks YAYDecor

by: Tiffany Brooks YAYDecor

I knew I was on to something when my 10 year old asked “What is that?” Everyone has an album cover that they love so much they think they got a piece of art free with their vinyl purchase. This applies especially if you were born in the 70’s.

Frame Photos from your Grandparents’ Yearbooks –


Guess what celeb this is. Click the image to see.

I admit. I have never done this one before, however, I am going to do it as soon as the opportunity presents itself.yearbook photos

The idea of using vintage yearbook photos and framing them is so dope. Not only would it be stylish, I would guess they would be attainable. No worries if Grandma is not for you cutting up her stuff – take it to a pro and have the images copied. Just make sure that the copy retains its vintage appeal. i would suggest using a thick mat technique like this one.

Musical Instruments-

Design by: Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Design by: Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Let me put a disclaimer on this idea …. It can easily look a hot mess when you mount non-interesting instruments, or those without any personality. This one works because it is perfectly added into a mix of black and white photography, and the pieces themselves look overall collected, instead of just purchased.


by Mary McDonald

by Mary McDonald

Draping fabric on your walls not only makes your room feel cozy, it also adds an opulence to your design.

Many blessings!

Tiffany Brooks

My top 10 striped rooms. By Tiffany Brooks Chicago Interior Designer * Interior Stylist

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