Yeah. Just thinking. We moved into our house in May, but have not yet put a single nail hole in the walls. Weird? Yes. But the stark bare walls kind of go with the cardboard boxes in the corners look, which apparently is our design aesthetic: "move-in chic". Har har. One of these days we will have time to nest!
In the meantime, daydreaming. I keep seeing pictures of picture rails, mostly these plain Ribba ones from IKEA, and I kind of love the idea. Nice and clean, and super easy to change stuff out and rearrange, books faced out alongside pictures, little oddities.
I love the look of a whole wall of picture books. Or a smaller section:
Or pictures, of course:
(I like this idea maybe for my writing room, with the line beneath for loose bits of inspiration.)
Also, look how cute. This is in a spot behind a kitchen door where a deep shelf wouldn't fit:
Or for a simple spice rack:
Here's another simple idea from the IKEA Family Live site (love) and the blogger Yvestown, using a simple IKEA spice rack for cookbook display and a splash of easy-to-change kitchen color:
She, in turn, got the idea here:
So yeah, just thinking about walls. And, apparently, pimping IKEA :-)