We moved to London just over a year ago and currently live in a 3-story rental townhome. Many of the rentals here all have the same characteristics...cream paint on the walls, cream drapes, and...yes...for the bedrooms, even cream carpet! To make personalizing our space even more a challenge add in some 200-year-old plaster walls that make hanging anything quite a challenge!
Desperate to personalize our new home, I quickly found some "plaster friendly" wall hooks at the local Home Base and add in a few of the self-adhesive kind (they are amazingly strong) and I created a wall gallery in our upstairs hallway. This gallery has (2) 11x14 prints, (2) 8x10, (2) 5x5, (1) 5x7 and (2) 4x6.
I used the photo below for inspiration and tried to line up both the tops and bottoms of the frames in 2 horizontal lines. These plaster walls are such a challenge, so it's not perfect- but no one is looking at the alignment anyway!
I also took inspriation from this photo with the prints at the top of a tall bookcase- bonus points for no wall hooks!!
we have these strange kitchen cabinets that open up from the top with all kinds of wasted space above. Add (5) framed 8x10 prints in 16x20 frames and it's starting to look a little better...
I also scatter my favorite desk-sized prints in frames all around the house along with our favorite albums and images boxes and, voila...we have made our cream house a little more personal.
until next time;)