Day 2 of #creative #challenge to style an apartment using only what exists in it. No paint, no material covers, no additions! Use only what already exists. OK, so starting with groupings of paintings etc. Which is kind of back to front as you place furniture first and then decorate surfaces and walls, but I don't have step by step shots so this is easiest. One of the most common mistakes I see when designing or decorating people's spaces, is a kind of random approach to walls and artwork. This was true of this apartment, trust me. There were pictures and knick knacks hanging absolutely everywhere. With no rhyme nor reason. The space loses cohesiveness this way. It does not look styled. More like random purchases. So I took absolutely everything off every wall, down to the smallest charm, and started with a clean slate. A perfectly blank canvas. Colourways helped me in this grouping, but you can pick a subject, style, topic... eg all food for a kitchen etc - something that ties your theme together. It is a story per se. Lie your images on the floor, I always do it right in front of the spot I am thinking of hanging and where the furniture is that you are going to hang them near, and play. Get creative. There are no rules in your own space. Design is personal, and it should be a reflection of you, and before anyone says but what about the rule of not having random pictures. It is not a rule, you can certainly do it. People do! It is just that it is more pleasing to the eye and offers a more soothing design aspect to group or hang artwork in a considered manner, for the space. There are no rules per se, but some things work better than others. Trust me. For example, where I hung the mirror here would be considered a no no, too low. But I wanted it to reflect the side table top as a decorative aspect in itself. When you have your design, measure properly it helps.
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