It’s pretty easy to get in a design rut—table goes here, chairs go there, hang a few framed pictures on the wall and call it a day. But your apartment is nothing if not a tangible way for you to show off your personality, and what better way to do that than to think outside the box.
On second thought, you should still think inside of it—or at least inside of a frame. While we’re sure you’ve given a lot of thought to the kind of pictures and frames in your apartment, that’s just one part of the equation.
“You can really frame just about anything,” interior designer and photographer Jenny J. Norris tells us. So what’s fair game? The bigger question is what’s not (which is basically just things you can’t mount on a wall or fit in a shadow box). For things you can frame, try a collection of old magazine covers, vintage family photos, a stellar piece of fashion, dried plants, or even some (tasteful) taxidermy.
“It doesn’t have to be expensive either,” Norris says, adding that craft stores like Michael’s or Home Goods are great places to start looking for inexpensive frames. We’ve rounded up 11 stunning ideas to help you get started.