I am making really good progress on decorating my little apartment (yay!), but the bane of my existence has been the wall above the sofa in my living room. For the life of me, I could not decide what to put on this big, blank wall. It had to take up space, and it had to be cheap. Or free.
I had put together these framed bird prints and was planning to use them in my bedroom. But they didn't work well with the rest of my design for the bedroom, so they were hanging out in my closet along with the feathers and the cone things. I got desperate for at least something to put above the sofa until I figured out what I really wanted to do with it... and this is what came of that desperation.
And you know what, I like it!
Is this what I'd do with a big budget? Maybe not. But it is made of things I already had and it incorporates two of my favorite design motifs-- birds and black & white stripes. Success!