...it drives my mother that I haven't put any art on the wall in my apartment. She nearly went to a hardware store to buy nails and such while she was here and refuse to do anything until art was up.
But I did have solid objections to filling the walls; it's a small apartment, and on the darker/cozier side. I don't want it to feel like a cave, ever. I am an anti-Morlock. If I ever build a house, you can bet there's going to be an entire side of the house with windows. I also use an extra long twin day bed as my couch, meaning I sit on it with my back to the wall while watching a movie, and so on. If you only put art above a person's height sitting down, it looks really, really strange. And the thought of putting art on every other wall but above the couch would look awful.
So when I had the luck to find a really interesting tutorial for a 3D art
piece to put on the wall, it was the first time I've ever felt even a
bit like that would work above my daybed/couch.
And while I haven't officially settled on this (I want it all to soak in) -- it's definitely a possibility and makes me feel like I'm ready to take on the art-hanging step.
So, this week I'll live with my newspaper cutouts on the wall, making sure I like where things are, and then I'll talk to housing about getting things hung up (apparently some of the walls are concrete and you can't put pictures up?).
And---after searching, I found a great tutorial for mounting a tablecloth on foamcore and displaying it. When I go home for break, mom gave me permission to search through the myriad drawers of tatting, lace tablecloths, linens, and other pieces made by relatives in order to find a good fit for the spot above my bed.