Is it possible? Well sort of especially when it comes to art. I am a huge fan as I am sure you all know of embellishing walls with art be that sketches, oils, prints and plain old words. I am also a huge fan of adding art the DIY way. Take for example this image below of my pad (please excuse the fact its a good number of years old and the room now is so multi layered with stuff you can’t even move). I digress the painting on the wall isn’t actually a painting its the back of an old metal sign I just happened to fall in love with the pattern of the rust when I saw it at a flea market. I think I paid £40 for the sign and whenever clients come to the house they always ask who the artist is!
This is a little more boho and have seen it done in many stores around the world – empty frames on walls. Its particularly effective if you cluster a big old group of various sizes and then for a tongue in cheek twist add the odd painting.
Finally but probably the most ingenious is to do what Rita Konig did in her old NY apartment – stick a series of polaroid images of friends, family and stuff above the mantle piece and hey presto instant art installation.