Question:
I have this great room for my boys and I was so excited to have the wainscoting done, but now that we are living in the house I am not so sure how to decorate the walls.  It seems so high up to put pictures, but I also think it may look silly to put something on the walls over the wainscoting. Any ideas? — Hillary

Answer:
Hi Hillary! The woodwork (see left) looks beautiful. What a fun room to decorate. From what I can see in the photo, I think hanging artwork above the wainscoting would be just fine. It might be fun to do a series of many small images in small frames (I’m thinking 8 or 10 inches tall) and hang them in a row. You could put them just a couple inches above the woodwork so that the wainscoting weights them. Hint: An inexpensive way to put together a series is to buy a favorite picture book or calendar with beautiful illustrations and cut out the pages.

I also love the wall decor suggestions in this helpful article from the September 2010 issue of Real Simple.

What about you, Clever Readers? If this was your room, how would you decorate?