Last night, a quick stop into my local supermarket reminded me of one of my favorite cheap and easy decorating tricks. It's especially useful if you've got a lot of open shelving. Plus, if you're the type that likes to buy in bulk, it solves the problem of where to store the stuff you're not using.
While one item is just something on your grocery list, multiples — whether of cereal, laundry detergent or soda bottles — move from product to pop art. This idea translates especially well for those items designed to appeal to kids or those, like laundry detergent, that are pretty basic. Think Andy Warhol's Campbell Soup cans, which were the jumping off point for the display, above, from House Call: Benjamen's DIY Pop Art
. For the best results, consider items you'd buy in multiples anyway — cereal, laundry detergent, soup, spaghetti, even toilet paper — especially if their packaging is particularly graphic. Solves two problems at once — where to store stuff and how to give your place some pop!
Images: Laure Joliet.; Benjamen's DIY Pop Art House Call