Thrifty decorators often frame everything from wrapping paper to notecards, turning unexpected items into easy, affordable artwork. While it might not be a novel idea, this lovely space from Houzz reminds me of why it's a good one. I recognized the paper almost immediately as Paper Source's popular Yuzen Plum Blossom Decorative Paper. Here, interior designer Amanda L. Reid uses clean white frames, making the blossoms pop off the walls while tying together the streamllined Parsons desk, vintage chairs, and urn lamp. The mix is classic and sophisticated — pretty impressive considering the paper retails for $8.
Image: Amanda L. Reid on Houzz.