Finding bargain basement decorating solutions for tiny apartments with crumbly plaster walls that you don’t dare pierce with a nail for fear of losing your security deposit… that can be tough. Enter my latest Ikea hack. Using a wall shelf and two table legs I’ve fashioned the perfect console table for setting framed pictures, a reading lamp and flowers (plus the tv remote and empty mugs of tea… not pictured). Beyond the console’s functionality I’m really happy with how it’s added visual interest to the big unadorned white wall behind the couch. I still feel like when you hang pictures on the wall, that’s when a house becomes your own home… but for now, having a place to lean up my favourite prints will do just nicely.