One day, my walls will be full of Auerbach, and Hepworth, and Ben Nicholson, and Henry Moore.
But in the meantime, they're full of things that give me joy, and and some sneaky tricks.
Here are 10 ways to fill your walls without a million pounds in the bank.
ONE | Hang Fabric
If you find a piece of fabric that you love, and aren't sure what to do with it, hang it on your wall. You can buy hoops and clips from Ikea, and a matte black steel tube from an ironmonger. Instant showpiece! This is from Uzbekistan, but you can buy beautiful Suzanis on Ebay.
TWO | Frame Pretty Books
These are from a second hand book stall in Yangon. Sadly my Burmese isn't good enough to devour the contents, but they look great in a frame!
THREE | Copy Art You Love
There's a Brazilian artist called Mira Schendel whose works I adore, but sadly most of her works are in MoMA, not on my walls. However, mix some gouache and chalk with some Hobby Craft frames and a total lack of pride and tada!.. You have your own version..
FOUR | Get Somebody Who Can Actually Paint to Copy Art You Love
If creativity is not your middle name, get somebody else to copy your favourite paintings. This is an incredibly close copy of a work by Michael Andrews, painted by a super talented friend.
FIVE - Make an Antique Mirror
This is an old abandoned picture frame, with some brand new antique-effect mirror. Total cost: £180. You can get old frames on Ebay (or if you're lucky, by wandering down Jermyn Street at about 6pm when the rubbish is going out), and there's a great company called Preedy Glass who make antiqued venetian mirrored glass.
SIX | Make your Bookshelves into Art
A simple, strong set of bookshelves in a neutral colour will allow your books to be art in themselves. Nestle in your nick nacks around the books - more is more...
SEVEN | Hang Plates
Some plates are too pretty to eat off. Hang them on the wall instead. You can buy special plate hangers online, or in most ironmongers.
EIGHT | Frame Fabric
If a piece of fabric is too small to hang, frame it. I'd go for a simple white mount and wooden frame to let the fabric be the main event. If you're hanging it in direct sunlight, use UV filtered glass to protect it from fading.
NINE | Wall-Mount Your Hat Collection
A. They look fab, B. easy access if you are going through a hat phase. These are sitting on hidden hard-wall hooks.
You've seen it before, but it's so effective. They don't have to be special maps. You can buy reproduction vintage maps on wrapping paper for about £3. Add a Habitat frame and you've got a huge wall map for under £10.