DIY enthusiasts have been advised to use stretched fabric as decoration around their home, by a design expert in the United States.
Tina Barseghian, writing for the San Francisco Chronicle, suggests art projects can easily have a do it yourself flavour.
She says adding artwork to the walls of decorative projects does not need to be an expensive exercise – and can cost as little as a few pence.
Ms Barseghian says those without a budget to add artwork to their homes can fill the void by "taking a swath of fabric and carefully pulling it over a wooden frame".
She suggests" vintage maps, pages from old biology and chemistry books, or … old childrens’ books" as potential DIY solutions for those with an artistic flavour.
This advice follows an article written by a greener lifestyle expert this week claiming that by performing DIY tasks around the home, people gain a tremendous sense of satisfaction.