I really am going to attempt it this time. I have two great expanses of off-white walls to cover. However, I am terrified of putting little holes all over the place and still being disappointed. I have done my research, I have my inspiration photos, and I have framed the heavy hitters. Now I just need to start playing with display arrangements.
I have my research, like this article from the Better Homes & Gardens site. [By the way, have you checked out the magazine lately? Not bad at all.]
Rentaldecorating.com also provided these helpful and easyrules.
But I still wish it was as easy as this interactive salon wall tool from Cottage Living's website. While playing with this, I came out like a pro and everything looked fabulous.
Some great examples of what other people have been able to do, all found on Flickr:
Photo credits: darwinbell, aoneko, scrtagentmarten, thomatically, and jiminycrow