I love this gallery wall in his room:
1) The animal prints make us laugh and bring a lot of personality and youthfulness into the room.
2) The wall can't be seen from outside the room, so he has the freedom to decorate and add to it over time.
Some of you emailed me about the strips across the bottom. Well, those are another cheapie thing meant for one purpose, but used for one entirely different in this room. They are actually Ikea's magnetic knife racks.
They are each 21" long, and contain the strongest magnets in the world! (Not really, but you can imagine how strong they are if they're designed to hold knives!!!!)
Since they are only $8, I picked up two...along with the lidded containers for $5.
The knife racks only weigh a few ounces, so we're not talking hard-core installation. You simply attach the base to your wall with two small screws, then pop the magnetic cover over it.
He's already been rearranging items, and adding new stuff....it's a great way for him to personalize his room with things he loves without adding more holes to the wall....and since it's just magnets, no damage is done when he decides to replace this week's obsession with next week's.
And I don't know about you, but I'd much rather use the racks for shark postcards than actual knives?!? Doesn't that just seem like it's asking for trouble?!?