When we moved out here, we signed a lease on a place that we had never seen...literally while we were driving across the country. When we first stepped into our condo, I wasn't totally disappointed, but it did have some serious work that needed to be done (as much work as you can do in a rental). I loved the open concept, but we had a gigantic wall without any separation from the dining room and the living room and that wall was intimidating. One day I got the idea to hang up B's surfboards on the dining room side of our gigantic wall. It helped split up the room and doubled as storage and decor.
...Well the idea inspired my dad and my brother because they hung their bikes on the wall in the Cleveland apartment.
Kind of a cool concept, huh?