Let your walls bloom with beautiful homemade artwork. Find free botanical images online and print them on old book pages. To create a textural mat, cut linen a little larger than the page and machine stitch 1/4 inch from all edges. Fray the edges by pulling out threads down to the stitched line. Machine-stitch the page to the linen mat, then hang using bulldog clips.
Watercolor on book pages -- As strange as this seems for someone like me who isnt necessarily artistically gifted in this way, I really like the idea of doing this. Would be really easy to find a random book at Goodwill on the cheap and use it like a practice art journal.