I'm a fan of decorating the walls. An apartment doesn't feel like home with bare walls. But, if you're just starting out, there isn't much you have to hang on your walls. And gallery art is expensive.
So you improvise.
Get this freebie, and you'll be improvising fine.
Head over to this site, and you can request a free 18" by 26" wall calendar from The New Yorker.
The four images the magazine chose to capture are beautiful -- plus there's a 2010 calendar beneath it. Decorative and functional. That's key.
It's only good between now and the end of October, or while supplies last, so you better hurry up.