Do you also have a huge amount of old magazines? Oktavilla in Stockholm knows what to do with it, cover your wall! Look at how it's done..
the oktawall from Oktavilla on Vimeo.
It looks really cool!
But I can imagine that you don't have that much magazines to cover your wall. Me neither ;).. So maybe you can only cover a small part of your wall, or create a sidetable with a column of magazines. As you can see, there is a lot to do with your old magazines!