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Decor that bugs you?

What are some decor ideas that you've seen done that drive you crazy?

For me, I hate when people frame really small photos (8x10 or smaller) by themselves on a wall. It looks so empty! I also hate when I walk into a home, and it's cluttered full of random trinkets.

What drives you crazy?
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  • The tiny pictures on the wall thing makes me cranky. Same with small side tables and small lamps in normal sized living room. It screams "college apartment" to me, and I find it really uninviting.
  • Those big wall decals that spell out long quotes or sayings. They always look out of place to me and when they're like 3x5 or larger your entire wall looks cluttered.

    (Bizarrely, I don't have any problem with framed or hung art that spells things out, or, say, a big vintage sign. Those decals just never look right...)
  • RestoGirl said:

    Those big wall decals that spell out long quotes or sayings. They always look out of place to me and when they're like 3x5 or larger your entire wall looks cluttered.

    (Bizarrely, I don't have any problem with framed or hung art that spells things out, or, say, a big vintage sign. Those decals just never look right...)

    I totally agree! I'm not a fan of the stick on wall decals at all! I sort of think that they are losing popularity, I don't see them as much anymore.



  • Pictures hung too high!
  • How sad is it that every time someone comments I think, "oh yes, that bugs me too!" Haha, clearly I need to be more open minded :-?
  • I HATE when people take closet doors off and stick up a curtain. It bugs me so much! I think it looks cheap. There are more but I can't think right now hahha. Chevron is used way too much that's become annoying to see too!
  • I can agree on the sticker decals on walls, those make me half crazy as I feel they are a cheap alternative to a piece of completed art.

    I also get the point of hanging curtains taller than the windows, but for some reason I cant make myself do it because I cant stand the space you see above the window that is obviously wall... Just looks strange to me.
  • I guess I am flipping this on its head. By which I mean, people pick a plain sofa, plain carpet, plain cushions, and plain everything...it all goes but it is boring, there is no texture, and they then don't take it anywhere with accessories or finishing touches.
  • I don't like it when there are 100 nick naks on EVERY surface of the house. I can appreciate sentimentality and wanted momentos, but there are better ways - take pictures and make a memory book like Sherry and John do each year, or frame them and make a stylish gallery wall, collect really meaningful pieces and display them, otherwise, stop the clutter! I feel claustrophobic in homes that insist on filling every empty space with anything that fits.
  • @heathergearhart, You could always "extend" the trim on your window to fill that space on the wall. Kevin and Layla from The Lettered Cottage did something slightly similar in the living room of their old house. They used bamboo blinds to raise the height of the window and filled the gap between the two windows with a piece of wood to extend the trim. http://theletteredcottage.net/let-there-be-more-light/

    I dislike the sticker decals on the wall, too. In fact, I was just reminiscing about this post earlier today when I saw that Dollar Tree sells them now, too... lol
  • @jillofalltrades Now that I don't mind and is a nice alternative to the norm... Gotta love the bamboo blinds!
  • Curtains that don't reach the floor. Too many family/self pictures hung up on walls.
  • I look around rooms and wonder who DUSTS all that stuff. Don't care for those big overstuffed couches with the poufy rolled arms. And 75% of the furniture from Ikea is begging to be made unique and personal in some way, and those fixes are easy.
  • I don't understand minimilism. (I'm talking about the kind where there is a sofa and a single bare bulb hanging from the ceiling as a stylistic choice.) Also I loate beige, banquets, and those quotations on the wall.
  • I don't get when people buy huge pieces of bulky furniture...and when every nook and cranny of their home is filled with "things" that you can't see the walls or the floor!
  • I hate when I see people carry out super cutesy, childish themes throughout their entire home. I get it, you have children, but I don't understand the need to broadcast that throughout all of the decor choices you make. Adults live there too, right?
  • Loving these responses!
  • Things that make me cringe a little:

    Chevron everywhere.
    Chalk paint
    TVs over fireplaces, or as the main focal point of a room
    Visual clutter
    Posters that aren't framed

    ...I'm sure I can think of some more later.

    Some of the responses here had me cracking up.

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