Interesting thread! I like reading all the different ways people want their houses to be.
Originally Posted by rere
Sometimes I look at a bare uncluttered spaces and think I would be more unhappy in that space than a cluttered one.I know it's different for everyone.But for me,I need some beautiful things around.I need some things that make me laugh.I'm trying to imagine what my perfect uncluttered space will be.I need a vision.
What does your dream(or real) decluttered space look like?Is it completely bare.Just essentials?Or is it decorated without extra junk?Something else?
I aspire to have a very warm, lived-in house. I want tidy, but I also want people to feel like they should take off their shoes, help themselves to tea, and get comfortable. I really know what you mean, OP, about preferring cluttery spaces to very minimalist. I don't generally like modern and I don't like white. I mean, it looks gorgeous in other people's homes, but it feels sterile in my home. I'm looking around my living room right now and I don't see anything white except the stack of mail next to me.
So for me, I like to have stuff around. I like the tables and counters clear, but I like warm colors on the walls, lots of things hanging on the walls, plenty of decorative touches, and lots of lamps. But I've never been averse to an eclectic mix of stuff in a room. There's a wet bar in my living room, but we don't drink so we use it as a coffee bar. I installed 3 rows of hooks on the wall and hang all our coffee cups there. All of this drives my mom out of her mind (her very bare house is probably the reason I'm allergic to minimalism), but I just feel like it's cozy and convenient.
Originally Posted by SAHDS
Oh, me too! I think it's the drawers, cabinets, cupboards and closets that truly show how decluttered (or cluttered) a home really is.
Oh, yeah! I get so discouraged sometimes when I can't seem to catch up with the housework, and sometimes I take myself on a little tour of closets, cabinets, and drawers. Because however messy my house may be on the surface, it's very tidy and un-crowded underneath, which always makes tidying up 1000% easier.