A common mistake people make is to have too many things out on their walls, counters, desks and coffee tables. I used to do the same! As I decluttered more and more, I realised that the fewer things you have out, the more you notice, value and admire them.
The only things I tend to have out on my kitchen counter is my coffee machine, kettle and knife block. They are functional and I use them every single day. But most of my spaces, including my walls, have very few items out.
If you have a lot of photos, art pieces or other little gems you love to have on display you can either:
- Store some of them away out of sight and rotate them through every few months in your different spaces. Imagine seasonal decor, but not specified to a season. That way your home decor keeps changing and you get to appreciate the beautiful things you have without letting them clutter up your home. OR
- Group them together in sections/feature walls to draw the eye to a group of things, whilst still having nice clear space around them. Think of it like a mini gallery.
A quick tour of the decor in my home
In this short video I show you my home and some of my favourite pieces. I got the question from a viewer if my partner does not have any decor in our home, and I can assure you he does. He’s chosen to put most of it in his office/man cave that I don’t share in this video. I prefer to respect his privacy to choose how much of his life he wants to share in this channel of mine. 🙂