Are You a Decorating Addict?

Are You a Decorating Addict?

Leah Moss
Oct 31, 2011

Like anything good in the world, there's a fine line between just right and stupid crazy when it comes to decorating. Have you passed it?

When I set off decorating my first real home, it was with a goal in mind— make it livable and attractive. When I reached my goal, I was more or less content, tweaking accessories and furniture arrangements seasonally, but, for the most part, leaving well enough alone. However, in recent years, as my decor blog consumption has increased and my DIY skills have expanded, I've found myself a bit more....restless, no, addicted.

Well, a few weeks ago I was at a design bloggers soiree when the topic came up, and what started as an innocent cocktail hour to dish on design, quickly developed into a 12 step meeting. Bloggers who started out rehabbing an old dresser had ended up with a craiglist addiction. Others found that they couldn't walk into the next room without rearranging the throw pillows. By the end, we all admitted to our weakness.

Humorous as the accounts were, I began to reexamine my own reasons for decorating and redecorating...and redecorating my own home. There's a certain peace that comes with knowing how to really live in a home and not just critique and tweak it.

So I'm curious dear readers, are any of you able to make your home "more beautiful, organized and healthy"— Apartment Therapy's mission— without slipping into redo obsession? What are your tricks?

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