Decorating Image Overload: Good, Bad or Just Different?

Decorating Image Overload: Good, Bad or Just Different?

Sarah Rae Smith
Sep 19, 2011

Sometimes I think about my grandparents and the inspiration sources they most likely would have had available to them when it came to decorating their home. There were newspaper stories, possibly a few classic magazines, decorating books, local stores and the visits to friends homes. Today, it's a whole new animal...

Because we're inundated with television, newspapers, blogs, internet musings and retail store after retail store aimed at getting your business, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. On any given day, it's easy to see 100 or possibly 1,000 or more home decor images. That's crazy ridiculous!

Quite often many of the looks we see are created with a big budget, lots of time and often contractors. Many folk (myself included), don't have those things available to them. Are we creating a generation of people potentially unsatisfied with their homes because they feel their best isn't good enough? Are we no longer ok or satisfied with normal homes that don't lack pops of color, personality or hip trendy retail purchases around every corner? Or are we just getting more savvy about design and therefore are able to do more on a budget and learn to love what makes our homes unique, even if they aren't "showroom ready"?

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Image: Alex Fulton's Flirtatious Use of Crazy Color

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