Decorating Your Home: Hobby or Unhealthy Obsession?

published Sep 27, 2012
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“Obsessed with home decor? You may have self-image problems,” ran a recent headline in The Globe and Mail. The article heavily quotes our very own Apartment Therapy commenters and writer Sarah Dobbins, and claims that women today feel pressured and stressed about home decor to the point that they have self-esteem issues.

According to the article, women haven’t devoted as much attention “to the minutiae of kitchen towels, bathroom grouting and indoor plant trends” since the 1950’s. It claims that women feel they need to keep up with design trends to measure up to peers and feel in control of their lives. This stress, they say, has increased over the past five years along with the rise of online decor images and sites like Pinterest. What a far cry from our moto of “Saving the World, One Room at a Time” and Apartment Therapy’s mission, beliefs and goals.

Read the full article: “Obsessed with home decor? You may have self-image problems” from The Globe and Mail and tell us what you think.

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