Spinoff: what kind of home decor can you not stand??

-southwestern decor with coyotes howling at the moon
-artdeco

DANG woman!! what DON'T you hate?!? I guess you're never coming to my home because I have something of pretty much everything you just mentioned! What in the world does your house look like, is it just plain white with no colors or decorations?
Originally Posted by NYCurlyGirly
teehee.

I like nature. I have cocoa brown walls, pale olive-ish pretty green walls. I have some deep grey blue in the hall. White wainscoting on the bottom half of my walls. I like dark wood, (walnut), I like candles, glass bottles, dried pale green hydrangeas, copper and tarnished brass lanterns, wooden carved animals, a lot of mirrors, bronze-ey iron stuff, old trunks, some weird antique-ey stuff here and there, incense burners, soapstone carvings, I have pictures of nature stuff in old barnwood frames, (pictures of really old windows and doors, dragonflies, neat looking nature stuff, and architectural stuff. I found the pics on the internet, then photoshopped them to get the colors all toned down, etc.. and took them to the camera shop for prints) I like water fountains, and just stuff from different cultures, drums, singing bowls, etc. a few potted plants, old windows with mirrors instead of glass, my green room has a lot of white in it.
Originally Posted by yagottaloveyacurls
I like nature stuff too. Bamboo furniture and the like. I don't like leather furniture.
Oh, and any moose heads or deer heads mounted on the walls are usually a turn off for me.
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There's nothing really I can think of that I hate so much if I went into someone elses house I'd be like "ugh". There's plenty of things *I* wouldn't put in *my* house, but for most decor, if it's put together right, and goes well, I don't think I *wouldn't* like it.


Okay, I take it back. I DO hate things like dolphins, unicorns, wolves, fantasy scenes that have glitter on them. Those are just super cheesy, yes.

My exes parents had the most obnoxious house. I don't even know if you could call it decorating. They had the leg lamp from the movie A Christmas Story in their living room. They had collectors plate of different wolf scenes mounted on their walls, they had an eagle statue, and commemorative Budweiser steins on shelves. A dream catcher in the window, and one of those huge things, I don't know what it's for, but it was made of all hanging yarn, and had tons of little shells on it. I can't remember anything else - I think that's all my brain could take in.
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They had the leg lamp from the movie A Christmas Story in their living room.

LOL...I want to get one of those. I'd only use it around xmas though, not all all year round. It's the ultimate in cheesy xmas decorations, even better than a lighted santa on the roof.
I can't stand leather couches/armchairs/loveseats. Even more so if they are white or cream leather. My husband wants that though.....
Originally Posted by Amneris
Lol, well my fiance wanted to put his Scarface pictures and DVD boxset (comes with a display shelf ) on the living room walls. I told him this is not a dorm, so he will have to wait until we have a house with a den.

Then I compromised and he put a few pics up. We are moving this weekend, so I told him he can use the extra bedroom as a den for now.
Originally Posted by Munchy
Gah, my boyfriend is kind of a geek, so he has this wrapped Star Wars Pez set sitting on top of the TV. He has a tower of plastic containers filled with movies and video games sitting next to it. He had one of those posters that glows under black lighting on our living room wall. One time he tried putting an oversize Magic the Gathering playing card on the wall, and I HAD to stop him there. He was offended.

And the fugly poster wouldn't stay up on the wall, so that's been taken down too.

I really blame his mother, because she's the one who keeps buying this stuff for him.
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teehee.

I like nature. I have cocoa brown walls, pale olive-ish pretty green walls. I have some deep grey blue in the hall. White wainscoting on the bottom half of my walls. I like dark wood, (walnut), I like candles, glass bottles, dried pale green hydrangeas, copper and tarnished brass lanterns, wooden carved animals, a lot of mirrors, bronze-ey iron stuff, old trunks, some weird antique-ey stuff here and there, incense burners, soapstone carvings, I have pictures of nature stuff in old barnwood frames, (pictures of really old windows and doors, dragonflies, neat looking nature stuff, and architectural stuff. I found the pics on the internet, then photoshopped them to get the colors all toned down, etc.. and took them to the camera shop for prints) I like water fountains, and just stuff from different cultures, drums, singing bowls, etc. a few potted plants, old windows with mirrors instead of glass, my green room has a lot of white in it.
Originally Posted by yagottaloveyacurls

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I can't stand leather couches/armchairs/loveseats. Even more so if they are white or cream leather. My husband wants that though.....
Originally Posted by Amneris
Lol, well my fiance wanted to put his Scarface pictures and DVD boxset (comes with a display shelf ) on the living room walls. I told him this is not a dorm, so he will have to wait until we have a house with a den.

Then I compromised and he put a few pics up. We are moving this weekend, so I told him he can use the extra bedroom as a den for now.
Originally Posted by Munchy
Gah, my boyfriend is kind of a geek, so he has this wrapped Star Wars Pez set sitting on top of the TV. He has a tower of plastic containers filled with movies and video games sitting next to it. He had one of those posters that glows under black lighting on our living room wall. One time he tried putting an oversize Magic the Gathering playing card on the wall, and I HAD to stop him there. He was offended.

And the fugly poster wouldn't stay up on the wall, so that's been taken down too.

I really blame his mother, because she's the one who keeps buying this stuff for him.
Originally Posted by utopiastars
You guys need to set your menfolk down and have the "Shared Space" conversation. My husband attempted to hang his Tennessee Titans "artwork" in the living room shortly after we married. We immediately had the "Shared Space" conversation and I gave him the 2nd bedroom to use for all his junk. He LOVES to fish too so we have one little plaque thingie hanging by the front door. My mom gave it to him, and it says, "A fisherman and the catch of his life live here".

Shared Space, ladies. Shared Space.
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So this "Shared Space" conversation goes how? Just compromise? I wouldn't know how to phrase it to make it sound better than, "Your crap is ugly and we're going to hide it in this room over here. Okay?"

I'm sure his argument would be something like he lives here too, and he has as much a right as I do to display stuff he likes where lots of people will see it. He'd have a valid point, but I can't help but cringe every time I see that Pez set. :P We're not fancy at our place, but I would like to get away from the "dorm room" look, as Munchy described it.

Has anyone seen the commercials for the life-size football player photo that you can stick right on your wall? Hi-de-ous. Makes me glad my SO hates sports.
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My style is a little ecclectic but mostly modern clean lines. I love my red leather dining chairs . They are by far the most comfy dining room chairs I ever sat on - even more comfy than the padded ones. And they add a nice spash of color to my more-or-less monochromatic space.


Fiance likes more substantial "manly" heavy furniture. I prefer more delicate lines. Building the house should be an interesting battle.
So this "Shared Space" conversation goes how? Just compromise? I wouldn't know how to phrase it to make it sound better than, "Your crap is ugly and we're going to hide it in this room over here. Okay?"

I'm sure his argument would be something like he lives here too, and he has as much a right as I do to display stuff he likes where lots of people will see it. He'd have a valid point, but I can't help but cringe every time I see that Pez set. :P We're not fancy at our place, but I would like to get away from the "dorm room" look, as Munchy described it.

Has anyone seen the commercials for the life-size football player photo that you can stick right on your wall? Hi-de-ous. Makes me glad my SO hates sports.
Originally Posted by utopiastars
"The living room is shared space. We both need to compromise and agree about how it's decorated." That's a good start for that conversation.

And you're right, it IS a compromise. Which means you both have to give a little. Like I said, my husband's stuff is mostly in his "man room" (or his john) but there is definitely some of his stuff in the living room too. I think it also helps that I'm not a collector or a clutterer, so it isn't like ALLLLL my stuff is in the living room and his is relegated to the man room. The living room decorations mostly consist of photos of our families and friends. I'm not trying to kill him with faux bokays all over the place.

I know I'm lucky that my husband is laidback enough not to get bunched up about much of anything, but I also know that even if he weren't, we'd be having the "Shared Space" chat.
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So tSo this "Shared Space" conversation goes how? Just compromise? I wouldn't know how to phrase it to make it sound better than, "Your crap is ugly and we're going to hide it in this room over here. Okay?"

I'm sure his argument would be something like he lives here too, and he has as much a right as I do to display stuff he likes where lots of people will see it. He'd have a valid point, but I can't help but cringe every time I see that Pez set. We're not fancy at our place, but I would like to get away from the "dorm room" look, as Munchy described it.

I'll have to send my husband over to have a talk with these guys. He's a firm believer if-mama-ain't-happy-ain't-nobody-happy, so he lets me make all the decorating decision of what goes where. He let me name all the babies too. I let him have his space...in the basement and garage. He fills it with ugly big black boxes (also known as stereo speakers).
"The living room is shared space. We both need to compromise and agree about how it's decorated." That's a good start for that conversation.

And you're right, it IS a compromise. Which means you both have to give a little. Like I said, my husband's stuff is mostly in his "man room" (or his john) but there is definitely some of his stuff in the living room too. I think it also helps that I'm not a collector or a clutterer, so it isn't like ALLLLL my stuff is in the living room and his is relegated to the man room. The living room decorations mostly consist of photos of our families and friends. I'm not trying to kill him with faux bokays all over the place.

I know I'm lucky that my husband is laidback enough not to get bunched up about much of anything, but I also know that even if he weren't, we'd be having the "Shared Space" chat.
Originally Posted by PartyHair
Hee! Sorry, I feel like such a ditz. Must be. It's Friday, so I'm sure my brain has prematurely shut down for the weekend.

We went with his mom last weekend when she was furniture shopping, and she kept ordering us to sit in couches and chairs and tell us which were more comfortable. Aaron liked the brown leather-looking one with the butt grooves in the cushions. He did state firmly that he thinks dark blue furniture is bad. Why? I don't know.

All we've agreed on so far is that we MUST get a Temperpedic king size mattress someday.

Thank you! I should have you with me all the time to make sure I don't stick my foot in my mouth.
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Our agreement is that I can decorate however I want. I gave him our office for his stuff. So our office is done in sports sstuff, posters, awards, etc.
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Our agreement is that I can decorate however I want. I gave him our office for his stuff. So our office is done in sports sstuff, posters, awards, etc.
A closed mind is a wonderful thing to lose.

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Our agreement is that I can decorate however I want. I gave him our office for his stuff. So our office is done in sports sstuff, posters, awards, etc.
Originally Posted by shelli

I wish that's how it was here. My husband isn't really into sports, so we don't have obnoxious memorabilia everywhere, but he insists on having his way when it comes to decorating. I keep telling him that he's a man, and he gets to fix things, or hang things, and put up shelves, etc, but that he has to leave decorating to me. It's always an argument. He likes modern, geometric stuff, and I'm very eclectic, but I like more Moroccan or Victorian looking things.

We rearranged the living room the other day and it was a 3 hour argument.
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Our agreement is that I can decorate however I want. I gave him our office for his stuff. So our office is done in sports sstuff, posters, awards, etc.
Our agreement was that I can do whatever I want, he just got to pick out his big a** tv. He got that and I do the rest. Except I took too long getting curtains and he did come home with some for a couple rooms which I hate and am plotting to get rid of!
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Originally Posted by frau
That brown IS ug-ly! My parents had this in their living & dining rooms, but my mom primered then painted over it & it came out looking real nice, kind of like cottage bead board walls.
Our agreement is that I can decorate however I want. I gave him our office for his stuff. So our office is done in sports sstuff, posters, awards, etc.
Our agreement was that I can do whatever I want, he just got to pick out his big a** tv. He got that and I do the rest. Except I took too long getting curtains and he did come home with some for a couple rooms which I hate and am plotting to get rid of!
Originally Posted by kimmyc
That is so funny that you said that! My husband also insisted on a gigantic TV! It makes the arrangment of our furniture very difficult. Also, our heaters are not movable and they are installed in the only place the TV woudl look decent, so our living room is set up strangely.... one more year...
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