If You’re Doing This, You’re Making Your House Look Cluttered


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The other day I had some friends over, and while I was pouring drinks, one of them commented about how clean my house always looks. Now, considering that the last time my floor saw a mop, there was a different president in office, I know that “clean” isn’t really what she meant. Still, I’m happy that when people walk into my house, they think it looks put-together and maintained, even if there may or may not be a pile of clothes that need to be folded on the side of my bed. The reason for my home’s tidy aesthetic isn’t that I’ve hired a maid; it’s that I’ve avoided some painful decor choices that make homes look cluttered and consequently dirty. Keep reading to learn what they are.

Furniture Should Be Raised, Not Resting on the Ground
Instead of a Chunky Comforter, Try a Crisp Blanket
Nothing Looks as Disorganized as Multicolored Walls
Center Art With the Wall, Not Furniture
Contrasting Patterns Should Work With Each Other, Not Against Each Other
Don't Clutter Display Pieces — Organize Them
Don't Line Every Wall With Stuff . . . Allow For Openness

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