Maybe it was the contrast with my own minimalist style, but I do think the room could have gained a lot from removing at least half of the decorations. It would make it look so much more light and spacious – and the remaining decorations could be viewed better, too!
I abhor clutter, and have more decorations than I could ever use at once. The solution, for me, is putting some of them away and changing them later. I have a few centerpieces which I try to rotate every once in a while.
Most of the decorations I use are not very elaborate or expensive. In the picture, you can see one of my favorites – it's a simple, clear glass bowl, filled with shells.
I would love to hear how you ladies find the balance between bareness and simplicity, between decorative ideas and filling your walls and surfaces with clutter. Any special tips to share?