Wednesday, January 20, 2010

These are my confessions

I hope everyone who is as much in love with home decor as I am can forgive me for what I'm about to say.

(image from here)
I could just cry that wallpaper is back "in." Do you know how many hours of my life I have spent peeling wallpaper? If I counted them all up I'm sure it would amount to months of my life. I so wish I had a photo of the wallpaper in my friend Karen's house. Peel back the 80's wallpaper and have your retinas scorched by the 60's!

I think what gets to me is all the pattern. I opened a decorating magazine from the mid 90's and my eyes almost melted. Highly patterned wallpaper, highly patterned window treatments, highly patterned furniture fabric, highly patterned rug, ad infinitum.
Wallpaper is a pain to put up, it's an even bigger pain to take down. Why do we do this to ourselves?

Sure there are circumstances where it might be better to hide wall flaws than paint over them, but oh man.....wallpaper?!

I may have them thrown at me when I say this but throw pillows are next on my list. I use throw pillows to prop up a book in my lap or to clutch desperately when I'm watching Criminal Minds or something intense. (how many times did they have to make me think Hotch was going to die? That poor throw pillow on the couch is all misshapen now.) I realize they add "pops of color" or even texture to a room but I hate seeing a show where they decorate a room and there is nowhere to sit on the couch or bed because it is completely covered in pillows.

I didn't actually care for the movie Along Came Polly but I was cheering through this scene.

Well...I feel better now. :)

(About that title - I'm not usually listening to Usher, but I have been listening to {guilty pleasure} Glee)


Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

Agree...wallpaper sucks
Agree...greatest moment in that movie!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Yep, wallpaper is very difficult to put up. I prefer it on hatboxes that I buy at a store!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Megan said...

Ah yes, the insanity of wallpaper. The only use I've ever had for it was to decorate furniture with it -- you know, the thin, longer "strips" of the stuff. Wait a minute...YOU have some of that in the computer room!!! And it looks nice ;).

The throw pillows thing is a running joke around here. Jon and I refer to that scene from Along Came Polly pretty much every time we see throw pillows, joking about having to put the pillows to bed. Non-functional furnishings should be kept to a bare minimum, in my opinion.

Maggi said...

I'm with you, although I admire wallpaper in other peoples homes, it's not for me. lol I love the look of throw pillows, but they just end up in the floor or under the bed so I quit wasting money on them. LOL