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Julea Joseph

Julea Joseph
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Stylish homemaking shouldn't be out of your reach or cost you a fortune. From entertaining to decorating, home should be celebrated and your special place in this busy world. Join me on my quest to enhance, celebrate and appreciate all things home - from choosing lettuce seeds to that perfect sofa.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

10 Bad Home Accessories You Should Never Buy


Certain home accessories should be left at the store when you are decorating, or staging your home. Let's take a look at what is considered in my opinion - to be the most offensive decor-ruiners.

1.) A 6 foot silk ficus tree from a craft store.


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2.) Mass produced art that you see over and over again in every store.
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3.) Pillows too big for the seating you are buying them for.

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4.)Anything you would consider putting on top of your kitchen cabinets.


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5.) An area rug just right for the width of the cocktail table rather than the conversation area.
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6.) A large Plain Jane framed mirror for over a fireplace mantle or sofa.

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7.) Really short lamps for your nightstands next to your pillow top bed.

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8.)    Ivy garland to adorn or drape a piece of furniture.

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9.)    Your 36th photo frame for family pictures.

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10.) Anything that has a moose, bear or angel theme.


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Kristie at The Decorologist.com said...

fabulous, i totally agree :)

Kristie at The Decorologist.com said...

Fabulous - I totally agree :)

Donna Cameron said...

Why not the Ficus tree. I love to use silk plants, as long as they are good quality. I think it adds some color and "life" to a room.

Julea Joseph said...

Donna, You nailed it on the head - "As long as they are good quality."

Limelight Interiors said...

I was really curious to see if we (you and I) agreed on what NOT to buy as an accessory and I must say, the only one that I hadn't thought of was a moose or bear accent(?)I've come across angel items before but not moose or bear. At least I'm on the right track if I haven't considered "using" them as accents LOL. You asked what's on our "hit List" when accessory shopping and since I've been doing a lot of bathroom redesigns it has been style-appropriate mirrors, decorative hand soap dispenser and hand towel hook (or ring). Thanks for posting Julea

Julea Joseph said...

@LimeLight Interiors: I want to add plaster Romanesque columns in corners of your rooms with floral arrangement toppers.

Amy Bly said...

I also wondered about the ficus tree, but understand what you’re saying about the quality :>) I also have a piece of art I was given that looks identical to the flower one you showed -- I’ve never used it, and think I will now donate it to a garage sale a friend is having soon!

peggy said...

I would also add all the signs you see, such as "gone to Walmart" or "men are better Rich" kind of thing!

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