10 Things That Look Better Cluttered
Beauty in the chaos
A messy room can be stressful, but a room that’s too neatly organized can feel sterile. The sweet spot is to have just the right amount of “stuff” to fill a space with personality--without overwhelming it. Here, ten cases when a little clutter is downright decorative and cozy.
It’s called an inspiration board for a reason--inspiration rarely comes in clear, concise streams.
But why settle for an inspiration board when you can paper an entire wall?
The benefit of having stacks of magazines around? They can double as a side table for your reading glasses…and endless mugs of coffee.
Speaking of stacks, bring on the books.
Seriously, we could die happy in a room like this.
A few haphazard pieces might look out of place on their own, but when you add a couple more odds and ends, the effect is utterly charming.
Like a scrapbook, you can use your space to display (and relive) all of your travels.
Perfectly matched linens are for hotels. Mismatched throws and quilts are for your favorite houseguests.
Proudly display kitchen hodgepodge on open shelving (but maybe hide that casserole dish you “borrowed” from mom last year).
We’ll say it again: Books are best in stacks. Stacks on stacks on stacks.