RULE OF THUMB: TAKE AWAY OR ADD ONE?

Yesterday while doing some styling work, I had lots of time to ponder the age old question. 
When styling and a space just doesn't look right, do you take away or add?
I think a lot of stylist will go with the "take away" but sometimes I think that adding a few more things gives a space a little more dimension and character...





Could you live with things slightly cluttered? Or is it neat piles and well defined spaces for you?
luxe + lillies: RULE OF THUMB: TAKE AWAY OR ADD ONE?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

RULE OF THUMB: TAKE AWAY OR ADD ONE?

Yesterday while doing some styling work, I had lots of time to ponder the age old question. 
When styling and a space just doesn't look right, do you take away or add?
I think a lot of stylist will go with the "take away" but sometimes I think that adding a few more things gives a space a little more dimension and character...





Could you live with things slightly cluttered? Or is it neat piles and well defined spaces for you?

7 Comments:

Anonymous B. in the Know said...

I would say less is far better - and I try to keep it that way, but the reality is I tend to live with piles from time to time. I just make sure to go through them and rid myself of them...how long that lasts, well no one is asking that!

April 12, 2011 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger Kelli said...

For me more is better. I guess it's because growing up with 7 people in a four bedroom house things were always tight. We always had books all over the house. My parents always encouraged expressing our own style, so the house was quite eclectic. Organized chaos feels like home to me.

April 12, 2011 at 12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like more! But horizontal books are my pet peeve

April 12, 2011 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

definitely yes! I love beautiful clutter, I think it gives an edge and add personality if well done

April 12, 2011 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger Julip Made said...

I'm definitely on the clutter spectrum, as long as it's organized clutter. My Boy however, is on the other end, so our place falls somewhere in between.

April 12, 2011 at 5:34 PM  
Blogger ema:leigh said...

clean, neat spaces is me 110%. CanNOT work in cluttered spaces.

April 12, 2011 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely said...

I love organised clutter but definitely not just for the sake of it - it needs to look purposefully placed. Love the styling in the last pic xo

April 12, 2011 at 11:30 PM  

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