My decor pet peeves fall into 3 categories. The first one makes me shake my head in wonderment; the second gives me the willies; and the third makes me wish I could enact decor 'laws'.
The first is the silk flower garland above the cabinets deal. As a matter of fact, ALL decor above cabinets should really be given a second--and third--thought. Seriously, what a way to make cleaning up there even MORE tedious.
Also cellophane left on lampshades. I get it. Really, I do. People don't want their lovely, expensive lampshades getting dirty. But, seriously? BTW it is a fire hazard; there's a label right on the shade that says to remove the cellophane before using it.
For the 'willy' category, I give you fuzzy toilet seats. No. Just. No. As a matter of a fact, the 'contour' rug needs to be reconsidered too.
Another one that gives me the willies is dusty plants. Usually people cite the 'faux' variety as the big offenders here, but real plants collect dust too. Faux or no, they need to be clean.
Now for the biggie, the thing that makes me want to throw down a gavel and send people to decor jail. Oh, it's gonna be controversial too.
Wallpaper. Yes, wallpaper. I have stripped too much of it in my lifetime to make it palatable. Sloppy, wet wallpaper shreds all over the floor, me up to my elbows in paste residue--yuck. Oh, oh, oh! And then, THEN when it's finally stripped, and I'm at the point where when I'm putting a fresh coat of paint on the wall all the while praying to the Decor Gods that I've prepped it well enough that the paint will stick properly....yeah, I hate that part too. And you know what? Even the cool, pretty stuff we see out there these days...that's gonna have to come down eventually too. Styles will change or the pattern will start driving the homeowners insane, probably sooner rather than later. Nope, it's just not worth it in my book.
So, those are a few of my decor pet peeves. How about you? What decor choices drive you over the edge?