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Friday, March 4, 2011

Enough Already!!

Do you ever find yourself seeing a design element over and over in every magazine or every blog and you can’t help but say out loud, “Enough Already!”

There are several elements that I have this feeling about, but today I am going to talk about one.

 I have to say that I am not totally opposed to this particular element. I just think that it has been over used. I am beginning to think that people think if they add one of these to their home decor they will have a well decorated room and be on- trend.

I think this element is here to stay simply because it has been around forever, and I do mean forever. Just use a little logic and you will realize it was probably even used in the caves of the cave men. The Victorians like to use them to show their wealth and that they were well traveled.

So what am I talking about?…………
zebra (437x574)

cowhide (474x599)
Animal hide rugs!

Now if you have an animal hide rug, real or faux, I am not being critical of your choice to have one in your home.

The point I am trying to make is, to really evaluate whether you like a design trend before adding it to your room. Make sure this is something you truly love and have always loved before, during and after they are no longer popular.

I have just seen so many rooms with this rug that it makes me question how much longer this trend will be alive and well or in this case dead(sorry for the pun.)

The other day I was reading a blog post over at My Little Happy Place that really just about said it all and very simply. Be sure to hop on over to see what she did a post about that ties in perfectly with my post.

 She showed this rug………

flor tile (266x266)
You too can have this rug in any color of your choice through
 Flor Carpet tiles. Thank you but No thank you!!!

I will leave you with one more faux animal rug.....

 I love the nursery and I actually think the rug is a fun pop of color, but as I said in my title...........

“Enough Already!”

How do you all feel about the faux animal hide rugs? Have you seen enough to be tired of the look or has it always been a love of yours and a design element you will probably always have? Is there another element that you find yourself saying,"Enough Already!" about? I would love to hear from you!!
“Enjoy the Process” of:

Deciding on the design elements you love and will always love for your home.