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10 Home Accessories You Should Never Buy

By Tales of an Interior Stylist on Apr 16, 2013

Certain home accessories should be left at the store when you are decorating or home staging your home. Let's take a look at what I consider to be the most offensive decor-ruiners.

1. A six-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 that is the width of the cocktail table rather than the sofa.

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6.) A large framed mirror for over your fireplace mantle or sofa.

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7.) Really short lamps for the 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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