“If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
My professor mentioned this quote the other week in my History of Architecture class when we were learning about William Morris and I remembered that I had posted it here a while back.
I loved it then and I love it now. If you don’t love something, don’t buy it. Furniture or clothes, if you feel that you can’t leave the store without it, then buy it. I think it’s far better to have a nearly empty room than a room full of meaningless or blah furniture and accessories.