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3 Knickknacks That Are Causing Clutter In Your Home

If you thought these were harmless, think again!

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Do you ever look at magazines and wish you lived in one of those luxurious homes? 

It's only natural that you want to build a comfortable space for you and your family. However, sometimes, though we try to follow all the design concepts and use the perfect color combinations, the result is always far from perfect. 

This is because a handful of accessories and fixtures are disguised as decor but are actually items that easily pile up and cause clutter. We listed down three of these common mistakes that turn lovely living areas into a mess.

Main photos from: Brit + Co and Ali Express

Travel Souvenirs 

If you have been to quite a number of countries, you have most likely collected a bunch of trinkets from these trips. Instead of displaying them in different parts of the house, try to go for a cleaner look by organizing your collection into one cohesive place. You can streamline it further by only showcasing your most favorite mementos.

READ: 3 Ways to Style and Display Your Travel Souvenirs

Photo from Kim Price via Pinterest. 

Art Print-Outs

For those who like to display inspirational quotes, you're probably guilty of overdoing it too. Having too many posters displayed on the walls can make your space look cramped. Consider picking out a piece with sentimental value and let it be the focal point of your room.

Photo from SH Design via Pinterest.  

Refrigerator Magnets

Although fridge magnets are quite useful, some store-bought designs can look tacky (we're talking about plastic fruits and vegetables) and can affect the overall look of your kitchen. If you need some to hold up notes or important bills, pick out pieces that are subtle and elegant so it can tie seamlessly into your decor. 

READ: 5 Ways to Use Magnets at Home

Photos from Brit + Co and Ali Express 

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