would be both too personal and too cluttered (even though orderly) to appeal to most buyers.
But, if you're
not selling, it's
your home and you should love it! If teddy bears are your thing, and they make you happy, then a mob of them might be just the ticket.
Remember the dark red dining room from last month? (
, if you missed it)
True, it might be a problem for some buyers. But if the goal is to make your home more closely match your taste and if claret is your taste, by all means, find the shade that speaks to you and go with it!
It's Not Just Decor - Use Your Space to Make You Happy
Think about whether you’re using your living spaces in a way that fits your lifestyle. Or are you unconsciously bowing to convention because, well, that’s "just the way things are done"?
Take bedrooms as an easy example. Most people don’t have trouble seeing how a bedroom can easily be re-purposed into a study/office, or perhaps an exercise room, or a playroom for the kids.
But just because a space appears to be intended as a dining area doesn’t mean that you have to use it that way. Would it make more sense for the way you live to have the TV there, perhaps so that you could watch it – and maybe the kids – while you’re in the kitchen? Then set it up that way!
Lot’s of people convert their “formal” dining rooms into offices. Nothing wrong with that. Or having the office in the "living room," for that matter.
Don’t watch TV very much? Why not relegate it to a spare bedroom and replace the bed with a comfy sofa or a couple of chairs for when you do want to watch?
My family has a love of books, so we often convert dining spaces into “library” areas.