I’ve never been one for the minimalist look although I can appreciate it if it’s done well and in the right setting. For me, it’s the exotic, eclectic, ornate and unusual that gives a home personality and individuality. You know, having ‘stuff’ around that says something about you.
But we need to be clever with clutter.
There must be a sense of organization. You can do this by grouping like objects together or having a common theme
Using a repeated colour rests the eye
Crisp white is always a good background for gorgeous clutter.
Clutter doesn’t mean mess, so keep your room tidy
There should be a sense of purpose for most of your ‘stuff’ eg books, a pile of magazines, crochery displayed on open shelving in the kitchen