The days of wasteful frou frou and chintz are over in many households and it is far less common to see the huge swags and pelmets, the ornate gilt picture frames and the flowery wallpaper that was so common just a few short years ago.
You are now more likely to see a more contemporary feel, with canvas art art in care homes here oak flooring and plain blinds or shutters, which overall gives a far more minimalist feel to the room. It looks better and is also far easier to clean as it does not attract dust and dirt so much.
This partly derives from a matter of taste which has evolved over the decades but is also due to a more ethical approach to our shopping habits. We have realised that less is more and we do not want to clutter our homes with expensive pieces of decoration that are simply not needed. (more...)