Having a lot of things in a small room could also make it look small and cluttered, choose larger items rather than lots of little things to display.5 Tips for Small Space Living: Living Room | Chatfield Court.com
I love to have neutral base colors then decorate with pops of color. This also makes it easier to switch out accessories (pillows, wall hangings, etc) when you feel like you need a change. You can add do something different with a room without changing the base. =) Jenn
Legions of people are retraining their thought patterns, steering themselves away from their consumerist nature, and just generally learning to live with less possessions. Some people go as far to apply minimalism to all areas of their life, simplifying everything from their social circle to their career choice. The minimalism life cleanse focuses on this idea somewhat. You can't really achieve long-lasting minimalism in just one area of your life without giving attention to the others.