No Guilt! 7 Deadly Sins in Décor

The Seven Deadly Sins. You may know them from Sunday School, or maybe from that movie where Gwyneth’s head winds up in a FedEx box. While these “capital vices” may bring on the guilt in the rest of your life, you should feel free to embrace them, guilt-free, around your house.

Before we get started, can you name the seven deadly sins? I had to get a little help from the internet, but now I can show you how the sins of Gluttony, Wrath, Pride, Sloth, Lust, Envy and Greed can make your home’s décor more interesting. And though it won’t be needed if you commit these decorating “sins,” I’ll even throw in a little redemption.

Gluttony: This is one of the most refreshing examples of photo styling we have on Houzz. Not to put down the nice bowl of lemons or apples we often see in a kitchen shot, but evidence of a late-night, gin-infused Kit Kat/Krispy Kreme binge is a lot more interesting (and let’s face it, relatable).

Wrath: While these sofas may be the color of ire, the fun folk-art painting treatment on the gun makes them a lot less intimidating.

Pride: Around the house, there is no need to be bashful. Show off those awards. Since vintage trophies are popular trend whether they’re from your school days or a thrift shop, you may be displaying a little false pride. It’s O.K.!

Sloth: Your home should have a restful spot where you can escape from stress and recharge your batteries. If you’re lucky enough to have room to hang a hammock, it can make you feel like you’re on vacation, at least for the length of a power nap.






Lust: Luxe upholstery, faux-fur throws and rich textures like cowhide and shag are elements that make a bedroom sexy.

Envy: (Warning, bad pun ahead!) Your golfing buddies will be green with envy over your backyard putting green, and your spouse will be happy you haven’t made him or her a golf widow.

Greed: Whatever you collect, be it wine, ceramics or PEZ dispensers, what better space for organizing and displaying what you’ve amassed than in your home?

Redemption: As I said earlier, no redemption for sins around the house is required.

However, if you feel like you may need some after a greed/gluttony double whammy (dipping into too much of that wine collection), you can reverse the bad karma by turning the corks into an eco-friendly bath mat (learn how here).

Not that industrious? Drop them off at a ReCORK collection spot so that they can be repurposed as shoe soles.

Sourced From Houzz


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