DEINFLUENCING | Unnecessary Furniture and Home Decor You Think You Need To Buy

DEINFLUENCING | Unnecessary Furniture and Home Decor You Think You Need To Buy

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In this video, I go over some home decor and furniture items that you do NOT need! If you love these things, great! But they are not absolutely needed even though we see them all over social media.

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⏱ Timestamps:
00:00 – Unnecessary Furniture and Home Decor You Think You Need To Buy
00:40 – Sponsor
01:41 – Antique Bathroom Stools
03:03 – So Many Pillows
04:38 – Giant Lamps in Kitchens
05:45 – Curved Sofa
07:37 – Accent Wall
09:50 – Oversized Lighting

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  1. PMG on August 9, 2023 at 4:11 pm

    Agree with some, esp multitude of pillows on a bed and oversized lighting, but picking on/criticizing accent walls seems like a broken record to me. This criticism pops up every couple years, yet the accent wall persists!! For good reason—most people do it more for themselves for the pop and variety, not so that they can seem "cool" to others. Some of the examples you showed were just beautiful and so well done. I think the discernment should be more about the quality and choices, not the feature itself.

  2. T's L'il Bear Shoppe on August 9, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    I use my stool when i blow dry my hair (bad back lots of hair)…and it is white leather basket weave look and teak (it’s fabulous). Nuff said? lol I reduced my pillows to 43. lololol the oversized lighting looks like a spaceship haha

  3. Lauren Marlow on August 9, 2023 at 4:14 pm

    Can’t put your feet up on a curved sofa

  4. D King on August 9, 2023 at 4:14 pm

    Glad that someone finally said "Enough!" with the pillows. I have never been a fan of masses of them….I always wondered what people do with them at night. Throw them in a pile on the floor? Always seemed kind of silly to me.

  5. Sa Bash on August 9, 2023 at 4:15 pm

    Who has counter space for decor? I have a middle class suburbia kitchen, and I’m constantly fighting to declutter the counters, not add vignettes. And accent walls work for people who are great at accessorizing or who consulted a professional because those are tricky on their own.

  6. SUSAN NEXUS on August 9, 2023 at 4:16 pm

    You def need something outside of some tubs without any place to put your products

  7. Alex Ellis on August 9, 2023 at 4:16 pm

    What’s your opinion on Johnathan Adler?

  8. TheDuddelle on August 9, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    I have aquasonic and love it. It’s the only system I’ve found available to the public that filters microplastics. It also makes your water taste better.

  9. Dji SpaceVet on August 9, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    Good morning Nick. I thought of you and LOL when I saw that round white boucle couch last night on Murders. Love your channel!

  10. Kristina Johansson on August 9, 2023 at 4:20 pm

    I live in scandinavia. We have an exellent style worldfamous for its simplicity. And thats whats work in the long run.

  11. Kelly Bootes on August 9, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    In defense of accent walls: Nick, I hear you, they became super popular 15 years ago, but I disagree that it’s a design element that’s stuck in a particular era. First of all, it’s a renter-friendly (easy to repaint) and an effective way to create visual interest in your space, especially if you don’t have/can’t afford quality artworks for your walls. You, yourself, appear to have a lovely deep blue accent wall BEHIND YOU. Just sayin’!

  12. Linda Whitaker on August 9, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Bathroom stools… if you have one of those stand alone soaking tubs, where do you put your shampoo and stuff so you can reach it? The tubs are beautiful, but it seems like you need some other piece of furniture to make them functional.

  13. Bec Sutherland on August 9, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    What I would love to see is functional stools for the bathroom that are also stylish. Why do so many disability aids have to be so ugly?

  14. Hiker Unknown on August 9, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Stop saying milking stool!

  15. fuzzylon on August 9, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    Thank you for including pillows.
    I particularly find excessive pillows on beds annoying – where are you supposed to put them when you go to bed – on the floor ?

  16. Zana Strange on August 9, 2023 at 4:28 pm

    😂Love your side comments though Some people need stools for mobility issues. ie: to sit on for safety reasons. 😂Cacophony of pillows- cacophony relates to loud, harsh discordant sound.
    More like: a plethora of pillows

  17. Thomas Christensen on August 9, 2023 at 4:29 pm

    Don’t you have an accent wall behind you?

  18. thoughts on August 9, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    Well, a smaller bathroom stool (what you reference as an "antique milking stool") IS necessary. I use one that I simply have near my tub, next to my toilet. Yes, you got it. It is a more attractive version of the "squatty potty." Say what you will but the squatty potty DOES work. My stool (no pun intended) is a more attractive version of the squatty potty.

  19. LS Weddle on August 9, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    So many decorating tv shows end up filling up rooms with so much visual cutter, Waste of money OH YES. My gradmother would always comment,,, who’s gonna dust all this stuff

  20. Die Fluse on August 9, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    I’m still hoping for really nice looking "milking-stoles" that do not decay, bc sitting in the shower is really nice and if you want, it’s useful for shaving 🤷🏼‍♀️

  21. Monika Fitzjohn on August 9, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    lamps in the kitchen….no thanks…..unless you have so much money you don’t cook and your kitchen is just to look at

  22. Chill Pill on August 9, 2023 at 4:34 pm

    I hate lamps on kitchen counters.

  23. shinnam on August 9, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    Pampus grass alert. Went to Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay. In the Flower Fantasy there was a huge arrangement with dried pampas grass, thought of your advice Nick. You are 100% right, even there.

  24. Olivia B on August 9, 2023 at 4:37 pm

    Great video- and good reminder that accent walls are Not necessary for a well designed room LOL

  25. David Welty on August 9, 2023 at 4:37 pm

    My wife uses one of these in the shower to put her foot on to shave her legs. Many showers have a built in bench for this, ours does not.

  26. The Jaxter on August 9, 2023 at 4:39 pm

    I’m trying to pare down all the ‘stuff’ we seem to have. It’s a bit of a balance though. I’m trying to donate as much as I can. I hope to end up with beautiful things that were gifts and photos of people I love. I find that I can actually ‘see’ my house better now there’s not so much in it!

  27. Sonja Naugler on August 9, 2023 at 4:39 pm

    Ok. I can get on board with the stool in the bathroom. I love taking baths, and a stool would be very convenient for putting a glass on or my book.

  28. Morningside with Kelley on August 9, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    I thought stools in shower are for shaving your legs:D

  29. Wguy on August 9, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    "Very 2005!!!"

  30. Internal M.D. on August 9, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    I know this is not stand up comedy, but Nick is so funny! I cracked up more than once.

  31. Oceangirl on August 9, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    Not loving the one pillow on the bed though.

  32. Shruti Saran on August 9, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    came to the comments specifically for the accent wall reactions and feeling affirmed. guess a lot of us are "so 2005" and cool wid it!!! The examples he showed in the vid were beautiful. Also, isn’t that wall in the back of Nick’s apartment technically an accent wall with molding? It looks great!

  33. Oceangirl on August 9, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    Whoa some super judgement happening here. I think it depends on the book entirely.

  34. Carla Joseph on August 9, 2023 at 4:45 pm

    I feel seen (pillow comments) 🤣🤣🤣 but it’s true lol!

  35. Roman the Therapy Dog on August 9, 2023 at 4:46 pm

    I love accent walls no matter what. Forever and ever.

  36. Sheryl Boccuzzi on August 9, 2023 at 4:46 pm

    I think those little stools next to bathtubs could be a hazard.

  37. 0 0 on August 9, 2023 at 4:48 pm

    Your short video about "know your design style" — really important but can you do a video that homes in on less "perfect" renditions of design styles? I mean, I see Japandi, etc. But that’s not real life. And it’s soulless — all of those perfectly designed spaces.

    But there are stylish homes that are so inviting, and REAL, and yet….it isn’t clear what the style is. For example this tour from Apartment Therapy. This woman’s home is perfection (in the sense that it isn’t Architectural Digest, and it’s 600 sq ft, and it’s still comforting and super stylish). But what IS it?

  38. Ria Anne Simoens on August 9, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    What is it with Americans and these couches placed against the bed? I mean, why? And why there? I just don’t get it.

  39. Babs420th on August 9, 2023 at 4:50 pm

    Haha, "antique milking stool". But I like those, they look so rustic! 💖 😂

  40. Jessica on August 9, 2023 at 4:50 pm

    So, the slat accent wall i’ve mulled over for the past year…nix. gotcha 😢

  41. Naseve Dodge on August 9, 2023 at 4:50 pm

    Omg Nick hmmm is that a accent wall behind you ? 😂

  42. Lukrezia Gaming on August 9, 2023 at 4:50 pm

    About the bathroom stools. I see it more like a side table/end table. I need something to put my phone/glass of wine/book on, when I am in the bathtub. If you have a ledge for that, awesome! That’s preferred. But sadly, until we renovate our bathroom, we don’t. So that’s really helpful. But i would not use it just for decor only.
    Agree on all the other stuff, tho.

  43. SoftSummer on August 9, 2023 at 4:55 pm

    I literally want my house to look like an episode of Star streak TNG. I think you would hate it. 😂

  44. caravann26 on August 9, 2023 at 4:59 pm

    Who unpacked my living room lamps? Um why did you put them in the kitchen?

  45. l p on August 9, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    Table lamps in the kitchen counters are ridiculous. If someone only buys take out or frozen meals heated in microwave, one might add a table lamp for looks. But if one cooks, however careful, there is some splatter and fine mist of incredients on the pan as fat. That will float in the air to anything on the counter. Table lamps with fabric shades will become very fast stinky, spotted disasters. Also one of Nick’s sample pictures has a table lamp near a sink and faucet. Imagine to wash a cookie sheet etc that do not fit in the dishwasher and try to avoid not splattering the lamp.

  46. carebear3120 on August 9, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    I think the oversized lighting is one of those things that only looks good in really large spaces, and even then some of the examples of "good" ones feel oppressive

  47. DaK on August 9, 2023 at 5:06 pm

    i have an accent wall as i love darker colors, but the whole room dark would not be smart as i’m told by so many people….too much goth vibes i’m told. It is the focal point, the windows are on that wall with boho curtains. So Nick Lewis what sayeth thou?

  48. mie73 on August 9, 2023 at 5:06 pm

    I love you and your channel so much, @Nick, and yet, I still love pillows. All the pillows, all the time. Couch pillows, bed pillows, chair pillows, floor pillows… pillows, pillows, pillows. Do they annoy pretty much everyone, including my dog? Yes, yes they do. Does an egregious amount of pillows make me stupidly happy? Again yes.

  49. Maximilian von Pinneberg on August 9, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    This is so true. They all need to go.

  50. Oceangirl on August 9, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    Lamp in kitchen not my jam

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