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Poll About Decorating With Religious Iconography

Would You Decorate With Religious Iconography?

I love so much about this home, featured in the pages of Skona Hem. From the whitewashed furniture to the rugged wood chairs and Cath Kidston cushions, it's a beautiful place. However, I'm not so sure about the religious iconography. While it's perfectly reasonable for a practicing Catholic to have such items in the home, I can't help but think it's inappropriate to use these pictures and symbols in nonreligious homes. And I don't believe that this personal decorating don't is strictly limited to Christian imagery, either: I find it odd when Buddha statues are found in non-Buddhist households, or pictures of Vishnu are tacked to the walls of non-Hindu homes. Am I prudish, or do you agree?

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leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
No. I am not against decorating with those items however it just does not suit my taste.
Sundaydrive Sundaydrive 7 years
No, I wouldn't decorate with it. But its not because I think its inappropriate, its just not my style.
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 7 years
i like some Buddhas but of course the cheap ones do look pretty tacky. i probably wouldnt use one since i am not Buddhist though. i;ve been to ppls houses that have a bit of Christian stuff and although its not impressive decor, its no worse than what weird stuff most ppl have either. the only time i've had to see over the top Catholic homes is while looking for real estate online
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
definitely not my style. i find it can be a bit pretentious :/
Studio16 Studio16 7 years
My Catholic grandparents have tons of religious stuff - crucifixes, random pictures of Jesus floating about, symbolic paintings of shepherds, statues of saints in the backyard. It's just incredibly, incredibly tacky. I grew up Catholic, but this wasn't a trend my mother continued. Just like my father's Protestant family, the only religious piece in our house is a bas-relief of the Last Supper. And much like skigurl, when I inherit my grandparents' houses (their main house and their vacation place) it's going to have to go. If it were a little more tasteful, I'd be inclined to keep it, but the cheap looking statues of Mary and the St. Francis statue (it looks like he's peeing) will be gone.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
It's very very much not my style. My grandparents have all kinds of relgious stuff that means something to them all over our summer home and I am not a fan of it. When it's all mine, it will be coming down. And if you are religious and want those kind of pictures, okay, but there's definitely a tasteful way to do it, I agree.
Yesi-Jukebox Yesi-Jukebox 7 years
I agree with ^weffie..a lot depends on how you actually decorate. I am not a religious person per se but I am spiritual. I like crystals, and some of the buddhist teachings, I like meditation, and I've read books on the Toltec beliefs and when I have a home I want to add a small buddha statue somewhere and other trinkets of my beliefs. I will try to make it tasteful though or I will not be adding anything religious to my home.
weffie weffie 7 years
Even in religious households, I think it's mostly a matter of how tastefully you display religious things... I dated a guy who had a crucifix hanging right over his bed beside a poster of Jim Morrison, and it was really weird to look up during sex to see disapproving stares from Jesus and the Lizard King :P It also depends on the items themselves, of course... I'd sooner put my Nan's ancient St Joseph statue in my house than an acrylic Buddha from Pier 1.
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