I have a friend who has left no more than 1 square foot of her home left unadorned with Victorian Decorating, and most of it was done from flea market finds, garage sales and auctions (like a box of doilies for $2). Huge wall-hangings and lovely large paintings/pictures until you have no idea where the walls are in her home. Hanging panels of stained-glass windows. You can look forever and never see everything she has - an umbrella rack full of OLD umbrellas and walking sticks; bud vases of all colors, types, and styles; beautiful frames; a music rack with old sheet music on it and a table loaded with old, never-used, instruments. They just LOOK good. Her frilly embelished floor/reading lamps she makes herself from old lamps and makes the shades (and makes good money selling them) and on and on, in every direction and on and in everything. It takes her and her husband an entire weekend to clean and dust everything in one room. Step into her home and you've been transformed back to another era and it's to-die-for beautiful, filled with "eye-candy". BUT, this is one decorating style that can quickly become high maintenance.
I've recently re-read "The Simplicity Reader" Simplify Your Life, Inner Simplicity, Living the Simple Life - by Elaine St. James, and "The Joy of Simple Living" - by Jeff Davidson. I've come full circle from the years and years it took to accumulate "stuff" and now I'm trying to get rid of it and get back to those basics when we were first married and had "nothing". Reading the books again helps me to remember moderation is good and too much high-maintenance "stuff", no matter how inexpensive they are, increases stress.
I often remind myself of the definition of the word FRUGAL: economical; not wasteful; not lavish; sparing. I've tried to make that my guide for decorating and general life-style.