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Determining whether a decorative item is awesome is a subjective matter and can vary from person to person, depending on their personal tastes and preferences. However, here are some general criteria and guidelines that can help you assess the awesomeness of a decorative item:

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Personal Appeal

black white and gold bistromonogram mug

Bistro Tile Margot Monogram Mug, $14.00 AT Anthropologie

The most important factor in determining whether a decorative item is awesome is your personal taste and how much you personally like it. If you love it and it brings you joy, then it’s awesome for you.


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Aesthetic Appeal

black white and gold Parisian bistro tile tray

Bistro Tile Tray $18.00 – $32.00 AT Anthropologie

Consider the overall aesthetics of the item. Does it have a pleasing and attractive design? Does it match the style and theme of the room or space where you intend to place it?

Quality and Craftsmanship

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Assess the quality of the item. Is it well-made with attention to detail? High-quality materials and craftsmanship often contribute to the awesomeness of a decorative item.


 one-of-a-kind metal contemporary sculpture copper and turquoise

Steven Harrington Copper Patina 400% Bearbrick Modern Contemporary Sculpture, $3,950 AT Artsy

Unique or one-of-a-kind items can be particularly awesome because they stand out and add a sense of individuality to your space. Look for items that are not mass-produced and have a distinctive character.


vopper Smethwick Spritzer

The Smethwick Spritzer $39.00 AT GOODEE

A versatile decorative item that can be used in various settings or for different purposes can be considered awesome. Versatility adds value to the item.

Emotional Connection

small gold elephant decorative item

Elle the Elephant Decorative Object, $34.00 AT Anthropologie

Does the item hold sentimental value or evoke positive emotions or memories? Items with emotional significance can be truly awesome.


white with gold curved Marble Bookends

White Marble Bookends, Set of 2 $49.95 AT Crate & Barrel 

Some decorative items can serve a functional purpose as well. If it combines utility with aesthetics, it may be considered awesome for its dual functionality.


cream Plant Pot with Bubbles

Plant Pot with Bubbles $31.99 AT H&M

Consider how well the item fits into the overall decor of your space. Does it complement the existing decor elements or clash with them?

Size and Scale

5 Link Wood Decorative Object

5 Link Wood Decorative Object $110 – $440, AT west elm

Ensure that the size and scale of the decorative item are appropriate for the space it’s intended for. An item that is too large or too small may not look awesome in a given context.


blue and gold Chinese Lotus Ginger Jar

Lotus Ginger Jar, $89 AT Williams Sonoma

Items that are built to last and withstand the test of time can be considered awesome because they provide lasting value.

Reaction of Others

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While your personal preference matters most, if you receive positive feedback and compliments from others about the item, it can reinforce its awesomeness.


cheap trendy White Stoneware Vase

White Stoneware Vase $42.99 AT H&M

Consider whether the item fits within your budget and whether you feel it offers good value for the price.


Ultimately, what makes a decorative item awesome is how it makes you feel and how well it enhances your living space. Trust your instincts and choose items that resonate with you and bring joy to your surroundings. Remember that what’s awesome to one person may not be to another, so there are no strict rules when it comes to evaluating decorative items.

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