Faux wood paneling. We did have that too. May explain my strong reaction when I had the fireplace redone which was "no ship lap." Although I blamed the Gaines at the time for that revulsion.
When my decorator was working on the designs for the renovations, she called me a minimalist. I did a double take because I feel like I have too much stuff. So yeah. Tchotckes are not my thing either. But if I'm a minimalist, I still think the rest of the world are hoarders.
I've been influenced to think stuff should be "neutral", so most of the base stuff (paint, cabinets, floors, etc) is whites and beiges and grays and greige. The greige is a result of needing to make it seem like my kitchen and bathrooms belong in the same house. I have issues. Many are self inflicted. Some I blame on others. Too much to get into. I could write a novel. But it would be boring.
Anyway, I start with the intent of doing that "spa" decorating style. I like that on TV shows. In other people's houses. It seems relaxing. At first.
In my house, if I'm in it for any length of time, that effects my mood in a very, very negative way. I react by needing something vibrant. Think the equivalent of needing the sun to come out on a really miserably depressing gray and rainy day during winter, but with home decor.
So sitting in my house for most of the last year has led to these two purchases. The first of which is going to, ultimately, result in having to swap out or reupholster a rug, a chair, and a couch.. The second, a table and two chairs. Because "autumn" does not go with vibrant. Even if you really try to believe it does. It doesn't and you know when you make that purchase that it doesn't. But you do it anyway. Because cheerful. And you've been trapped in "neutral". For a year. I need to do better at neutral with furniture so I can buy art and other stuff that satisfies my moods without triggering an expensive chain reaction. At least I am the slowest furniture shopper on Earth so it will be like five years of pretending my stuff goes together before I actually decide what to do. Saves money.