I love collecting, but not to excess. For instance, I have a filigree silver spice box collection that is maxed out with 7 items. Words that define my interests and style include: a balanced arrangement, no clutter, containers, vintage kitchen-related items, and using displays in a clever way.
All furniture and most items brought into my home have a dual purpose. Due to the small size of the home, things need to have multi-functionality. So my TV stand is also a cabinet with loads of storage space. And I like collecting neat containers, where I can also store various necessities inside. Sure, I have items that are purely decorative, but I have to edit my purchases so that I don't accumulate too much "kitsch".