When I married my husband almost 20 years ago, we combined our households. My “style” would be minimalist, but he is a complete and total hoarder! We have a huge house which used to be a duplex so every room is huge and there are many rooms and it’s filled to the rafters with junk! All I have are my books and my art supplies which are substantial, but I’m not attached to any of it. I don’t care about clothes or shoes or “collecting” anything.
DH, on the other hand, collects everything and anything! He’s totally attached to even an old Coca Cola bottle-- not even an antique-- there’s a barcode, but he insists on decorating with every piece of trash he’s ever come across. I’ve such a struggle because literally every square inch of this house is filled with his junk, and people keep giving him their junk, because he acts like its the greatest gift ever to give him a giant box of old Avon bottles, old clothes or old ANYTHING! It is actually raising my BP just typing this and thinking about all the garbage he brings home…but I digress.
My real problem and question is all the Harley-type stuff from his days riding motorcycle. Luckily he was never in a club, but he was very much into the culture, hence our house is full of what I call “Halloween” decorating style. I absolutely HATE it, but we have skulls all over the place…and skeletons and just evil looking things…I’ve put most of it upstairs in his rooms over the years, which has not gone unnoticed by him, leading to arguments.
If you know what the Harley t-shirts can look like, that’s what I’m talking about-- scantily clad women, glorifying hellfire and guns and warfare in the art and so on. Like I said, huge house and I’ve eliminated the majority of this from “public” view, but I want to know if this stuff is sinful.
Are skulls / guns / skeletons / gargoyles etc as decoration intrinsically evil? IMO, it’s juvenile but is it evil? Is it something I should press to get out of our house? Believe me, I wanted it gone a long time ago, but what we have now is a compromise mix of my religious decor and his stuff. Eclectic to say the least… Thank you for any and all responses!