#1 I know you are supposed to avoid using overhead lights and use lamps and natural light. HOWEVER, what if it's broad daylight and your blinds are open and you have to run butt naked from the shower to the living room on the other side of the house to get your drawers (Arkansas hick for underwear) that are folded and stacked on the couch 'cause you were too
#2 I know that when you have a fireplace, it should be the focal point of the living room, NOT the TV. OOPS! While I do love a good fire, I'm not gonna watch it for hours on end like I do my TV. The fireplace is not even a little entertaining, unless you're sharing it with your significant other and don't have four kids around interrupting the romance with "Mom, I need some more chocolate milk, please." OR, my personal favorite, "Mom, I need you in the bathroom." I love my TV! Although, now that my flat screen is on the mantle (another broken rule, I am sure!), I can kill two birds with one stone. I'm considering this rule, just bent, not broken.
#3 I have always been told that you shouldn't put photographs of the family in your living room. I'm not sure if people who abide by this rule have a family room and a formal living room, but I DON'T! I have photos of my kids, parents, in-laws, nieces and nephews, sisters and brothers, wedding pictures of Hubby and I all over my living room. They are, after all, God's art, right? You decorate with what ya love! I am a rule breaker.
So, what decorating rules do you break?