Motifs are a tricky thing in design. They can be refined if done well. Or they are just a bizarre collection of stuff. When you chose to incorporate a motif in your home design do it with restraint. For with restraint it will be refined and able to be enjoyed for years to come.
The motif of the koi fish is delightful and carries the symbols of love and friendship.
Koi fish in home decor are most often shown in a subtle, sophisticated manner. Follow that lead when introducing this motif into your home. Don't "theme" it up!
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