I think that having a lot of stuff in one space isnt bad, but having it be completely unmatching as well as in the way is a problem.
I also think a lot of the stupid stuff they did can be explained by them attempting to show off to their frens/show off their social status. They were probably trying to impress with all their "exotic" wares.
When its more like pic related, I personally think that its done in a better way. Yes there's a lot of stuff, but the color scheme and aesthetics fit well together and aren't suffocating the room.
Anyway idk if this is too serious of an answer for /sewers/ lel