It is true that if something is cluttered, it seems dirty but areas that are picked up seem clean, even though that may not be true! Not saying that yours isn't clean though. Love the paint under everything and the great cluster.
This reminds me of me...my brother always says I'm a neat freak but NOT a clean freak It's all good as long as the dirty dishes are neatly stacked. Love the placement of the photo with the element, too.