The 8 worst decorating ideas of all time
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By Andie Huber
We asked our Facebook friends for some of the worst home decorating ideas they've seen and we received some stellar examples of designs gone wrong. Sometimes dishing over someone else's bad design decision is as fun as ohhhing and ahhhing over great spaces.
Matching Game2 of 9
A colored toilet, bathtub, sink and tiles is a "Nightmare from the '80s!" says Facebook friend Trisha C.
Bum Rap3 of 9
Another design grievance about the bathroom: Other than bath tissue, keep anything absorbent away from the toilet.
Stuck on You4 of 9
Popcorn ceilings hurt our eyes. "Our daughter says it looks like cottage cheese," says Lauren S. from Facebook. Besides the amount of dust and grime that gets trapped in all those nooks and crannies, the removal process is one of the dirtiest jobs in home renovation.
Head Case5 of 9
One prized trophy head in a room we can understand…maybe…but an entire sampling of the local fauna, we cannot.
Cast a Net6 of 9
Mosquito netting should only be used in environments and spaces where the occupants actually need to be protected from bugs.
For Keeps7 of 9
Plastic is a wonderful thing but using plastic covers to keep your furniture nice is making your place look not so nice…what's the point of that?
Bug in a Rug8 of 9
Wall-to-wall carpet, once a status symbol, now breeds discontent among designers and quite possibly, bacteria. As one Facebook friend Christina C. said, "So unsanitary!"
Short Cut9 of 9
Inaccurately measuring windows for curtains can leave you coming up short (see: Never make these decor mistakes again). If you can still see the window when your curtains are closed, you need bigger curtains.
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