Corridor & hallway by Asortie Mobilya Dekorasyon Aş.

Interior disasters you should never repeat

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton

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Interior design can be such a serious matter, hence, there are professional designers out there who can stop you making big mistakes.

However, just for today we thought it might be fun to take a look at some of the worst home design schemes that we've ever seen. We know it's a bit mean but, behind the laughter and shocked awe, there's a valid reason for highlighting these outrageous disasters. If you know what not to do, you'll find it far easier to get everything right.

From a bedroom fit for a princess through to a bathroom that will give you a migraine, we've got it all here so buckle up, things are about to get bumpy…

1. Maroon cupboards and beige wall tiles

Now, that's a kitchen colour scheme you don't see very often, thank goodness!

2. Good grief

Prince Charming would definitely turn around and ride off in the other direction if he saw this bed coming.

3. Apocalyptic vision

A wall mural can look nice but this apocalyptic look doesn't do it for us.

4. Is that a padded satin wall?

And is it brown? What on earth were they thinking?!

5. Gold overload

Who could get to sleep in here?

6. Purple and green should never be seen

 Walls by Abdul Bros

We've always said that bile green and purple don't get used together enough. Oh wait, no we haven't and you can see why!

7. Hello, 1982

 Bedroom by homify

Ermm, the 1980s called and it wants its ridiculous ceiling art back.

8. Is that a fully built-in bedroom unit?

Why on earth did these ever go out of style? Oh hang on, we meant to say why were these ever in style?!

9. Oh, come on!

Pick a style and stick with it. You can't have every pattern under the sun in one room.

10. At least they tried

We see what they were trying to do here but it's all a bit much, especially with the bizarre angles.

11. Yellow and brown/grey

 Kitchen by homify

Really? Guys, one or the other, please!

12. Our eyes!

 Bathroom by Nuvo Designs

There are just far too many patterned surfaces in here and we can't focus on one.

13. Nightmarish owls

If the colour scheme wasn't bad enough, just look at that awful peering owls motif. That would keep you awake at night!

14. Well, someone has a Pinterest account

A case of DIY flower arranging gone wrong.

15. A spectacular fail

 Kitchen by Shape Interiors

All the dark colours, lots of tacky decals and a fridge in the wrong colour.

16. A little sleazy

This mix of patterns and textures come together to look more sleazy than classy.

17. What a weird, empty, cold room​

18. Oh, hello

 Living room by Paker Mimarlık

Won't you come into our dead animal room?

19. And we thought the last rug was bad

 Living room by Mind Studio

Is this actually just a poor animal that's been squashed under an ottoman?

20. Who will ever sit on these chairs?

 Corridor & hallway by Aum Architects

Imagine how awkward that conversation would be. They also look phenomenally uncomfortable!

21. Blue velvet and chains

That's a bold design statement, but one the client loved so much they extended it out into the living room!

22. Tiny people, big ideas

What's with these weird tiny people at the bottom of the stairs? Oh, and that sad single picture? What a drab way to try and spice up a blank space.

23. Not today, thanks

The saying is go big or go home but we think this designer should have just gone home instead.

24. "Hey kids, what shall we do on the living room wall?

What? A huge scary owl? You got it!

If these made you giggle and resolve to keep a closer eye on your design styles, take a look at this Ideabook: 25 biggest decorating mistakes and solutions.

Which of these was your personal favourite? 
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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