Living Room Designs Gone BAD! Don't Do this. Repeat, NO!

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Sometime things just do not go the way we planned them. Follow my lead do not try to mimic these Living Room Designs Gone wrong if you are thinking of something CREATIVE after you move into your new home. BAD, BAD, Don't Do it!


Per Julie Ryan of on August 22, 2019

 | Aug 22, 2019


HGTV and numerous other design outlets have inspired many of us to curate decorated-to-perfection dwellings—particularly in the living room, where we tend to gather with friends and family. But the cold, hard truth is that not everyone has a knack for decorating, and that’s putting it nicely.

Need proof? Check out some of these living room design fails that are so bad, it's unclear whether you should laugh or cry. On the bright side, there are some lessons to be learned on what not to do when decking out your living room, lest you want to scare away guests.

Carpet with caution

As they say, there’s no such thing as too much of a good thing, but carpeting isn’t one of those things. This is too much on too many levels.

"Omg! I thought it WAS a fancy cat house," wrote commenter reneestengelphotography.

Not everything needs to match—especially in plaid

So, we think this is a living room, but we can’t be sure, because the plaid is camouflaging everything. This much plaid would drive anyone mad.

Laundry and living rooms aren't a good match

We’re all for being practical, but this is practically the most insane place to put a washer and dryer we’ve ever seen. Don’t forget to notice the carpeted platform upon which they’re perched, or the big-screen TV mounted above it.

Commenter margaretvele said, “I guess they don't want to forget about laundry while watching tv!” So there's that.

Use color with care

If you’re not one for a monotonous, monochromatic look, color can be a great way to pep things up. Just don’t pep things up so much that people feel like they need Pepto-Bismol upon entering. Of course, there’s also the placement of that sofa so close to the door.

Sugarskitschen quipped, “Even the owners know you shouldn’t enter and are trying to help prevent you.”

Have fun, but...

Hanging out in your living room should be fun, just not this fun perhaps.

There is such a thing as too much taxidermy

Hold your horses, um, deer, before you start hanging a whole herd's worth of animal heads. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: More is not always better.

Watch it with the bright colors

Is this a room where clowns convene? If not, we think the red leather (pleather?) furniture and sunshine yellow walls are a bit much.

Doll collections don't belong here

A beloved collection can add personality to a room, or turn it into a creepy nightmare.

Adelta_dawn commented: "Movie night! They're getting ready to watch 'Annabelle!’”

Go light on dark furnishings

While there’s room for asymmetrical and symmetrical balance in good design, this room is just off-balance any way you look at it. Well, unless you're Darth Vader.


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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

But I do have to say it makes me smile to see something weird every long once a while but gives me something to work with when I stage.

Sep 08, 2019 09:47 PM #1
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
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Ha Ha Laura Cerrano, maybe a smile but it may make some people cry! Jeff 

Sep 08, 2019 10:02 PM #2
Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI those poor antlered creatures.....someone wiped out a whole family!

Sep 09, 2019 02:04 AM #3
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