Worst cliches in interior design?


#61

The gray walls and sofas which plague modern showhouses are probably authentic for the 2010s at this point; doesn’t mean people have to like them :slight_smile:


#62

Lovely job. I think the wood surround makes it - those fireplaces by themselves look far less appealing! Good idea perhaps for others wondering what to do with those type of fireplaces - could be cost effective to have some form of wood surround made rather than replacing the whole thing altogether.


#63

I ripped one out of my house built ca. 1900. I imagine the folk who exchanged out the cast iron fireplace at the time felt so mod…


#64

There’s a door-to-door business in there somewhere. You could have the basic elements: top and 2 sides already made up and painted and simply chopsaw them to length on site. Add in a quick paint and you’re done.

You’d run it from a transit van


#65

I think it was a broken transit van*. That’s why they’re called garage start-ups.

*May also not be true


#66

That’s fantastic looking.

Did you need a specific paint for the heat? (Or is the fire lit?).


#67

. . . a bit of external design included here!

All department-store art.
Faux-cobblelock, i.e. design pressed with a mould.
Anything designed to hide loo-rolls.
Toilet-bowl mats. :sick:
Overly-elaborate gates/railings – with tips painted a gaudy colour.
Brass-effect vent grilles – it’s a vent for Chrissake!
Tinted glass on sliding wardrobes.
Mock-vintage phones with push-buttons arranged like a dial.
Curves and swags on pull-down blinds.
Themed doormats.
Funny titles on loo doors.
External lighting which floodlights the facade of the house – unless it’s Farmleigh.


#68

Will be interesting to see what is actually left after we have completed this list :laughing:

Although I have to admit i agree with practically all that has been mentioned so far!


#69

If people were honest, how many items condemned on the list do you have in the house?

I don’t have the red coloured chimney breast, but I have thought about it!


#70

I haven’t counted 'cos I’m NOT BOVVERED.


#71

I am guilty of the leather sofa - wooden floor combo, which is one of the few items that I would argue in favor of, depending on the sofa and the floor. Not a blanket pass for sure!


#72

Me also…hardwood floor and cream leather sofa in the living room (modern, minimalist design - not the “fat” ones with foot-wide arms and “buttons” all over them.) Cream rugs too, cream curtains, light colored walls. No “patterns” in the house anywhere - just textures. The CD, vinyl and book collection - plus a guitar on a stand, provides more than enough colour!


#73

Do you play or is it for decoration only!!!


#74

Oh, I play it of course - it’s not just a design feature! (Yamaha FG-340 - for those who care!)


#75

Groups of pictures left on the floor in a corner. :nin


#76

And sheepskin rugs under blue chairs. :nin


#77

60% of this site? next.co.uk/homeware

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#78

That seems… weirdly specific.


#79

Observant ones! Looks like ye missed the oversized anglepoise floor lamps (aka “Antwerp” or “Brooklyn” or from anywhere else mega trendy floor lamps) paired with chesterfield sofas :nin


#80

You’re all just jealous of fleas fireplace!