This Survey Reveals the U.K.'s Most Hated Interior Design Trends

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Trends: They come and go. And our friends over in the U.K. are considering themselves blessed that the below have gone.

How do we know? Samsung put together a panel of design experts from U.K. publications like Wallpaper, Ideal Home, and House Beautiful to create a shortlist of the worst interior design trends of the past half century. Then, 2,000 U.K. adults voted for which they find the worst of the worst.

But now why is Samsung, of all companies, commissioning a survey like this? Because it's launching its new QLED TV range. The TVs in this line are able to blend into the home environment seamlessly, thus helping you avoid styling disasters.

Makes sense. But back to the ugly. Below, the home trends that have been voted inexcusable.

1. Toilet rugs/furry toilet seat covers — 44 percent

2. Taxidermy — 39 percent

3. Avocado bathrooms — 32 percent

4. Floral chintz furniture — 28 percent

5. Waterbeds — 25 percent

Artex walls and ceilings — 25 percent

Carpeted bathrooms — 25 percent

6. Rag rolled walls — 23 percent

Tribal carvings, masks, and wall hangings — 23 percent

7. Stone cladding — 19 percent

Animal print anything — 19 percent

Inspirational quote art stenciled on the walls — 19 percent

Carpeted or textured walls — 19 percent

Beaded curtains — 19 percent

Living room bars — 19 percent

8. Bidets — 17 percent

Round beds — 17 percent

9. Professional family portraits — 15 percent

Shabby chic anything — 15 percent

10. Shag pile carpets — 14 percent

11. Wicker furniture indoors — 12 percent

Wallpaper borders — 12 percent

12. Curtain pelmets — 11 percent

TV cupboards — 11 percent

Stenciled walls or decals — 11 percent


Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.

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