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To hate these current home trends...

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verynaiceham Sun 01-Oct-17 08:57:55

Crushed velvet sofas/beds/curtains.

Also wooden letters in the kitchen/bathroom that's say 'Cook'/'Bath' etc telling you what each room is for.

While I'm at it- wall 'art' (stickers) with cheesy phrases.

IJustLostTheGame Sun 01-Oct-17 08:59:21

Twig hearts on string.

Monoblock67 Sun 01-Oct-17 09:00:34

Yes, yes and yes, to all of those.

goldenclaire Sun 01-Oct-17 09:00:49

What do you mean by crushed sofas/curtains/beds?

Monoblock67 Sun 01-Oct-17 09:01:07

By yes I meant I think they’re all awful!

chocolatespiders Sun 01-Oct-17 09:02:22

Agree

sluj Sun 01-Oct-17 09:02:23

Add the whole "open plan" obsession to that list

verynaiceham Sun 01-Oct-17 09:02:33

@goldenclaire

verynaiceham Sun 01-Oct-17 09:03:06

@IJustLostTheGame YES. How did i miss that?

DearTeddyRobinson Sun 01-Oct-17 09:04:24

Crushed velvet anything is vile. Reminds me of the fashion of my youth in the early 90s. I wouldn't let it over the threshold now!
I know it's not interior decor but I hate hate hate gravel 'driveways ' in really small front gardens. There are several in our road and they just spill gravel all over the pavement every time a car drives in or out. Which makes it really wonky for me pushing the buggy up and down !

NC4now Sun 01-Oct-17 09:04:41

Aren't twig hearts the new pampas grass?

Scentofwater Sun 01-Oct-17 09:04:59

My mil has a house full to the brim with this stuff. Her bathroom is so carefully arranged with cutsy junk it takes ages to clear a space for a bath.

In small quantities I do like some of the stuff, but it's becoming a bit overwhelming!

MrsTWH Sun 01-Oct-17 09:07:03

Well I have a crushed velvet bed and I like it! grin

verynaiceham Sun 01-Oct-17 09:08:07

What about the wall 'art' which says 'In this moment time stood still' it has a clock pointing to the time a child was born and then the name of the child underneath.

echt Sun 01-Oct-17 09:08:19

Mmmm. Crushed velvet, if at all, should be confined to clothes. Possibly cushions.

That sofa, apart from being grey (shite), crushed velvet (shiter) is the same fucking sofa you see in every sodding Australian house (shitest).
And I bet it looks way worse in the smaller rooms of UK homes.

InspMorse Sun 01-Oct-17 09:09:05

Ahh velvet!! What's not to like?! grin

verynaiceham Sun 01-Oct-17 09:09:23

@MrsTWH Noooo! How do you cope with it? I'd be running my hands over it all day making sure it was all going the same direction

crunchtime Sun 01-Oct-17 09:09:30

grey
painting the inside of your house grey

threads on here saying 'i am looking for a warm grey'
there is no such thing! it's grey! it's the colour of miserable winter skies and battleships.

ShirleyPhallus Sun 01-Oct-17 09:09:34

Wall stickers with song lyrics above a bed are the worst

As are those little wooden boards / fridge magnets that say things like "friends are the family we choose for ourselves". Tacksville.

SteampunkPrincess Sun 01-Oct-17 09:10:09

What about the wall 'art' which says 'In this moment time stood still' it has a clock pointing to the time a child was born and then the name of the child underneath.

Oh I hate those!!!
I thought home decoration was all about frog tape, glitter walls and painted wood these days...?

echt Sun 01-Oct-17 09:10:10

What about the wall 'art' which says 'In this moment time stood still' it has a clock pointing to the time a child was born and then the name of the child underneath

Maybe it's the time when their life, as they knew it, i.e. spontaneous and fun, actually stopped. grin

Ilovewillow Sun 01-Oct-17 09:10:14

That grey sofa is a monstrosity on many levels! Don't mind a bit of velvet though and those orange chairs are quite lovely!

crunchtime Sun 01-Oct-17 09:10:50

bitys of board with phrases on
'love the way you live'

'home is where ....blah blah'

Kpo58 Sun 01-Oct-17 09:11:09

I hate that so many new builds have floor to ceiling windows at the front of the house meaning that the residents have to permanently have their blinds closed for some privacy and stop people looking straight through the property. What is wrong with thigh high walls and then window?

PaperdollCartoon Sun 01-Oct-17 09:11:58

At risk of sounding like a total snob, I think all the things mentioned are a bit common. Taste is generally pretty classed.

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