20 Interior Design Fails to encourage (or discourage) your creative side

A big THANK YOU goes out to MLS for providing some entertainment over the past few evenings.  Christina and I are house shopping right now and although we are grateful for the technological advances that allow us to do a ton of research from home, there are times when scrolling through house after house can be daunting.

Fortunately, MLS Real Estate listings have some built-in comic relief features included online.  It seems as though just when your eyes start to glaze over from staring at too many houses… BAM!  You end up looking at some of these, well questionable, listings.

20 Interior Design Fails on MLS

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#1 Hmmm… This wall seems to be missing something… I know! I’ll put a random clock in the middle of it – well almost the middle. There we go!

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#2 Multi-purpose rooms are all the rage right now. Try combining your living room and bedroom… with ugly.

 

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#3 I don’t think you are supposed to do that to your drapes.

 

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#4 Or that.

 

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#5 If you’d like to add some character to your powder room, try slapping the Eiffel Tower on the wall!

 

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#6 Because where else would you put this?

 

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#7 Hey, I love what you did with your ceiling. …oh, I mean hate, definitely hate. This looks terrible and is already giving me a headache.

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#8. Another great place for a clock.

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#9. For those of you looking for custom built ins, try putting a couple random drawers on the wall… and a fish tank in your dining room – great resell feature.

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#10 You can get a nice rustic feel by accenting a wall with barn board or a nice wall panel. Or, you could do this, and ruin everything!

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#11 This actually would be okay… if you didn’t put your treadmill right in the middle of the great room. Just kinda throws off the feng shui.

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#12 I don’t think I’d put that shelving unit there… but hey, you probably needed that wall space.

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#13 You probably don’t need to finish your basement. You just need some foam kids mats and you are done. Safe. Clean. Comfortable.

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#14 Plants are great, aren’t they?

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#15 I love Canada too, but a couch covering? Oh… and why is there another random flag in the room? …and is that a Canada clock?

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#16 Cool Chair. But maybe hide that in another room.

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#17 Choosing colours can be so difficult sometimes. When in doubt, pick the puke shades of green and yellow.

#18 WHY!!!!!

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#19 & #20 This is that bad that it counts as #19 & 20. Clockwise. Love the wallpaper. Throw anything you want on the walls. What is that hanging in the kitchen? Do you actually use all this stuff?

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