Dining-Room Decor Fails So Bad They’ll Give You Indigestion

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The dining room is the place where we come together to break bread, celebrate special occasions, and make delicious memories … at least, most of the time. Sometimes, however, our design efforts can misfire, turning them into indigestion-inducing nightmares.

So whether you’re looking for a short list of ways you shouldn’t festoon your dining room, or if you want to see just how far some homeowners’ taste can fall short of the mark, scroll through and take a look at these dining-room fails, which need to be served with a permanent side of antacid.

1. Use caution when mixing patterns and colors

A little mixing and matching can be a good move, but the dining room below is so over the top that diners may lose their lunch—and dinner too. The decor is making so many (conflicting) statements at once, it’s become the goulash of dining rooms.

Commenter marblenvi dubbed it “Ugly, in the round.” Can’t say we disagree.

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Offensive on so many levels, I’m not even sure where to start. Actually death to Mackenzie Childs harlequin. That’s where we start.

A post shared by @ pleasehatethesethings on May 16, 2018 at 3:11pm PDT

2. Animal heads aren’t all that appetizing

Oh, deer dear! Quite apart from the unsettling experience of having animals staring you down as you eat, there’s a whole lot else going on in this room. Commenter promulgate54 described it as “peculiar, institutional and bomb-proof. Ugly in a special way.” Special, indeed.

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I like how you rounded out your antique Rooms to Go dining room set with a gun safe, a vintage sewing table and an execution viewing style window.

A post shared by @ pleasehatethesethings on May 11, 2018 at 4:46pm PDT


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3. Choose window treatments wisely

Curtains can transform a room and make a big point. Sometimes, however, the ultimate question is: “WTH?” 

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I’m gonna need another drink before I’m ready for whatever happens when those curtains opens.

A post shared by @ pleasehatethesethings on May 10, 2018 at 5:34pm PDT

4. Don’t go crazy with the open concept trend

There’s open concept, and then there’s way too open concept.

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All I want to know is whyyy…who is responsible for this??? #realestate #realtorlife #badrealestatephotos

A post shared by Kimona HansonAmoah,MBARealtor (@humblednfavoredrealtor) on Sep 19, 2018 at 7:00pm PDT

5. We know Chip and Joanna Gaines are hot, but…

Clearly, these people are fans of Chip and Joanna Gaines. But let’s just say their choices have taken modern farmhouse style just a tad too far.

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p.s. Susan – you live in a suburban neighborhood of transitional colonials built in the 70s.

A post shared by @ pleasehatethesethings on Sep 21, 2018 at 5:03pm PDT

6. Choose themes carefully

“Beetlejuice”? “Game of Thrones”? We’re not quite sure, but the lesson is clear: If you don’t choose your theme carefully, a theme may choose you.

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If Game of Thrones was set in 1982 New Jersey.

A post shared by @ pleasehatethesethings on Mar 27, 2018 at 4:32pm PDT

7. Tame down the animal prints

Again with the animals. And we get it, the animal-print trend is hot, but it’s more of a hot mess here when the print is still on the animals.

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Dear Texas: I just can’t quit you. Please never stop being so extra.

A post shared by @ pleasehatethesethings on Mar 20, 2018 at 5:16pm PDT

8. A dining-room island? Not sure that’s a good idea

Islands in the…? This poor island looks as if it belonged in the kitchen but was plopped down instead in what appears to be the dining room. We’re confused at best.

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I wonder what this poor kitchen island did to be put in such a serious time out.

A post shared by @ pleasehatethesethings on Mar 13, 2018 at 1:45pm PDT

9. Hot dinner and hot tubs aren’t a great mix

Even if your dinner-party guests do end up in the hot tub together, that doesn’t mean these two amenities should be located right next to each other.

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Showing Feedback: “Make sure to tell the seller that we appreciated the open layout, selection of quality tile, & the large dining room windows. Unfortunately, after Mr. Buyer unexpectedly tripped into a LIVING ROOM BATHTUB, they quickly determined that the house wouldn’t work for them because it ‘didn’t offer the privacy that they ideally wanted.’ Buyers also said that the thought of eating as a family WHILE BEING FORCED to listen & watch someone else take a bath would be ‘a horrendous experience so hideous, so mortifying, & so absolutely appalling’ that they’d ‘rather die a slow and painful death chocking on a piece of grapefruit.’ This house truly brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘dinner theatre.’ It might just be my opinion, but I’d recommend moving the washtub into a more private area, away from the dining room, where people are less likely to want to choke themselves on grapefruits.” #designfails #showercurtains #grapefruit #interiordesignfails #designfail #showingfeedback #realestate #showings #realestateagent #dinnertheatre #stop #seriously #badsounds #dontvisualizethat #nograpefruits #cringe #privacy #noprivacy #distractingdinner

A post shared by David Olson (@davidolsonrealestate) on Jan 9, 2019 at 8:34pm PST

10. Dining in the basement? Dunno about that

Creative use of space is great, but getting too creative can get downright creepy.

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When Dexter invites you over for dinner, pray that he means the formal dining room. #RealEstate #BadRealEstatePhotos #Facepalm #realestatephotos #realestatephotography #realtor #realestatebroker #losangelesrealestate #seattlerealestate #portlandrealestate #sandiegorealestate

A post shared by Full Frame Creative Agency (@fullframecreativeagency) on Mar 17, 2017 at 1:14pm PDT

So, take a look at your dining room, and see what vibe you may be unwittingly serving up. The good news is that it’s probably nowhere as bad as these. And if it is, please send us a pic!

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Source: Housing Trends Feed