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12 Ugly Decor Pieces nobody Should Own Anymore

We’ve all owned ugly decor at one time or another. There’s no denying it.

Some of it stays around for years until we realise how truly revolting it is. And sometimes, sadly, we refuse to admit how wonderfully heinous some of our decor decisions are.

In today’s post I’m going to show you 12 of the worst ugly decor finds that I know many of us probably still own. Or at the very least, you grew up with them and your parents probably have no idea how wrong they’ve become.

So gather yourself and prepare to part ways with some of your finer homewares mistakes. I’d love to know if you own any of these ugly decor or furniture gems. I won’t judge you. OK, maybe just a little bit.

ugly decor knitted doll toilet roll holder

1. The Doll Toilet Roll Holder.

Because storing toot roll in your cupboard out of sight would be crazy!?

ugly decor toilet seat cover with aquatic design

2. Decorative Toilet Seat Covers

What a style statement! Bonus points if they’re aquatic-themed.

ugly decor magazine holder beside toilet

3. Magazines Holders next to Toilets

This is not a place for reading!!! Get in, get out, do not linger.

man filling up water bed bladder

4. Waterbeds of Any Kind

Nothing says ‘sexy’ like filling up your bed’s bladder before you get into it.

ugly decor pink blow up sofa

5. Blow-up Furniture

My first boyfriend owned one of these. The relationship lasted one month.

ugly decor live love laugh wall decal

6. Live Love Laugh Decals

This is the most modern decorating mistake one can make. Remove them ASAP.

ugly decor clown doll with orange hair

7. Clown Dolls

There is nothing creepier than a clown. Besides a clown collection. Burn all of them at once.

knitted coat hanger cover in purple and pink

8. Knitted Coat Hangers

Forget ‘no wire coat hangers’. These are far uglier and must be stopped at once.

ugly decor fabric tissue box holders with frills

9. Fabric Tissue Box Holders

Even better if they feature florals and frills. The ultimate in Nanna vibes.

ugly decor bad paint sponging effect on walls

10. Paint Sponging

The ugliest treatment to ever hit a wall. It’s best you demolish your home if it has these.

ugly decor frog that croaks when you go near it

11. Frogs that Croak as you Approach

Because just putting a doorbell at the front door seems too normal?

ugly decor white doily tablecloth on brown table

12. Doilies

Especially large ones used as tablecloths. There is no need for these to exist. Please terminate.

What’s your biggest ugly decor crime? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. Do you own any of these gems? Don’t be shy – reveal your sins!


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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22 Responses

  1. I had weighed in on this controversial topic last year just after my knee surgery, however I’m going to have yet another crack at it because I feel people need to know; they cannot go on living there lives in this shameful state if somebody doesn’t call them out on it.
    1. CARPET……in the bathroom; even worse the kitchen and YES I’ve seen it done. Who in their right mind does carpet in the bathroom or kitchen. One word for you all to ponder HYGIENE. Everytime I think of it I throw up in my mouth.
    2. Scandinavia Decor ~ please please let this die; don’t keep it on life support any longer than you have to. I hate to tell those who’ve done it that those things you purchased at that big department store, well……everybody else has the same thing done exactly the same way. All you have to do is go on Instagram & every second post is ‘Scandi’ & in the comments something like this; ‘just loving my new scandi inspired room with these bargain finds’. Arghhh sorry hun YOU and EVERY 2nd household in Australia. So I could go on with many many abhorrent decor disasters, but I’ll let you off the hook. I’m going to get some breakfast (no carpet allowed!).

  2. Come on Chris… the croaking frog is kinda quirky lol….at least if I am eating a double coat tim tam it looks a little better lol

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