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Avocado suites and toilet rugs among UK’s worst design trends

By KBBDaily on 13th June 2018 - 10:15am
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A new survey by Samsung has revealed Britain’s “worst home trends of the past 50 years”, with toilet rugs and furry toilet seat covers topping the list with 44% of those polled saying the trends were Britain’s worst “interior design crime”.

Avocado bathrooms came third in the last – after taxidermy – with 32% of the vote, while floral or ‘chintz’ furniture received 28% of the vote and waterbeds received 25% alongside Artex walls and ceilings, and carpeted bathrooms.

Bidets, carpeted or textured walls, round beds and stone cladding also made it to the list of Britain’s worst home trends. The poll of 2,000 UK adults found that the 1970s was the worst decade for “dodgy décor” with avocado bathrooms, followed closely by the 1980s thanks to toilet rugs and pink bathrooms.

In contrast, the survey also looked into the top five best interior design trends, with open-plan living coming out on top with 66% of the vote, followed by Scandinavian and mid-century style furnishings, invisible technology and heritage paint and wallpaper.

“I have lived through the 70s, 80s and 90s and seen interior design trends come and go and it’s fascinating how our tastes have evolved over time,” said British Institute of Interior Design president Daniel Hopwood. “Toilet rugs, rag rolled walls and TV cupboards should all be consigned to the dodgy décor history books."

Images: Tiffany Terry

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