October may be the month for ghosts and goblins, but no one should confuse your listing for the gates of home design hell.
Staging surveys and feedback from professional designers helped develop REALTOR® Magazine’s Styled, Staged & Sold blog choices for this year’s scariest home decor trends.
1. Popcorn Ceilings
The textured ceilings (pictured above) have long popped up on designers’ most-hated lists. While statement ceilings are trending, the popcorn ceiling has failed to make a comeback. Beware: It’s cumbersome to remove and often attracts asbestos.
2. Toilet Seat Covers
Adding toilet rugs or furry seat covers to the commode may be the worst offense of all. In fact, a 2018 Samsung survey of designers from the United Kingdom found the decorative element to be the most despised home design trend over the past 50 years.