Pinterest is great for inspiration when creating interior design for the home, but it also has a lot to answer for. Because some people take their creative ideas way too far, and end up with monstrosities as you’ll find below.
This list, collected by a popular Instagram account called Please Hate These Things, is yet another example of the seemingly endless world of crappy design. These particular examples come from people’s homes – so at least the rest of us are spared from their crappiness.
Scroll down below to check these terrible home design ideas out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!
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#1 I Stubbed My Toe Just Looking At This
So we’ve seen the consequences of bad design, so what makes for good design? There are a few basic principles to stick to if you want to make sure your home design is practical, relevant and makes sense!
According to Dieter Rams, a German industrial designer who was responsible for the design of Braun’s consumer products for many years, there are 10 principles on avoiding design fails, also known as the ’10 commandments.’ Even though they were written long ago and technology has advanced beyond his wildest dreams, Dieter’s principles still apply today!
#2 I’m Choking I’m Laughing So Hard
#3 I’ll Take Swollen Vulvas For $600, Alex
Furniture designers Vitsoe have worked closely with Dieter Rams for decades, and helpfully summarize his founding principles of good design with the following explanations:
Good design is innovative The possibilities for innovation are not, by any means, exhausted. Technological development is always offering new opportunities for innovative design. But innovative design always develops in tandem with innovative technology, and can never be an end in itself.
Good design makes a product useful: A product is bought to be used. It has to satisfy certain criteria, not only functional, but also psychological and aesthetic. Good design emphasizes the usefulness of a product whilst disregarding anything that could possibly detract from it.
Good design is aesthetic: The aesthetic quality of a product is integral to its usefulness because products we use every day affect our person and our well-being. But only well-executed objects can be beautiful.
#4 Someone Looked At This House And Said “Yknow What This Needs? A Rapunzel Tower And A High Dive Platform. Then It’ll Be Perfect”
#5 When You Want A Kitchen Island But You Also Want A Place To Do The 6 O’clock News From
Good design makes a product understandable: It clarifies the product’s structure. Better still, it can make the product talk. At best, it is self-explanatory.
Good design is unobtrusive: Products fulfilling a purpose are like tools. They are neither decorative objects nor works of art. Their design should therefore be both neutral and restrained, to leave room for the user’s self-expression.
Good design is honest: It does not make a product more innovative, powerful or valuable than it really is. It does not attempt to manipulate the consumer with promises that cannot be kept.
#6 Big 80s Hair Metal Fan. Huge
Good design is thorough down to the last detail: Nothing must be arbitrary or left to chance. Care and accuracy in the design process show respect towards the user.
Good design is environmentally-friendly: Design makes an important contribution to the preservation of the environment. It conserves resources and minimizes physical and visual pollution throughout the lifecycle of the product.
Good design is as little design as possible: Less, but better – because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and the products are not burdened with non-essentials. Back to purity, back to simplicity.
So three you have it, pretty simple right? If you are tasked with designing something and want to avoid the hilarious mistakes found in this list, check these principles off first and you should succeed!
#8 Congratulations On Your Leather Penis Island Legs
#9 Feel Like You Could Put A Nice Dent In The National Debt By Auctioning Off Access To Those 13 Comments. I Need To Know
#10 Takes 1 Decorative Painting Class At Michaels
#11 Before You Get Hung Up On The Elephant, Let Your Mind Wander To What Kind Of Activities Require A Fully Tiled Bedroom
#12 Stop Telling Me What To Do
#13 This Would Be An Amazing Very Fancy Cat House If It Wasn’t An Actual Real Life House For Tacky People
#14 Time To Watch My Soaps!
#15 Not Quite
#16 My Big Fat Totally Unassuming House
#17 But How Will People Know We’re Fancy Unless We Etch The Lamborghini Into The Window?
#18 What Is This Bed?!
#19 It’s The End Of Days
#20 Seems Super Practical
#21 Covering All The Bases
#22 Who Do We Talk To About Shutting Down Pinterest?
#23 Custom Af
#24 “Decorating” Is Different In Wisconsin
#25 Susan Just Could Not Say No To A Good Rug Deal
#26 That First Step Might Getcha Tho
#27 You Are Killing This Styling Game
#28 Damn How Many Years They Wait To Make That Moana Sequel?
#29 If It Doesn’t Spark Joy Are You Allowed To Just Turn It Into A Window Treatment?
#30 Who Turned My Caboodle Into A Bathroom?
#31 Rise And Shine! Time For Some Tetanus
#32 Oh Thank God! Felt Like I Was Gonna Sleep Way Too Soundly Tonight
#33 Not Pictured: Skin Suit
#34 What Is This Schizophrenic Nonsense?
#35 Nobody Puts Bessie In A Corner.
#36 Did You Discover Dna? Otherwise, No
#37 Approaching Epidemic Levels
#38 That Thing Better Be A Portal To The Matrix Otherwise Wtf Are You Doing???
#39 Never Has Instagram’s Pinch To Zoom Feature Been More Necessary
#40 Hmm…yes It Was Missing Something. Like The Ability To Actually See Yourself In The Mirror. But That’s Been Fixed Now, Thx