Your home may be your castle, but these walls don’t immunize you from poor design and decorating choices. This is where the super popular ‘That’s it, I’m shaming the house’ The Facebook group kicks in. The brainchild of Rhiannon Pfeiffer, the 480,000 strong community gently pokes fun at the interiors and exteriors of the ugly homes they’ve seen that haunt them in their dreams. It’s all done lightly for fun and to help raise a bit of aesthetic awareness.
Scroll down, vote for your favorite worst photos and share your opinions in the comments, Pandas. Which of these houses did you love to hate the most? Were there any diamonds in the rough that you would choose to live in? We look forward to hearing what you have to say.
When you’ve gone through this list, we hope you’re in the mood to judge some other tasteless design nightmares. You can find bored panda Previous article on the ‘That’s it, I’m home-shaming’ project right here.
We spoke to Ariane Sherine, the editor of “These Three Pieces”, to leave a good impression on our guests when we invite them to our home. We also discussed design and decor faux pas, and whether to be diplomatic or honest if our friends’ interiors lack good taste. Check out Bored Panda’s interview with the design expert below.
“Most people like tasteful neutral decor, so bright and dark colors should be used sparingly and with care. You can never go wrong with white walls and engineered oak flooring!” Ariane design expert, editor-in-chief of ‘These three rooms,’ shared with Bored Panda how we can all impress the people we invite. After all, who doesn’t want to show off a bit and be known as the tasteful one in their social circle?
“If you don’t like white, try stylish shades of light beige or light gray,” she said, adding that Farrow & Ball offer many of these shades.
“I’m not against maximalism per se, but minimalism appeals to more people and my personal tastes. Basically, the bolder you are, the less likely people are to like the design – the more neutral and light it is, the wider its appeal,” Ariane explained how it works.
In the meantime, there are some obvious things to avoid if you don’t want to scare off your guests. The editor at “These Three Pieces” shared some of his thoughts on what to avoid.
“Walking into a room with every wall a shade of bright red or hot pink or with incredibly colorful wallpaper can feel like a visual assault! And walking into a room with every wall painted black or in a very dark shade depresses the mood and closes the room into it, which makes it feel more pokier,” Ariane said.
“Also, don’t clutter your room with patterns and fill every wall with photos/prints/wallpaper. If you want to use patterns, fine, but leave some blank space so the pattern has room to breathe” , she said. balance things better towards the “less is more” side of things.
Bored Panda wanted Ariadne’s advice on how to approach situations where we might be tempted to let our friends know that they’ve made some (arguably) terrible and tasteless decorating decisions.
“If it’s before they’ve made the decision or paid the money, I would tactfully and gently caution them against making terrible choices – depending on how good their friend is, how likely they are to follow the advice and the time I spent will spend with them!” she says. However, in other situations, it is better to be very tactful and silent.
“If they paid the money and there’s no going back, I’d be diplomatic about it. I wouldn’t say ‘love it’ if I didn’t, but I don’t. I wouldn’t criticize. The beauty of design is that people are free to make their own personal decisions, however questionable they may be!”
The “That’s it, I’m home-shaming” Facebook group has nearly quintupled since Bored Panda’s last post about it. The community describes itself as a place where people can “choke on awful floor-to-wall color combinations,” “cringe at lawns that use car tires for yard decorations” (ew!) , and feeling like they’ve lost a part of their soul because someone, without irony, hung a “Live, Laugh, Love” sign on the wall.
The band jokes that, in this case, they’re hoping the phrase “there’s no place like home” is actually true.
However, the team running things behind the scenes stress that the goal of the community is to shame ugly home designs, not mock those living in conditions of poverty. There is nothing funny or lighthearted about having to live in poverty. However, when someone spends money on really weird decor, they become eligible for criticism, as long as no one is too mean.
The mod and admin team note that people should not message group members without their permission. There is a zero tolerance policy on hate, harassment and harassment. During this time, members should not spam the team handling things if their post has not (yet) been approved.
However, not all shameful designs and ugly houses make us want to scream because of their tasteless appearance. On #WhateverWednesdays, people can post whatever they want. Yes, you can also post beautiful houses!
Last time, my co-worker reached out to the team that ran the whole “It Brings Home Shame” group, and they were kind enough to answer his questions.
The group’s founder, Rhiannon, said she got the idea for the group from looking at some real estate listings. “One day I had a lot of free time at work and was mindlessly scrolling through Zillow. I came across a house in such bad taste that I decided to start a group about shaming ugly houses and decorating. for fun,” she told Bored Panda earlier. .
According to Rhiannon, the founder of the Facebook group, “the most popular reason why people home-shame in this group is because of the interest we all share in the weird and out-of-the-ordinary things we come across.”
She continued: “We see so many shows on TV about interior design and beautiful homes, but we never see anything about ‘crazy’ and ‘just ugly’ homes and decorating and I think that that’s why we have such a loyal following.”
According to Veronica Murphy, one of the team members performing “That’s It, I’m Home Shaming,” Rhiannon started the group in the first year of the pandemic and then invited most of the moderators and administrators.
“It was a fun way to pass the time in quarantine; I think many of us spend countless hours visiting Zillow homes, so it’s great to see some of the outrageous things people have found. !” Veronica said Bored Panda earlier.
“Why on earth do so many bathrooms have carpeting, weird DIY solutions, or hot pink and lime green kitchens?” Veronica jokes, referring to how design and decorating decisions are meant to be an expression of who the owners are as individuals.
Meanwhile, moderator Faline Ivaneko said, “We get a lot of goofy, fun, cringe-worthy stuff and some people hate it, and some people love it! We are not entirely a shame bunch because people are allowed to express whether they like a house/decor or not in the comments.
“The comments section can be hilarious and almost everyone has a great sense of humor. Of course we get rotten eggs, but our wonderful team of admins/editors are quick to clean up comments and remove anyone mean or hateful,” Faline added. “Overall, this is a super fun bunch if you want to laugh, see some really wacky homes and decor, or even get inspired for your own home.”
The “That’s It, I’m Home Shaming” founder said the Facebook group was great fun to be part of. “It’s truly an indescribable feeling when someone is able to share a photo or video they’ve taken or come across during their day to contribute and share with others in a group you’ve created out of pure boredom. I love that the group can provide entertainment and make people smile, that’s really the point here. The members of “That’s it, I’m shaming the house” are the extended family that I would never have never imagined having, but that I will always love.”