143 Times Interior Designs Made The Internet Wonder What These People Were Thinking (New Pics)

Good design is about finding the delicate yet pleasing balance between form and function. Though a lot depends on what you want to get done, a good rule of thumb is to keep your designs simple, so that they’re easily understood, practical, and aesthetic. But some people throw the rulebook out the window into the dumpster. And then they wing it.

Even though bad home interior designs are something you should practice social distancing from, you can’t deny that they can be hilarious… as long as it’s not your home we’re talking about! Bored Panda wanted to make you laugh and feel better about having to stay in your lovely home during the lockdown, so we’re bringing you the funniest, most facepalm-worthy interior design fails that prove common sense is actually quite rare.

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Are you in the mood for some more horrendous examples of design? Well, once you’re done scrolling through this list and upvoting your fave horrible design pics, we invite you to check out earlier posts about design fails here, here, and here.

#1 Steps That You Can’t See

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#2 My Uncle’s House Got A Bathroom Without A Door, Literally The First Thing You See When You Enter The House

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#3 Up The Drain It Goes

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Designer Dieter Rams is one of the world’s brightest experts when it comes to design that’s done well. Back in the 1970s, he said that the world was full of “an impenetrable confusion of forms, colors, and noises” and then went on to create his 10 principles for good design. In our opinion, he expressed timeless rules that are as important now as they were back then.

For Rams, good design has to be innovative but also useful. It can’t sacrifice form or function for one or the other: it has to be a blend of both. If a product is self-explanatory, even better! That goes for designs everywhere—if something is over-designed, it can create confusion.

#4 My Friend’s Under-The-Stairs “Bathroom” Where The Toilet Is Diagonal And Partially Installed Into The Carpeted Wall

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#5 Imagine Having To Scrub Or Clean It

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#6 This Bathroom Covered In Carpet

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Similarly, Rams argues that good design is honest, long-lasting, friendly to the environment, has a shelf life longer than current trends, and does away with non-essentials. In short, aim for purity. Show the essence of the design. Do away with what’s unnecessary. More is less.

However, we’re not the only ones who think that bad designs can be a lot of fun (and not just a warning about what to avoid doing). The founders of the Ugly Design Instagram page, Jonas Nyffenegger and Sébastien Mathys, told Bored Panda in an earlier interview that bad designs jump out at people from the screen and grab their attention.

#7 Can’t Stop Thinking About This Sink

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#8 Kitchen Made By A Sofa Maker

#9 New Kitchen Style

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What’s more, atrocious designs also keep on surprising people. Just when you think you’ve reached the bottom of the (Un)Aesthetic Abyss, you realize that it was just the tip of the Iceberg of Bad Taste. What’s more, the founders pointed out that the world would be a very boring place if everything looked tasteful and nice.

#10 Who Says Crown Molding Is Overdone?

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#11 I Almost Fell Down And Rolled My Ankle On This

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#12 My Parents Have A Bathroom With Carpet That Goes Up The Bathtub Walls. Bonus Points For The Terrible Wallpaper

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#13 I Can Just Imagine The Whole House Shaking Like Crazy

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#14 I Think My Stairs Fit Here

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#15 Today My Mom Hit Her Toe With This And Was Bleeding. I Hate This Kitchen So Much

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#16 Middle Class Fridge. Lower Class Aesthetic

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#17 The Bathroom Door Of The New Place My Girlfriend And I Just Moved Into. I Was Sat At The Dining Table When I Took This

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#18 This Shower Has Blinds Instead Of Curtains

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#19 At Least You Don’t Have To Reach For It

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#20 Why Is There Wood Separating The Hallway In Half

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#21 My Friend Just Finished A Kitchen Remodel

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#22 These Stairs Leading To A Bedroom Loft

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#23 It’s Not A Mirror, It’s A Doorway

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#24 This Single Square Inch Of Raised Carpet Complete With Lining

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#25 My Grandma’s Bathroom

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#26 Imagine Trying To Piss While Drunk

#27 The Almighty Toilet Throne

#28 This Staircase Bathroom

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#29 How Would Any Of This Work

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#30 This “Form Over Function” Kitchen In My Apartment

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#31 This Throne Room

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#32 The Raised Cutout Of This Ceiling Doesn’t Allow The Fan To Suck In Any Air

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#33 Why: 1. They Put In A Sliding Door To A Bedroom. 2. They Placed Curtains On The Outside Of It. 3. They Also Placed The Lock On The Outside

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#34 Creativity

#35 All It Needs Is A Jukebox And A Soda Fountain

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#36 If You Walk On The Right You Fall Down A Staircase

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#37 This Chunk Of Stairs That Pokes Out Of The Wall At My Work

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#38 Is It Possible To Change This?

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#39 Neck Pain And A Head Injury Anyone?

#40 The Queen’s Seat

#41 Clean Entrance

#42 The Basement Entrance Of Our House (I Am 178 Cm)

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#43 These Tiles That Are Designed Pre-Worn And Dirty

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#44 It’s A Justin Bieber Couch

#45 This Entire Kitchen’s Counters And Backsplash Are Covered With This “Faux Mold” Tile

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#46 Askew Angles

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#47 Toilet Room Design

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#48 8000 Magic Cards Covering 39m²

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#49 Yup, The Fridge Fit Boss

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#50 This Bathroom With Too Many Stairs

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#51 These Curtains That Look Like Cigarettes – Perfect For The Smoking Room

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#52 Found This While Bored And Looking At Houses I Can’t Afford

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#53 Wash Your Hands You Animals

#54 Why Is The Big Face Bleeding, Why The Monkey, Just Why

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#55 This Bathroom In My Dad’s New House. I’m 6’1”. The Room Is So Short They Had To Cut Holes In The Ceiling Over The Toilet And Sink So You Can Stand Up

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#56 I Present My Apartment’s 1/3 Outlet

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#57 Oh Well

#58 Done

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#59 A Shower Designed To Be As Hard To Stand In As Possible

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#60 This Door Slides Shut Onto A Light Switch

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#61 Surprised It Is Not Red From Blood

#62 The Toilet Paper Roll Holder In My New Apartment Is Inside The Shower Curtain

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#63 Imagine Being A Firefighter And Entering A Dark Smoke-Filled House From The Outside Through This Window

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#64 3/4 Of An Electrical Outlet

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#65 Horseshoes On The Ceiling Is A New Level Of Commitment

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#66 By The Light Of The Mac And Cheese Lantern

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#67 Remarkable Wall Desing In The Toilet Room

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#68 Mosaic

#69 The Rocky Horror Archi Show

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#70 I Mean, You Could’ve Rotated The Toilet But Whatever

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#71 Living In This Apartment For Almost A Year And Something Has Always Felt A Little “Off” About The Bathroom. Turns Out The Entire Room Is Horribly Crooked, Even The Doorway

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#72 Oh Yeah, I Got The Door Hung

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#73 My Family Got A New House And This Is Where They Put The Light Switch For The Stairs

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#74 Nah, They Don’t Need A Window, Let’s Glue It Shut And Put A Pillar Over It

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#75 Actual Picture Of A Pillar In My Basement

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#76 Prayers For The Contractor Who Had To Call These Homeowners And Explain They Needed A Second Set Of Front Doors Because. Math

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#77 Can’t Stand To Shower. Can’t Fully Open The Cabinet Doors. Can’t Stand In Front Of The Sink

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#78 Our New Bathroom Is Finally Finished

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#79 I Stubbed My Toe Just Looking At This

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#80 The “Pants House” That’s Always For Sale In My Neighborhood. Every Room Has More Pants

Are those load-bearing pants by the bar?

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#81 These Stairs At My Grandma’s House

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#82 I’m No Contractor Or Interior Designer But, I Think There Is A Better Way

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#83 My Grandma’s Bathroom Is Carpeted

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#84 Carpet In Bathrooms

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#85 Social Distancing Looking A Lot Like Being Married For 10+ Years

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#86 I Wonder Who Had This Bright Idea

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#87 Who Doesn’t Want To Think About Luggage Over Breakfast? The Entire House Is Luxury Brand Themed. Also: They Mispronounced “Louis Vuitton”

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#88 So My Dad Renovated The Bathroom Upstairs With. Carpet. I Hate It

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#89 We Do Really Loud

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#90 Yes, That’s Carpet

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#91 A Pole Right In The Middle Of The Kitchen

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#92 What On God’s Green Earth Is This Abomination

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#93 I Am Forced To Look At This Every Time I Get Up

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#94 Great Social Distancing

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#95 DIY Built-In Toilet

#96 This Shit At My Parents House

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#97 Kitchen Island

#98 The Spiral Stairs At My House. I’m Barely 5’7″

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#99 The Shower Was Made For People Literally 3ft Tall

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#100 Vent In The Middle Of The Floor

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#101 Dorm Was Renovated Over The Summer. I’m Only 5’7

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#102 No One Is This In Love

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#103 “Honey, The Turkey Is Done, Go Get The Ladder”

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#104 Only In Texas

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#105 This Lamp In My Apartment Room That Was Clearly Split In Half

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#106 I Was Told There Would Be An Outlet In This Bathroom Before I Moved In

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#107 This Decision

#108 Apartment#: 2020

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#109 If You Roll Over You Die

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#110 My New Apartment’s Toilet Is So Narrow That Even My Skinny Ass Doesn’t Fit In It

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#111 If The Foot Bed Was On The Simpsons

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#112 Cute Kitchen, Carol

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#113 In Unit Laundry Though

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#114 “We’re Out Of Material To Finish This Wall”. “That’s Ok, Just Put A Mirror There Instead”

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#115 Who Thought This Was A Good Idea

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#116 This Chandelier

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#117 It’s All Fun And Roofline Games Until You Have To Figure Out The Floor Plan

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#118 When The Random Sink Island Isn’t The Weirdest Part

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#119 Nothing Says Opulence Quite Like Life-Size Mannequins

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#120 Ok. Here’s My Chance To Show You This

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#121 Can I Play? Light Switch On My Stair Moulding

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#122 Is This A Master Bathroom? A Kitchen? Why Is There Carpet?

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#123 I Can’t Afford Two Air Conditioner

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#124 Do It Yourself

#125 This One Post In The Stairwell At My Apartment Annoys The Heck Out Of Me Everytime I Pass By It

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#126 The Corner. The Hellish Corner

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#127 June, We Don’t Need No Handyman, These Are Easy To Put In

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#128 Window Without A Window

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#129 This Drawer In My New House’s Bathroom

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#130 I Was At A Party By A Friend And Saw This In The Toilet Wall

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#131 2, Antler, Two, Three, Four, Five, 6

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#132 The Higher The Mantel, The Closer To – Texas

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#133 Did The TV Really Need Its Own Parthenon?

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#134 This Pillar In My Bathroom Eliminates All Leg Room

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#135 It Can’t Be Opened

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#136 Why Is My House Just Infinite Content For This

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#137 These Stairs Must Be For Pets And Children Only

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#138 DIY Fail

#139 When You Haven’t Had A Drink In Five Years But Wake Up Every Morning Hungover

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#140 Inception

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#141 This Apartment Was Advertised As A “Studio With A Balcony”

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#142 I Lived In This House For A Year And Just Noticed This

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#143 Who Should I Be Upset With- The Designer, Builder, Or Interior Decorator?

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