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 like you'll find below.

This list, collected by a popular Instagram account called Please Hate These Thingsis 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 them 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

I Stubbed My Toe Just Looking At This

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A B C 1 week ago

+1 for the caption. My toes hurt already.

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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 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 of good design, 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

I’m Choking I’m Laughing So Hard

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Pittsburgh rare 1 week ago

Hey, this is sweet and funny.

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#3

I’ll Take Swollen Vulvas For $600, Alex

I’ll Take Swollen Vulvas For $600, Alex

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Raine Soo 1 week ago

This sectional would go great with the phallic chandelier in a previous photo.

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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”

Someone Looked At This House And Said “Yknow What This Needs? A Rapunzel Tower And A High Dive Platform. Then It’ll Be Perfect”

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Giovanni 1 week ago

A pre-generated The Sims house 35 seconds after i put my sticky hands on it

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#5

Big 80s Hair Metal Fan. Huge

Big 80s Hair Metal Fan. Huge

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Bertie Last Name 1 week ago

Could the stairs get nits?

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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

Tgiwtf

Tgiwtf

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Foxxy 1 week ago

That can’t be accidental.

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#7

When You Want A Kitchen Island But You Also Want A Place To Do The 6 O’clock News From

When You Want A Kitchen Island But You Also Want A Place To Do The 6 O’clock News From

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Bertie Last Name 1 week ago

I'd have so much fun with that.

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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

Congratulations On Your Leather Penis Island Legs

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Jo Choto 1 week ago

Penis table legs and a vulva ceiling?

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#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

Feel Like You Could Put A Nice Dent In The National Debt By Auctioning Off Access To Those 13 Comments. I Need To Know

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Foxxy 1 week ago

Can someone please explain to me why in the world would ANYONE think it’s a good idea to put a power point in a sink.

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#10

Takes 1 Decorative Painting Class At Michaels

Takes 1 Decorative Painting Class At Michaels

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Marika 1 week ago

I like it! Interesting how the living room looks like in this house.

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#11

Before You Get Hung Up On The Elephant, Let Your Mind Wander To What Kind Of Activities Require A Fully Tiled Bedroom

Before You Get Hung Up On The Elephant, Let Your Mind Wander To What Kind Of Activities Require A Fully Tiled Bedroom

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Eirik Johnsbråten 1 week ago

We need to talk about the elephant in the room.

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#12

Stop Telling Me What To Do

Stop Telling Me What To Do

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Slinkman 1 week ago

Vommit..

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#13

This Would Be An Amazing Very Fancy Cat House If It Wasn’t An Actual Real Life House For Tacky People

This Would Be An Amazing Very Fancy Cat House If It Wasn’t An Actual Real Life House For Tacky People

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Iggy 1 week ago

They skinned a teddy bear! The monsters!

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#14

Time To Watch My Soaps!

Time To Watch My Soaps!

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Bertie Last Name 1 week ago

Al least there is no wasted space.

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#15

My Big Fat Totally Unassuming House

My Big Fat Totally Unassuming House

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Raine Soo 1 week ago

Isn't that the house from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"?

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#16

Not Quite

Not Quite

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Bertie Last Name 1 week ago

No! I cannot unsee this!

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#17

But How Will People Know We’re Fancy Unless We Etch The Lamborghini Into The Window?

But How Will People Know We’re Fancy Unless We Etch The Lamborghini Into The Window?

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Jo Choto 1 week ago

Everything about this room is questionable. I think i'll call it the micropenis kitchen.

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#18

It’s The End Of Days

It’s The End Of Days

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Emerald Joanna 1 week ago

I think the vase of flowers on an oven hob is whats wrong here...

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#19

What Is This Bed?!

What Is This Bed?!

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Anne 1 week ago

awesome. I want one!

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#20

Seems Super Practical

Seems Super Practical

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Foxxy 1 week ago

No, no, no, no, no. Carpet should never ever be in the toilet or bathroom.

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#21

Covering All The Bases

Covering All The Bases

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wandile dludlu 1 week ago

That's enough internet for me today

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#22

Who Do We Talk To About Shutting Down Pinterest?

Who Do We Talk To About Shutting Down Pinterest?

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Christoph Lindemann 1 week ago

I actually like the idea.

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#23

Custom Af

Custom Af

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Emily Ashcraft 1 week ago

why is there even a heat vent in the middle of the floor? aren't they supposed to be on the edge of the room?

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#24

Susan Just Could Not Say No To A Good Rug Deal

Susan Just Could Not Say No To A Good Rug Deal

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Daria Z 1 week ago

Wow so much space! Good for yoga classes.

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#25

“Decorating” Is Different In Wisconsin

“Decorating” Is Different In Wisconsin

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European other 1 week ago

Yep that's different

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#26

That First Step Might Getcha Tho

That First Step Might Getcha Tho

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Bertie Last Name 1 week ago

There must have been plans for a balcony.

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#27

Damn How Many Years They Wait To Make That Moana Sequel?

Damn How Many Years They Wait To Make That Moana Sequel?

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Pittsburgh rare 1 week ago

HOW can you sleep with that on the wall?

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#28

You Are Killing This Styling Game

You Are Killing This Styling Game

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Incognito 1 week ago

they'll be with you, watching, wherever you are...

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#29

If It Doesn’t Spark Joy Are You Allowed To Just Turn It Into A Window Treatment?

If It Doesn’t Spark Joy Are You Allowed To Just Turn It Into A Window Treatment?

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Magpie 1 week ago

Are those shirts ? that match the curtains?

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#30

Who Turned My Caboodle Into A Bathroom?

Who Turned My Caboodle Into A Bathroom?

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Foxxy 1 week ago

Reminds me of the tv show “saved by the bell”.

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#31

Rise And Shine! Time For Some Tetanus

Rise And Shine! Time For Some Tetanus

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Martti Laurson 1 week ago

This is a virginity keeper

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#32

Oh Thank God! Felt Like I Was Gonna Sleep Way Too Soundly Tonight

Oh Thank God! Felt Like I Was Gonna Sleep Way Too Soundly Tonight

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Jo Choto 1 week ago

Would make a great cat toy.

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#33

Not Pictured: Skin Suit

Not Pictured: Skin Suit

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Pittsburgh rare 1 week ago

Upvoted for the caption

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#34

What Is This Schizophrenic Nonsense?

What Is This Schizophrenic Nonsense?

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Slinkman 1 week ago

These stairs wil make you trip

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#35

Nobody Puts Bessie In A Corner.

Nobody Puts Bessie In A Corner.

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DancingToMyself 1 week ago

Bessie is so sad. You bastards!

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#36

Approaching Epidemic Levels

Approaching Epidemic Levels

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Asat Voong 1 week ago (edited)

"Sir, you can get 3 words for the price of 2. Any other stuff important to you?"

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#37

Did You Discover Dna? Otherwise, No

Did You Discover Dna? Otherwise, No

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Foxxy 1 week ago

Oooh, that’s actually cool and interesting.

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#38

Never Has Instagram’s Pinch To Zoom Feature Been More Necessary

Never Has Instagram’s Pinch To Zoom Feature Been More Necessary

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Jo Choto 1 week ago

Hey, let's go with a color theme!

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#39

That Thing Better Be A Portal To The Matrix Otherwise Wtf Are You Doing???

That Thing Better Be A Portal To The Matrix Otherwise Wtf Are You Doing???

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Bunzilla 1 week ago

That thing looks ready to fall down and kill somebody at any moment.

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#40

Hmm...yes It Was Missing Something. Like The Ability To Actually See Yourself In The Mirror. But That’s Been Fixed Now, Thx

Hmm...yes It Was Missing Something. Like The Ability To Actually See Yourself In The Mirror. But That’s Been Fixed Now, Thx

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Jo Choto 1 week ago

Somebody was so pleased with their cool idea for a hot minute.

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