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

I Stubbed My Toe Just Looking At This

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Unpractical because of the risk of toe stubbing but it looks aesthetically pleasing.

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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 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

I’m Choking I’m Laughing So Hard

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Theodore Theodora
Community Member
1 year ago

A mini barn door over a regular door! This is hilarious and meta. (Possibly by accident but still.)

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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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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Bahahaha, omg.

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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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Foxxy
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1 year ago

I don’t mind it, I would say that the tower part is the staircase for all the floors.

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#5

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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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Unusually shaped area, just bizarre and so much wasted space.

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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

Big 80s Hair Metal Fan. Huge

Big 80s Hair Metal Fan. Huge

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh hell no, that’s awful.

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#7

Tgiwtf

Tgiwtf

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

That can’t be accidental.

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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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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I don’t mind a bit of quirkiness like the stairs for example but not the kind of quirk in the kitchen. And what about the ceiling above the stairs, what is with that.

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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
Community Member
1 year 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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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

There is such thing as TOO much. Case in point.

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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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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

A fully tiled bedroom, you say? Is that a waterbed, then?

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#12

Stop Telling Me What To Do

Stop Telling Me What To Do

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

The instructions are redundant, are they not?

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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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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Absolutely awful colour.

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#14

Time To Watch My Soaps!

Time To Watch My Soaps!

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Bertie Last Name
Community Member
1 year ago

Al least there is no wasted space.

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#15

Not Quite

Not Quite

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

That would annoy the fuck out of me.

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#16

My Big Fat Totally Unassuming House

My Big Fat Totally Unassuming House

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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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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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

Nevermind the Lamborghini, what are those figures in the other windows, Bond girls?

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#18

What Is This Bed?!

What Is This Bed?!

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ZombieGirl
Community Member
1 year ago

That looks cozy as hell though

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#19

It’s The End Of Days

It’s The End Of Days

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Aaron W
Community Member
1 year ago

why

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#20

Seems Super Practical

Seems Super Practical

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year 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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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, ummm this is interesting and not in a good way.

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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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Bertie Last Name
Community Member
1 year ago

I wonder if there's anything beyond that door on the ceiling

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#23

Custom Af

Custom Af

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Dave P
Community Member
1 year ago

This is smart, still have the rug without covering the vent, the idiot is who put that vent there

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#24

“Decorating” Is Different In Wisconsin

“Decorating” Is Different In Wisconsin

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

Someone certainly loves his/her ice fishing. I also noticed the nature theme of the shower curtain.

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#25

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
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow so much space! Good for yoga classes.

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#26

That First Step Might Getcha Tho

That First Step Might Getcha Tho

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Bertie Last Name
Community Member
1 year ago

There must have been plans for a balcony.

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#27

You Are Killing This Styling Game

You Are Killing This Styling Game

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Holosexual
Community Member
1 year ago

Creepy af

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#28

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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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

The first thing I would do is paint over that mural.

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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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YoyoSthlm
Community Member
1 year ago

That isn't even a mirror!!

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#30

Who Turned My Caboodle Into A Bathroom?

Who Turned My Caboodle Into A Bathroom?

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year 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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Jenn Canuel
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1 year ago

It would be cool with lights

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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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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

What an atrocity.

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#33

Not Pictured: Skin Suit

Not Pictured: Skin Suit

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Pittsburgh rare
Community Member
1 year ago

Upvoted for the caption

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#34

What Is This Schizophrenic Nonsense?

What Is This Schizophrenic Nonsense?

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Emerald Joanna
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1 year ago

Realllllly not loving the title on this one...

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#35

Nobody Puts Bessie In A Corner.

Nobody Puts Bessie In A Corner.

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Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't make decorating decisions when you are drunk.

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#36

Did You Discover Dna? Otherwise, No

Did You Discover Dna? Otherwise, No

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Oooh, that’s actually cool and interesting.

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#37

Approaching Epidemic Levels

Approaching Epidemic Levels

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John Montgomery
Community Member
1 year ago

Well I mean if it's a close family or friends the farts are probably going to happen. Either that or Peter Griffin surprised Meg when she moved into her first house.

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#38

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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Sian Edwards
Community Member
1 year ago

My dad had a sofa just like this!

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#39

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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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Can never have too much yellow.

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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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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 year ago

Why did the designer feel the need to work that mantlepiece into the decor?

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