IF you grew up in a an era where a doll in a frilly dress kept a tight reign over your toilet roll, you’ll probably remember these home decor trends.

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These were the eras partial to suede effect paints, carpeted… everything, avocado kitchens, popcorn ceilings and round beds.

We’re probably not alone in chuckling at some of these home decor faux pas. At the end of the day, there’s only one phrase to remember when decorating: less is more.

So spill! What’s your biggest past home decor sin? 
1. Unreliable and yet ‘fashionable’ inflatable furniture. Your glitter blow-up couch was all fun and games until someone got hurt :p
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2. Staring at your bedroom roof covered in glowing stars. This was a simple way to turn your boring bedroom into a galaxy. Of course, it was inevitable that sticking these to your ceiling would ruin a perfectly good paint job, but no one cared at the time!

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3. Open baskets of potpourri. They were great and smelled lovely, but gathered dust, fluff and pet hair like nothing else!

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4. Carpeted bathrooms… eew.

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5. No one forgets having to untangle beaded curtains… 

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6. Popcorn ceilings. Her expression says it all!

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7. Waterbeds. Just no.

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8. Shag pile carpet. One really has to wonder what was living inside that stuff (shudder!)

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9. Indoor wicker furniture. While wicker was always considered to be decent ‘outdoor furniture,’ at some point it was decided this furniture should be moved indoors. Oh no. 

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10. Bean bags. At one point these were considered to be actual pieces of furniture. Amazing. Granted, these are still around today, but they’re not usually used as lounge room seating!

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11. The all wooden kitchen. Bringing the country back into the kitchen…

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12. Wallpaper borders in bedrooms. Thank goodness Bunnings had an admirable offering of wallpaper borders for those of us who weren’t content with a wall of plain colour.

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13. The pelmet. Say no more.

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14. The plastic couch cover. Oh the memories…

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15. Animal rugs made of… real animals. Ugh. Wicker furniture and bad carpeting aside, that is an ACTUAL zebra skin. Not cool.

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16. Ivy wall designs. Some people just could not resist this decorating flourish. A white kitchen was not complete without ivy vines wrapping the walls.

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16. Sponge painting. An easy way to spice up a boring wall with a spongy effect. Except it didn’t make your home look high class at all!

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What’s your biggest past home decor sin? 

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