Are these the worst interior design fails ever?

Interior design fails
(Image credit: Zombait on Reddit/frank_horrigan on Reddit/Future owns)

In the age of Instagram, it's hard to go five minutes without seeing an example of envy-inducing interior design. From minimal spaces to Wes Anderson-esque pastel hues, there are plenty of covetable decor trends doing the rounds right now. But if you want to feel better about your own home, these horrendous interior design fails ought to do the trick.

Reddit page Shitty Housing (which does exactly what it says on the tin) is home to some of the most heinous interior design crimes ever committed, and makes for some pretty painful viewing. If you're looking to improve your own feng shui, check out the best desks available now.

Interior design fail

Okay, then (Image credit: Aaod on Reddit)

Bored Panda (opens in new tab) has collated some of the worst offenders from the page, including a garden pond-esque bathtub (above), windows that spell out unfortunate words (below) and no end of makeshift adjustments to allow doors to overcome obstacles such as toilets. Interior design goals, these are not. 

does_this_count from r/shitty_housing
took_care_of_the_bathroom_door from r/shitty_housing

And while every example is painful to see, some take the idea more literally than others. Ever wish there were nails in your floor? Or that your sink contained a plug socket? Or that stepping out of the bath meant potentially falling down a flight of stairs? Then these are the homes for you. 

congrats_to_the_neighbor_below_for_the_new from r/funny
step_out_of_a_bathtub_down_a_flight_of_stairs from r/dangerousdesign

From these incredible Studio Ghibli interiors to those film-inspired home offices, we've seen all sorts of weird and wonderful interior design concepts over the last year. But, as these horrifying images prove, sometimes the most nightmarish designs aren't confined to, well, nightmares. If you're inspired to create an interior design concept of your own, hellish or otherwise, check out the best 3D modelling software available now.

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Daniel Piper
Senior News Editor

Daniel Piper is Creative Bloq’s Senior News Editor. As the brand’s Apple authority, he covers all things Mac, iPhone, iPad and the rest. He also reports on the worlds of design, branding and tech. Daniel joined Future in 2020 (an eventful year, to say the least) after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more. Outside of Future, Daniel is a global poetry slam champion and has performed at festivals including Latitude, Bestival and more. He is the author of Arbitrary and Unnecessary: The Selected Works of Daniel Piper (Selected by Daniel Piper).