Popcorn Ceilings, Pink Bathrooms and 8 More of the Worst Decor Trends. Ever.

Just try to look away from these interior decorating train wrecks

Here's the thing about fads: They come and go. But we've compiled a list of what may go down in history as the most enduringly awful home decorating trends ever. You may want to screen your eyes before scrolling.

Popcorn Ceilings

 Popcorn Ceilings

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This one's a no brainer. Popcorn ceilings are sometimes referred to as cottage cheese ceilings which seems to actually amplify their grossness.

Pastel Toilets and Sinks

 Pastel Toilets and Sinks

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Can you imagine actually going to Home Depot and choosing a pink toilet for your bathroom? Yeah, people used to do that.

Too Much Matchy-Matchy

 Too Much Matchy-Matchy

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Remember the '80s, when we loved to match the pattern of our bedspread to our pillows to or draperies to our -- everything else?

Mirrored Everything

 Mirrored Everything

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Once upon a time, it was très chic to mirror the heck out of everything -- walls, ceilings, mantles. Now that look just makes us conjure a porn music soundtrack in our heads.

Excessive Use of Wall-to-Wall Carpet

 Excessive Use of Wall-to-Wall Carpet

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Ditto with the carpet. Folks used to think it belonged everywhere -- even in the bathroom! Hello, mildew.

Tubs in Weird Places

 Tubs in Weird Places

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Remember the trend to put tubs -- especially round ones with jets -- in places other than the bathroom, like a bedroom? Yeah, that was a thing.

Wood Paneling

 Wood Paneling

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Wood paneling: Just right for the sauna at the gym, but criminal when it comes to home decor.

Metal Mania

 Metal Mania

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Gold marbling. Brass fixtures. Oh yes, garish metal detailing was very big.

Bad Linoleum

 Bad Linoleum

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Nothing says "someone's grandmother's musty old house" like grungy old linoleum on the kitchen floor.

Silk Plants

 Silk Plants

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You know you've walked into a home decor nightmare when ugly, faded silk plants and flowers lurk in every corner, collecting decades worth of dust.

Plastic on Furniture

 Plastic on Furniture

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Sure, plastic covers protected furniture. They were also nature's way of saying, "Never actually get comfortable in this house." 

Alesandra Dubin is a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Twitter: @alicedubin.

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