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.
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
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
Remember the '80s, when we loved to match the pattern of our bedspread to our pillows to or draperies to our -- everything else?
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
Ditto with the carpet. Folks used to think it belonged everywhere -- even in the bathroom! Hello, mildew.
Tubs in Weird Places
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: Just right for the sauna at the gym, but criminal when it comes to home decor.
Gold marbling. Brass fixtures. Oh yes, garish metal detailing was very big.
Nothing says "someone's grandmother's musty old house" like grungy old linoleum on the kitchen floor.
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
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.