Matchy Matchy In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

November 14th, 2010 · 12 Comments

Oh, boy, here we go.  Matching window drapes and bedspread in a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania home.

ugly flowery tacky matching bedspread window drapes curtains bedroom Harrisburg Pennsylvania

Let’s do it again in the next bedroom!

ugly flowery tacky matching bedspread window drapes curtains bedroom Harrisburg Pennsylvania

Floral wallpaper and ugly orange & red carpet in the bathroom.  How old is that carpet and how much moisture (water and urine) has it collected over the decades?

ugly old orange red carpet wallpaper outdated bathroom Harrisburg Pennsylvania home house

Did they use a bathroom rug in the living room?  Yellow-green carpet!

ugly green yellow carpet bathroom rug in living room poor home staging Harrisburg Pennsylvania

Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Bedspread · Carpet · Living Room · Other US Cities · Staging · Ugly Décor · Wallpaper · Window Coverings

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 picky // Nov 14, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Is this all in the same house? Love the trunk in bedroom #2. The rest of it needs major help, especially the living room. Green throw rug, red throw pillows and blue plaid couches all set on dirty diaper colored carpet. Don’t even want to walk in that bathroom. The carpet looks like matted shag!

  • 2 Angela // Nov 14, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    The first room is actually quite pleasant. And I like the dark wood furniture in the second room. But everything else in that house is ugly. I particularly hate the tan shell sink.

  • 3 Karla // Nov 14, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Boy, I’m with you on carpet in the bathroom. I always wondered about that, it must be filled with horrors.
    I hate green paint inside or outside of a house. It screams Old Lady.

  • 4 Karla // Nov 14, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    ..but then again, so do macrame’ plant hangers.

  • 5 Heather // Nov 14, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Too bad the nice furniture isn’t shown well at all. One easy step would be taking the shower curtain down and throwing it away.

  • 6 PJ // Nov 14, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    It’s all very UGLY! I wonder why people never change or update the carpet from that long ago…

  • 7 felixthecat // Nov 14, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    How much liquid has that carpet absorbed over the decades? I would guesstimate about 500 gallons of water and 1300 gallons of urine. Only a guesstimate, mind you, but I stand by it.

  • 8 jat // Nov 15, 2010 at 8:56 am

    This is just a classic old-person home. Quaint, cozy, and predictable.

  • 9 Melykin // Nov 15, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    I don’t like the decorating, and the carpet in the bathroom is ghastly. But I would think a house that had matching drapes and bedspreads and other old ladyish stuff would be sort of reassuring to buyers, because they give the impression of stability and 1 long term owner.

    On the other hand sleazy tiger bedspreads and blankets over the widows give the impression of fly-by-night renters.

  • 10 SamSpade91786 // Nov 16, 2010 at 12:27 am

    I would want Dexter or some other splatter analyst to tell me if what is on the bathroom wall came up from the bathroom carpet.

  • 11 User Unavailable // Mar 13, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Carpeting in bathrooms, the WORST idea ever.
    I moved into (and fixed up) a townhouse in Mesa, it had carpet in both bathrooms.
    Right up against the tub and toilet.
    It had soaked up over a decade’s worth of sloshed-out bathwater, shower steam, and urine sprinkles.

  • 12 User Unavailable // Mar 13, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    By the way, the smell did go away. After months with the doors open, fans blowing.
    After gutting out the carpet, padding, and subflooring.
    In both bathrooms.
    It had saturated all the way down to the concrete, with ghastly mildew and black stains.
    You’d have thought a body had decomposed there, the way it looked.
    DO NOT put carpet in the bathroom.

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