Entries Tagged as 'Hall of Shame – Ugly Décor'

Stoned & High On Glue

October 1st, 2017 · 4 Comments

From the town of Roosendaal in the southern portion of The Netherlands…a home filled with glued-on stones. Enjoy the tour.

The owner decided to decorate the walls and surfaces with rocks and stones and pebbles.

Check out the bathroom.

Well, at least your guests can’t do lines of coke on the toilet tank lid.

The grotto.

The Scarface picture is a nice touch.

They started adding rocks to the ceiling.

There is unique art work throughout the house as well.

The main bedroom.

What imagination.

Such artistry.

Check out the leopard chair in the entry.

Where do you buy such stones in The Netherlands? Does Amazon Prime deliver there?

Stone-washed jeans in the laundry room?

If this home was in Phoenix, you would need a leaf blower to clear the dust away from the stones.

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Tags: Art · Bathroom · Bedroom · Entry · Faux Paint & Murals · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Laundry Room · Living Room · Make It Stop · Other International Cities · Staging · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Ugly Décor · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Concho See Yourself Living Here?

June 13th, 2017 · 14 Comments

When four readers tell you about a house for sale, you’d better share it with others. Thanks to Karen, Karla, Eva, & Sarah, we present the cat house in Concho, Arizona. We’ll let the photos tell the story.



























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Tags: Art · Attic · Bathroom · Collections · Family Room · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Paint · Ugly Décor · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Eclectic Home In Avon, Connecticut

October 16th, 2016 · 25 Comments

Thank you to our reader Jennifer for finding this very unique home for sale in Avon, Connecticut. There’s a lot to see and lots of photos to share. Enjoy.

The seller appears to have an artistic quality, with embellishments throughout the house. The stair balusters are covered in fabric.


The seller added goop to the staircase risers.


There are smears and goop all over the kitchen.


The kitchen, we think.


The breakfast room.


More goop in the parlor. Even the piano was painted.


Check out the ceiling.


The bathroom.


Another bathroom.


At least the curtains aren’t knotted.


A closer look.


More goop on the door. There’s a lot of sanding required to remove the goop.


Another look at the staircase.


Let’s look at the bedroom now.


Gauze for alarm?


The window panes were painted.


The dining room.


Walls and ceilings were touched in every room.


Gauze and effect. How would you remove the gauze and goop from the walls?


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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Cabinets · Ceiling · Dining Room · Drywall Damage · Family Room · Faux Paint & Murals · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Kitchen · Living Room · Make It Stop · Other US Cities · Staging · Ugly Décor · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Window Coverings

Chaotic Mosaic

February 11th, 2014 · 6 Comments

The seller used leftover tile pieces to create this incredible tile mosaic in the shower.  The two old pillows stuffed in the window add extra drama.

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Tags: Bathroom · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Phoenix Homes · Tile · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Bears & Guns & More

July 22nd, 2013 · 4 Comments

There are so many treats for you to see with this Mesa, Arizona home.  Click on each photo to expand.

Home purchased for $300,000 in 2007.  Sold recently as a short sale for $145,000.  In this condition.

That’s quite a collection of stuffed bears.  And a gun collection too!  And a safe.  And a 1990s valance with pastel colors.  Sure looks like a 1980s vintage Apple computer (see the reflection in the mirror).  A 1970s waterbed frame & headboard.

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More stuffed animals in the next bedroom.  Plus jugs of water (the bears get thirsty!).  And a stethoscope (because?).  And dream catchers.  And fuzzy dice!!  So many fun things to see.

ugly bedroom stuffed bears fuzzy dice dream catcher stethoscope staging Mesa Arizona home house for sale

In the master bedroom, the bed is on concrete blocks!!!  Check out the dust on the ceiling fan blades!!  Arm pad is missing from the chair.  Ugly window.

ugly bedroom bed on concrete blocks dusty ceiling fan blades staging Mesa Arizona home house for sale

And in this bedroom, Spider Man is wearing a cowboy hat!  Arizona Cardinals football bedspread and other items.  And then there’s a Denver Broncos football blanket as a window curtain.

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In the family room, at least 9 persons can sit comfortably.  The towels helps absorb moisture; it gets hot in Mesa.  Prescription bottles on the left and right sides of the photo.

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How many bedrooms does this house have??!  An unmade bed.  That weight bench seat looks like it’s cardboard.

ugly bedroom cluttered weight bench clothes unmade bed A/C unit in window Mesa Arizona home house for sale

And a room converted to a bedroom.  No wonder they have so many chairs and sofas.  Please note the bottle of rum on the dresser.  And then the bottle of whiskey next to the Sugar Pops cereal box and the skull!!

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There’s seating for six persons out back.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bedroom · Bedspread · Ceiling Fan · Clutter · Family Room · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Mesa, AZ Homes · Rugs · Staging · Stuffed Animals · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Weapons & Firearms · Window · Window Coverings

Houston Is Filled With Life & Culture

October 16th, 2011 · 19 Comments

One of my friends has a high-powered job in Phoenix and is well respected.  He recently had dinner with a rich friend who asked him, “Why are you living in Phoenix?  There’s no life there.  And no culture there.”  He criticized Phoenix as a nothing city.  Nothing interesting. Boring.  Why would anyone live there?  He told my friend to move out of Phoenix as soon as possible.  He told others at the dinner table that anyone who lives in Phoenix is not a mover or a shaker.  No companies are headquartered in Phoenix.  He said people just lead boring lives in Phoenix.  And he ended his tirade with a question, “How can you be mentally stimulated in Phoenix?  There is no culture.  How do you find intelligent people?”

I guess I’ve got it all wrong for living in Phoenix.  I’ve been missing out for over 40 years.  Wasted my life here.  This pretentious snob, by the way, lives in Houston, Texas.

So let’s see what Houston has to offer.  Like this Houston home that’s currently for sale.  Looks like it’s oozing with culture and life.

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Just like the fans gracing the walls, I’ve become a fan of Houston.  I wanna be a mover and shaker in Houston too!!

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Tags: Carpet · Clutter · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Living Room · Other US Cities · Staging · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Ugly Décor · Window Coverings · Wood Paneling

Whole Lot of Crazy Going On

April 2nd, 2011 · 4 Comments

Child’s bike, mommy’s purse, a lot of plastic flowers, and clutter all over this room.  You hardly notice the fireplace.  Better to pack it all away before selling.

very cluttered family room poor home staging child's bike fake flowers Chandler Arizona house

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Tags: Chandler, AZ Homes · Clutter · Fake Plants & Flowers · Fireplace · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Staging

Worst Home Staging Photo Winner

March 26th, 2011 · 10 Comments

The Best Worst Home Staging Photo:  ARMOR ALL

Our big winner of the Worst Home Staging Real Estate Photo contest is in a class all on its own.  It dominated every round of voting, eventually winning in the final round with 59% of the votes.

The voters and potential buyers recognize that a cluttered room and a poorly lit room create a negative image of the entire home.  Your eyes can’t focus on the main features of the home.  There is a fireplace hidden in the clutter.  Buyers can’t see the size of the room and can’t imagine their furniture in the room.  Most buyers will create an image in their minds about the seller too.  This is a case where it would look better completely empty.


Thanks, everyone, for voting!

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Tags: Clutter · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Worst Of

Best of Worst Window Drapes/Curtains/Treatments

March 4th, 2011 · 9 Comments

The UglyHousePhotos Award for Worst Window Drapes/Curtains/Treatment will be decided by our readers.  Here are the top 10 candidates for your consideration:

UGLY SHEET:  When times are tough, hang an ugly sheet over a window.


ORANGE CRUSH:  Attention to detail missing here.


SHINY GREEN:  Perhaps the owner was a star on Broadway or Vegas?


GRAY GILLS: Avondale, Arizona.  Radiator grill?  Evaporative cooler pads?  Fish gills?  Dust collectors for sure!

really ugly hideous window drapes curtains covering Avondale Arizona home house

BROCADE:  Heavy handed.

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FLOWER CHILD:  1960s flashback!  Photo taken February 2010.  They look brand new.

1958 original décor drapes curtains iron light Phoenix home house

SOUTHERN BELLE:  Genteel feminine curtains from Savannah, Georgia. 

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COFFIN LINING: From Lily Munster’s house?  Looks like the lining in a coffin.

ugly old outdated drapes curtains window coverings Phoenix Arizona home house

PUFFY SHIRT:  Seinfeld’s famous pirate puffy shirt inspired these delightful window treatments.

ugly gaudy gauze sheer curtains drapes Phoenix Arizona home house photo

PARACHUTE:  Recycled parachute fabric used as window drapes.  Very clever.

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Vote for your favorite Worst/Ugliest Window Drapes/Curtains/Treatment here:

What Are the Ugliest Window Drapes/Curtains?
Ugly Sheet
Orange Crush
Shiny Green
Gray Gills
Flower Child
Southern Belle
Coffin Lining
Puffy Shirt
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Asian Funeral Parlor?

November 2nd, 2010 · 11 Comments

It’s supposed to be a dining room of a Buckeye, Arizona home.  Might be a bit too taste-specific for most buyers?

Asian décor Buddha statues poorly staged dining room funeral parlor Buckeye Arizona home

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Tags: Dining Room · Fake Plants & Flowers · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Other Arizona Cities · Staging · Wallpaper