The TikTok star shares interior design mistakes that make your home look cheap

Interior design mistakes that make your home look cheap: Viral TikToker reveals how IKEA furniture, kids’ artwork and canvases (so how many do you own?)

  • TikToker Krishnan Rajaratnam revealed several decorating mistakes made by people
  • Londoner advises against crushed velvet furniture and IKEA drawers
  • Children’s artwork and the washing machine on display must not appear in the kitchen
  • Interior design student has over 92,000 followers on TikTok

If you’re a proud house guy who hopes visitors will be wowed by your decor, then this viral list of bad taste interior design is a must read.

Interior design student Krishnan Rajaratnam, from London, going by the handle @interiorbykrishrevealed the faux pas that makes your home cheap, from from crushed velvet furniture to mirrored accessories.

Swedish furniture giant IKEA is the go-to for millions of customers looking for an affordable and practical way to furnish their homes, but its mass-produced offerings won’t suit anyone with a critical eye.

Proud parents can rejoice in hanging their children’s artwork on the wall or in the fridge, but according to Krishnan – who has more than 92,000 followers – it’s more abysmal than cute.

Also on the forbidden list are exposed TV wires, which are almost impossible for tenants to hide because they can’t punch holes in the walls.

Here, Femail reveals the major design flaws that make your home look cheap – and that’s bad news if you have a visible washing machine.

Unfortunately for many buyers, Ikea drawers like the one above are a big no-no because they make it look like you can only afford temporary furniture.

Mass-produced canvas artwork is the most common faux pas that homeowners should avoid as it can look cheap.

Mass-produced canvas artwork is the most common faux pas that homeowners should avoid as it can look cheap.

A simple change, like getting a larger rug for a large space, could make a room look aesthetically pleasing.

A simple change, like getting a larger rug for a large space, could make a room look aesthetically pleasing.

Outdated lighting like the one pictured above can make a room look dated, so it's important to update it with current trends.

Outdated lighting like the one pictured above can make a room look dated, so it’s important to update it with current trends.

Another simple change can be to buy plain duvet covers, as the patterns can make a room too busy.

Another simple change can be to buy plain duvet covers, as the patterns can make a room too busy.

The TikTok user admitted above the door that hangers are also tacky because they make a space look cluttered

The TikTok user admitted above the door that hangers are also tacky because they make a space look cluttered

Krishnan Rajaratnam, who goes by the handle @interiorbykrish revealed several decorating mistakes made by people around the world, including crushed velvet furniture that can make your home look tacky

Krishnan Rajaratnam, who goes by the handle @interiorbykrish revealed several decorating mistakes made by people around the world, including crushed velvet furniture that can make your home look tacky

Once-popular wall decals also made his list because they've definitely been overdone and can make walls look cheap.

Once-popular wall decals also made his list because they’ve definitely been overdone and can make walls look cheap.

Many people like to show off their beloved children's artwork by hanging them on the walls, but the interior design student says it makes your home look cheap.

Many people like to show off their beloved children’s artwork by hanging them on the walls, but the interior design student says it makes your home look cheap.

Another mistake people often make is leaving their washing machine exposed in the kitchen, an alternative would be to hide it behind a cupboard door or put it in a utility room.

Another mistake people often make is leaving their washing machine exposed in the kitchen, an alternative would be to hide it behind a cupboard door or put it in a utility room.

Krishnan also revealed that white PVC front doors can make your house look cheap even before you step inside the house.

Krishnan also revealed that white PVC front doors can make your house look cheap even before you step inside the house.

Cover!  Exposed radiators are another no no in your home if you want it to look like a charming space.

Cover! Exposed radiators are another no no in your home if you want it to look like a charming space.

When it comes to timeless design choices that can instantly spruce up your home and take little effort, Krishnan said to get rid of brightly colored walls and stick to neutral tones.

When it comes to timeless design choices that can instantly spruce up your home and take little effort, Krishnan said to get rid of brightly colored walls and stick to neutral tones.

Advertising

Betty K. Park