I’m an interior designer – 5 autumn styles which make your home look cheap & why you must ditch matching furniture sets

AN interior designer has shared that there are five styles or home accessories that instantly cheapen your surroundings. 

And there’s lots on the list – from small rugs in living rooms to matching furniture sets in any room of the home.

An interior design said certain things you'd be ditched


An interior design said certain things you’d be ditchedCredit: tiktok/@wafaghaoui_designs

Wafa Ghaoui Interior Design, who can be found on TikTok at @wafaghaoui_designs, uploaded a video to her social media profile titled: “Things that make your home look cheap.”

She then ran through the items one by one, and no doubt sparked controversy when she included some very common items that can often be found in people’s homes. 

The first of these was furniture sets with matching chairs and tables, or a bed, bedside tables and chest of drawers all made using exactly the same material.

Giving them a huge thumbs down, Wafa Ghaoui showed she’d much prefer clashing materials or prints with more personality.

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While the second was “small rugs” as she pointed out a striped black and white rug in a living room that became lost amongst the space.

Another thing included on Wafa Ghaoui Interior Design’s list was “basic light decor”.

She then shone the spotlight on a monochrome light fitting that sat quite flat on the ceiling.

Elsewhere, short curtains got a big no-no from the home expert and interior fan.

Finally, themed rooms – in her example a nautical theme – also failed to impress her.

But it seems it’s not just Wafa Ghaoui Interior Design who would ban the five items from her home.

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In the comment section of the video, which has been liked hundreds of times, she wrote that the things she’s discussed are “global interior design rules”.

Matching furniture sets are a big no-go


Matching furniture sets are a big no-goCredit: tiktok/@wafaghaoui_designs
Small rugs are also not a trend that people should follow


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