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Shag, Beads and Taxidermy: 18 Worst Design Trends of the Last 50 Years

What are the worst home decor trends of the past half-century? That was the question that electronics manufacturer Samsung posed to a panel of design experts from such publications as Wallpaper, Ideal Home and House Beautiful. They were challenged with creating a shortlist of the horrific interior design trends spanning 50 years. That list was then voted upon by 2,000 members of the British public, who weighed in with their own opinions. Based on the results, these are the worst of the worst when it comes to home decor disasters from days gone by.

Published August 30, 2019, Updated August 6, 2020

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