Revealed: Yorkshire’s top 10 most hated home furnishings

Homeowners across the region have revealed their top 10 most hated interior furnishings in new research.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 10th December 2015, 1:32 pm

Avocado bathrooms, woodchip wallpapers and bathroom carpets are the three outdated home decor styles that Yorkshire residents despise the most, according to a survey by

But the research by the LED lighting retailer also shows that, despite their dislike for the furnishings, more than two thirds of those surveyed said they had at least one in their homes.

The results of the survey, which include responses from 2,000 adults, revealed that one in six people in the region have Artex ceilings, while one in five have net curtains.

Chris Evans, from, said: “This research shows that Yorkshire has very clear ideas about what’s stylish and what’s not when it comes to home decorating – but what’s surprising is that many are still putting up with dated décor in their own households.

“Regardless of whether we’re living with sixties-inspired woodchip wallpaper or embracing the seventies trend for avocado bathroom suites, there are simple, effective and affordable ways to bring our home style firmly into the 21st century.”

The research also shows that one in 19 people have lava lamps in their home and nearly 10 per cent said they have 70s-style bathroom carpets.

Residents spend on average around £366 every year on revamping their homes and more than more than 70 per cent have redecorated in the last two years, according to the survey.

The full list of results are for Yorkshire’s most hated home furnishings are:

1. Avocado bathrooms

2. Woodchip wallpaper

3. Bathroom carpets

4. Artex ceilings

5. Net curtains

6. Mass-produced prints (such as Keep Calm and Carry On)

7. Animal print

8. Mirrored walls

9. Fake flowers

10. Pine wood panelling

11. Lava lamps

=12. Floral wallpaper

=12. Lino flooring

14. Pastel kitchens