UGLY ROOM IN BLOOM TACKY DESIGN TOPS POLL
A VERY pink and flowery bedroom with mismatched furniture has won the title of Australia’s Ugliest Bedroom.
The room, which belongs to Judy and Paul Innes in Blackheath, was deemed the ugliest entry in the competition run by online homewares retailer TheHome. com.au and television show Better Homes and Gardens.
The Innes’ room features an old bulky brown bed, a bright blue 1990s-style couch and an excess of floral designs, from the doorknobs to the wardrobe, lamps and even the curtains.
Another eyesore is the 20year-old floral wallpaper.
The couple, who bought the house eight years ago but only moved in about a year ago, are excited about the prospect of a bedroom makeover worth up to $13,000.
“I’ve wanted to redo our bedroom ever since we bought the house but it is such a big job ... I just haven’t known where to start. We are excited to have won a makeover,’’ Mrs Innes says.
TheHome.com.au interior stylist Emma Blomfield, who will oversee the makeover, says the bedroom is crying out for help.
“The wallpaper is quite the eyesore paired with the outdated lighting fixtures and furniture,” Blomfield says. “Having said that, underneath the flower power overload, we believe this room has potential to transform into a beautiful sanctuary.”
Hundreds of entries from all over Australia were received and Alexandra Mills, of TheHome.com.au, says it was shocking to see so many neglected bedrooms.
“Your bedroom is meant to be a sanctuary where you can relax and unwind after a long day, so it is definitely a room you should give some attention,” she says.
The Innes makeover will include furniture and decor from TheHome.com.au, new blinds and carpet from Carpet Court, walls painted withBritish Paints and services from online marketplace Airtasker.
Flower power overload ... Judy Innes in the room that has been named Australia's Ugliest Bedroom for its mismatched decor and overwhelming use of pink and florals.