UGLY ROOM IN BLOOM TACKY DE­SIGN TOPS POLL

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - HOME - Janita Singh

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.

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