I'm an interior designer… five worst TikTok home trends – and it's bad news if you like bright LED lights | The Sun

LIKE any other social media platform, TikTok is a great source of inspiration and ideas.

But if you're looking to transform your home, whether that means a cheap DIY project or calling a professional, you might want to steer clear of this popular app.

Full of life hacks, fashion advice and mouth-watering air fryer recipes, TikTok has become the go-to for many.

But according to one interior designer, the platform is not the best source when it comes to improving your home, as there are five popular interior faux pas to best give a miss.

In a video critiquing various decor trends, interior designer Reeves Connelly revealed what not to do.

First up were vibrant walls with geometric elements marked with tape.

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This trend might've been all the rage during the pandemic when it first took off, but according to Reeves, that's where it belongs – in the past.

Back then, we were also obsessed with everything marble – and kitchen countertops did not escape the grip of this hit trend.

However, much to everyone's surprise, marble, especially if it's peel-and-stick, had also made it on the list of no-nos.

Just as bad, Reeves revealed, is foam furniture – it might look dreamy but cloud-like furniture doesn't belong in anyone's home.

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Those who've been religiously scrolling on TikTok since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, will also know just how popular bright LED lights were.

Stuck on walls in almost every bedroom, the feature was a must-have back then.

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But if you're looking to brighten up your room, perhaps stick to lamps or even candles, as this trend is also something Reeves hates.

Last up in the clip was arch wall paint – a favourite for those going for a move bohemian look.

Listing the trends, the whizz said: ''in no particular order — its fun to look back bc most of these were trends during the pandemic so they’re wild [sic].''

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Reeves' opinion stirred a heated debate, with many disagreeing with his views.

One LED fan hit back: ''I don’t do LED’s to impress people, I do it because maybe I want color light patterns at night instead of burnt orange light bulb.''

Another agreed, writing: ''Don’t hate on leds.''

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''The peel and stick marble works for people who rent,'' a third penned.

''Paint arch makes me happy and whatever makes me happy can be in my house,'' someone else jotted.


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