- Totally agree, OP. Everything about that couch is depressing.
- "Black furniture of any kind absorbs the light"
That's because it's black.
- That thing is hideous no matter what the color!
- That is awful. Why would their interior decorator get them something so unappealing? They should just get someone else to come in and completely redo their entire house
- I like black leather couches, just not that one.
- I can't stand the bulky round armrests and heavy, rounded look of sofas especially with that velvety apholstery. Ugh. Add a Lazy Boy recliner and some fake wood paneling and you have my grandmother's "den." It smelled of kitty litter.(The box was un a corner near the side door.)I hated going there. After she died when my father and his brothers were trying to sell the house I said, "Just burn it down." and theygot angry at me.
Oh, and she had those decorative cushions with embroidered sayings on them. And those braided rag rugs on the linoleum floor. Her's was an ugly shade of green.Don't forget the lamptables. These were floor lamps with those little tables attached to the lamp pole. Fake wood.
- 1950s formica kitchen table and chairs.
not all mid-century furniture is cute or attractive.
- 'Mid century' 90% of the time translates to 'fugly'.
- glass tables are depressing, too
- [quote]'Mid century' 90% of the time translates to 'fugly'.
You sound like you are 90 years old.
- these are very depressing
- That's a very hideous, depressing piece of furniture! I don't want anything leather, let alone something that looks so tacky. I like grays and dark blues but recently realized my bedding and duvet (various grays and blues) was seriously depressing me, more than I already am! i changed to some ocean blue bed sheets and need to ditch my navy blue bed cover thing. I struggle to put colors in a room..
- [quote]glass tables are depressing, too
God, yes, it's true...except I never realized it before. But fuck...that is so true.
- R11, we had something like that in our house when I was a kid.
- [quote]You sound like you are 90 years old.
Maybe he is 90 years old, so show some respect. Anyway, he's right.
- everything in this room
- OMG, that's HILARIOUS, R16. Notice the black chairs in the kitchen and what's on the table, what's the right word for that...just so I can get one, when I next go to Walmart.
- That sofa is gawdawful, between the seams and the padding!
However, my large cooking spoon and spatula are black - sorry! Black dinner plates would be quite creepy.
- Glass dining tables always seem more dirty to me than other dining tables because the fingerprints and food stains are that much more visible on them.
- R17: That's a LAMP on the table!
- OMG that sofa at R18 looks like something removed during a colonoscopy.
- Are these all photos from the old Roseanne set?
- r18's sofa makes me think of obesity. Yes that sofa is obese - kinda like some of the guys in the asses threads on DL.
OP, how do you feel about black people? Are they for airports only too?
- Glass coffee tables remind me of my aunt's house in London, circa 1972 and the memory depresses me.
On it was one of those depressing plastic perspex cubes with faded color photos of the kids (my cousins), that you could never resist turning around.
- [quote]glass tables are depressing, too[/quote]
They are functional for coke addicts, however.
- [quote]That's a LAMP on the table!
No, I meant the vinyl easy wipe tablecloth. I just wasn't sure if that's what they were called in America.
Here's an especially nasty one.
- "That's a LAMP on the table!"
R21, I believe R17 refers to the white mass on the table between the sofa and television.
- [quote]OP, how do you feel about black people? Are they for airports only too?
Are you just nine mentally or are you actually nine years old? You fucking moron.
- Sexy bathroom @ link.
- time to get depressed!
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- Very 80s, R30.
- braided rugs are very depressing
- Oilcloth I guess, R27?
I have NO IDEA what that white mass is on the sofa, but it does look nasty (from that angle).
The whole thing might be okay for a summer cabin, but as a primary residence, it'd be depressing.
- Lol. at OP. I have black leather couch and chairs, and I sort of agree. I mean, when I bought it at the end of grad school, I thought it was okay and it looked much better on the wood floors of my previous place. The actual shape and lines are nice, unlike the monstrosity in OP's pic, but I'm SOOO sick of it. But, it's decent quality and in good shape, so I'm gonna have to wait a few more years.
I don't think black leather looks bad in ALL situations. But, I'd really like to move on to something else -- branch out into a tastefully decorated gay home, instead of basically having the same furniture as my hetero brother, lol.
So, I partially agree on the black, but the main problem with OP's couch is really the shape/lines.
- Just in case your friends with spray on tans stop by, you'll always be prepared.
- Fun for the kids or the kid in you.
- Vertical blinds with slats missing, over a low-pile beige wall-to-wall carpet.
We've all been there -- usually in a trick's apartment.
- so comfy!
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- Pressboard "entertainment centers" that take up a whole wall to hold an old 42" tube TV.
- need a bigger sofa?
- R16's photo looks like a rental vacation cabin. Is that what it is, R16? The uglier they are, the more likely they are called "cottages" by the rental agency.
- Reach out and touch someone.
- This is a fun thread. Yeah, I can make fun of other people's furniture disasters, but I can also laugh at myself for my own past furniture disasters. We've all had them.
Yes, the pressed board entertainment center - in oak finish! -- is one of the worst.
- "collage" picture frames
- conference & meeting rooms in cheap hotels make me uneasy. The most godawful carpet patterns, those ugly chairs. They are usually brown or maroon.
- This >
- R43 - years ago, back when phones were hard-wired in the days before jacks, the phone guy showed up to install a line in the living room of my parents' summer cottage. Unfortunately for him, there'd been a mixup such that he had brought a light (powder) blue model. My dad sent him away with, "This isn't Lana Turner's boudoir!"
- "Anything black. I'll say it again ANYTHING black."
Definitely agree it's depressing. I mean have you ever seen a chair when my fat ass and black heart are lifted out of it.
- Ornate bedroom sets with canopies. And the fact that they usually cost a few thousand dollars is even more depressing.
- Anything gold...unless it's actually gold, even then, use with caution.
Then we have:
Gold and pink...TOGETHER.
- R18, that couch looks like a bowel movement.
- turn on the lights, it's not depressing enough
- My mom's house still has the original pink toilet, refrig, oven, bathroom sinks and counter tops in the kitchen. I love it all.
- I don't know, OP. There are some black leather sofas that look tasteful. Clean, simple lines is key.
- Did you see Silver Linings Playbook? Remember the parent's house where the main guy character lived? Dingy wallpaper, 1970s furniture, white accessories. It was so ugly and depressing, no wonder the guy had mental health issues. His mother was obnoxious, too. Anyone who could survive decades living with that decor should be ashamed of themselves.
One thing I like about movies is checking out the set designs. Whoever designed that set went off the deep end. Poo on them.
- There are different kinds of black furniture.
There's suburban white people black furniture
- There's Asian-immigrant -in-America black furniture
- There's JAP black furniture
- Russian mafia black furniture
- McMansion black furniture
- Black furniture in a robot house
- Oh no. Google fucked up all my links
- [quote]Are you just nine mentally or are you actually nine years old? You fucking moron.
Oh blow it out your ass Louise. It was a joke.
- Not furniture per se, but paneling walls and shag carpeting.
Question: Do people still use ugly ass paneling walls in new construction? I sure hope not.
Is this the superintendent? Yes, sir, I would like you to know that you have a *whore* living in 2R! Rossi, Janice Rossi...
- Anything that will be out of style in 5 years.
- You could blow your brains out in this room, and no one would ever know.
- I was looking for images that would prove to R52 that pink and gold can look great together... and I found THIS.
- Here, pink and gold looking beautiful together.
- Holy shit, look what else my pink-and-gold search turned up! A carniverous bedroom!
- It's the "Day of the Triffids" look.
- Most furniture starts out ugly and does not get better with age. The same can be said of people.
- I just noticed this thread. I don't think it's been done before.
- My neighbor has a giant fork and spoon hanging on he kitchen wall
- R32 I actually like it. I think 80's modern was a lot better than todays modern.
- I agree with you, R56. That is a very nice sofa and would work in the right place (airport executive lounge?) The black wall, however, not so much.
- Louis-Farouk furniture depresses me because it reminds that there are people in this world with absolutely appalling tastes.
- This always cheers me up.
- It's supposed to be fun, irreverent, and whimsical...but 1980s Memphis style furniture makes me want to slit my wrists.
- Where is Kirker? He could own this thread just by posting old photos of the crap he was trying to unload in that little used furniture shop of his.
- bedspreads - all ugly, all depressing
- Danish modern.
- Silver stardom sofa
- The vagina couch:
- Very colorful, uplifting room
- I despise Mission furniture. They look like torture devices. Depressing as hell.
I am not a fan of 1970 furniture. Almost sure to be tacky.
There is a lot of beautiful design in midcentury furniture. Mostly light hearted and an escape from the heavy depressing furniture of prior generations. The bad part of midcentury is usully a holdover from earlier times.
Black is simply a color - a Corbusier chair is stunning.
THIS is a beautiful sofa. I'm not depressed yet.
- We haven't done this in a while.
- R87, that silver lame sofa makes me HAPPY! Really, I had a very bad night, and the sight of that ludicrous silver couch cheered me up.
And no, I'm not wearing earrings and a caftan.
- Where do you kids wanna sleep?
- Maybe they were hiding from the Nazis, R93.
- "There should never be anything black in your kitchen. "
Bullshit. My appliances are black, and I love them. They are cleaned very frequently and are spotless.
- Remember, somebody paid money for this!
- The couch, the paneling, the carpet. I can't decide.
- It's immune to spills.
- R98, that is an awesomely bad find!
Like the waiting-area bench in a cheap diner, circa 1972.
- R8, I like Danish modern. That fabric is not the best, but the lines of the chair are very nice.
- This is sorta/kinda off-topic but --
Several years ago there was a web site at which 4 or 5 writers (all gay men and one straight woman) looked at homemade porn photos ... and reviewed the furniture.
It was one of the funniest sites I'd ever seen.
Years later, I can't remember the name of the site and have never been able to find it again. Does anyone have a link by any chance?
- Really depressing:
- OP is the one that is always trying to make black furniture happen.
- Barbra Streisand's basement.
- I would never have imagined that Bab's basement was the inspiration for many a Thomas Kincaide masterpiece.
- R105, is that real? It looks like a section of a mall out in Montgomery County - they had a section that looked like some streets in old England.
Babs did have one of her homes and its yard replicate some old mill town. I can see her doing this - when you have lots of money you can create any fantasy environemnt you want. Sounds like fun to me. My own little Epcot (where I've never gone).
Babs also had her theme houses - the art deco one, for instance. I remember one magazine - maybe Archtectural Digest - had a photo spread of a number of her houses all with different themes. I remember thinking Babs has too much money for her own good. It seemed liek a terrible waste - like an adult playing with a Barbie dream house(s).
- [quote]when you have lots of money you can create any fantasy environemnt you want. Sounds like fun to me
Yes, it does, doesn't it?
- [quote] Maybe they were hiding from the Nazis
That does look like [...] courtyard.
It is luriddigs.com
- [quote]Several years ago there was a web site at which 4 or 5 writers (all gay men and one straight woman) looked at homemade porn photos ... and reviewed the furniture.
link at r91
- Actually, I think that lurid digs thing is just too much of a bad thing. Having to see the people as well AND their erections...my brain just goes into overdrive and can't cope.
- r18's pic looks like three hands (one thumbless hand in the middle) with stubby fingers and thumbs on each end.
- I own a rental property in a retirement village. Furniture is well represented here, very 80s chic. I was told VERY adamantly by the property manager NOT to fuck with the furniture for a few years as the current generation of oldsters loves that stuff. In about 2 years I may need to change it out as the boomers come on line.
- The sad truth is: the ugly the furniture, generally the more damned comfy it is. Those big puffy sofas are like sitting on a cloud. Divine. If only one didn't have to SEE them. So like Unhappy Hipsters, we suffer sofas that are less comfortable because they look better. Same with clothes.
- people older than baby boomers (the Greatest generation, who lived through the Depression and fought in WWII) love 80s chic furniture?
- Via Rich Kids of Instagram...
- [quote] we suffer sofas that are less comfortable because they look better.
Better? When and where did you come to that 100% arbitrary conclusion?
- By sitting on about 30 of them.
I've been sofa buying recently. It's a depressing experience involving trading off comfort for looks.