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Depressing furniture (Please post your contribution below)

Anything black. I'll say it again ANYTHING black.

Black furniture of any kind absorbs the light and looks NASTY and it is depressing.

There should never be anything black in your kitchen. It's unsanitary. You need to be able to see the dirt.

Black furniture is just about acceptable in an airport and nowhere else.

I'd want to kill myself if I had this (see link) in my house.

by Anonymousreply 11902/23/2013

Totally agree, OP. Everything about that couch is depressing.

by Anonymousreply 102/20/2013

"Black furniture of any kind absorbs the light"

That's because it's black.

by Anonymousreply 202/20/2013

That thing is hideous no matter what the color!

by Anonymousreply 302/20/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 402/20/2013

I like black leather couches, just not that one.

by Anonymousreply 502/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 602/20/2013

1950s formica kitchen table and chairs.

not all mid-century furniture is cute or attractive.

by Anonymousreply 702/20/2013

'Mid century' 90% of the time translates to 'fugly'.

by Anonymousreply 802/20/2013

glass tables are depressing, too

by Anonymousreply 902/20/2013

[quote]'Mid century' 90% of the time translates to 'fugly'.

You sound like you are 90 years old.

by Anonymousreply 1002/20/2013

these are very depressing

by Anonymousreply 1102/20/2013

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..

by Anonymousreply 1202/20/2013

[quote]glass tables are depressing, too

God, yes, it's true...except I never realized it before. But fuck...that is so true.

by Anonymousreply 1302/20/2013

R11, we had something like that in our house when I was a kid.

by Anonymousreply 1402/20/2013

[quote]You sound like you are 90 years old.

Maybe he is 90 years old, so show some respect. Anyway, he's right.

by Anonymousreply 1502/20/2013

everything in this room

by Anonymousreply 1602/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1702/20/2013


by Anonymousreply 1802/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1902/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2002/20/2013

R17: That's a LAMP on the table!

by Anonymousreply 2102/20/2013

OMG that sofa at R18 looks like something removed during a colonoscopy.

by Anonymousreply 2202/20/2013

Are these all photos from the old Roseanne set?

by Anonymousreply 2302/20/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 2402/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2502/20/2013

[quote]glass tables are depressing, too[/quote]

They are functional for coke addicts, however.

by Anonymousreply 2602/20/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 2702/20/2013

"That's a LAMP on the table!"

R21, I believe R17 refers to the white mass on the table between the sofa and television.

by Anonymousreply 2802/20/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 2902/20/2013

Sexy bathroom @ link.

by Anonymousreply 3002/20/2013

time to get depressed!

by Anonymousreply 3102/20/2013

Very 80s, R30.

by Anonymousreply 3202/20/2013

braided rugs are very depressing

by Anonymousreply 3302/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3402/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3502/20/2013

Just in case your friends with spray on tans stop by, you'll always be prepared.

by Anonymousreply 3602/20/2013

Fun for the kids or the kid in you.

by Anonymousreply 3702/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3802/20/2013

so comfy!

by Anonymousreply 3902/20/2013

Pressboard "entertainment centers" that take up a whole wall to hold an old 42" tube TV.

by Anonymousreply 4002/20/2013

need a bigger sofa?

by Anonymousreply 4102/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4202/20/2013

Reach out and touch someone.

by Anonymousreply 4302/20/2013


by Anonymousreply 4402/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4502/20/2013

"collage" picture frames

by Anonymousreply 4602/20/2013

conference & meeting rooms in cheap hotels make me uneasy. The most godawful carpet patterns, those ugly chairs. They are usually brown or maroon.

by Anonymousreply 4702/20/2013

This >

by Anonymousreply 4802/20/2013

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!"

by Anonymousreply 4902/20/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 5002/20/2013

Ornate bedroom sets with canopies. And the fact that they usually cost a few thousand dollars is even more depressing.

by Anonymousreply 5102/20/2013

Anything gold...unless it's actually gold, even then, use with caution.


Then we have:

Gold and pink...TOGETHER.

by Anonymousreply 5202/20/2013

R18, that couch looks like a bowel movement.

by Anonymousreply 5302/20/2013

turn on the lights, it's not depressing enough

by Anonymousreply 5402/20/2013

My mom's house still has the original pink toilet, refrig, oven, bathroom sinks and counter tops in the kitchen. I love it all.

by Anonymousreply 5502/20/2013

I don't know, OP. There are some black leather sofas that look tasteful. Clean, simple lines is key.

by Anonymousreply 5602/20/2013


by Anonymousreply 5702/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5802/20/2013

There are different kinds of black furniture.

There's suburban white people black furniture

by Anonymousreply 5902/20/2013

There's Asian-immigrant -in-America black furniture

by Anonymousreply 6002/20/2013

There's JAP black furniture

by Anonymousreply 6102/20/2013

Russian mafia black furniture

by Anonymousreply 6202/20/2013

McMansion black furniture

by Anonymousreply 6302/20/2013

Black furniture in a robot house

by Anonymousreply 6402/20/2013

Oh no. Google fucked up all my links

by Anonymousreply 6502/20/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 6602/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6702/21/2013


Is this the superintendent? Yes, sir, I would like you to know that you have a *whore* living in 2R! Rossi, Janice Rossi...

by Anonymousreply 6802/21/2013

Anything that will be out of style in 5 years.

by Anonymousreply 6902/21/2013

You could blow your brains out in this room, and no one would ever know.

by Anonymousreply 7002/21/2013

I was looking for images that would prove to R52 that pink and gold can look great together... and I found THIS.

by Anonymousreply 7102/21/2013

Here, pink and gold looking beautiful together.

by Anonymousreply 7202/21/2013

Holy shit, look what else my pink-and-gold search turned up! A carniverous bedroom!

by Anonymousreply 7302/21/2013

It's the "Day of the Triffids" look.

by Anonymousreply 7402/21/2013

Most furniture starts out ugly and does not get better with age. The same can be said of people.

by Anonymousreply 7502/21/2013


by Anonymousreply 7602/21/2013

I just noticed this thread. I don't think it's been done before.

by Anonymousreply 7702/21/2013

My neighbor has a giant fork and spoon hanging on he kitchen wall

by Anonymousreply 7802/21/2013

R32 I actually like it. I think 80's modern was a lot better than todays modern.

by Anonymousreply 7902/21/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 8002/21/2013

Louis-Farouk furniture depresses me because it reminds that there are people in this world with absolutely appalling tastes.

by Anonymousreply 8102/21/2013

This always cheers me up.

by Anonymousreply 8202/21/2013

It's supposed to be fun, irreverent, and whimsical...but 1980s Memphis style furniture makes me want to slit my wrists.

by Anonymousreply 8302/21/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 8402/21/2013

bedspreads - all ugly, all depressing

by Anonymousreply 8502/21/2013

Danish modern.

by Anonymousreply 8602/21/2013

Silver stardom sofa

by Anonymousreply 8702/21/2013

The vagina couch:

by Anonymousreply 8802/21/2013

Very colorful, uplifting room

by Anonymousreply 8902/21/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 9002/21/2013

We haven't done this in a while.


by Anonymousreply 9102/21/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 9202/22/2013

Where do you kids wanna sleep?

by Anonymousreply 9302/22/2013

Maybe they were hiding from the Nazis, R93.

by Anonymousreply 9402/22/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 9502/22/2013

Remember, somebody paid money for this!

by Anonymousreply 9602/22/2013

The couch, the paneling, the carpet. I can't decide.

by Anonymousreply 9702/22/2013

It's immune to spills.

by Anonymousreply 9802/22/2013


by Anonymousreply 9902/22/2013

R98, that is an awesomely bad find!

Like the waiting-area bench in a cheap diner, circa 1972.

by Anonymousreply 10002/22/2013

R8, I like Danish modern. That fabric is not the best, but the lines of the chair are very nice.

by Anonymousreply 10102/22/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 10202/22/2013

Really depressing:

by Anonymousreply 10302/22/2013

OP is the one that is always trying to make black furniture happen.

by Anonymousreply 10402/22/2013

Barbra Streisand's basement.

by Anonymousreply 10502/22/2013

I would never have imagined that Bab's basement was the inspiration for many a Thomas Kincaide masterpiece.

by Anonymousreply 10602/22/2013

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).

by Anonymousreply 10702/22/2013

[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?

by Anonymousreply 10802/22/2013

[quote] Maybe they were hiding from the Nazis

That does look like the Abbey courtyard.

by Anonymousreply 10902/22/2013


It is

by Anonymousreply 11002/22/2013

[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

by Anonymousreply 11102/22/2013

Actually, I think that lurid digs thing is just too much of a bad thing. Having to see the people as well AND their brain just goes into overdrive and can't cope.

by Anonymousreply 11202/22/2013

r18's pic looks like three hands (one thumbless hand in the middle) with stubby fingers and thumbs on each end.

by Anonymousreply 11302/22/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 11402/22/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 11502/22/2013

people older than baby boomers (the Greatest generation, who lived through the Depression and fought in WWII) love 80s chic furniture?

by Anonymousreply 11602/22/2013

Via Rich Kids of Instagram...

by Anonymousreply 11702/22/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 11802/22/2013

By sitting on about 30 of them.

I've been sofa buying recently. It's a depressing experience involving trading off comfort for looks.

by Anonymousreply 11902/23/2013
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