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    31 Reasons Why "Great Interior Design Challenge" Is The Best Show On TV

    And it's the best show on TV.

    1. The Great Interior Design Challenge lets amateur interior designers loose on innocent members of the public.

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    2. It shows them changing their slightly drab living rooms into...

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    3. ...something very different.

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    4. First up, Tom Dyckhoff tells us about some architecture.

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    You don't know why he's here. It wouldn't matter if they were making over ex-council flats in Slough, but they choose to risk the rooms of people who live in actually really nice houses.

    Still it's kind of interesting.

    5. Next up we meet the designers. It's unclear whether their only interior design experience comes from doing up their own home.

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    6. We get to see inside their funky houses.

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    7. Their style is always very extra.

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    They often look like they live in hipster coffee shops.

    8. Most of them like "vintage" things.

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    9. They all like animal heads on walls.

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    10. The homeowners then describe their vision for their new room.

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    They will say either "boutique hotel", "clean and contemporary", "Moorish", "farmhouse", or of course the classic "Scandi" look.

    11. The designers then get to pitch their ideas to the homeowner.

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    12. Sometimes the homeowner doesn't like something in the scheme.

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    13. But usually the designers put it in anyway.

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    14. And the homeowners still don't like it in the end.

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    15. All the designers absolutely love spray paint.

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    16. Halfway through, the fabulous judges (Daniel Hopwood and Kelly Hoppen) give us some wise words on the progress of the contestants.

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    17. The best bit of the show is obviously the creative challenge.

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    This is when Kelly Hoppen gives the contestants some random junk and they have to find a way of including it in their room without it looking like junk.

    18. Spray paint and MDF is usually involved.

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    19. And it's usually still pretty obvious what the piece of junk was in the first place.

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    20. Finally the designers have finished!

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    Well, you could put something in those empty frames.

    21. We get to see what the room looked like before!

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    22. And then the big reveal!

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    Did he just put up a pair of empty frames?

    23. Usually one contestant hasn't quite finished.

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    24. They'll blame it on poor time management.

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    But it's often to do with the fact that they aren't good at putting up Ikea furniture.

    25. They always come up with a genius way of hiding the TV.

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    "Oi Mum, can you take the kimono down? I want to watch The Great Interior Design Challenge."

    26. The homeowners always try to be polite, even when they obviously hate it.

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    Makes you proud to be British.

    27. Sadly one designer always has to go home.

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    Katie is the one just standing on her own. Poor Katie.

    28. Often the designers make the rooms feel bigger by removing all the furniture.

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    He's also replaced a painting with a square of yellow paper. Shame there's nowhere to sit and look at it.

    29. The lucky homeowners get to live in their new rooms, complete with Zen gardens in their fireplaces.

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    Art.

    30. It can be a bit of a shock for your average person to live with so many baskets.

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    31. But sometimes they actually really like their new room, and it's beautiful.

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    And it makes all that spray painting worth it.

    You can watch The Great Interior Design Challenge on BBC2 at 8pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, or catch up on iPlayer.

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