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    13 "Changing Rooms" Designs That Really Haven't Aged That Well

    Open your eyes.

    Remember Changing Rooms? It was a BBC show in the late '90s and early '00s where neighbours swapped houses and redecorated a room, aided by designers.

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    As you can tell, some of the rooms haven't aged that well.

    I did a bit of research, and here are some of the most WTF ones.

    1. This "Out of This World" sexy room.

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    Designer's review: "This is a sensual, sexy room."

    Owner's review: "I don't like the bed." "The colour is horrible."

    My review: To be honest, isn't this the set of a porn film? Also, WTF is with those nails? Look at those champagne buckets. And the fur. THE FUR!

    And don't get me started on this arse sculpture.

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    Every single thing in this room makes absolutely no sense.

    2. This "Very Strong Black and White Themed" room.

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    Designer's review: "I think it is very classy."

    Owner's review: "Bloody hell."

    My review: I'm absolutely speechless. Meanwhile my colleague Cassie thought it looked like a rather glam prison.

    I think the weirdest thing in this room is the floor, which is black and covered in strips of silver tape.

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    3. The "Tenthouse Penthouse".

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    Designer's review: "They love being I went along with that."

    Owner's review: "Not what I expected."


    I'll pass on this room, thanks.

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    4. This "Romanto Panto".

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    Designer's review: "They needed somewhere to escape from their three children."

    Owner's review: "What a change. Crikey."

    My review: I wouldn't sleep in this room. In fact, I'm not sure I can sleep again.

    5. This "Tribute to All Things Circular" in Doncaster.

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    Designer's review: "I absolutely love it. I like circles."

    Owner's review: "Am I in the same room? This is amazing."

    My review: A dentist's waiting room from hell. Why would you replace a heater with a glass bowl with a few pebbles in it?

    I quite like the fact that they added two silver rubber rings in there because everything else was circular.

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    I bet they were like: "fuck it."

    6. This "Funky Family" room.

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    Designer's review: "We have to see how it looks at the end."

    Owner's review: "Oh no, it's horrible."

    My review: This looks like a half-arsed, unfinished game of Tetris. Covered in litter.

    7. This "Touch of Art" bedroom.

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    Designer's review: "It's quite a statement."

    Owner's review: "Good grief."

    My review: Fucking hell.

    These things at the bottom of the bed are made out of MDF by the way. Marble was too expensive.

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    8. This "Love Nest" bedroom.

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    Designer's review: "They like spending a lot of time in the bedroom."

    Owner's review: "It is red, isn't it?"

    My review: NEEDS MORE RED.

    9. This boudoir of "Hot Purple Passion".

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    Designer's review: "It's very passionate."

    Owner's review: "This is absolutely brilliant."

    My review: Due to space issues, the pillows are not where you lay your head. No: That's the side. You have to sleep sideways. This is a disgrace.

    10. This "Art Gallery–Inspired" living room.

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    Designer's review: "It's Tate Modern mixed with '70s chic."

    Owner's review: "Barbara, it's gorgeous." "Look at the wall."

    My review: This looks like the set of an ITV daytime chat show that has just been cancelled. I also love that there are 10 beers on the table, as if you need to now drink them.

    11. This "New York Gallery Sitting Room".

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    Designer's reaction: "It's very serene, isn't it?"

    Owner's reaction: "There is nothing I would change. This is fabulous."

    My reaction: It looks like it's covered in paint samples and the coffee table is actually made out of paving slabs. Actual paving slabs. Fucking hell. Just buy a table.

    12. And where would we be without the disastrous free-standing shelves episode? They put up antique teapots, which were priceless, in the middle of the room.

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    The whole thing then collapsed minutes later because they put too many books on the shelves. Nothing was saved.

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    It was especially awkward as the neighbours did not want to put their teapots on a free-standing shelf in the first place.

    Linda was like: "This is my fault entirely and I will take responsibility for that."

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    And Handy Andy was like this.

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    This is some of the greatest TV you will ever watch:

    View this video on YouTube

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    And then Carol Smillie said: "It was time for Linda to deliver the bad news to Clauda."

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    13. BONUS: I've redesigned this room in your house.

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    Hope that's OK.

    Please, please, PLEASE bring back Changing Rooms or at least repeat episodes on a digital channel.

    There are hundreds of channels WE NEED THIS.