14 "Trading Spaces" Makeovers That Haven't Really Aged That Well

    I rewatched Trading Spaces, the US version of Changing Rooms. Many of the transformations are interesting.

    Last year I watched episodes of a popular '90s British interior design show called Changing Rooms and noticed that some of the designs have not stood the test of time.

    Well, I have just watched Trading Spaces, the US version of the show. And the rooms here haven't aged well either.

    1. Like this playroom for a baby, decorated with hay.

    The owner's face when it is revealed simply says it all.

    2. This "prisoners of love" solitary confinement bedroom.

    Special shout-out to this mural of a prison above their bed and this bench made out of wood and two toilets.

    3. This room, apparently inspired by safari adventures.

    What I like about this room is that there's a random hanging bunch of bananas and a plate of vegetables.

    4. This room decorated with the designer's actual face.

    Good luck trying to sleep tonight.

    5. This bathroom decorated with more than 6,000 flowers.

    How do you water a wall?!??!!

    6. This kimono-inspired room decorated with actual rust.

    I am a big admirer of the owner's facial expression when it's revealed, when the presenter says, "It's actually rust."

    7. This room that was decorated with a paintball gun.

    The most offensive thing is that this is a bed.

    I wonder why paintballing your walls hasn't caught on.

    8. This room where they painted it all white.

    9. The designer mentioned an "all-black" room. Here is the "all-black" office in the other couple's house.

    10. This room that was decorated with hanging lamps.

    I can see why hanging lamps haven't caught on.

    11. This room that was decorated with 1,800 CDs. That's CDs on every single part of the walls.

    12. This room where metal was not the answer.

    13. This "beach cabana"–inspired room that ended up turning into a literal beach.

    My favourite moment of this episode is when the sand turns up and the face of the person decorating this room is just pure fear.

    14. P.S. I have gone round to your house and have put all of your furniture on the ceiling, just like in one episode.

    Hope that's OK.