DIY disasters, putrid peeling paint, monstrous mould and bats in the attic – there’s a whole world of home design horrors out there! In honour of this year’s Halloween celebrations, we’ve rounded up some of the scariest home interiors from the movies.
Whether you choose to use these as inspiration or a guide for what to avoid is up to you!
If you’ve got a home design horror story of your own to share, read down to the bottom and discover your chance to win a £50 voucher to spend at Linens Limited (T&Cs apply).
Warning: some viewers may find the following images disturbing…
#5 Cabin in the Woods
If taxidermy is your thing, then look no further than Joss Whedon’s 2012 horror-comedy Cabin in the Woods. Starring a pre-Thor Chris Hemsworth, this tale of trapped teenagers struggling to survive in the face of a zombie attack features classic all-American cabin decor – perfectly complemented by a snarling wolf’s head.
Get the look: Shop shaggy bedding, faux fur rugs, cushions and throws
A new classic, this unique tale of a family dealing with grief among eerie goings-on provides an extra special treat for interior-design lovers. Toni Collette’s character is a miniaturist, who spends her days crafting tiny dolls houses with immaculately precise detailing. Her wood-adorned home reflects her state of mind – dark and gloomy with minimal rugs to soften the emptiness.
Get the look: shop traditional red and neutral rugs
#3 American Psycho
Christian Bale’s breakout role as businessman and serial-killer fantasist Patrick Bateman may not be a straightforward horror, but it is certainly creepy! The 2000 film adaptation of the 1991 book by Bret Easton Ellis shows that not all psychos live in the dark. Bateman’s home is an homage to all things expensive – white, immaculately clean and sterile. All the better to show off the blood splatter…
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#2 The Amityville Horror
Dutch Colonial architecture, wood panelling, floral wallpaper, mustard tones… what more do you want from a haunted house? Arguably one of the most famous horror locations of all time, the house on Ocean Avenue is at the very centre of the action in The Amityville Horror films.
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#1 The Shining
A horror movie classic, with the interiors to match. With blood pouring out of the elevators, aging corpses haunting the bedrooms, and ghosts dancing in the ballroom, the hotel from Stephen King’s classic The Shining serves up almost too many spooky interior scenes to pick from. However, we think the most disturbing feature is the hexagonal-patterned carpet that makes those corridors appear as if they go on and on forever*!
*Creepy twins not included
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Win a £50 Linens Limited voucher
Think you’ve got a scarier interior design story to share? Why not tell us and be in with a chance of winning £50!
We’re looking for the most horrifying home interior design story, and the winner will receive a £50 voucher to spend on Linens Limited. Fancy your chances? Take part by completing the form below before midnight 31st October 2019.
Terms and conditions apply.
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- The prize draw is open to residents (18+) of the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man and Channel Islands, excluding employees and the immediate families of Linens Limited or anyone else professionally connected with this prize draw.
- The prize winner must be aged 18 or over.
- Competition closes at 23:59 on 31 October 2019 – entries submitted after this time will not be counted.
- The prize winner will be selected by Linens Limited
- To enter the competition, simply complete the Interior Design Horror Story form before 23:59 on 31 October 2019. By doing so, users are automatically entered into the prize draw.
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