I’m an interior design pro – three things that are making your house look cheap

Elva Mankin

A PROFESSIONAL interior designer has revealed the three things that are making your house look cheap Marissa Pellegrini, known as @barelykeepingittogether on TikTok, said having cords running near your TV, things on your fridge and general clutter are ruining your home’s vibe. 2 TV Cords and clutter are not good […]

A PROFESSIONAL interior designer has revealed the three things that are making your house look cheap

Marissa Pellegrini, known as @barelykeepingittogether on TikTok, said having cords running near your TV, things on your fridge and general clutter are ruining your home’s vibe.

TV Cords and clutter are not good for design

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TV Cords and clutter are not good for designCredit: TikTok/@barelykeepingittogether
Fans said they value their kids' memories more than having a designer home

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Fans said they value their kids’ memories more than having a designer homeCredit: Getty

Pellegrini began her video by comparing a TV with cords cluttered around it to one with internal wiring.

“This could be a really cute little setup but the cords are just ruining it,” she said of the clutter.

She said anyone, even renters, can fix the issue.

“Now some of you might be like, well, I’m a renter, I can’t do that,” she said.

“Still do it. You can do two things.”

“One, either your landlord is going to be happy you made this improvement because now other tenants can do this, or two you can fix a hole really easily.”

Next on the list was having kids’ crafts and projects all over the fridge.

“Okay parents don’t be mad at me but this kid clutter on your fridge is making it look really cheap,” she said.

“If you’re having guests over, just clean it up.

“If you can, get everything off, if you want it to look higher end. If not, do you boo.”

The final tip was avoiding clutter in general, and making sure everything has a place.

“If everything has a place and you use a minimalistic design, it’s going to look so much more luxurious,” she said.

But a lot of fans pushed back at the notion of keeping their kids’ designs off of the fridge.

“Yeah my babies stuff is gonna stay on the fridge,” one said. “They are only little for a little while.”

“Personally I think the kid stuff on the fridge adds charm and makes it feel more home,” said another.

“So my house looks cheap cuz me and my family are in there,” said a third.

“My mom was obsessed with living like this and it’s stressful as a kid to grow up in a house that has to be perfect,” another recalled.

A different commenter said they don’t go to people’s homes for their interior design skills, but rather for their company.

“When I go to someone’s house, I go there to visit them,” they said.

“I don’t go to judge on what they’ve got.” 

Pellegrini is a self-described “tell it like it is” designer.

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She charges $375.00 for her to edesign a room and $45 for her to answer a design question on TikTok.

She has over 140,000 followers on the platform.

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