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If you’re keen to make a good impression on guests who visit your home, an interior design expert has revealed the decor faux pas that are making your surroundings look cheap. 

Krishnan Rajaratnam, 20, who studies Interior Architecture & Design at Coventry University, shared his clever tips in a viral video on TikTok where he’s racked up 32,000 followers with his interior design tips.

His latest videos reveal the looks that are making your home seem ‘cheap’, including short curtains, patterned duvet covers and visible LED lights. 

The video racked up over 3,300,000 views and nearly 250,000 likes on his interior TikTok page @interiorbykrish

Krishnan Rajaratnam, 20, who studies Interior Architecture & Design at Coventry University, shared six things that instantly cheapen your home in a viral TikTok video. A chandelier is pictured

Krishnan Rajaratnam, 20, who studies Interior Architecture & Design at Coventry University, shared six things that instantly cheapen your home in a viral TikTok video. A chandelier is pictured

Krishnan advised against sticking LED strip lights on the ceiling if you want to create a luxurious-feeling room. LED lights are pictured

Krishnan advised against sticking LED strip lights on the ceiling if you want to create a luxurious-feeling room. LED lights are pictured

Krishnan Rajaratnam, 20, who studies Interior Architecture & Design at Coventry University, shared six things that instantly cheapen your home in a viral TikTok video. Left a chandelier, right LED lights 

Krishnan advised against sticking LED strip lights on the ceiling if you want to create a luxurious-feeling room.

Another helpful tip was to invest in larger pieces of artwork because smaller photos don’t properly fill up the space on your walls. 

Another mistake that many people are guilty of is leaving wires exposed underneath their TVs. Failing to hide these away can make a room look messy. 

The fourth tip is an easy every day task but can make all the difference – to get rid of creased bedsheets.

Another helpful tip was to invest in larger pieces of artwork as smaller photos don't properly fill up the space on your walls

Another helpful tip was to invest in larger pieces of artwork as smaller photos don't properly fill up the space on your walls

Another mistake that many people are guilty of is leaving wires exposed underneath their TVs- hiding these away can make a room look less messy

Another mistake that many people are guilty of is leaving wires exposed underneath their TVs- hiding these away can make a room look less messy

Another helpful tip was to invest in larger pieces of artwork as smaller photos don’t properly fill up the space on your walls (left). Another mistake that many people are guilty of is leaving wires exposed underneath their TVs- hiding these away can make a room look less messy (right)

Ironing the wrinkles out of the sheets and making the bed properly can make all the difference to the look of your room. 

Finally, Krishnan advised against outdated lighting fixtures and curtains that don’t drape to the floor. 

Choosing extra long curtains and hanging them high above your window will give the illusion of more height and therefore more space in the room. 

The fourth tip is an easy every day task but can make all the difference, get rid of creased bedsheets

The fourth tip is an easy every day task but can make all the difference, get rid of creased bedsheets

Another tip was avoid curtains that don't drape all the way to the to the floor, choosing extra long curtains and hanging them high above your window will give the illusion of more height and therefore more space

Another tip was avoid curtains that don't drape all the way to the to the floor, choosing extra long curtains and hanging them high above your window will give the illusion of more height and therefore more space

The fourth tip is an easy every day task but can make all the difference, get rid of creased bedsheets (left) Another tip was avoid curtains that don’t drape all the way to the to the floor, choosing extra long curtains and hanging them high above your window will give the illusion of more height and therefore more space (right) 

Finally, Krishnan advised against outdated lighting fixtures, dusty fixtures, track lighting and ceiling fans are all generally undesirable

Finally, Krishnan advised against outdated lighting fixtures, dusty fixtures, track lighting and ceiling fans are all generally undesirable

Finally, Krishnan advised against outdated lighting fixtures, dusty fixtures, track lighting and ceiling fans are all generally undesirable

In another video which racked up 85,000 views he mentioned a few more things that might ‘make your house look cheap’.

Krishnan advised against patterned bedsheets in your bedroom, saying that bright white sheets are more minimal and modern.

Over the door coat hangers should be avoided according to the student, these can make a space look untidy if overpacked with coats and jackets. 

Staying clear of clutter on open shelving units is a must to create a tidy, minimalist space.

In another video which racked up 85,000 views he mentioned a few more things that might 'make your house look cheap'

In another video which racked up 85,000 views he mentioned a few more things that might 'make your house look cheap'

In another video which racked up 85,000 views he mentioned a few more things that might ‘make your house look cheap’

Krishnan advised against patterned bedsheets in your bedroom, bright white sheets seem to be more minimal and modern

Krishnan advised against patterned bedsheets in your bedroom, bright white sheets seem to be more minimal and modern

Over the door coat hangers should be avoided according to the student, these can make a space look untidy if overpacked with coats and jackets

Over the door coat hangers should be avoided according to the student, these can make a space look untidy if overpacked with coats and jackets

Krishnan advised against patterned bedsheets in your bedroom, bright white sheets seem to be more minimal and modern (left) Over the door coat hangers should be avoided according to the student, these can make a space look untidy if overpacked with coats and jackets (right)

Staying clear of clutter on open shelving units is a must to create a tidy, minimalist space to relax in

Staying clear of clutter on open shelving units is a must to create a tidy, minimalist space to relax in

Staying clear of clutter on open shelving units is a must to create a tidy, minimalist space to relax in 

Although a lot of people would have canvas art work in their homes it can get a bit tacky if people buy the mass produced prints

Although a lot of people would have canvas art work in their homes it can get a bit tacky if people buy the mass produced prints

Although a lot of people would have canvas art work in their homes it can get a bit tacky if people buy the mass produced prints

Although a lot of people have canvas art work in their homes it can get a bit tacky if people buy the mass produced prints.     

The students helpful tips sparked outrage from a few followers in the comments section with one person saying: ‘My house is clearly cheap but it’s loved and my happy place so I won’t be changing it.’ 

Another snapped: ‘Ok, let’s see the pictures of your perfect house now’. 

While another said: ‘Cheap? Do you mean “not decorated to please others”.

Luckily a few followers jumped to Krishnan’s defence and said they enjoyed the tips. 

One follower said: ‘So much hate here, clearly this reached an unintended audience haha. I appreciate the tips.’ 

Someone else wrote: ‘The comment section is so defensive lol.’  

The students helpful tips sparked outrage from a few in the comments section with one person saying: : 'My house is clearly cheap but it's loved and my happy place so I won't be changing it'

The students helpful tips sparked outrage from a few in the comments section with one person saying: : 'My house is clearly cheap but it's loved and my happy place so I won't be changing it'

The students helpful tips sparked outrage from a few in the comments section with one person saying: : ‘My house is clearly cheap but it’s loved and my happy place so I won’t be changing it’

Source: Daily Mail

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