12 Sneaky Things That Can Spoil Your Look

7 months ago

Let’s face it, everyone wants to look perfect. But sometimes, we all have habits or make choices that can spoil your perfect look. Here are the things that can be bad for your appearance and for how your home is perceived by others:

1. Overtanning

Use self-tanning products sparingly and follow the instructions carefully. Applying too much product or leaving it on for longer than recommended can lead to an uneven or overly dark tan, which can have an orange or unnatural-looking appearance. To achieve a natural-looking appearance, try using self-tanning products like lotions, creams, or sprays. Remember, it’s important to avoid overtanning to prevent skin damage and premature aging.

2. Sweat stains

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No one wants to walk around with visible sweat stains on their clothes. Not only are they unsightly, they can also be a sign of poor hygiene or a lack of grooming. To avoid sweat stains, try wearing loose-fitting clothes made of natural fibers like cotton, which tend to be more absorbent and less likely to show sweat stains. Avoid materials like polyester, which is prone to staining.

3. Carpets and mats in hallways

Carpets not only collect a lot of dirt, but they also can’t be used for a very long time. Carpets and mats that have seen generations of people can make any place look terrible. 20-30 years ago, carpets were extremely popular because they are great and simple soundproofing solutions. They were also used to save on renovation. This is why many different carpets, even in a nice modern apartment, look tasteless and cheap.

4. Photos in grandiose frames

Because paintings are not absolutely necessary, they are a reflection of people’s personalities and their desire to decorate their homes. But while famous paintings look expensive, cheap photos in funny frames make even the best homes appear cheap.

A good alternative to these photos are interior posters that are not expensive, but that don’t look cheap.

5. Visible bra lines

Visible bra lines can be an unfortunate fashion mishap that can distract from an otherwise put-together outfit. Because it may not necessarily reflect one’s financial status, it’s important to make sure that your lingerie is not visible in public. To avoid this issue, take a moment to double-check before leaving the house. It’s a simple step that can help you feel more confident and comfortable in your appearance.

6. Doorway curtains

I still sort of like bead curtains. Too much time in too many hippie houses in the 60's and 70's.


In the past, many people would hang curtains made of thread, beads, and other decorative elements in the doorways. They don’t have any practical application and, in recent years, they’ve basically become an anti-trend.

7. Pillows that are made of the same material as the couch

Accessories that are the same color as the furniture look cheap and boring. Also, they visually distort the shape of the furniture.

You can buy good-looking decorative pillows or stylish covers for the pillows you already have. It is important for them to have a color contrast with the material of the furniture.

8. Wearing small-sized clothing

Wearing clothes that are too small can give off the impression that you can’t afford to buy clothes in the right size, even if that’s not the case. It’s important to invest in clothes that fit properly in order to avoid any negative judgments. Not only will it help you look your best, but it will also ensure that you are comfortable and confident in your appearance.

9. Bad-looking furniture

Old-fashioned furniture with patches, holes, and dents make it look like the owner doesn’t have enough money for new furniture. It doesn’t mean that people should throw away their furniture as soon as it has a defect. They could just change the covers or even use some repair methods to make the furniture as good as new.

10. Bedsheets made of silk

Because silk is pretty expensive, many people buy cheap polyester bed linens that look bad and are very uncomfortable. Instead, it’s better to buy bed sheets made of cotton or linen.

10. Artificial flowers

Real flowers make us happy, make our mood better, and lower our stress. And what do artificial flowers do aside from collecting dust and making the entire place look cheap?

You can use artificial flowers, but they have to be incredibly realistic.

11. Old furniture with new devices

New devices and appliances together with old furniture create dissonance. There are ways of making old furniture look better and more modern.

12. Baggy clothes.

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While baggy clothes may be comfortable, they can also make someone look sloppy and unprofessional. To avoid this, invest in clothes that fit well and flatter your body type. Choose pieces that skim your body, rather than clinging tightly or hanging loosely. Opt for a professional, tailored look for important occasions, rather than wearing baggy or casual clothes.

Do you have any habits or choices you’d love to change?

Preview photo credit Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP / East News


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