If you have these things in your room, you're poor, according to an expert

Publish Date
Friday, 13 October 2017, 12:52PM
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Okay before we get into this, these are the opinions of someone else, not us!

Most of the ZM team members have some or all of the below things in our roomS, so we're not calling you poor!

Etiquette expert, William Hanson, has graciously revealed what bedroom items make you 'common'.

He told The Sun that the following things appear to make you look poor:

- Black satin sheets

"It is an eternal puzzle as to why people think that satin sheets (black or indeed any other colour) are the height of good taste.

Real quality bed linens should be cotton, linen or a blend of both. Silk and satin sheets are the reserve of haggard ungentlemanly playboys."

- Teddies

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"A swamp of cutesy animals covering a bed is downmarket.

If the teddies are holding hearts with trite, sickly messages then it is even worse and shows soppiness - and there are few things less sophisticated than that."

- Big mirrors

"Smutty and smeary mirrors in odd and unusual places are vulgar - in every sense of the word.

Not only do they show an obscene and unhealthy attitude to physical romance but it screams of narcissism.

It is never the case that anyone with a mirror on their bedroom ceiling is as good looking as they think they are.

In fact, the bigger the mirror the more unattractive they usually are."

- Mirrored furniture

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"The upkeep and effort it requires is too much to even think about.

Who wants to spend every moment polishing and buffing glass or wasting their help's time by asking them to do it?

Oak or mahogany furniture, slightly chipped or worn in places, is far smarter and will actually carry more catchet."

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- Canvas prints

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"New York City may have many merits but no quality British house is improved by a mass produced canvas print of the big apple from the ubiquitous furnishing house.

I would guess that at least half of the people who relax under such prints haven't visited the city, yet alone been to American in the first place.

Even if the canvas print isn't of the populist capital of America, pictures on walls should be ideally housed in frames."

- Loads of pillows

"You've clearly holidayed in Dubai and taken inspiration from your OTT hotel.

In short, the more cushions, the more déclassé your bedroom is."


Ouch, well we don't care if you think we're poor, we're going to continue to enjoy our bed that is overladen with Kmart cushions.