The home decor you love has some very rude secret meanings
They say you never know what’s going on behind closed doors, but there are some hidden codes that could change the way you think about your neighbors forever.
Or maybe you have some yourself, and you had no idea what signals they were sending.
Here we take a look at the secret sassy messages wrapped in everyday home and garden decor, from plant selection to wallpaper and mirrors.
This grass is one of the most exotic looking plants that grows happily on UK soil.
It is also considered a secret sign that their owners are happy to indulge in some antics in the bedroom.
The Telegraph previously reported that the plant’s association with the hammock was linked to falling sales and meant some garden centers had stopped stocking it altogether.
Have your neighbors recently redone their decor?
Well, take another look at this amazing new wallpaper because you might actually appreciate a ton of labia hiding in plain sight.
Brands like Filthy Homme specialize in saucy wall decorations with design names like Popped Cherries, D*** Picnic and Labia Labyrinth (pictured).
They’re all currently sold out too, which tells you everything you need to know!
Bedding is another place where interior designers can pay homage to both male and female anatomy.
Take this beautiful lilac duvet cover from Spoonflower, for example.
Yes, you guessed it. Those are not shells.
Pineapple door knocker
Pineapples are having a moment, with everything from fruity designer decorations, artwork and pillows being sold to add a tropical touch to homes.
But in the form of a door knocker, it is rumored to have a completely different hidden meaning.
According to alternative lifestyle site Bigger Love, it’s a secret code that denotes residents are a prostitute.
Think twice before you knock on that door!
Large mirrors in the house could be a sign that your neighbors like to watch themselves act.
“A large, attractive mirror or wall mirror that allows you to watch yourself (when you’re ready) is very motivating and can take you to new heights,” said interior designer Maxwell Ryan, also known as The Apartment Therapist.
In fact, it’s one of his top tips for creating sexy boudoir.
Standing mirrors are better, he says: “You can move them around easily if you want, too.”
Good luck getting that mental image out of your head.
If your green-fingered neighbor invites you to check out “Slimy Willy,” it may not be what you initially feared.
It is the common name for an innocent-looking plant that grows on the ground, also known as Gallium aparin.
In fact, there are plenty of flowers with interesting names that very few people know about – giving the avid gardeners among us the perfect excuse to have a little fun.
So, next time your neighbor’s garden is blooming, remember that you might admire a riot of Stiffcock, Cockhold Herb, Shaggy Soldier, and Nipplewort.
However, some are more obvious than others… You don’t need to be a plant expert to see where Rhodochiton atrosanguineus, also known as Black Man’s Willy, gets its name.
Now, we’re not talking about every type of scented candle here.
If you’ve recently spoiled yourself with the huge range of Yankee candles on offer at Tesco, you’re in for a treat!
But if your neighbors’ house is filled with the intoxicating scent of roses, fresh cotton, or deep, smoky wood, you may want to make your excuses and leave.
These fragrances are designed to help set the scene for a night of steamy lovemaking, so either you’re overstaying your welcome, or maybe they’re trying to tempt you too!
Colorful garden features
While they may look cute and innocent, it turns out that garden gnomes are another potential indicator that a homeowner is cringing.
A real estate agent in the US found this out the hard way, when his client was warned not to buy into a “huge community of prostitutes”.
White landscaped rocks are another sign of swingers, according to Bigger Love, and there’s also an urban legend that people who place pink flamingos on their front lawn are of liberal sexual behavior.
Meanwhile, this woman has wowed thousands with a stunning DIY garden transformation.
In addition, one family completely revamped their worn-out garden during lockdown, providing it with seating areas, a fireplace and a playground.
And one mum gives her cute wooden kitchen a modern look for just £65 using sticky backsplash and B&Q tiles.