“Looks Like It’s in the 80s”: Mzansi React to 25-Year-Old Showing Off Home

“Looks Like It’s in the 80s”: Mzansi React to 25-Year-Old Showing Off Home

  • A 25-year-old social media user took to a Facebook group to share a few pictures of their home
  • Many people in the comment section thought the interior did not match someone aged 25
  • An interior decorator spoke to Briefly News to share how the young homeowner can make the house look age-appropriate

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People react to someone's home.
Netizens were scratching their heads when they saw the 25-year-old's house. Images: Finn Hafemann / Getty Images, Queen Tee Mandlovu / Facebook, Ivan Pantic / Getty Images
Source: UGC

When a 25-year-old internet user shared pictures of the inside of their home on a popular Facebook group, they received quite a few comments about the house's look and feel not matching the person's age.

The social media group (Make Your Bedroom Beautiful with Thembi's Linen) boasts 3.4 million members and thousands of posts about people's homes. Queen Tee Mandlovu was one of those individuals who took to the platform to share a look inside theirs.

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The 10 slightly blurry pictures shared by the online user showed their kitchen, lounge and bedroom.

Queen Tee stated in the post's caption:

"My living place. I tried."

Take a look at the Facebook post below:

Screenshot of a Facebook post showing off the inside of a house.
The 25-year-old showed off the inside of their home. Image: Queen Tee Mandlovu
Source: Facebook

Facebook users react to 25-year-old's living space

Quite a few of the group's members commented that most of the items in the house seemed dated, not befitting for a 25-year-old person. Others overlooked this and gave Queen Tee compliments and advice.

Zamokuhle Yende told the young homeowner:

"Hai, it looks too old for your age."

Elizabeth Muwe could not believe that the house belonged to Queen Tee:

"This home is not for someone aged 25, or maybe you inherited it."

Nthabiseng White shared the era they thought the house reminded them of:

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"It looks like it's in the 80s."

BhekaniSipho Mrube Memela was one to give advice, saying:

"You can always wrap or spray paint the cupboard with the latest colour trends."

Ayesha Mabena dished out compliments:

"The setup and design are so cosy and inviting. You've done an incredible job creating a beautiful space. It's a true reflection of your hard work and great taste. Congratulations, and enjoy your new haven!"

Interior designer advises on 25-year-old's home

Kgahlego Rasebotsa, an interior designer and business owner, spoke to Briefly News and shared why people consider the above-seen home to be for someone older. She states:

"The items in the person's home don't look stylish or elegant. The cupboards are outdated, which is why people feel the place is unsuitable for a 25-year-old."

The interior design expert also shared what the homeowner can do to make their space look appropriate for their age:

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"They can buy stylish but affordable couches or shop for a beautiful coffee table and a rug. The person can also decide to wrap their kitchen unit and change the handles to match their age."

Woman shows off her humble home

Briefly News recently reported about a woman who took to the same Facebook group mentioned above to share pictures of her humble home.

The three pictures posted on the Facebook group showed different angles of the room she stayed in — the sleeping area, a corner designated for her bags and camping chair, and the area where she kept her mini fridge and TV.

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Jade Rhode (Editor) Jade Rhode is a Human Interest Reporter who joined the Briefly News team in April 2024. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes University, majoring in Journalism and Media Studies (distinction) and Linguistics. Before pursuing her tertiary education, Jade worked as a freelance writer at Vannie Kaap News, telling the tales of the community. After her studies, Jade worked as an editorial intern for BONA Magazine, contributing to both print and online. To get in touch with Jade, please email jade.rhode@briefly.co.za

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