WOODCHIP wallpaper, mirrored ceilings and nude portraits have been revealed as the top decorative turn-offs for house-hunters.

Despite their popularity with many people, hot tubs were also among the top 10 list of features that would put a would-be buyer off, according to research from website NeedaProperty.com.

An avocado bathroom suite, a collection of stuffed, dead animals and have-a-go 1980s paint effects such as "rag rolling" and stencilling were also among the features that house hunters would be most put out to find during their property searches.

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House sellers looking to attract a buyer may want to consider installing granite kitchen surfaces, a wooden floor, a wood burning stove, a roll-top bath or an American-style fridge, as these were listed as being among the biggest turn-ons in the survey of 2,000 prospective home buyers conducted last month.