I’m sick of people thinking I’m a chav because I live in a council house – I’ve done it up over 17 years and love it | The Sun

A WOMAN who lives in a council house explained that people often think she's "a chav" and lives in a scummy flat, but really her home is stunning.

TikToker Abitofme123 posted a short clip where she explained that the reality of living in a council house is very different the assumptions many people make.


She showed pictures demonstrating what people often think followed quickly by some stunning snaps showing what her council flat really looked like.

She said: "What people think living in a council house looks like verses what it actually looks like."

The video started with a series of pictures showing cluttered and grim flats with peeling wallpaper.

Other snaps showed awful carpets and barristers that had been drawn all over by children.

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In another picture all the wallpaper was coming down from the wall in the living room making it look uninhabitable.

She then followed up with shots of her council house as it is now, and it couldn't be more different.

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Her stunning living room had gorgeous panelling, a chic console table with on trend pampas grass.

It also had a nice blue sofa set and with cream cushions, a matching cream rug (with dog) and an eye-catching light fitting.

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In the next room, a child's bedroom, she had geometric wallpaper on a feature wall and fun white bunk beds.

The beds were fitted with sweet grey bedsheets with a playful star pattern.

Finally she showed a stunning feature wall with dusky pink wooden paneling and a mounted wall mirror.

She captioned the short clip with: "We’re not chavs! Just normal people who look after the homes!"

Fellow TikTokers were quick to agree with the design savvy TikToker.

One person said: "Exactly, like just because we live on a council estate doesn’t mean we are scruffy or stuff."

Another said: "I don’t know why people judge others for living in a council house, I live in one, what’s wrong with it?!"

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A third said: "The houses are just owned by the council, there normal houses."

While another said: "People complain if our houses are a mess, and they complain if we make them our little palaces. We can’t win!"


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