When you watch enough episodes of your favorite TV show, the homes of the main characters can become almost as familiar as your own. However, time moves on and often leaves these homes behind when it comes to interior design trends, and while this can be part of the nostalgic appeal, it’s easy to wonder what they’d look like in 2019.
Luckily, it’s also possible to recreate what they’d look like now, and that’s been done to six of the most iconic rooms in TV show history. Here’s how they turned out:
Joyce Byers’ famous living room could hardly be from any other era than the 1980s, unless someone dragged it into, not the Upside Down, but the modern age, by brightening up the color scheme, adding some greenery and even a taste of the 1970s with the burnt orange couch.
A lot went down in Walter White’s kitchen in Breaking Bad, even if his REAL cooking was going on elsewhere. However, the design was badly dated and in need of a makeover, so here it’s ultra-modern with exposed brickwork and better lighting.
The Good Wife
Despite this being a modern TV show Alicia’s home office still it needed some work, so now it’s much brighter, with liberal use of ‘Gen Z yellow’ and some upcycled wooden furniture.
Mad Men’s ability to capture the styles of the 60s made it an instant sensation. Here Don and Megan’s bedroom has been made a lot less gloomy in its use of earthy colors while keeping the eye-catching stylistic touches in place with lively wallpaper and accessories.
Rory’s childhood bedroom was a fairly bland and cluttered affair so the makeover has tidied it up and made it a lot more fresh and appealing with some very modern use of shapes.
Monica’s bathroom was far from the most stylish room in her apartment, but this modern twist has transformed it into a sleek and sophisticated refuge from the hectic life of a New Yorker.
We all want to have homes that look like they could be on TV, but which of these rooms has inspired you to plan a makeover of your own?