7 TV Shows to Inspire Your Home Décor

by Creative Style Interiors

When it comes to your home décor, inspiration can be found in unexpected places. In your favourite TV series perhaps? Whether you love traditional or contemporary styles, these TV shows will give you plenty of ideas for your home.

Edwardian – Downton AbbeyDownton Abbey

If you love a little (or a lot) of classic opulence, Downton Abbey will have you salivating over the luxurious rooms filled with plush furniture and rich embellishments from Edwardian England. Furnishings include rolled-arm sofas and chairs upholstered in lush fabrics such as velvet and brocade, crystal chandeliers, intricately patterned rugs, heavy draperies and ornate trimmings.

Art Deco – Boardwalk EmpireBoarwalk Empire

Set in Atlantic City during the time of prohibition, Boardwalk Empire shows off the progressive and decadent (for the time) stylings of the Art Deco period with geometric patterns on furniture, furnishings and accessories. It marked a major design shift from the ‘proper’ elegance of the Edwardian period to a time of experimentation with new architecture, furniture, furnishings, fashion, music and so much more!

Hamptons – RevengeRevenge

Hamptons style has increased rapidly in popularity for its relaxed elegance. Revenge has perfectly captured the décor of the Long Island holiday homes of the rich. The style is refined yet relaxed enough to reflect the beachside surrounds, with mainly white and neutral colour schemes, featuring accents of blues or greens. Hamptons style incorporates more ‘natural’ looking fabrics and finishes such as linen, leather, timber and stone with luxurious upholstery of Art Deco styles, such as rolled or club arm sofas.

Mid Century Modern – Mad Men & BewitchedMad Men

For lovers of all things Mid-Century Modern, you can’t go past one of the classic shows of the era, Bewitched. You’ll be inspired by the simple lines and ‘modernised’ finishes. For a contemporary take on MCM style, Mad Men will also offer plenty of design and decoration ideas. Typical MCM furnishings were much more pared back and ‘minimalistic’ than earlier styles, and often involved a combination of natural finishes such as linen, wool and timber, with new materials such as moulded polypropylene.

Modern Classic/ Transitional – Sex & the CitySex and the City

Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment in Sex and the City has gotten a lot of attention over the years, but we seem to forget about Charlotte York’s Park Avenue apartment. It combines elements of both modern and classic design into a cohesive and beautiful look.

Industrial Loft – Gossip GirlGossip Girl Loft

Gossip Girl offers a plethora of design styles; Classic, Contemporary and Mid Century Modern. But as far as Industrial style goes, it’s hard to look past the Humprey loft in Williamsburg with its exposed brick walls, bulky barn doors and steel rafters. This paricular loft style borders on eclectic, featuring a bookshelf full of records, mismatched furniture and plenty of artwork, giving the room its personality.


If you’ve found inspiration in a TV Show, but need some professional advice on how to implement the style in your home,  feel free to call Jenny on 0416 190 792 or email [email protected].

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