The ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Apartment


Something a little different for Interior Looks- the first post using a room in a TV show.  And what could be better than Marshall and Lily’s apartment in How I Met Your Mother? If you watch the show, you’ll know that this is their first home together with Ted, following graduation when they all moved to New York- so it makes me think of how decoration is usually odds and ends picked up cheaply or free when furnishing your first house out of necessity rather than because of aesthetics.



Items ready and waiting for you to purchase from our Great British Highstreet

InteriorLooksBUY131 ‘Edric’ 50x50cm cushion. £40 Habitat

2 ‘Bjusrsta’ table, £190 and  ‘Bojne’ chair £50 both from Ikea

3 ‘Vettre’ side table. £25 Ikea / Desk lamp. £13 Wilkinsons

4 ‘Catrin’ table lamp. £85 John Lewis

5 ‘Granat’ 50x50cm cushion. £3 Ikea

6 ‘Kvart’ desk lamp. £10 Ikea / Chevron throw. £20 BHS

7 ‘Coco’ leather sofa. £379.99 Argos

8 Retro fabric tub chair. £119 Tesco

9 ‘Maine’ bookcase with drawers. £59.99 Argos. Paint the drawer fronts in a mustard yellow paint such as this one from Homebase.

10 ‘Mehari Rust’ rug 80x150cm. £60.80 Tesco / Wood venetian blind. £10.99 Argos

11 Mossman Tuck Trunk. £59.99 Amazon / ‘Tolson’ coffee table. £150.99 Wayfair


A bit more work, but with a box of bits and tutorials a click away, you can create something by hand and at a fraction of the price of buying new


The yellow, white and brown/red grid cushion reminds me of crocheted cushions like these. You could make something that looks similar choosing a dark red/brown wool for the centre, yellow for the next three rows, and white for the outer edge.

How to crochet a granny square:

Make those granny squares into a cushion cover following this tutorial on Deer Little Fawn


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