Monica’s Apartment from Friends

Friends-TV_Show-Monica_Apartment_Set-01clip_image0025_thumbSo to follow on from my first TV post where I showed you how to get the look of Marshall and Lily’s apartment in ‘How I Met Your Mother’, I thought I’d get a little nostalgic looking at Monica’s apartment in everyone’s favourite sitcom ‘Friends’. I actually remember the first time I watched an episode- I was eleven years old and my best friend had the pilot episode on VHS- which we watched repeatedly. Following that I used to run home from Guides every Friday night to watch it on channel 4 at 9pm.



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

InteriorLooksBUY141 Soft red chevron throw. £20 BHS

2 Bowtie dog lamp. $45 Next / Classic twist wall light. £29.99 Homelightingstoreuk / 7.5 inch shade. £2 Wilkinsons / Glue gold tassel edging to the top and bottom of the shades to replicate the chintzy look.

3 ‘Ravello’ rouched roman blind. From £19.99 Dunelm

4 Oak effect vinyl floor tiles. £6.72 B&Q

5 ‘Purple Haze’, ‘Ocean Jewel’ and ‘Spearmint’ paint from £8 at Wilkinsons

6 Greek Chariot illustration 30x23cm. £40.99 Allposters / ‘Stromby’ frame 21x30cm / £5 Ikea

7 ‘Toulon’ side table. £95 Asda

8 ‘Dorchester’ 7 drawer oak chest. £299.99 Dunelm

9 ‘Gosford’ pencil pleat curtains. £135 Laura Ashley

10 ‘Aspen’ console table. £229.51 Wayfair

11 French vintage poster 60×91.5cm. £6.49 eBay / ‘Ribba’ oak effect frame 70x100cm. £16 Ikea

12 Persian cushion in lime. £12 Wayfair

13 ‘Klingsbo’ side table. £25 Ikea

14 ‘Pisa’ slipper chair. £99.99 The Range

15 Pine coffee table. £199 Furniture Nation

16 ‘Maestro’ traditional rug 240x340cm. £129.99 Argos

17 ‘Ektorp’ armchair with beige cover. £330 Ikea

18 ‘Lotus; footstool. £99 Made

19 Jual walnut curve lamp table. £149.99 The Range

20 ‘Karlstad’ sofa with white cover. £300 Ikea


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

InteriorLooksDIY14The picture frame around the peephole in the apartment door is probably one of the most recognisable part of the entire set. There are so many tutorials and replicas available on the web, but this tutorial on Instructables was by far the best I found- and it looks like it’d be loads of fun to make too.

Create velvet patchwork cushions like the ones on the sofa following tutorials like this one on Make it and Mend it. You can buy bundles of velvet fabric from Amazon or your local fabric shop.


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One response to “Monica’s Apartment from Friends”

  1. thewritingwordsmith says :

    This is awesome Kay 🙂

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