We’re over 600 episodes into The Simpsons, which means you’ve probably seen hundreds of those surreal opening sequences where the characters end up sitting in front of the living room TV. Next year will be the thirtieth anniversary of the series and it’s the perfect moment for Homer to get out his decorating gear and give the lounge a new look.
While it might not be as big a job as rebuilding the whole house from scratch (remember this?), these alternative interiors from marketing agency NeoMam are probably beyond the home improvement skills of Homer J. Simpson. That doesn’t stop them being a cool way to help show’s creators visualize a range of possible styles, from the industrial look and the bohemian feel to the timeless appeal of shabby chic. What do you think – are we in for a new look after three decades of The Simpsons?
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The original room (everyone knows, I believe :) )
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As a power plant employee, Homer would feel right at home in an industrial living room. It’s all about exposed brickwork, wood, and metal, which offer the room a rustic yet stylish feel. Ornamental abstract art, simple but elegant light fixtures and grey paint tones finish off the space perfectly.
The Simpsons don’t live by the sea, but that’s never stopped anyone from celebrating all things nautical. Shades of blues and whites are the primary colors to use in this style. Seaside accessories like oars and shells are essential, while a shiplap accent wall gives the room a light and airy feel.
If anyone in the Simpsons household would embrace bohemian decor, it’s Lisa. Vintage furniture, exotic rugs and decorations from around the world are the key features of this style. The ‘boho’ lifestyle is about being carefree and adventurous, perhaps summed up best by rich, vibrant colors and a purposefully messy layout.
Marge probably wouldn’t like the chaos of a bohemian living room, but she and Lisa could compromise on the softer, more feminine flea market aesthetic of shabby chic. This style is all about mixing and matching finishes, colors and styles. Vintage furniture, wall hangings and floral accessories would give the Simpsons’ living room a more stylish – though equally casual – feel.
A Hollywood regency living room redesign would make the Simpsons the talk of the town. This style is all about glamor and sophistication (not words normally applied to Homer and Bart), with contrasting color combinations like pink and green or turquoise and lemon. Opt for bold statement pieces like black furniture with gold accents, complemented by luxurious fabrics. You can get away with this decor in Hollywood, but how about in Springfield?
The Simpsons have been on our screens for 30 years but if they were a bit older, their living room may have been designed in a mid-century modern style. Functionality is key here, with a taste of minimalism but a more colorful palette than you’d find in true minimalist design. Mustard yellow, green and even carnation pink are popular choices. Clean lines and sleek furniture tie everything together.
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