Your Favorite TV Spaces Just Got Reimagined as Modern Rooms

pink bathroom with soaking tub
credit: Budget Direct

Anyone who grew up watching Friends has probably thought at one point or another, "Wow, I wish I had an apartment like that!" After all, who wouldn't want funky purple walls, natural wood beams, and a fire-escape-turned-balcony? But that apartment was decorated in the '90s, and let's be real — it could use a little refresh. Luckily, Australian insurance company Budget Direct has partnered with interior design consultant Pat McNulty to reimagine six TV spaces, including Monica Geller's bathroom, that are in serious need of an update. Check out the rooms below:

Joyce Byers’ living room from Stranger Things

screenshot showing living room with lights and letters
credit: Netflix
living room with alphabet on the wall
credit: Budget Direct

Who could ever forget the iconic alphabet wall in the Byers' living room? At least in this renovated version, it doesn't look as crazy.

Walter White’s kitchen from Breaking Bad

screenshot of man cooking in kitchen
credit: AMC
blue-and-green kitchen
credit: Budget Direct

The kitchen is a crucial part of the White household — Walt Jr. loves his breakfast! The refreshed room features a blue, green, and white palette. It's pretty calming, unlike Walter White's career.

Alicia Florrick’s home office from The Good Wife

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credit: CBS
yellow home office
credit: Budget Direct

Though Alicia's office was actually renovated over the course of the show, it was time for another major overhaul. We're getting some Scandi-cool vibes from this bright and airy room.

Don and Megan’s bedroom from Mad Men

screenshot of midcentury bedroom
credit: AMC
tropical-print bedroom
credit: Budget Direct

Midcentury style might be all the rage these days, but we're into this updated take on Don and Megan's New York City bedroom, which is very Miami with the tropical print but very tasteful.

Rory’s childhood bedroom from Gilmore Girls

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credit: Warner Bros.
child's bedroom in neutrals
credit: Budget Direct

"We've toned down the pink, added neutral [colors], and created definition with some bold, modern shapes," writes Budget Direct in its blog post. "Plus, we've Marie Kondo'd the whole thing because clutter doesn't cut it in 2019 — teenager or not!"

Monica Geller’s bathroom from Friends

screenshot of bathroom with man in tub
credit: NBC
pink bathroom with soaking tub
credit: Budget Direct

All the major elements of Monica's bathroom are still here, from the pink walls to the giant soaking tub (although, we're pretty sure no one in Manhattan actually has one of those). But everything's been updated just enough to make it feel like a whole new room.


Stefanie Waldek

Stefanie Waldek

Stefanie is a New York–based writer and editor. She has served on the editorial staffs of Architectural Digest, ARTnews, and Oyster.com, a TripAdvisor company, before setting out on her own as a freelancer. Her beats include architecture, design, art, travel, science, and history, and her words have appeared in Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, Popular Science, Mental Floss, Galerie, Jetsetter, and History.com, among others. In another life, she'd be a real estate broker since she loves searching for apartments and homes.