Do you recognise these Iconic TV living rooms – cleverly recreated by IKEA?

The Swedish retailer recreates iconic Simpsons' and Friends living rooms with own furniture – and they are brilliant!

Did you see IKEA recreate famous living rooms from iconic television shows? Sheer brilliance.

They are undoubtedly some of the most iconic livings rooms ever to start on TV. We are of course talking about those to star in The Simpsons, Friends and Stranger Things.

To encourage shoppers to get the look IKEA recreated the famous settings using only its own furniture.

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'The Real-Life Series truly embodies the IKEA mission, to create a better everyday life for the many people,' says Vinod Jayan, Managing Director IKEA UAE, Egypt and Oman.

'We wanted to show all our customers how they could bring to life the iconic living spaces they see in their favourite shows. Like the selected television shows, IKEA appeals to the many, regardless of their background or living situation.'

IKEA recreate famous living rooms

Get the The Simpsons look

living room with green wooden flooring and pink walls

(Image credit: IKEA)

The popular TYSSEDAL side table is given a lick of purple paint and sits alongside an orange version of the KNISLINGE to make you feel like you're at home in The Simpsons' front room!

Recreate the Friends interior

living room with purple walls carpet on floor and sofa set

(Image credit: IKEA)

Could this BE any more similar to the real deal? IKEA have done Friends proud by making the set come to life thanks to a classic EKTORP sofa – large enough for mass social gatherings, just like in the hit show. If you want to recreate this friendly living space, IKEA will be there for you!

Get the Stranger Things look

living room with carpet flooring and printed walls

(Image credit: IKEA)

IKEA are channelling the retro Stranger Things vibe perfectly in this copycat family living room.  The main attraction to illuminate this famous living room are the nostalgic bulb lights.

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The imaginative spaces aim to inspire real families, living in the real world.

Are you feeling inspired to transform your family living space into one of the iconic living rooms?


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.