There’s no denying the fact that the Broad City ladies have a certain quality that every broke millennial can relate to, including dealing with the same apartment decorating issues you know all too well. While you won’t find any Sex and the City glam here, what you will find is some serious NYC style at a much more realistic price point. Yes, they’re broke and on a budget, but IRL, who isn’t? Take a cue from Abbi’s art-filled apartment or Ilana’s practical grunge look, and scroll down for some pretty studio apartment decorating ideas. Or in the words of Ilana: Yass! Yass! Yass!
Abbi’s Living Room
Abbi’s an artist at heart, and while her mom may bug her about never making any art, her living room totally looks like an art lover’s paradise. Except for Bevers — he’s a couch accessory no one wants. Abbi’s not afraid to embrace color (check the yellow couch), and she’s definitely not shy about mixing and matching patterns and styles.
To get the same artsy, boho feel in your own space, start with a bold, bright yellow couch and bring in plenty of fun throw pillows, abstract wall art and a geometric throw blanket. Don’t worry too much about matching colors — as long as there is a similar palette, it’ll all work together.
Wayfair Mercury Row Caldera Sofa ($524), Crane & Canopy The Coral Wind Farm Pattern Throw ($85), Target Crosley Cruiser Turntable ($81), Redbubble Melbourne Map Blue Vintage Throw Pillow ($20), ABC Carpet and Home Anatolian Wool Kilim Rug ($1200), Lulu & Georgia Shapes on Shapes Print ($18)
Abbi is rocking the side hustle as an illustrator, so her bedroom doubles as a workspace/studio. Her desk functions as a bedside table, and the only wall art she needs is a huge grid snap of Oprah. Bright geometrics, rose pink walls and plenty of vintage accents are the perfect combination for any boho-chic space.
Abbi’s a scheduler of just about everything, so it only makes sense she’d be rocking a cool block calender on her desk. If you’re a fellow creative like Abbi, give yourself plenty of workspace with a big desk and some really good lighting. Jazz up the walls with a pop art piece of your own personal celeb hero, and make over your bed with a pastel and neutral tribal duvet.
Wayfair KESS InHouse Tribal Native Duvet Cover ($179), The Great Lakes Months & Days Block Calendar ($60), Target Desk Task Lamp ($30), IKEA LISABO Desk ($149), Etsy Oprah Winfrey Pop Art Portrait ($10)
Ilana’s Living Room
Ilana’s space is all about minimalism and functionality. Well, and maybe a few thrift store finds that she’s obsessing over. Getting the look is all about finding the perfect balance of neutrals, which Ilana totally “gets” in her own wacky, eclectic way. Since Ilana’s fashion evolves daily, it only makes sense that her home reflects her bold choices.
If you want to bring Ilana’s playful personality to your space, all you need are some metallics and plenty of neutrals. Mix it up by adding a few multi-purpose pieces to your space, like a foldable tray table and a glammed-up antique trunk side table. To add a touch more of Ilana, you’ll want to throw on a cat pillow and a cozy blanket.
Target Davis Adjustable Column Table Lamp ($35), Wayfair Harvest Loveseat ($510), CB2 Formosa White Tray Table ($60), PBteen Collector’s Metal Trunk ($149), CB2 Isadore Vases ($10+), Human Cat Face Throw Pillow ($34), Target Threshold Fuzzy Throw ($15)
While Abbi’s bedroom is an artistic haven, Ilana’s bedroom is “basic betch.” She’s just making the best of a small apartment space by bringing in all the storage she can. If you’ve ever used a storage drawer as a bedside table, you feel her pain. Still, she manages to keep her personal style game strong by bringing in a few hilarious decor accents, like a ceramic wall sculpture, a mini workspace and coordinating blue bedding.
Pay homage to Ilana’s love of the bralette with a funky vase, and make sure there’s a frame on your desk to honor your BFF. Add some texture with a comfy quilt, and double your closet space with hanging wall storage. If you want to fancy up your space even more, grab an on-trend lucite nightstand and desk stool to seal the deal.
Houzz Blue Crystal Cotton Vermicelli Quilted Patchwork Quilt Set ($106), H&M Hanging Storage Bag Organizer ($18), Wild Orchid Capser Bar Stool ($285, set of two), Universal Isaac Black “Hockney” Vase ($65), Land of Nod Crystal Clear Nightstand ($400), Kohl’s Concepts in Time Distressed Frame ($25)
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