Get Gossip Girl Style for Your Home
Gossip Girl still has our hearts even years after it ended, although the show definitely lives on in our Netflix cue! Are you a fan, too? Keep reading for tips on how you can get Gossip Girl style in your NYC apartment.
Gossip Girl still has our hearts even years after it ended, although it definitely lives on in our Netflix cue!
Are you a fan, too? Here’s how you can get Gossip Girl style in your NYC apartment.
Mix Classic and Trendy
From clothing to interiors, Gossip Girl style was all about mixing classic and trendy.
Take a cue from Blair. We loved how she paired a blouse with a bold, oversized pattern with a sleek pencil skirt. You can get the look in your home by adding graphic prints to otherwise neutral decor. Accessories like pillows or curtains are an easy way to achieve this look, or try adding striking black and white tile in your kitchen or entryway.
If your decor style is a little more buttoned up, look to the Waldorf Penthouse for inspiration. Classic furniture is mixed seamlessly with more modern pieces, and abstract art keeps the rooms from feeling too stuffy.
Go Grand and Make a Statement
Gossip Girl style is dramatic, so go ahead and make a statement.
From clashes between characters to vibrant New York street scenes, there was nary a dull moment. Take Chuck Bass’ apartment. It was decorated with bold colors (remember that orange sectional or blue-topped pool table?) and oversized art.
Your NYC apartment may be quite a bit smaller than his, but you can still go grand. Rather than cluttering your home with lots of small scale furniture, choose a few larger pieces. Doing so will give your place greater impact. Make a statement with colorful accessories (use a narrow color palette if you truly want to channel Chuck). Finally, add large scale artwork. It doesn’t have to be expensive; you can even try creating your own.
It’s All About the Details
From Vanessa’s patterns to Serena’s headbands to Lily’s statement necklace, Gossip Girl style featured plenty of interesting details.
Get the look in your apartment with carefully chosen accessories and finishes. When shopping for furniture, look for details like nailhead trim, ruched or tufted upholstery, or inlaid wood. Tie back your curtains with a large tassel. Add unique accessories such as pillows, lamps, or rugs to give your home a one of a kind feel. Don’t be afraid to go a little over the top!
Embrace Color and Pattern
From the clothes to the interiors, color and pattern are everywhere in Gossip Girl.
Take a peak into the Humphrey loft. At first glance, it seems relatively neutral, but then you spot the blue sofa, colorful pillows, green door, and oriental rugs. You can see why it appealed to Serena who was so used to UES style!
You can get this style in your own home by starting with a neutral color palette. When adding color, choose shades with a similar intensity (such as the muted blue and green in Dan’s loft). Select a classic rug to tie all the eclectic elements together.
Shake Things Up
Finally, take a cue from Jenny and don’t be afraid to shake things up!
From over-the-top fashions to expansive interiors, Gossip Girl style broke the rules. It’s your apartment, so have fun experimenting until you find a look you love!