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THE 5 RULES FOR MODERN LIVING ROOM IDEAS IN A NEW YORK MINUTE

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Let’s be honest, who hasn’t coveted an uber-chic Manhattan style apartment at one time or another? (*raises hand*) With a population with a passion for staying ahead of the trends, it’s not surprising that New Yorkers are able to make even the tiniest of apartments feel elegant and chic. We have certainly seen plenty of them on our small screens over the years. From the decadent penthouses of Gossip Girl, to the familiar sight of Carrie Bradshaw in her glam Upper East Side apartment, these styles are diverse but all have in common a very particular Manhattan-chic that is pared-back furniture, modern art, leafy plants, marble, and lots of luxe details. Let’s look at the golden rules of the modern living room, Manhattan style. We’re talking minimal, but with impact. Welcome to New York.

 

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Art is an absolute must in any Manhattan style apartment. Hanging a large artwork in your living room is a shortcut to introducing New York vibes into your living space. New York is one of the cultural capitals of the world and art is just about everywhere you look – especially in the homes of Manhattanites. So be confident and place your favourite artwork in your living room to add loads of personality in an instant. One statement piece is plenty here, because despite
its traditionally opulent feel, Manhattan style is generally unfussy.

 

Add a plant

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It’s a concrete jungle out there! Take a leaf from the New York playbook and bring some greenery into your Manhattan style apartment, no matter how far from NYC you are. Try an artificial plant – they’ve come a long way and are totally indistinguishable from the real deal, will never outgrow the space you have bought them for and require no maintenance.

 

Streamline that furniture

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Streamlined furniture is one of the signature characteristics of Manhattan style décor and even the grandest of apartments favour pieces that are both streamlined and practical. New York apartments are designed as sanctuaries as an antidote to busy lifestyles in the city that never sleeps. This, combined with space limitations, mean that furniture is kept to a tight edit. Often, you really can say it all with a beautiful, elegant sofa paired with a glam coffee table.

 

Storage

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It gets to the best of all of us at times; storage. How does the average Manhattanite solve this problem? With style, of course. Keeping with the streamlined theme, a sideboard is the perfect addition to any Manhattan styled space. Keep it streamlined but don’t be afraid to go bold with a sideboard featuring embossed metallics to give your space a deluxe update. Alternatively, keep it simple and embrace a minimalist sideboard that brings all the storage option without taking up valuable visual space.

 

Marble, Glass, Metallics and lots of luxe little details

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The luxe accents of marble, metallics and, more often than not, a glass-topped
coffee table, are classic details in the Manhattan apartment style story. For finishing touches, introduce some gorgeous metallic accents alongside some decorator pieces for your coffee table and you will have pulled together a finished look for your living room that has you channelling this iconic style in a New York minute.

 

 

 

 

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