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7 Ways to Bring NYC into Your Home

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Kara
06.05.13

Ah, New York City. There’s more to this world hub than concrete and crowded streets – the “City” is filled with fashion, food and culture that can be turned into décor inspiration in any home. If you can’t visit the Big Apple anytime soon, there are still plenty of ways to make your home feel like you’ve recently set foot on the streets of NYC.

 

 

Photo: MyanSoffia | Etsy

Here are seven ways to bring some big city inspiration into your home décor:

1. The Subway

The New York City subway system is like the underground glue that holds the city together, so what better way to showcase your NYC love at home?  Subway maps, navigation signs and subway tiles are all great ways to incorporate this theme into your decor.

2. Brooklyn 

There’s something inherently cool about the structured sophistication of the industrial warehouses in Brooklyn. Take a cue from history and give special attention to any exposed brick in your home. Create the look yourself with a copper tubing side table, pendant lighting or stacked wine crates as shelves.

3. Taxi Cabs 

Take inspiration from the checkerboard topped yellow cabs of the Big Apple by bringing together the boldness of black and yellow in your home. Tip: If you’re not ready to paint an entire room with black paint, start with an accent wall.

4. City Skyline

There may be no other city that boasts a skyline as famous as New York City. Adhere a film noir-inspired version of the skyline to your wall as a decal, frame it as art or have the skyscrapers line their way across your floors with a boldly designed rug.

5. Broadway

There’s no shortage of vintage décor inspired by this street of famous theaters, from renditions of famous playbills to marquee lights. If you’re not a huge fan of musicals, stick to smaller accent pieces to add a touch of Broadway to your home.

6. Times Square

This brightly illuminated intersection of culture and creativity has been dubbed “The Crossroads of the World” for good reason. It’s full of flashy signs, neon displays and advertisements showcasing what’s trending in the entertainment industry. Bring the hustle and bustle into your décor by finding artwork that captures Times Square, whether it’s a neon sign, a retro black and white painting or snapshots of the famous clock tower. 

7. Metropolitan Museum of Art

To incorporate the look of this famous museum, you just need to switch up the way you hang your artwork. Avoid a custom frame and try a more gallery style approach instead. Tip: For larger-than-life displays, blow up old photographs on blueprint paper and clip them together. 

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