As seen on TV: 6 ways to furnish your home just like your favorite shows

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Every week, we watch characters living lush and large on television shows that have sets ranging from hipster to posh, retro to modern.

So why not furnish your home in the same way?

Fans of shows such as the British-period darling “Downton Abbey” on PBS, the CBS political/legal drama “The Good Wife,” Fox’s glam hit “Empire,” and the mother of all interior-decorating fantasies, AMC’s recently ended spree through the 1960s, “Mad Men,” have numerous tools at their fingertips to acquire similar furniture items. You might even find actual objects from the sets themselves.

There’s a wide world of websites specializing in furnishings similar to TV show set decoration pieces, including retailers that advertise exact replicas. Vintage and thrift stores have the kind of midcentury-modern stuff you might see on “Mad Men.” Charity auctions and bidding websites present the opportunity to snatch up beloved and recognizable items from a drama or sitcom. And yard sales, estate sales and flea markets let you find stuff in person and at a cheaper price.

Here are 6 approaches to furnishing your home the way you’ve seen on a TV show.