Harry Potter inspired decor for muggles

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the last installment of the Harry Potter films came out on Friday and is already a huge a hit at the box office. Of course I really enjoy the films despite the fact that I have never read the books (I know it’s shameful, maybe one day I will) so I patiently waited for all my friends’ schedules to align and finally made it to the theatre today to check out Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

The movie was great, and I highly recommend it, but  after all the films, I can’t help but think about all the great interior design ideas you can take from the Harry Potter movies. Here are my top 4 Harry Potter inspired design ideas for muggles:

1. Create a gallery wall

Pay close attention to the scenes that take place on the great stairway and you’ll see a fantastic gallery wall. While you might not have animated portraits to hang in your halls, a gallery wall is a great way to add color and interested to a blank wall. (sidenote: I think the photo is actually from the theme park but I couldn’t find any other screenshots)

The dining room also features a more organized type of gallery wall.

2. Utilize candlelight

Candles are a great way to warm up a space. Candlelight always feels special, sometimes romantic, and can make a large space feel more intimate. Sadly I don’t know the spell to suspend candles in the air, but I think good old fashioned tea lights on a table or grouped pillar candles can give the same warm feel.

3. Decorate the table

I have to admit I was totally obsessed with the decorations at Fleur and William’s wedding in the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. The colors were shades of purple with gold accents. Even thought this was a wedding look there is always a place for nice tablescaping in the home and I love looking at photos like this one for inspiration.

4. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns

I think one of the most important things to remember about decorating is to not be afraid of mixing patterns. If you’ll notice, there are usually a lot of patterns adorning the rooms in the Harry Potter movies. Just remember to match at least 2 -3 colors when mixing patterns or else it can look like a huge mess.

I hope all you muggles enjoyed the top tips for decorating Harry Potter style and yes, I totally know this makes me a huge nerd!

Sources: Gallery wall 1, and 2, candles, wedding, patterns.

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2 Comments on "Harry Potter inspired decor for muggles"

  1. Amy says:

    Jay leaned over to me at one point during the movie and said, “We need to do that kind of gallery wall. Moving portraits and all.” haha

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