Display Your Love For Films With These Home Decor Tips
Films play an integral part in a typical Indian’s life because our country is from where Bollywood originated. While some cinematic creations keep us intrigued through a dramatic storyline or a murder mystery, others make us roll on the floor with laughter again and again.
Then there are films that are true classics – the ones we can watch anytime, from anywhere and still be overwhelmed just like we were for the first time. And mind you – we are not just highlighting Bollywood here but also the appreciation for Hollywood films that people seem to have these days.
Iron Man. Star Wars. Coco. Anyone?
If you are also a film enthusiast, why don’t you showcase that love in your home? It is fairly simple and you will definitely enjoy the process of decorating your living spaces. Check out these tips that our designers at Mansionly have put together to help you bring the glamour of films into your home:
1) Wall accents never go out of fashion.
That’s right. Spruce up the look of your bedroom by pasting a wall decal of your favourite character or film. Choose the size of the accent as per the availability of space on the wall. Since wall decals can be easily removed, keep reviving the area with new posters.
Photo by MyGubby
Alternatively, hang a set of small artworks related to film on the wall. In the last one decade, Marvel and DC have amassed a huge fan following. Whether your children are fans or you are, there is always an opportunity to exhibit that craze for superheroes through wall art in the house.
Photo by Nicky Holender
2) Vintage lamp shades are attractive.
Imagine a floor lamp or a table lamp with a cover that has vintage film stills or quotes imprinted on it. It does sound rather quirky, isn’t it? The truth is it is. Create a cozy corner in the house with a recliner and a small coffee table, and complete the décor by placing a dramatic lights fixture that screams ‘films’.
Love this lamp shade? It is inspired from the 1990 ‘The Silence of the Lambs’.
Photo by Not On The High Street
We are currently crushing on this projector lamp in black. Crafted with a 35mm original film trailer shade, this lamp takes us back in time when watching films was a luxury, not just another hobby. What do you think of this accent?
Photo by Etsy
3) Décor knick-knacks add an element of fun.
Oh, yes they do. Whether you use clocks, decorative props or photo frames, strive for a bit of panache in your living room that conveniently enables you to display your love for films. If you are a Star Wars fan, then you might like this shiny artefact of C-3PO we stumbled upon.
The decorative object does make a beautiful addition to the otherwise plain area in the house, doesn’t it? Go, like it on our Facebook page.
How about this vintage film reel that also multitasks as a jazzy wine rack? We think such a prop will give your bar décor the upgrade it deserves. What are your thoughts?
Photo by iGreenSpot
4) Play with prints on linen for the desired look.
Instill a bit of liveliness in your house with cinema-themed linen, and that could include bed covers, curtains, cushion covers, dining table runners and carpets. But please remember – whether you purchase an area rug or a set of cushion covers marked with quotes from your favourite actor, the tone of the text shouldn’t be inappropriate or overly sarcastic.
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Also, too many visuals can create a chaotic effect. Therefore, be wise in balancing the overall décor of the room. Combining everyday items of your house with films and celebrities leads to a creative and an engaging décor mix but the end-result is simply worth it. Your thoughts?
Photo by Gaenice
5) Stained glass creates magic oh-so easily.
Even if you are not a fan of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, you will definitely appreciate how all his films tend to have larger than life interior designs. The extravagance, the embellishments, the oomph factor – SLB films give massive décor goals – no matter what the setting is.
Photo by DigsDigs
Can you recollect the delicate stained glass house in the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Devdas? While you may not have the luxury to create an entire house using it, you can certainly make an impression with a stained glass window in multiple colours or fix chandeliers and lamp shades made from the material.
Alternatively, perk up your bathroom space by installing new doors with a semi-transparent design using stained glass. Easy, isn’t it?
Over to you
As the late Audrey Hepburn once said, “Everything I learned I learned from the movies”, it is true that films have a lot to teach us, especially when it comes to decorating our homes. If you are planning to give your house a makeover inspired by films, our designers are ready to help you realize your interior designing dreams.