Thursday 24 July 2014

How to Create a Harry Potter Themed Bedroom.

Despite the final book being released in 2007, Harry Potter is still massively popular and it doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon with new films and short stories planned for the future. If your child is mad about the boy wizard then you could try making them a Harry Potter themed bedroom that will make them feel like they’re at Hogwarts.

Here’s how…

Wall Murals
Whilst you could go for Harry Potter wallpaper, it would be that little bit more special if you went for wall murals instead. You can buy stick on pieces and stencils to draw around to help create more of a theme for the room. You could even use a projector to project images on the wall to draw around. For example, you could have the famous images of the Hogwarts Express going over the bridge, a Quidditch match or even Hogwarts itself.

If you want to create a magical ambience in the room then lighting is a great way of doing so. When you think of Harry Potter and wizards, harsh lighting doesn’t really spring to mind, so go for softer tones, perhaps by installing a dimmer switch in the room. You could also drape twinkling fairy lights around the room that will really look amazing. Lights4Fun has loads of different lights that could work in this regard.

Any Harry Potter fan worth their salt will have at least some memorabilia. What’s great about Harry Potter memorabilia is that a lot of it looks like things the characters might actually have. For instance, you can get wands, clothing in the house colours, chocolate frogs, broomsticks and loads more. The official Harry Potter shop has some really amazing things on there that would really add some detail to the room.

Soft Furnishings
When it comes to soft furnishings such as curtains, cushions and bedding, you can either go authentic and try and match those they have in the Hogwarts dorms or elsewhere in the films, or you can go for proper branded Harry Potter items which is probably more exciting and a lot easier to find. You could also be creative and make your own – these Harry Potter cushions are very cool!

Dressing Up
Whilst it may not strictly fall under the category of room decoration, dressing up outfits would still really help add to the Harry Potter theme and is something your children will love. Of course the most obvious outfit is to dress up as a wizard but they can also get jumpers and scarves in the house colours and various other pieces of Harry Potter clothing that they could wear.

Wall Writing
The Harry Potter books are littered with memorable quotes so stencilling one of them on the wall would be a really cool idea. You or your child might have a favourite quote that they like or if not then the famous “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good” quote may well be appropriate!

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