How to make your home look like a movie set

Have you ever watched a movie and wished you could live in a house like that?

Well, it’s easier than you think. There is no need to be conservative when it comes to decorating your home. Next time you spot an interior you admire on the big screen, don’t feel like you aren’t brave enough to replicate the look at home.

Instead, use these tips as inspiration for getting the movie set look in your home.

Enjoy a feminine bedroom like Summer

In 500 Days of Summer, Summer lives in an apartment that is both warm and inviting, with charming DIY touches and eclectic choices that say quirky without the kitsch. It’s wonderfully romantic, yet enjoys touches of elegance, while showcasing plenty of character.

The look itself can be described as vintage-chic, perfectly fusing traditional elements with an artistic feel. The best part is that it’s easy to reproduce. Her apartment features cool posters, much-loved knickknacks and vintage artwork. All of these things can be purchased at a relatively low price if you know where to look.

To get the look in your bedroom, consider a wrought iron bed, old-fashioned, Chinoiserie wallpaper to add a nice romantic touch and white bedding to keep the look elegant. Don’t forget to add fairy lights around the bed frame for that extra, personal touch.

Bathe in luxury like Tony Montana

Remember that scene in Scarface, when Al Pacino’s character talks money and power while relaxing in his luxurious marble bath? The spa bath perfectly showcased his lavish lifestyle and is one of the most memorable celebrity tubs on the silver screen.

This opulent bathroom is straight out of the 80’s, and while it may have been part of a real-life mansion, that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune to enjoy a bit of luxury at home. These days, you can get whirlpool baths at a much more affordable price, therapeutic jet streams and all.

Marble is still an excellent choice for bathroom décor, as it’s timeless, high-quality and will instantly add value to your property. It oozes luxury, so if that’s the look you’re after, then work it into your décor, whether that’s by placing marble tiles on the floor, on the walls or both!

Travel the world like Liz

In Eat, Pray, Love, Julia Robert’s character Liz goes on a journey of self-discovery as she travels the world following her divorce. The exotic destinations mean you get a taste of global style at its best.

The movie was shot in four different countries; Bali, New York, Italy, and India. Each place inspired a different colour palette to capture the local style and culture perfectly. Not only that, but the palettes were also inspired by the elements; earth, fire, water and air. You can see this beautifully reflected in Italy with the open curtains letting in the breeze and New York with that bohemian, earthy vibe.

To recreate that well-travelled look at home, take inspiration from different cultures and don’t be afraid to inject a bit of colour, as well as eye-catching patterns. If you love Indian style, try to find out not only what traditionally gives off an Indian vibe – such as the beaded curtains andsmouldering oranges and reds featured in the movie – but also what is currently trending in interior designs in that country.

By blending the old with the new, you can create a space that is a bit more modern and up-to-date, while still capturing a sense of the local culture.

Work in an office like Miranda Priestly

Miranda Priestly’s office in the Devil Wears Prada was beautifully decorated with a modern glam look. There was plenty of light, a black and white colour scheme and a feature wall of photography to create a modern office environment to admire.

The great thing is that with this colour scheme, it’s incredibly easy to get the look at home, and you don’t even have to spend a fortune. Hang black and white photographs up on the wall in frames of various sizes, add an octagonal mirror and a floral arrangement for the desk and you get the glamorous look in your home office with minimal effort.

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