Are you looking for Harry Potter room ideas ? then this article for you
The room decoration for child deserves special attention: the mural to furniture, through lighting. But when it comes to decorating the kids’ room according to a specific theme, the task becomes even more difficult, because quite frankly, there are a lot of details to consider. After presenting you the “Frozen” children’s bedroom decoration , we move on to another popular theme loved by young and old and whose characters and their adventures have never ceased to amaze us for years. So, we focus on the Harry Potter bedroom decoration and we promise you magical ideas!
Harry Potter room ideas ? The main thing to remember.
When it comes to creating a Harry Potter bedroom decor, it’s important to remember that you can achieve it with a few small touches here and there or opt for a total look. The choice is yours (or your child is in charge)! In the following paragraphs, we will introduce you to the creative elements to consider in order to create a children’s room decoration on the theme of the “boy who survived”.
The bedding can embody the Harry Potter motif without much effort. Here, two options are available to you. The first is to favor the colors of your child’s favorite house (Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw) by adding a few brightly colored cushions for a touch of whimsy. The second is to buy thematic bedding on the Internet. Yes, it is that simple.
The nursery wall decoration can also celebrate the Harry Potter theme in several original ways. You can opt for self-adhesive stickers, decorative objects hanging on the wall, a wall watch, etc.
However, the most expressive way to recreate the Harry Potter bedroom decoration is without a doubt painting one or more walls. Here’s a perfect example above where an accent wall houses Harry Potter’s name on a dark blue background adding drama to the ambiance. The thematic decor is complemented by a few matching decorative items such as the witch’s hat and broom.
And here is our favorite! An entire wall “with” the text of the first page of the first book: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” . A Harry Potter bedroom decor idea that will certainly fascinate young and old. This representation can of course take other forms depending on your kid’s desires. For example, you can adopt his favorite extract or inspirational quotes. The possibilities are endless!
Witch or Quidditch brooms (the most popular sport in JK Rowling’s imaginary universe) are essential Harry Potter bedroom accessories. You can get a magic broom from a specialty store or you can just buy one and decorate it.
Where to place the flying broom? We suggest you place it in a corner of the room or hang it from the ceiling using a transparent fishing line.
Owls and owls
The wizarding world uses owls to deliver mail, making these animals a must-have for Harry Potter-themed nursery decor. You may already know Hedwig, Harry’s owl who plays an important role in the young wizard’s life.
The easiest way to incorporate this element into the nursery decor would be to buy stuffed owls. Also consider adding an old bird cage that will serve as a home for the owl.
Other accessories to consider
Other key accessories to invite into your Harry Potter bedroom decor include themed wall watches, LED candles and more. Another must-have accessory is the antique chests that Hogwarts students use to carry their clothes and personal items. Stimulate your child’s imagination by letting them decorate their chest with themed stickers that you can order from online stores.
The flying keys are also part of the Harry Potter bedroom decoration. Often overlooked, these magical elements will bring a touch of magic and whimsy to your daughter’s room. Also, you can make them yourself. Let the magic guide you.
Harry Potter bedroom decorating idea: some examples not to be missed
Do you have party and you need harry potter decor ideas ?
1. The brick wall of Platform 9 3/4
This is one of the first things I wanted to do: reproduce the wall of the 9 3/4 platform on our front door. I saw that people managed to recover strips of brick-printed wallpaper from DIY stores (you can ask for samples for free) but since I needed a very precise measurement, I preferred to opt for DIY. And for once it was MEGA easy to do.
The material : a roll of craft paper – scissors – an old sponge – red / black paint.
How to: Just cut the piece of craft paper to the size of your door, lay it on a flat surface, dip your sponge in the paint, and use it as a pad! Dab more or less evenly, with different shades of brick red (adding more or less black) to give a little relief and the job is done!
For the Hogwarts Express sign: I used a piece of cardboard (found in a trash can) that I painted by reproducing the sign you see in the movies. It only remained to hang everything on our front door with fixed paste. Possible alternative: you can also hang the sheet of paper from the top, cut it in the middle and thus transform it into a “curtain” through which your guests can pass!
2. The Flying Hogwarts Letters
Another emblematic decoration: the letters of Hogwarts which seem to float in the air! This is clearly one of the easiest DIYs to make and the cheapest since you probably already have everything you need at home.
The material : white envelopes – transparent thread (dental, fishing, etc.) – a black / red pen – tape.
How to: write Harry Potter’s address on the back of the envelopes (you can add a red dot to imitate the stamp), drill a small hole to pass the thread through and tape to the ceiling. Vary the wire lengths to give the whole thing a bit of movement and voila! (I turned on the light in our entrance to take the photo, but it was normally lit by a lantern, the candle light made the shadows of the envelopes dance, it was super pretty!)
3. « Ministry of Magic this way »
I wanted to play the decoration card thoroughly and scatter small elements all over our apartment, so when I saw this idea on Pinterest, I couldn’t resist! I immediately started looking for a Ministry of Magic logo to stick … on the glasses of our toilet. I found this decal on Amazon , but you could just as well print the logo and cut it out, it will cost you 0 euro. (But I must admit that I had a plan to leave this little detail in our toilet after the party
4. Dolores Ombrage’s proclamation wall
It is the book I told you about in the introduction of this post that gave me the idea of this decoration. In a double page devoted to the detestable character of Dolorès Ombrage, there is a pocket in which we discover 6 of these “proclamations” (the education decrees that she plastered everywhere in the school when she was the head of Hogwarts). Rather than displaying them as is on the wall, I wanted to “reproduce” (very roughly) the kinds of small wooden houses in which they are framed!
The material : cardboard – red / black paint – a cutter
How to : roughly draw the outlines of a first house, cut it out and use it as a template for the following ones. Paint everything in brown, and fix everything with fixed paste (which allowed me not to damage the posters 🙂
5. The flying golden snitches
I had a project to make a snitch to hang from the ceiling but I was not sure how to make it. Although there are a billion tutorials on Pinterest (I was always worried it was too heavy), it was finally while walking around Cultura that I found the perfect idea. It was in fact when I came across a set of 4 polystyrene balls that I visualized my little snitches. Polystyrene was the perfect material: since it is very light, I will have no problem hanging them from the ceiling!
The material: polystyrene balls – a golden paint (suitable for polystyrene) – white paper – scissors – toothpicks – glue – metal ties – transparent wire – tape.
How to:I started by bending my polystyrene balls in gold (I put 2 layers). I then drew a wing on white Canson paper, which I cut out and which then served as a pattern for the following ones. You need 4 half wings to make the 2 wings of the snitch. Let me explain: I stuck a toothpick on my first half of the wing, then I glued the second half of it back on top to hide the toothpick. I then simply pricked the toothpicks directly into the styrofoam ball. I put a small metal tie on the top, tied my transparent thread and hung everything from the ceiling with tape.
I hung 4 in our living room. As they are very light, the slightest movement or draft makes them spin!
6. Le corner Ollivanders
No wizarding night without… magic wands! In all my creative hobby bazaar, I had a block of clay that was just waiting to be finally used and I immediately thought that it would be perfect for making chopsticks, and more specifically chopstick handles. . For the base of the baguette (that’s a lot of times the word baguette in the same paragraph I grant you) I wanted to find small branches or in sticks. Except that in the middle of Paris, it was not easy. After picking up 3 ridiculous twigs during my Sunday run, I ended up resigning myself and heading to Cultura. I found a bunch of wooden sticks there, it wasn’t ideal, but for lack of anything better, I thought it would do the trick! And finally it was the case, they were not so bad, my chopsticks!
The material : clay or self-hardening pastry – wooden sticks – red / black / gold paint.
How to : form a rather thick sausage with the clay, insert the stick into the sausage and shape it as you wish. (I was clearly there on the pif and it’s the slightly irregular side that makes them more real than life!) Let dry, then paint the sticks black / beige / brown. Brush the whole thing with the golden paint (put some on your brush, wring it out well and give small strokes all over the place).
To highlight the chopsticks I created an “Ollivanders wands” sign (always with recycled cardboard), a bit like a small shop sign. I put everything on a shelf on kraft paper recovered from a parcel and I added a small light garland. And presto, a little Ollivanders corner in my living room!
7. The poster and billboard wall.
This is clearly the main element of the decor! It is super easy to make and above all inexpensive. I used posters I already had (the world map which is in its usual place and the Sirius and Quidditch posters which were in the book I was telling you about above). I then looked for printables on the web (you can find plenty of them) that I printed (it’s even better when you have a printer at home), then I made directional signs with cardboard (always recycled) that I painted and on which I wrote the names of mythical places! (There is also a garland of pennants hanging a little higher, and a small sign “Clean after yourself, elves don’t work here” found at Primark for a few euros).
8. The floating candles.
I don’t have much credit here since I bought the ready-made candles on Amazon. Finally I don’t know if it was the idea of the century because I was only able to hang 4 out of the 12. It was impossible for me to plant tacks in my ceiling (I think it is concrete armed), so I had to fight with pieces of tape and double-sided. I clearly struggled to hang them up, the candles were a bit too heavy (probably due to the batteries), one of them even ended up breaking her face. So little fail on that side, too bad because the effect was too nice! If you can put tacks in your ceiling, go for it, otherwise I think the alternative would be to make them yourself. I saw tutorials go by with electric tea lights that were stuck on an empty paper towel roll painted white.
9. Aragogue and his cubs.
Again I bought everything ready! It would have been a bit laborious to make these little spiders by hand (although it must be doable in paper but I wanted something a little realistic) (and I had already got carried away with a lot of DIY) . I found the big hairy spider in a typical Hema store during my weekend in Berlin and the small spiders on Amazon (I no longer have the exact link but there are plenty of different ones :). This is the kind of Halloween decoration that costs only a few euros and that can clearly be reused in the following years! To fix them to the wall I simply used fixed paste to stick them to the wall, the big spider at the head and the small ones that follow it behind!
10. The message from the Chamber of Secrets.
This is clearly the easiest idea to achieve and the least expensive since it requires around 28 seconds and… 0 euros. It is a question of writing the message of the Chamber of secrets with lipstick on a mirror or on a window (we had opted for the bathroom mirror, obligatory passage after the toilets!) It’s very stupid but it has its small effect!
11. Fairy lights.
They clearly participate in the somewhat subdued and mysterious atmosphere of the room. I had very simple ones but I totally fell in love with 2 garlands from the HP collection by Primark: small vials of potions and small Hedwig, much too cute! Do not hesitate to take out your Christmas fairy lights, the more there are, the prettier it is!
12. The sorcerer’s photocall.
I found this idea on Pinterest and I found it absolutely brilliant: making a photocall in the image of the poster “Have You Seen This Wizard? “. It is possible to buy them ready-made on the web but clearly, it is much less expensive to do it yourself! I looked for a long time (in all the supermarkets and trash cans in my neighborhood) for cardboard to recycle but it was always either too small or too damaged. So I ended up going to Cultura and came across a foam board board of the ideal size!
The material : a sheet of foam cardboard – a cutter – black / white paint – a rectangular piece of cardboard.
How to : after taking measurements, hollow out a square to make your frame. Paint everything gray, let dry and add the words “Have You Seen This Wizard?” »In black above the frame. Draw the small Azkaban prison panel and attach it to your frame. All you have to do is take lots of souvenir photos! 🙂
That’s all for these 12 decoration ideas! Little bonus, if you ever have this Harry Potter Party for Halloween, don’t forget to dig a Harry Potter pumpkin! My lover took care of it, he did it in 2 steps 3 movements 🙂
There are still LOTS of things to do, the Harry Potter universe is so rich! I had to choose (we always end up being limited in time and budget) but don’t hesitate to browse on Pinterest, it’s really a gold mine!
Last little tip: to perfect your atmosphere, don’t forget to launch a Harry Potter playlist, it’s the icing on the cake, the little detail that will end up transforming your living room into a Hogwarts common room!
I hope you enjoyed this post and these ideas,