Harry Potter Room Decoration Ideas

To decorate a room inspired by the Harry Potter movies, you must be a huge fan of the saga of the famous wizard. But you must also bring out your artistic talents and your imagination to make it perfect.
Harry Potter Room Decoration Ideas

Last update: 21 January, 2020

Nobody can say they’re a huge Harry Potter fan until they decide to decorate a room to make it look and feel like Hogwarts.

If you have a lot of ideas but don’t know how to make your room pop, we recommend you read the following article. You’ll find many Harry Potter room decoration tips and inspiration!

Harry Potter room decoration ideas

No matter how old you are or how long ago you read the Harry Potter books… If you’re a real fan, you’ll always feel passionate about this wizard and even pass your passion down to your children. But to prove that you’re worthy of the Muggle of the Year award, you should decorate a room as if you were at Hogwarts. Here are some ideas:

1. Dark walls

A burgundy wall.

 

As a first step, you have to paint the walls brown or burgundy (at least one wall) to get a gloomy atmosphere, similar to the school of witchcraft and wizardry.

2. Gloomy curtains

Blue velvet curtains.

Also, we recommend hanging red or blue curtains with gold accents or pen-shaped curtain tiebacks. It’ll feel like you’re entering one of the actual Hogwarts rooms.

3. Paintings or pictures on the walls

Dolores Umbridge's office.

For example, at the entrance of the room, you can hang a painting of the Fat Lady, which requires a password to allow people to enter the Gryffindor Tower.

In turn, you can hang other paintings in the interior walls, such as paintings of Albus Dumbledore, Godric Gryffindor, or Phineas Black. You can also opt for the saga’s main characters: Harry, Ron, and Hermione.

4. Allusive phrases

A poster of the Hogwarts Express.

Surely, you have a favorite Harry Potter phrase. One of the best Harry Potter room decoration ideas is to use that phrase.

Two of the typical phrases are: “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light” and “For in dreams we enter a world that is entirely our own.” Let them swim in the deepest ocean or glide over the highest cloud.”

5. Must-have objects

Harry Potter wands.

If you want your room to look like Hogwarts, you must use some objects in the decoration. For example, a magic wand, a mirror, such as the one in The Deathly Hallows, a cushion or blanket with the Gryffindor colors, or the image of a stag, the expecto patronum that saves Harry.

Also, you can use the characteristic lightning-bolt shaped scar the wizard has on his forehead to decorate all kinds of things. Use it for your penholder, a dirty clothes hamper, lamps, blankets, pillows, and flower vases, among others.

Are you such a huge Harry Potter fan that you know all the potions by heart? If so, you can use glass jars with salts or colored gel markers and label them with the name of each spell. Leave them in a visible spot on a bookshelf along with your books.

6. Dolls of the characters

Funko Pop! Hagrid doll.

 

You can buy the famous Funko Pop! dolls, which are sold separately, of the most important characters of the saga. Some of them are Harry Potter with a mandrake, with the egg of the Triwizard Tournament, or with the Marauder’s Map, Hermione with the Time-Turner, Dobby with a sock, Ron with Scabbers, Severus Snape with his wand, Voldemort, Draco Malfoy, Hedwig, Hagrid with a cake,  and Ginny Weasley.

Also, you can buy stuffed animals or other toys and place them, for example, on a bookshelf with lights. This way, you show you’re a huge fan!

You’ll find lots of Harry Potter and Hogwarts objects in specialty comics or movie stores. If you’re lucky enough to travel to London, you can take a tour of the iconic scenes and buy everything in the stores. You can also do this if you go to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Florida or Hollywood.

If you love DIY, you can always make your own objects and decorate a room as a true Harry Potter fan would.

We hope you enjoyed these Harry Potter room decoration ideas!

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