Disney Decor for Grown-ups

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When you hear the phrase Disney Decor, it’s easy for a lot of people to assume the extremely OTT. Does it mean an armchair shaped like Winnie The Pooh? An entire room decorated like Cinderella’s Castle? How exactly DOES an adult Disney fan display their interest through interior design, without looking like they live inside the House of Mouse?

I truly believe that you can show some playful nods to your favourite characters, movies and theme parks in tasteful touches throughout your home. Around our place, we’ve established our own bright and retro-inspired style, but look a little closer and you’ll probably notice some familiar faces, too!

Not sure if it can be done? Let me show you! Today, I’d love to share how we do Disney decor for grown-ups in just a few easy steps…

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Understated Ornaments 

Amongst our usual candles, books and other knick knacks, we have a couple of Disney-inspired ornaments – the first is a Mickey-shaped money box (I picked it up a couple of years ago in an Urban Outfitters sale!) which is a simplified design based on the iconic Mickey head logo.

The second is a pale pink planter, which features Beaker from The Muppets. That face, though! It really cracks me up. The colour goes really well with our decor and it holds our faux plants perfectly! This is a fairly new addition to our living room – you can still shop ’em here…

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Prints and Artwork 

As well as two gallery walls in our flat, we also have spaces for prints above our fireplace and in our hall, giving us plenty of places to hang some of our favourite vintage Disney parks artwork. Old advertising campaigns, concept art and colourful attraction posters look great mixed in with other indie prints that we have framed.

Top tip: Keeping gallery walls quite varied and eclectic means you can fit artwork in with your usual interior style without it feeling like overkill.

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Plates and Cups

I never set out to start collecting the Disney x Starbucks You Are Here Collection cups BUT here we are – four parks later! I can’t resist the mid century interpretations and super vivid colours of the parks. Not to mention, the cups are a great size for big cosy drinks (I start most mornings slurping coffee from one…). We’ve also got a few plates from our last Walt Disney World visit in the same sort of style – subtle, but still undoubtedly Disney.

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When I think about our home, it’s my happy place – somewhere I can relax, work and have fun. It’s a reflection of my personality too, and it wouldn’t quite be the same if I didn’t have little reminders of our Disney adventures dotted around the rooms!

And, by sticking to similar retro, colourful pieces, we manage to make our Disney Decor work in harmony with the rest of our space.

Welcome To Our Christmas Decor 2017!

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Putting up our Christmas tree has fast become one of the holiday traditions that I get very excited about! So much in fact, that from the first of December I am ITCHING to pull out the decorations, put on a playlist and go to town.

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My take on festive decor is very much in theme with the rest of our house, which a lot of you guys will be familiar with by now I am sure! The lovely gals over at hous. recently described our interior vibe as “vintage Palm Springs” (you can read the rest of that feature here!), so you can probably imagine that going full-on Santa’s grotto isn’t really our style!

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Instead, we like to keep things colourful, playful and a tad minimalist with our Christmas decor so that we can enjoy the seasonal theme but still have all of the colours and motifs that make us feel right at home.

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Our Christmas tree is probably the most non-traditional item we have and, not only do I love the way it looks, but it doesn’t bother Bosley either (I honestly had visions of him trying to climb whatever tree we had!). It means we have to be stricter with our bauble collection, but I can spiral out of control very quickly when it comes to small, sparkly objects so that can only be a good thing.

We’ve switched up our cushions for our Christmas ones (from M&S a few years back) and we’ve got our teal tinsel high up on the picture frames and such (because Bosley does try to run around with it if it’s in pawing distance…).

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Our gold 3D HO HO HO letters have made another appearance this year and, even though they are just cardboard, they’re one of my favourite decorations! I might even change them to say OOOH when Santa’s on his way…

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Speaking of letters, this vintage-inspired pegboard* from Truffle Shuffle has been a constant source of entertainment! Whether it’s quotes from our favourite festive films or lines from childhood Christmas number ones, we’re having a lot of fun spelling things out and making it part of our Christmas decor!

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Having our home ready for visitors over the holidays isn’t just about how it looks but how it sounds and smells too, am I right? Elvis’ Christmas album playing on the Crosley takes care of the sound, and burning something seasonal and spicy adds an extra layer of cosy to the room!

Shearer Candles have really outdone themselves this year with a new range of holiday candles. Their Red Apple & Cinnamon jar candle smells utterly delicious! And PS, I’m also a huge fan of the Gingerbread candle tin (not pictured) – it could fool people into thinking I’ve been baking all day, haha!

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christmas decor

I hope you’ve enjoyed this peek into this year’s Christmas decor around our place. I really enjoy seeing how other people have styled their homes for this time of year, so let me know what you’re doing! Do you have a theme? What’s your favourite decoration?

 

 

 

*Hey! If you fancy ordering one of these for yourself and joining in the quote-tastic fun, you can get a cheeky 15% off using LYNSAY15

Not Just Pretty Pictures: Coffee Table Books You Need in Your Life

We’re slipping into the time of year where I find staying at home an increasingly attractive option, despite the fact that I’m generally the type of person who prefers to be out and about. Over the last couple of years, I’ve spent a lot of time and energy creating a fun home space that I can both work and relax in – so it’s not exactly a bad thing that I want to spend more time here.

Coffee table books are a particular indulgence of mine – and Gary’s – and we’ve accumulated quite a collection since we started living together! And during the chillier, greyer Sundays, escaping into one of these big, beautiful books with a mug of something hot is one of my favourite ways to spend an hour.

Sometimes coffee table books can be all style and no substance though and, as much as I can appreciate that, I do still like to read something while I’m leafing through them!

I thought I’d share a few of my favourite titles that deliver both, in case you’re looking for something new to reach for on your next cosy day at home…

What I Love About Movies by Little White Lies is a collective celebration of films by some of the best in the business. From Ryan Gosling, to Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, Francis Ford Coppola and more, each answering the simple question (“What do you love about movies?”) in their own unique style alongside some gorgeous illustrations.

Did someone say Wes Anderson? The Grand Budapest Hotel by Matt Zoller Seitz is a comprehensive guide to one of Anderson’s most popular productions, filled with interviews, costume designs, research notes, a critical essay and much more. This pastel pink beauty is always sitting in our living room, ready to whisk us away to Wes’ world.

The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost is what you might expect from a book about one of TV’s most curious cult classics: it is not what it seems. This oversized, hardback title is actually a mystery novel in the format of a coffee table book – with the reader taking on the role of an FBI agent. The pages are peppered with photographs, transcripts and other evidence to digest. A must-have for any fan of the show!

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Finally, Places to Go, People to See by Kate Spade is one of my most recent additions and covers a topic close to my heart: travel! The vintage glamour of the jet-set meets inspirational quotes, travel tips (like what to buy if you ever find yourself in Buenos Aires and the BEST room service midnight snacks!) and oodles of vibrant photos. Warning: wanderlust is pretty much guaranteed with this one…

For me, these coffee table books tick all of the boxes: they look stylish when I display them around the flat, they’re filled with amazing content and have lush, eye-catching images to get lost in.

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What are YOUR favourite coffee table books? And other things to do while spending a day at home?