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…
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…
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.
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.
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.