Disney Decor for Grown-ups

disney decor

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…

disney decor

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…

disney decor

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.

disney decor

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.

disney decor

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.

Oh, Boy! Kiehl’s Mickey Mouse Holiday Collection

Kiehl's Mickey Mouse holiday collection

Call me biased, but I think that the latest face of Kiehl’s has to be my favourite yet! No, I’m not talking about McConaughey – though he IS doing a pretty fabulous job helping Kiehl’s support Autism Speaks (well, alright, alright, alright…) – I’m talking about Mickey Mouse!

That’s right, Kiehl’s and Disney have teamed up to give some of my very favourite skincare products a Mickey makeover; just in time for the holidays. Oh, boy! I was very excited to see that the new-look Creme de Corps was dropping at Kiehl’s Glasgow and couldn’t wait to pop into the Buchanan Street store for a sneaky peek…

Kiehl's Mickey Mouse holiday collection

Creme de Corps is one of my (and Gary’s!) most-used products and we usually splash out on the 500ml size so that we don’t fight over the bottle! This hand and body butter is super nourishing with a light, creamy fragrance – ideal for keeping dry skin hydrated and smooth, especially at this time of year.

Now that our favourite Disney star is adorning the packaging, we can’t wait to add a new bottle to our bathroom shelf!

Kiehl's Mickey Mouse holiday collection

Other items in the Kiehl’s Mickey Mouse holiday collection will include Richly Hydrating Hand Cream, special edition hydration and facial cleansing gift sets, lip balms, a tub of grapefruit-scented whipped Creme de Corps body butter, an advent calendar (!!) and more. As part of Kiehl’s ongoing dedication to giving back, the sales of these products will also help people in need (check out this article for more details!).

Collaborating with a top luxury skincare brand AND raising money for a good cause? Not bad for a 94-year old mouse!

Kiehl's Mickey Mouse holiday collection

Special bottles of Creme de Corps from Kiehl’s Mickey Mouse holiday collection are available in-store now, with more products releasing very soon. Will you be adding them to your letter to Santa this year?

5 Things You Must Do at Disneyland

Disneyland in Anaheim, California has always been on my ‘must-visit’ list. After all, it’s the park that started it all, opening over 60 years ago and remaining home to so many classic rides and attractions.

If you’ve been following along for a while, you’ll know by now that Gary and I have had a lot of amazing trips to Walt Disney World in Florida (and we’ve visited Disneyland Paris too!), so we were very excited to see the original park recently!

We managed to cram just about everything we wanted to see and do into two fun-filled days. A lot of you have been in touch to ask what I enjoyed the most about the California resort, which is a very difficult question!

Instead of choosing just one thing, I wanted to share five things that I loved about Disneyland (and its neighbouring park, Disney California Adventure), and what I’d recommend other first-time visitors check out…

Take a stroll on the boardwalk! Ever a magpie for anything vintage-inspired, I just loved Paradise Pier; the seaside boardwalk-themed area at Disney California Adventure. With a big dipper rollercoaster, Mickey’s Fun Wheel, midway games and candy floss galore, it was one of my favourite park areas by far!

Got a sweet tooth? Try the Matterhorn Macaroon! One thing that Disney always gets so right is their themed snacks, from Mickey-shaped pretzels to entire restaurants taking their cue from popular rides and movies. At Disneyland, the Matterhorn Macaroon is an exclusive treat shaped like the iconic bobsleds ride – oh-so-sweet and topped with white chocolate ‘snow’.

Twirl around in Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters! At Disney California Adventure, we were completely blown away by Carsland, which was surprising considering we aren’t loyal fans of the Cars franchise. The Route 66 theming in this area is spot on, the music is fantastic AND it’s also home to Luigi’s Rollickin’s Roadsters – a lively dancing cars ride. This ride isn’t replicated at any other Disney park and it’s so much fun!

Catch a movie sneak peek in Hollywood Land! Some of our most memorable experiences at Disney parks have been the ones that we weren’t expecting and, over the years, we’ve been able to catch special previews of upcoming films before they hit the cinemas. Disney California Adventure’s Hollywood Land area is kitted out with a 4D theatre, and it’s always worth checking in to see if they are showing any sneak peeks. On this trip we watched a preview of the new Pirates Of The Caribbean movie and now we can’t wait to see the whole thing.

Stop by Toontown…you never know who you might meet! Mickey’s Toontown is an area of Disneyland that makes you feel as though you’ve jumped into the pages of a brightly-coloured comic book! As well as being very stylised (great for photos!), Toontown is home to lots of rides and attractions that you won’t see at the other Disney parks. You can also walk right up to Minnie’s home and get a photo with your favourite mouse. Hey, Minnie girl!

These are just a few of my favourite ways to spend time at Disneyland, and I hope we can go back again for more magical days at the happiest place on earth!

Have you ever been to Disneyland? Tell me your tips!