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.

Lynsay Loves Spaces: Champagne Central, Glasgow

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As a self-confessed interiors nut, it really makes my heart sing when I come across a space that has unique or striking design elements. Looking through my camera roll is a pretty accurate reflection of this too – with hundreds of photos dedicated to floors, walls, ceilings and furniture from when I’ve been out and about!

I love sharing personal decor ideas of course, along with how we’ve styled things around the flat, but I also want to let you guys see the other places that happen to catch my eye. Hopefully, if these places are local to you, you might be inspired to pay them a visit – or maybe they’ll give you a few ideas for your own interior projects.

champagne central

To start things off, here are a few photos from my recent visit to Champagne Central, a stylish speakeasy within Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow that serves afternoon tea, gourmet bites, cocktails and more. I’ve mentioned the hotel before but, when I went along to last year’s relaunch of Champagne Central, I was blown away with the transformation!

champagne central

champagne central

champagne central

There is more than a hint of the Grand Budapest Hotel in this space – with soft pink and blue velvet furniture, paperback books and gold hardware adorning the bar. Antique-style bird cages, fern motifs and typewriters also lend a hip, quirky feel.

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Even though the place is newly-renovated, Champagne Central already feels classic and comfortable. I can see myself happily spending an afternoon or two here (plus, it makes a great spot to wait for your train as the hotel overlooks Central Station!).

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If you’re in Glasgow and have time to spare, be sure to check out this stylish little slice of Wes Anderson in the centre of town. Let me know where I should check out next, too!

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!

christmas decor

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