Whether you are an avid film enthusiast or simply have a favorite movie that you want to incorporate into your decorating, displaying your movie memorabilia as part of your home decor is an easy way to add personality and style to your home. Vintage film memorabilia can give your home a distinctly retro look, while modern film memorabilia can give your home a classy, contemporary look. Here are some ideas to help you get started on decorating your home using movie memorabilia.
Movie memorabilia such as collectible tin lunch boxes, coffee mugs, juice glasses and action figures can be arranged attractively on shelves in your home. This will tie the memorabilia in with the rest of your decor in a way that is organized and well put together. To keep the decor looking mature and classy, combine the items with other elements of decor that are similar in color but are not directly movie related. For example, I am an avid collector of “Gone With the Wind” memorabilia and I keep my collectibles shelved next to candles and picture frames. This way my items are a part of my decorating scheme without looking childish or out of place.
Movie posters can be displayed as pieces of fine art on the walls of your home by simply placing them in a frame instead of hanging them with thumb tacks. While thumb tacks are convenient and easy to use, they have a juvenile look and can damage your collectible posters. Stores like Target and Walmart sell poster sized frames very inexpensively that will protect your posters while providing them with a more adult look. To better incorporate poster frames with the rest of your decorating, consider purchasing or painting the frames in colors that complement the color scheme of your home.
For small photo stills from your favorite movies, ornamental frames are the perfect way to display them in your home. Frames that are uniquely shaped, colored or have interesting detailing will show off and protect your movie pictures. This way you can either hang your memorabilia or display them on shelves or mantles in your home.
Movie Inspired Throw Pillows
To tie your movie themed items in with your furniture, consider using throw pillows that are inspired by your favorite films. You can easily print out pictures of your favorite movie posters and characters as iron-on transfers that can be transferred onto the front of a homemade throw pillow for your bed or couch.