The reveal of the Harry Potter Inspired bedroom for Week 8 of the One Room Challenge is here!
I would like to say a huge thank you to Linda Weinstein, and the teams of the One Room Challenge & Better Homes & Gardens, who make this event possible. The progress made–for so many of us–would never get done without you!
At the Start
Before we get to the good stuff, I have to remind myself where I started. This bedroom was just outdated, messy and dark. No real theme had been decided.
As Scott pointed out, it could only get better from here. True. Very true.
The Feature Wall
If you’re a Potter Head, you’ll know that Runes play a part in the series. Is the boho wall stencil making sense now? The board & batten was a great way to ground the space, playing into the black and white theme. This wall was one of the first projects I tackled for the ORC, and I am so pleased with how it turned out.
The DIY Headboard
Not really part of the series, this DIY headboard was just an upgrade for the plain Ikea Malm bed we have in this room. It provides a bit of color, contrast and texture, tying in the gray pendant light.
The Floating Book Wall
I created this accent wall with these Invisible Floating Bookshelves from Amazon, a bunch of thrifted books, spell book pages from More Than Thursdays, book spines from Paper Trail Design, a bunch of spines I made myself and some scrapbook paper. Add a little artwork and decor? Poof. It’s like magic!
The Wall Niche
This cutout in the wall…long ago used for TVs, they’ve become an unorganized dumping ground. I was determined to make use of the space. I decided to use it as a way to showcase some of the foundational items from the HP series.
We have the first four books in large format, and this is a great place to store them. The Marauder’s Map, some hanging flames, the Sorting Hat & Hedwig in her cage add to the look.
This space was an Eleventh Hour labor of love. Lots of painting and building went into it on the very last day.
I finally got the framing in place to make it look more “finished,” but how on earth am I supposed to get a good photo if Hedwig and the Marauder’s Map keep disappearing???
Anyone else see the lightning bolts I traced and cut on the sides? No?
(Hangs head to cry in anguish.)
This corner spot we created is definitely a favorite space for all three of the kids to curl up with a book. Adding the ottoman and throw from Target were a great accent–with color!
This project is a must if you’re designing a Harry Potter inspired space. Guess what? I still have a few more I’d like to do–but, I thought I’d wait until after the reveal so the kids could help.
Most of the potion labels came from Over the Big Moon. I also used a few from housewifeeclectic. Because most of the bottles I was using were small, I had to resize them. If you’re looking for more labels, check out thehappyhousie and hollyshome.
An Incredible Find
I found this suitcase nightstand at a thrift store not too long ago, and I could not believe my luck! This is a perfect accent for the theme, and it’s a great place to keep his snitch lamp.
Follow along to make your own Golden Snitch Lamp.
The Art Ledge
I can’t say it enough: I love gallery walls. An art ledge? Full of Harry Potter inspired photos? Yes, please!
I just HAD to center a gold framed mirror in the mix–a nod to the Mirror of Erised. I found frames at local thrift shops. Some spray paint was a quick way to bring additional charm. I have to be honest, though: This ledge isn’t styled completely yet. Because I didn’t want to give away the surprise, it was very difficult to choose photos, spray paint frames, arrange and get it all perfect. But…good enough for the reveal!
I love the black and white theme we chose for this room. And, that “I Solemnly Swear” pillow cover is a perfect accent!
For the photos, I went to Unsplash and searched Harry Potter. A huge thank you to all the great artists who allowed me to use their work, to make this room what it is:
If you look closely at the photos, you may catch a glimpse of the “platform 9 3/4” closet. Yikes.
The closet really threw me for a loop. We have a plan, but we were also out of town for a couple weekends here and there. One of my IG followers reached out to me to point out that I had created my own Room of Requirement, and she couldn’t be more correct!
Almost seems intentional, doesn’t it?
Putting off the closet renovation also delayed the DIY sliding doors. But, it didn’t stop me from buying the materials. Coming soon!
And, the entrance to his room? Well…the door isn’t painted yet. It’s been in the garage for…awhile. Let’s just say it was Amazon to the rescue! (I tried to find the Fat Lady Portrait, but no luck!)
What do you think? Did I accomplish what I set out to do–an updated bedroom with a Harry Potter inspired theme? Visit me on Instagram for more details and stories as I finish this space.