5 Tips to Create Your Own Hogwarts at Home
If you’re a blazing Harry Potter fan, then you must love the magic school Hogwarts featured in the books. Whether it’s the charming, dimly lit hallways or the enchanting moving pictures, Hogwarts has an irresistible appeal. Bringing Hogwarts home is a fun little project you can do with your siblings or friends.
Here are five tips to create a magical, Hogwarts-like ambiance in your own home.
Find the Right Artwork
Harry Potter-themed artwork such as banners, statues and paintings can immediately add a fun, Hogwarts-style charm to your walls. You can opt for buying Harry Potter merchandise such as figurines or wall art. You can further complement this artwork by creating your own, custom, smaller Harry Potter-themed prints. High performing, value-for-money laptops with graphic cards such as I5 Lenovo Laptops are ideal for creating your own quick and fun Hogwarts-style artwork. Just take a print of this self-created artwork and hang it beside your existing fan wall merchandise.
Use Antique Lamps
Antique, gothic-style lamps with lower voltage bulbs can add a slightly spooky, mysterious vibe to the corridors and hallway of your home. You can also put up these lamps on the staircase to add a warm and magical vibe to your home. Choose lamps made of wrought iron or metals like bronze for a better effect. On special occasions such as Harry Potter parties you might host, you can also use old-world, portable lamps with candles inside.
Create Statement Walls
You can choose one wall in your house and make it your accent or statement Harry Potter wall. Get the entire wall inscribed with your favourite passage from the books. Alternatively, you can get your friends together and have a creative and no-holds-barred painting session to come up with unique, Hogwarts-styled artwork for this wall.
Paint Your Doors
Painting your doors with Harry Potter gifts is also a great idea. You can even turn a door into the wall from platform number 9 and 3/4. Anyone entering the door goes straight into your Hogwarts-styled space. On other doors, you can hang the banner of each house from the books. Alternatively, you can also hang uniforms of the various houses.
Create a Shelf of Wands
DIY wands are fun to make and very easy too. Get hold of a few chopsticks, glue, brown paint or brown paper and fun accessories to decorate the wands with. Paint the chopsticks brown or cover them with brown paper to give it the brown, wooden look. Next, use accessories such as craft spiders, spirals or any other spooky item to give the wand ‘character’. Stick some glue in spirals to the broader part of the ‘wand’, let it dry, and paint it brown to give the wand a raised handle. Once you make these wands, display them on a shelf to create a mystical, supernatural-like effect.Making your home Hogwarts-style magical and charming is all about a bit of creativity and a whole load of fun. Get together with your family or friends and create the perfect Hogwarts-themed home!