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These 7 Rooms Inspired by The Wizard of Oz Prove There’s No Place Like Home

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There’s no place like home, right? Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz said it best 80 years ago and we’re celebrating by putting our design chops to the test and creating spaces based off our favorite characters from the film.

That’s right! In the latest installment of our pop culture inspired rooms, we’re exploring rooms inspired by Dorothy, Glinda, Oz, and a few more of our favorite characters. Keep scrolling to explore these Wizard of Oz style rooms and shop the designs of your favorite characters!

dorothy's style wizard of ozDorothy’s Style

Dorothy was a young, gumptious gal. And while she lived a quiet life on her family’s farm in Kansas, at heart she was a dreamer who craved adventure and wanted to explore the world. So when it came to designing her room, we thought that Dorothy’s modern Wizard of Oz style would be a reflection of her roots with an adventurous twist.

What’s in Her Look

“Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” That’s right, Dorothy. We designed her bedroom with lots of traditional elements that would remind her of home in Kansas but also feel fresh and trendy.

A nod to Dorothy’s iconic blue gingham dress, we – of course – had to incorporate her signature pattern into her home. But Dorothy’s grown up now, so we imagined she’d trade in her dress for something a bit more subtle. We found her the perfect gingham bedspread that she can cozy up under at night and watch the Wizard of Oz in bed.

At the same time, we wanted to reflect Dorothy’s adventurous and feisty spirit (she did save the Munchkins from the Wicked Witch, after all). So we incorporated some modern and trendy moments in her room that pull the space out of the 1930s and into the present. Check out her wishbone desk chair, rattan accents, minimal color palette, and eclectic approach to styling, for starters.

dorothy's style wizard of oz

dorothy's style wizard of oz

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The Ruby Slippers. There’s no way Dorothy would give up a pair of shoes that fabulous. We like to imagine she’d wear them out on special occasions or even as her power heel for job interviews in the big city.

Toto Too. Before Paris Hilton carried her dog around in a purse, Dorothy had Toto in her basket, which we of course included in her room. And like any good dog owner, we knew Dorothy would have a portrait of her faithful pup hanging in her room. Bonus points if you can spot Toto’s doggie bed (you know Dorothy would want him to match her blue and white style).

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the scarecrow's style wizard of ozThe Scarecrow’s Style

Dorothy’s first and favorite companion, the Scarecrow always wanted a brain. As such, we knew he’d want to while away the hours in a space that made him feel (and look) smart. To design his room we started with a rustic foundation and pulled in elements reminiscent of an old-world library to give him extra scholarly chops.

the scarecrow's style wizard of oz

the scarecrow's style wizard of oz

What’s in His Look

Since Scarecrow, like Dorothy, was from the countryside, we wanted his bedroom to reflect his pastoral roots. We started with a rustic farmhouse base full of weathered woods, natural textures, and traditional silhouettes. Then, to round out the look, we gave Scarecrow a few more contemporary pieces of art (check out the woven tapestry and cow portraits), that elevate his Wizard of Oz style for 2019.

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the Tin Man's style wizard of ozThe Tin Man’s Style

It’s not until the end of the film that the Tin Man, who always wanted a heart, finds out he had one all along. We wanted to translate this character’s hard exterior (and equally soft interior) to his modern day bedroom, and imagined him living in bold industrial style. His 2019 Wizard of Oz style space is a converted garage that combines industrial design with bold pops of color and is where his heart truly shines.

What’s in His Look

The aluminum paneling and industrial elements set the industrial tone while modern, pop art pieces strike a fun and playful vibe. We imagined that our 2019 Tin Man wouldn’t be afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve or show off his inner designer through loud art and bold patterns.

the Tin Man's style wizard of ozKeep an Eye Out For…

The Oil Can. Because even the Tin Man needs to practice self care and keep his joints in working order.

His Ticking Heart Clock. A gift from the Wizard of Oz, we didn’t think the Tin Man would get rid of his prized possession any time soon.

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cowardly lion's style wizard of ozThe Cowardly Lion’s Style

The Cowardly Lion joined Dorothy’s journey to Oz in the hopes of gaining some nerve. Fast forward to now and we think his design tastes would be anything but cowardly. Bold, eclectic, and high-contrast, oh my! Those are all words we’d use to describe Lion’s new den, where he isn’t afraid to put his design tastes on full display.

cowardly lion's style wizard of oz

cowardly lion's style wizard of oz

What’s in His Look

We were inspired by the color palette of the sub-saharan African landscape (because Lions are definitely not native to Oz) and incorporated natural textures and materials galore. From his knit seagrass headboard, to the (faux) animal hide rug, and the woven raffia decorative bowls, Lion’s room is all about bringing the outdoors indoors in big, bold ways.

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Glinda the good witch's style wizard of ozGlinda The Good Witch’s Style

If our favorite bubble-traveling Good Witch came to Modsy for help designing her bedroom, we’re pretty sure the result would be all things dreamy, feminine, and ephemeral. For Glinda’s space, we were majorly inspired by her pink tulle gown and wanted to infuse her space with a royal vibe (note the throne-like chair). If we only had a wand, we’d be conjuring up Glinda’s Wizard of Oz style at home asap.

What’s in Her Look

Glinda’s modern day Wizard of Oz style bedroom has a slight bohemian vibe, featuring an eclectic mix of furniture, lots of layers, and a rule-breaking layout. The overall color palette is sophisticated and balanced, and you’ll find rich pinks, neutrals, and gold accents galore. We balanced the feminine decor with pops of marble and natural materials because Glinda wasn’t all glitz and glam.

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Bubble-Inspired Decor. While some people might like cars, Glinda’s preferred mode of transportation was by bubble. We wanted to pay homage to that element of her character by incorporating globe-like light fixtures into her room.

Her Crown. Because even a good witch can have a bad hair day.

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Wizard of Oz styleThe Wizard of Oz’s Style

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain… But definitely do check out the lovely green velvet ones in this Oz-tastic bedroom. Instead of his own personal bedroom, we imagined the great and powerful Wizard of Oz would have designed his own brand of luxury hotels in the capital city, which inspired this room.

What’s in His Look

The design of the city of Oz screamed Art Deco, so we brought that same design aesthetic to life in the Wizard’s space. From the patterned wallpaper, geometric forms, and curvilinear furniture, the Wizard’s room is a modern take on the 1930’s Oz set design.

Of course, the Emerald City’s best hotel would have to pay homage to its colorful namesake. So we designed the Wizard’s room around an emerald green palette. There’s the curtains, the bed frame, and the accent chair… All of which add up to a room that’s dripping in luxury. It’s truly a horse of a different color!

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The Yellow Brick Road. Ok, it’s really terrazzo. But we thought that would be a design trend the great and powerful Oz would get behind. When subway tile finally felt overdone, we think he would have updated his hotel to feature the new trendy material.

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the Wicked Witch's style wizard of ozThe Wicked Witch of the West’s Style

You might say she’s evil, or you might say she’s just misunderstood (we’ve seen Wicked once or twice). Either way, it’s hard not to love a villain with style, and the Wicked Witch has plenty of it. Dark and mysterious, we wanted her room to be a place where she could retreat from the world. Sometimes we all need a little alone time.

What’s in Her Look

Her look was inspired by her signature color palette of black and green and embodies a traditional yet chic style. To bring it to life, we paired traditional foundation pieces with luxe materials, like green velvet and black lacquer.

We’re definitely melting – er, drooling – over her four-poster bed frame, and we imagined the apothecary-inspired work area would be her go-to spot for stalking Dorothy in her crystal ball.

the Wicked Witch's style wizard of ozKeep an Eye Out For…

The Flying Monkeys. Her evil cronies would never be far away. See if you can spot a few outside her window enjoying a midnight flight.

Her Striped Bedspread. A nod to her deceased sister, the Wicked Witch of the East, we incorporated the pattern of her signature tights into her space. We think it looks much better as a bedspread than crushed under a house.

The Ruby Slippers. Because we thought it was time to end this age-old feud and share the ruby slipper love. There are enough awesome shoes to go around, ok?

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What Harry Potter Style Are You? See How 6 Characters Would Design Their Homes Today

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There’s nothing us muggles love more than escaping into the fantastic magical world of the Harry Potter series. Whether you consider yourself a Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or even Slytherin, there’s no denying the characters from this iconic series had style.

So in honor of JK Rowling and Harry Potter’s shared birthday (July 31st, in case you didn’t know!) we worked our special brand of Modsy Magic to revisit the wizarding world one more time. As we’ve done for some of our favorite TV shows and movies before, we couldn’t help but imagine how the homes of our favorite characters might look today. So if you’ve ever wondered what Hermione, Ron, Luna Lovegood, Dumbledore, Voldemort, and (of course) Harry Potter’s style would be, board the Modsy Express to find out!

Harry Potter

Harry Potter Style

Growing up with his less-than-pleasant aunt, uncle, and cousin, Harry always considered Hogwarts to be his real home. So when we imagined what his adult space would look like, we knew he’d likely have taken inspiration from his favorite place – the Gryffindor common room!

Harry’s space is steeped in red and gold, the house colors of his alma mater, and draws on the same warm, rustic, and oh-so cozy vibes. With a large, sectional sofa, his living room prioritizes comfort and is equal parts homage to Harry’s time at Hogwarts and a celebration of the people and memories he loves.

On the other hand, Harry’s office is a quiet place for him to retreat from the chaos of a wizarding household, attend to his Auror’s duties, and maybe even prepare for a guest lecture at Hogwarts. A major upgrade from the cupboard under the stairs, this space is home to his beloved Firebolt among other memorabilia from his childhood and time at school.

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Harry Potter Style
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Hermione Granger

Hermione's Harry Potter StyleFor our beloved heroine’s design, we knew Hermione Granger’s home would be inspired by her favorite place – the library! So it’s no surprise her space is full of books, books, and – you guessed it – more books. We hope she has a house elf (with full benefits and PTO, of course) on staff to help her keep them organized.

And when it came to her sense of style, we imagined Hermione’s home to be practical with a touch of femininity. Her muggle upbringing inspired the traditional elements, but she’s also not afraid to have a little fun mixing patterns and styles together.

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Ron Weasley

Ron Harry Potter Style

Growing up in the Burrow, Ron’s home was always an eclectic mish-mosh of different hand-me-downs that the Weasley’s collected over the years. After moving out on his own, we imagined Ron would have taken pride in his humble upbringings and embraced a similar style in his adult home.

Full of different styles, patterns, colors, Ron’s space is, as such, an homage to the Burrow. But his design feels a bit more masculine and includes a few specific nods to our favorite Weasley. Starting in the dining space (which we’re pretty sure would be Ron’s favorite room), an eclectic mix of miss-matched chairs surround the long table, where we imagine Ron would enjoy hosting boisterous dinners with his friends and family.

We also designed him a special lounge room, which was inspired by his sports “career” as keeper on the Gryffindor Quidditch team. It has all the essentials for entertaining – including Wizard Chess, a beater bat, and his old broomstick.

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Luna Lovegood

Luna Lovegood Style

Luna’s space is a reflection of her personality – bold, quirky, and way over-the-top. We imagined Luna’s style would be as whimsical, dreamy, and playful as she is – she’s clearly not afraid of patterns, colors, or mixing materials!

The dark blue walls and sofa are a nod to Ravenclaw’s colors, while the bright yellows and pinks are inspired by Luna’s colorful outfits. Poufs and plenty of seating allow Luna to entertain her friends or lounge around reading the latest edition of the Quibbler.

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Albus Dumbledore

Dumbledore's style

Our favorite headmaster of Hogwarts, Dumbledore’s scholarly ways and drive for knowledge shine through in both of his spaces with an abundance of books, collectibles and curiosities. We envisioned him kicking up his slippered feet and taking off his half-moon spectacles to relax at the end of a hard day at Hogwarts. He’d be busy entertaining muggles and wizards alike in his comfortable and humble great room and getting lost in his thoughts (or memories in his Pensieve) in his study.

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Voldemort

Voldemort Harry Potter Style

Darkness, skulls, snakes, and a bone-chilling mood make up Voldemort’s home. Just like him, we imagined his home would feel dark, spooky and uninviting and his space reflects that vibe with its dark lighting, minimal seating, and hard lines.

Not a big entertainer, Voldemort would probably spend most of his days holed up his office studying the Dark Arts. As the embodiment of evil and death, look for Death Eater masks, snakes, and sculls galore in his lair.

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E! News Star Jac Vanek Transforms Her First Solo Apartment Into an Oceanside Oasis

When Jac Vanek, entrepreneur, co-host of the wildly popular Lady Gang podcast (and E! News show) and host of the true crime podcast, The First Degree, made the big move from living with roommates to having her own solo spot, she was ready to create her dream space but didn’t know where to begin.

Upon finding the perfect apartment with a view in Southern California, Jac decided she wanted to start fresh, with a completely new design that reflected this exciting new chapter in her life.

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After selling most of her old furniture, Jac had only few treasured pieces left to bring to her new place. She needed new furniture but didn’t want to invest until she was confident about how it would all look in the space.

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As Jac told Amanda Lauren at Forbes Magazine, “I’m not just trying to throw a bunch of old books on a shelf. I wanted an earthy-modern vibe with a clean aesthetic. I know I like this chair and that vase, but I don’t know how to arrange them in a room or put something on a bookshelf to make it aesthetically pleasing. That’s where I knew Modsy could help me.”

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Jac Vanek Modsy

Jac worked with our team to bring her unique style and vision to life. With Modsy’s help, she was able to visualize how her art, antiques from the flea market, and brand new furniture (suggested by Modsy) would look all together in her new place.

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Jac Vanek Modsy

The end result was this gorgeous, eclectically glam space perfect for relaxing, preferably with a glass of rosé.

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Here’s How To Style Your Space Like the Homes from Big Little Lies

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The Big Little Lies season two premiere is almost here (June 9th) and we are dying to know what’s happened to the five mothers of Monterey.

If you watched the first season then you’ll remember just how gorgeous the women’s seaside homes were. The juxtaposition between their sparkling immaculate interiors and the unkempt, secret-ridden relationships that lived within those walls drew us in week over week.

We couldn’t wait to reimagine some of our favorite homes from the show in a slightly more attainable way. And with Game of Thrones over and out, we can now focus all of our energy Sunday evenings to the dramatic lives of Celeste, Renatta, Madeline, Bonnie and Jane.

Keep scrolling to see how Celeste, Renatta, Madeline, Bonnie might decorate their homes today.

big little lies homes Celeste

Eclectic Minimalism with a Coastal vibe – the inspiration for this home pays homage to both Celeste’s character traits and her seaside abode. On the surface, this space appears warm and inviting, but elements of austerity and control lie underneath.

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To achieve this look, start with a coastal blue paint palette. Mix in organic materials such as light wood tones to warm up the “coolness” and keep things inviting. Be selective in your pieces and look for neutral-colored furniture with clean and simple lines.

 

big little lies homesMadeline

Family friendly and sophisticatedly coastal, Madeline lives right on the beach. We wanted to bring that to life through the design of her living room. Just like the set, her bedroom design is more dramatic with glam elements.

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big little lies homesFor those who identify with Madeline’s style, look for comfortable base furniture such as slip-covered sofas, club chairs, and upholstered beds. Then layer in the coastal elements such as printed blues, beach wall art, and collected vases for different textures and hues of blue.

For a dramatic bedroom layer velvet textures, mix in metals, and add a feminine twist to the space by using glass furniture pieces such as side tables and accent decor.

 

big little lies homesRenata

Extreme minimalism with a chic touch, Renatta’s home is a contemporary minimal structure, and we think her furniture choices would mirror that style. Each piece chosen for the space is a work of art. Her style is basically a carefully curated collection that exudes wealth and style (she has to keep up appearances!).

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big little lies homesLove this style? Stark white walls or cool hues make the perfect backdrop for some serious statement pieces! Look for pieces that have an overall minimal style with an artistic and interesting form and shape. Be very selective and only incorporate pieces that are beautiful statements of your style.

 

big little lies homesBonnie

Eclectic to the max, Bonnie’s spiritual side and connection to nature set the tone for her bohemian bungalow. We were inspired to create a space where Bonnie could retreat and recharge after stressful events. Our goal was to make sure the space felt open and airy, which is key for Bonnie who practices yoga and meditation on the regular.

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big little lies homesTo achieve this look at home, collect pieces that while you travel or check your local flea market. Layering rugs and mixing wood finishes creates a relaxed, curated feel.

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Here’s How the Rooms of Game of Thrones Characters Might Look Today

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Like most people, we at Modsy can’t get enough of Game of Thrones. With the series finale just a few weeks away (sob!), how could we resist creating interiors inspired by the series? Spoiler alert: we couldn’t!

Instead of mourning the loss of our Sunday evening excitement, we’ve channeled our emotions in a collection of designs inspired by our favorite Houses and the characters that graced our TV screens over the years. With so many colors, materials, and textures – we’ve got dragon skin, icy swords, floral landscapes, and dreary stone cities – we fell in love with the Seven Kingdoms all over again.

But unlike the fictional locations, we’ve created real (virtual) rooms for all your favorite Game of Thrones characters. These spaces are completely liveable, albeit a bit dramatic, and a sure-fire way to commemorate all the fun we’ve had watching the show.

Keep scrolling to see how The Starks, Lannisters, Targaryens, Tyrells and White Walkers might decorate their homes today.

game of thrones interiorsHouse Lannister

We wanted to bring in the signature Lannister golds and reds into this spacious King’s Landing-inspired interior. A desk, sitting area, and grand bed frame are all elements fit for a King (or King Slayer).

game of thrones interiors

We imagined the desk might serve as the perfect place for Cersei to write letters, repay debts, and plan how she will murder her enemies with Wildfire. The open sitting area would be ideal for hosting guests and drinking copious amounts of wine (you’re welcome, Tyrion).

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game of thrones interiorsHouse Targaryen

Although the Targaryen past is far from peaceful, we wanted this room to feel somewhat calming and romantic. After all,  Daenerys could probably use a drama-free place to unwind after a long day fighting to rule the Seven Kingdoms.

Her design is inspired both by her early days in Essos as well as her time spent with the Dothraki. The softer, more feminine color palette mixed with eclectic and industrial elements tells her story of rising to the top.

game of thrones interiors

And no room for the Mother of Dragons would be complete without some tasteful dragon-related decor to celebrate her House’s symbol and her three children.

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game of thrones interiorsHouse Stark

For snowy Winterfell, we wanted to create a bedroom retreat fit for a King (or Queen!) and their Direwolf, of course.

The color palette, inspired by House Stark’s colors of grey and white, creates a dark, moody, and almost brooding feel in the space (Jon Snow will feel right at home).

game of thrones interiorsThe roaring fire and layered textures ensure this bedroom retreat is still inviting, and we can imagine Sansa curling up by the fire and relaxing after along day. Winter may be coming, but we’ll be keeping warm in this cozy bedroom retreat.

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game of thrones interiorsHouse Tyrell

House Tyrell is known for their beautiful gardens and florals, so we really concentrated on bringing that theme to life in this Game of Thrones interior. We wanted the room to feel dramatic but still welcoming.

You’ll notice that there isn’t a shortage of beautiful fabrics, prints, and textiles. The Tyrells always dressed for the occasion, so we’ve woven in elements from their fashion sense into this space.

game of thrones interiors

And despite the fact that it is covered in florals, the space is bold and reflects the cunning power of the Tyrells, and their memorable female leadership. RIP Lady Olenna!

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game of thrones interiorsWhite Walkers

All white everything, plush fabrics, and steely blue accents. Our White Walker space takes a cue from the Night King, but is less creepy and a touch more cozy.

This Game of Thrones interior is austere and evokes the desolate landscape north of the Wall. The room is meant to feel a bit dramatic with the contrast of deep dark blues and blacks, mixed with pops of white. But the look is still completely accessible to both the living and the dead!

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