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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!
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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For 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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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’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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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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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.