Slytherin-Inspired Bedroom

Our Harry Potter-inspired bnb house has five bedrooms. So, of course I had to make four of the bedrooms themed after each of the houses of Hogwarts. This master bedroom is located just off the kitchen and dining area. It’s a very spacious room (quite a bit bigger than the master bedroom in our own home, ha!) and since the full bathroom that is attached to this room already had green tile that I didn’t plan to change, I decided to make this into the Slytherin-inspired room.

Here’s a before and after of this room. Clearly updating the floors was a big change for this space. Other than that, all we really did was paint and then decorate/furnish this room according to the theme.

Each room that is themed after a Hogwarts house has a banner on the door, indicating which house it is. I also chose to add one colored accent wall in each room, picking a color that I felt represented the house—so of course our Slytherin-inspired room has a dark green wall. There is a king-size bed, side tables, a large dresser, TV, and a few fun/spooky decor items. I also chose to add black velvet curtains, which I actually have in my master bedroom at home as well because they do such a great job of blocking light in case you want to sleep in.

Here are a few of the items from the room. I have to admit, the snake rug is probably my favorite! Items: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7

Keely helped me make the prints that hang above the bed. I wanted to have some fan art in each room that had something to do with the houses motto or history from the books/movies. In the Slytherin-inspired room, there’s a print with the definition of Horcrux, one that is a “recipe” for Polyjuice Potion, and then one is the words to one of the unforgivable curses (the killing curse! ah!). And I chose Green Agate from Behr for the accent wall. See the room resources below for more details. Are there any Slytherins out there reading this? Do you feel I did your house proud? 🙂 xo. Emma

Room Resources: area rug, bed frame, curtains, side tables, side lamps, black dresser and then I added other pull knobs from The Home Depot, green vase and throw pillows / HomeGoods, comforter, black skull / JOANN, house door banner, snake and skull banner / Walmart (halloween decor), bathroom rug. Accent wall paint is Behr Green Agate.

Credits // Author: Emma Chapman. Photography: Amber Ulmer and Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
  • Are there going to be tours of the other three house-themed rooms? Because I’d love to see the Hufflepuff one if so! This one is so spectacular, I can only imagine the others are on the same level!

  • I am not the biggest Harry Potter fan, I really enjoy the movies, but I just never joined the following. However, I really appreciate how you created a home where anyone would feel comfortable but Harry Potter fans would really enjoy it! Everything is subtle yet whimsical. You did an amazing job!

  • Another Hufflepuff here! I love your idea, and the snake rug is cool in theory. However, I don’t know whether I could actually stand on it!

  • That rug is soooooo good for the room. I bet you were so excited when you found it!

  • Love this Slytherin room! I’m a Hufflepuff though. Hufflepuff is the best because we keep to ourselves but we’re just as brave and loyal as any. Plus our house is right by the kitchen and where they keep all the beer. Our mascot is the badger for a reason. HONEY BADGER DON’T CARE!

  • That rug is AMAZING!!!! I am a SlytherPuff and I love love love this. I need to look up the links now!

  • I am the absolute biggest Harry Potter fan – I unashamedly go around visiting all the locations from the film when I can – so this is just about my favourite thing ever. I love the rug, and the skull and snake banner – do you have a link for that at all? Can’t wait to see what you’ve done with all of the other house – especially Ravenclaw as that’s my house.

    Emma | https://geekytourist.com/

  • I would have difficulties stepping on the snake, but do love the rest of the room. I just could not step on the snake. For real.

  • Love this! That is my favorite shade of green! ???? You did a good job with this house Emma! Wish I could come to stay there! And since I am commenting: LOVE your podcast! You have made my Mondays so much better! ????

  • Absolutely love this! Do you have a link to your airbnb? Plus. do you have a link to the black and gold skull & snake banner?

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