Here is a small update I made to our modern Harry Potter-inspired Bnb the last time I was there. This is my favorite accent wall decor to hide a TV—empty monochromatic picture frames. The living room wall behind the TV was just feeling a little empty and unfinished to me. Originally, I didn’t want the wall to compete with the Platform 9 3/4 inspired wall that is right beside it—I was afraid it might feel like too much or be too cluttered visually. But once the space was done, I realized it just felt a little unfinished, so I added this accent wall.
I actually have basically the exact same type of wall in my personal home, just in green. So that’s how you know I love it. Ha. It’s super simple to install (just command strips and nails) and fairly inexpensive if you can thrift all your frames, which is what I always do. Then it’s just a matter of taking them apart, cleaning or removing any hardware as needed, painting, and hanging them up. I love how the TV kind of disappears into the space, but when it’s on and in use it’s actually even more visible with the darker background.
That’s the main update I wanted to share, but might as well throw in a couple more things from our Harry Potter-inspired Bnb.
In the Gryffindor bedroom, I added a Marauder’s Map to the wall along with some vinyl wall decals of footprints. Mischief managed!
And in the Ravenclaw room, I added this open book accent wall, which I shared more about how to DIY here. Thanks for letting me share! xo. Emma
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The accent wall looks great! It doesn’t take away from the Platform wall at all – if anything, I think it actually draws your eye more to the Platform.
Love this! So simple yet so impactful! And I’m still OBSESSED with the Ravenclaw book wall (along with your whole Air BNB haha)
This is so cute! I love the Marauders map update!
I think this wall update feels SO Harry Potter!! And like you/commenter said, doesn’t compete with the platform wall! Also! What a cool house! Hopefully we get through this COVID-19 business soon-ish and people can start enjoying all these awesome updates in person.
I like the updates! Seeing all the frames on the TV wall makes me think of how amazing it would look with a bunch flying keys dangling down – a la Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Such a great idea! Love the completed look! ❤️✨
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This Air Bnb just looks so magical! I bet it will be fun to read the guest book from all the kids that stay there.
YES! It looks amazing Emma! Adds so much depth and makes the space feel very cozy! Love it!
Oh my goodness, these updates MAKE the spaces! I think they really take them to the next level. The black wall definitely does not compete with the Platform 9 3/4 wall at all.