Ravenclaw-Inspired Bedroom

Today, I’m sharing a very special Harry Potter-inspired bedroom—our Ravenclaw-inspired room. According to the “official” online quiz, my house is Ravenclaw, so that’s why it’s special to me. 🙂 This bedroom is located in the upstairs of our Florida bnb and is the second master since it has a full bathroom attached (and also a huge closet).

Here you can see a before and after of this room. We mainly just removed some wallpaper and painted. Other than that, it was just a matter of furnishing and decorating. The big window in this room was something interesting to work with. I had a hard time finding blinds and curtains that would fit it well as one big window, so I decided to treat it more like two smaller windows. I’d never done that before and I am really happy with the outcome! I think it looks really nice and I slept in this room while I was there working on the house and the double curtains/blinds situation worked great for blocking light and allowing for great sleep as well. Double win.

I’ll admit, I don’t feel like Ravenclaw is represented all that much in the movies and it’s been a long time since I read the Harry Potter books (I am due for a re-read soon!), so I actually felt a little lost on what to do in this space to represent this Hogwarts house well. I landed on a bold blue accent wall (the color is Behr’s Express Blue), blue and purple-ish rug, and a fun little star and moon tapestry. I also added a faux raven to one of the side lamps for a touch of whimsy. Ha! This room is quite simple but I am really happy with it. I rarely decorate with blue and I actually really love the vibe of it—feels sort of soothing in this space.

Here are a few items from the space. My number one tip for updating a piece of furniture you buy from a big box store (like Amazon or IKEA) is to swap out the hardware. This can totally change the vibe of a piece! Items: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

I loved that this bathroom has a double sink (in addition to a shower and tub too). I have a feeling for this reason alone it will likely be the room Trey and I stay in when we visit. 🙂 Thanks for letting me share! xo. Emma

Room Sources: area rug, curtains, faux ravens (or maybe crows … who’s to say), side tables, side lamps, dresser, moon phase tapestry, bathroom rug.

Credits // Author: Emma Chapman. Photography: Amber Ulmer and Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
  • I am loving these updates and can’t wait to see it launch! I grew up in Orlando, and my parents still live there- us 4 sisters love HP! Hoping we can rent this space one Christmas when our family is finally all together <3

  • Etsy has the most amazing bronze eagle bookends! You need them for this room!

    @shoppilgrim

  • I really like how the other bedrooms had the accent wall and a statement piece (the snake rug in the Slytherin room and owl bean bag in the Hufflepuff room), but this room seems like to lack a statement piece. The bookshelf idea that someone suggested would be great, or even a small chessboard table.

  • Hey Emma!

    Do you mind sharing where you got the fan?! I want to replace some fans in my house and have been googling for options that are simple and sleek, just like this one! Thanks ????

  • I have that EXACT wall color and rug in my living room….does that mean I’m really a Ravenclaw and not a Hufflepuff??

  • I absolutely love it!! That tapestry, wow! These Harry Potter rooms are the best. I would totally stay there. Loved the Slytherin and Hufflepuff rooms as well.

  • HOW do you find those amazing rugs? This one and the ones from the other rooms look stunning. I find rugs so hard to shop for online – i can never imagine how they feel texture-wise as well as how a small square of pattern will look 20 times that size on my floor. If you want to do a post on rug shopping, i’d be all for that.

  • The whole house is very cute and you did a great job on a budget and limited time (I love the colours you’ve used so far). I do find the décor a little “underwhelming”/”bare” compared to other décor you’ve posted before. But at the same time, there is room to evolve over time (maybe once you’ve re-acquainted yourself with the universe). Can’t wait to see what happens to the backyard!!!

  • This room needs a HUGE bookshelf, a telescope, and a ceramic bust decorated with random objects (to represent Ravenclaw’s diadem being hidden in the Room of Requirement). Maybe a star light fixture!

    • I agree with you, Erin! Those are good ideas! I love the bust idea a lot! I was thinking something that has to do with knowledge, wisdom, the diadem…. Also, Luna Lovegood was a Ravenclaw, so maybe something that’s a nod to her? Like a DIY’d Quibler or a cut out of her crazy nargles glasses? Her friends also hid her shoes from her, so maybe a pair of shoes hidden somewhere super crazy (like attached to the ceiling).

      I love this series, Emma. You’re making me want to reread the books too! Or even come up with a mood board for a Harry Potter house! I love this!

  • I don’t want to be *that* person, but I feel like someone needs to say it on behalf of all the misrepresented Ravenclaw merchandise out there: A common mistake, but Ravenclaw’s animal is actually an eagle, not a raven.

    • Send me all the links to the eagle merch. I am here for it. 🙂

      Also would have loved to add some kind of diadem / tiara… but maybe that belongs in the Slytherin room?

      • Yes, a diadem would be perfect! Here’s the movie one for inspiration. https://www.amazon.com/Ravenclaw-Voldemorts-Horcrux-Deathly-Hallows/dp/B00IZHPXGQ

      • This is a cool print that matches the colors. https://society6.com/product/ravenclaw378638_print?c_kid=s6-6840516p4a1v1&sku=s6-6840516p4a1v1&utm_source=GOOGLE&utm_medium=cpc&campaign=%5BNB%5D_1027_US_%5BPLA%5D_MOB_Wall_Art_Art_Prints&adgroup=Wall+Art+-+Prints+-+NewPT&utm_term=PRODUCT_GROUP?tracking=search&gclid=CjwKCAiA1rPyBRAREiwA1UIy8AQYMgtSiaPf9_FOj6eB3xsNffSsYw2FV_Zx1RP_zUn92_zzLmzIyRoCBA0QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

  • Love, love, love this! The deep blues are so comforting to look at! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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