It can be tempting to keep your home décor neutral, but some of us just can’t resist a little drama. Have you taken note of the latest movie-inspired trend which has taken over Instagram? Fans of film legend, Wes Anderson, are feeling inspired and turning their homes into a Wes Anderson movie set – or at least adding subtle nods to his distinct style.

And we can see why - it’s hard to resist the beautiful aesthetics throughout Wes Anderson’s movies, known for heavy stylisation and kitsch décor.

So, whether you are from a big family like the Royal Tenenbaums, want your home to feel like the Grand Budapest Hotel, or have your very own little Moonrise Kingdom in mind, we have all the interior tips and design ideas to create a Wes Anderson style house of your own.

Pastel perfection

If you’ve seen any Wes Anderson movies, you’ll know that the filmmaker has a penchant for pastel shades - think baby pinks, mint greens and soft lemons. Adding pastel accents to a room encourages relaxing vibes and is not overpowering to the eye, while also being a quick win as you can add to or change colour palettes with ease. Take notes from our Mayfield showhome at St Peters Quarter in Chertsey with this matching twin room, perfect for the kids.

The devil is in the detail

Like any good movie maker, Anderson is all about details. Every small detail, from the costumes to the interiors, are meticulously planned. You can easily translate Wes Anderson’s design style into your home by adding funky accessories, unique mirrors or wall art, which can help make a room pop. Our Elder townhouse at Jordanhill Park in Glasgow’s West End has perfected this trend with finishing touches in the open plan dining room.

Retro is key

If you’re looking to completely refresh a room, why not invest in new furniture? Right now, retro styles are in and are 100 percent Wes Anderson inspired. Combine kitsch colours and fun shapes, like cloud shape sofas in soft fabrics, to create a whimsical style reminiscent of Anderson’s scenes. Art Nouveau, a time period which heavily influences Anderson’s aesthetic, is also popular. Just add period pieces to a modern styled room and it will help create the art vibe you are looking for. We love this bubble furniture at our Elder showhomes at Jordanhill Park in Glasgow.

Bold prints and opulence

While pastels play a big role in Wes Anderson’s films, bold prints and opulence also have their moment. We’re talking bold wallpaper choices in jewel or bright tones. We all know the saying “less is more”? Well, in this case, more is more! Take note from our Bowden showhome at our Gilchrist Gardens development in Renfrewshire and its fabulous multi-coloured feather wallpaper.

Colour match

Having a clear colour palette and sticking to it is key to capturing the style of Wes Anderson interiors. Choose just one colour but go wild and include a multitude of hues to really make your home stand out from the crowd. The Lowther showhome at Inchcolm Green in Aberdour achieves this perfectly with a multitude of green hues throughout.

Symmetrical synergy

Each scene creatively designed by the filmmaker is distinctive and is always pretty to look at. One of the simplest ways to achieve a Wes Anderson interior design moment is by cleverly using mirrors, side tables or lamps in your bedroom, for example. In many of Wes’ films you’ll spot 1970s style side tables and vintage lamps, making each room feel cosy yet chic. Our Oatvale showhome at Farendon Fields is the perfect example with its perfectly matching and symmetrical bedroom side tables.

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