Harry Potter Themed Playroom
October 17, 2017 @ 1:04PM
Last month I saw a picture someone posted in a Facebook group that we both belong to of her Harry Potter themed playroom and as soon as I saw it I contacted her to see if I could share it on this site. She kindly agreed, then pointed me towards even more pictures that I could use.
My kids are teenagers now, long past the age of needing a room dedicated to playing or toys. However, if I had known about Harry Potter when they were young (believe it or not, I was late to this particular party), I would have loved to do something like this! I suppose that's why I've taken my computer room and turned it onto my Harry Potter room, but that's a topic for another post.
I'm so happy that Heather D. is letting me use her pictures because she did wonderful things with her children's playroom and I'm hoping that it will give you ideas if you want to do something similar. I realize that you might want to buy items that are seen in the pictures so I've also included links to websites where you can buy similar items.
Harry Potter Themed Playroom
This is what Heather's playroom looks like when you look into the room. It might be a little bit difficult making out anything other than Hogwarts Castle from this view but that's okay, because there are plenty of pictures that show the amazing amount of thought and detail went into the designing of this room.
The most visible items are those on the wall - Hogwarts Castle and three silhouette pictures of her children with wizard and witch hats on. I knew immediately that the picture of Hogwarts was a wall decal but I couldn't figure out the silhouettes so I asked Heather about where they came from. She said that the silhouettes were done at Downtown Disney (now called Disney Springs and it's like an outdoor mall for Disney in Orlando, Florida) and then she added the hats herself. Clever!
You might notice a few other magical items in these pictures. Don't worry, I'll get to them in a little further down on this page under 'Misc. Decorations'.
The Hogwarts Castle picture is easy to find, along with a variety of great alternatives, but the silhouettes are not and the ones you see here were custom made. However, I did find some Harry Potter silhouettes being sold on Etsy that you could buy and frame for a similar look.
Harry Potter Themed Wall Decorations
Heather has put shelves with organizers on one side of the playroom. The Harry Potter items are in the far corner on top o the organizer and there's quite a bit to take in, as you will see in the close-up picture.
I asked Heather where she got the different sized cauldrons and she told me that she picks them up each Halloween, so keep your eyes open for any that you can stack, one inside the other, like she did here.
I'll bet that you don't see all the items at first glance because I didn't. The more I looked, the more I saw, and the more I appreciated what Heather has done. She has added the following magical items to this corner of her room:
- Books - There are three different books under the candles, the illustrated versions of the first two Harry Potter books and the screenplay for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.
- Bottles and Feather - There are two bottles, one with a large cork in it and one with a feather (quill) in it, ready to write on parchment.
- Cage and Owl - There is a golden cage with a white plush owl inside that looks a lot like Hedwig during the summer when the Dursleys forced Harry to keep her in her cage so the neighbors wouldn't see Hedwig flying.
- Cauldrons - Leaning at odd angles in the corner are cauldrons of various sizes, stacked on top of each other.
- Parchment - There is a rolled up piece of parchment next to the two glasses bottles, which is reminiscent of the parchment that Hogwarts students used for writing papers.
- Sorting Hat - On top of the trunk and next to the cauldrons is the Sorting Hat, waiting for a new school year to start so he can sort the next batch of incoming students into their Houses.
- Trunk - The Sorting Hat, cauldrons, and other items are set upon a large black trunk, similar to the one Harry Potter used to bring his belongings to and from Hogwarts.
Bottles And Feather
Cage And Owl
Heather has boys so I'm sure a train set was mandatory in her children's playroom. This is a wooden train set that is sitting on a wooden table, all of which have been decorated to fit with the motif of the room.
Heather owns her own an online decal and t-shirt store so she had the tools on hand to add Harry Potter touches to their train set. You could replicate this with vinyl decals, maybe even custom made ones to fit the size of your train and/or table by looking on Etsy.
Heather told me that their table is an Imaginarium one and the trains are from Target.
Scarves, Robes, and Sign
The entrance to the playroom welcomes you in with a magical sign that explains the rules "In This House," along with a coat rack. The rack is filled with scarves, jackets, and robes from Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, and Slytherin Houses.
This is what the sign says:
In This House
We solemnly swear we are up to no good.
We know it’s Wingardium LeviOsa, not LeviosAH.
And that we’ve got both light and dark inside us,
what matters is the part we choose to act on.
We always step into the night and
pursue that flighty Temptress, Adventure.
We know it takes a great deal of bravery
to stand up to your enemies,
but just as much to stand up to our friends.
And must not tells lies.
We know that the ones that love us
never really leave us.
When you ask, “After all this time?”
We will answer, “Always.”
Because all is well and in this house we do
I've seen different variations on the sign, some that are all Harry Potter and others than incorporate different fandoms. This one is strictly Harry but you can choose whatever makes you happiest.
Scarves And Robes
Heather has a few other magical touches in her Harry Potter themed playroom, as you can see here. She put a shelf under the Hogwarts wall decal and placed an 'Owl Treats' bowl, Hogwarts Express train, and a raven on it.
A table next to the couch has lamp for lighting, but is adorned with a plush owl and a large, golden egg that is similar to the one Harry Potter had to open for the second task of the TriWizard Tournament. On the couch is a crocheted creature that looks like Dobby.
I was able to find replicas, or close copies, of everything except the 'Owl Treats' bowl. If you are crafty then you could make one yourself.
Hogwarts Express Train
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