Enchanting interior ideas for your home
With last year marking the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this year we’ve had a welcome reminder of the beauty behind our most-loved children’s books. With its memorable characters and ultra-creative plot, the famous tale is cherished as one of the greatest pieces of literature ever written.
From fantasy to non-fiction, here we explore ways to get some Alice in Wonderland-inspired interior ideas in your home.
One of the most famous chapters from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is the one in which all the characters are crazily charmed at the Mad Hatter’s tea party. While you might not be planning such an illustrious extravaganza for your home, you can take inspiration from these key moments in the novel and use it to your interior design advantage. Channel the tea party theme in your kitchen or dining room to give a vintage feel. Floral, romantic patterns with forest elements exude the Mad Hatter’s tea party theme, so accompany this with distressed wooden home accessories to emulate a woodland setting.
Alice wouldn’t be in Wonderland without her famous potion – the tiny little bottle is responsible for her, quite literal, huge transformation, and is another important piece of Lewis Carroll’s story. This summer has seen trusty glass bottles (previously reserved for preservative connoisseurs) come out of the cupboard and into the interior spotlight as interior design lovers channel the trend. Vintage-inspired mason jars have been swapped in to provide stunning storage solutions that look good on any shelf or kitchen countertop.
There’s an array of stunning imagery associated with Alice in Wonderland, which gives you the perfect opportunity to use these cues in your home. Of course the woodland theme is welcomed, but you may be able to create an even slicker interior style by showcasing individual elements from the book. The backwards clock will be forever celebrated as one of the story’s most iconic images, and it’s easy to see why – its antique look and the fact it doesn’t work properly are all part of the appeal. Use the clock’s olde-worlde charm to harness the interior style of your living room – accessorise with ‘found’ investment pieces from charity shops and flea markets and make a feature of an oversized ornate wall clock. Photowall’s Friends in Need wall mural is very Alice in Wonderland!