How to introduce classic film themes into your home

17 May, 2016

It’s official: the Cannes Film Festival 2016 has arrived and the red carpet glamour is in full swing. But even with all the glitz of the beautifully sculpted hairstyles and killer outfits, nothing can overshadow the cinematic celebrations at an international level. Ever since its creation, the festival has been a proud supporter of the creative brilliance behind the big screen – from the biggest Hollywood stars to the backstage runners, every inch of Cannes festival is magical. Just imagine if you could recreate this at home…

Here we explore how to get the Cannes Film Festival feeling in your home all year round:

Saint Joan

Iconic scenes from classic films can provide the perfect backdrop to your home and make a bold statement about your style. Hollywood starlet Jean Seberg made her debut appearance in the 1950s classic Saint Joan playing the heroine of France, Joan of Arc. The Photowall Joan of Arc wallpaper looks suitably fabulous in a French boudoir style interior. Contrast the stark black and white photograph with soft pastel hues typical of French interior design.

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Jailhouse Rock

King of rock’n’roll, Elvis Presley, left everyone reaching for the mic and throwing out the moves in the 1957 hit, Jailhouse Rock. Considered a classic among rock‘n’roll fans. Jailhouse Rock successfully brought the spirit of music into film. Recreate this era of music in your home with subtle nods to the movement. Materials associated with the music are a good place to start – leather, studs and black and red themes combined with mid-century furniture would echo this trend.

elvis presley wall mural

La Dolce Vita

Swedish-born beauty, Anita Ekberg, starred in the Italian classic of 1960 La Dolce Vita, which was a soul-searching representation of a celebrity-obsessed culture. After winning Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival of that year, La Dolce Vita put Italian filmmaking on the map and for anyone who has watched the film, it’s not difficult to see why. The glamourous beauty of the movie is echoed in the Photowall wallpaper and can be reflected in your home using luxurious fabrics and a monochrome colour palette.

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Taxi Driver

Robert De Niro stars as an insomnia-stricken taxi man in New York-based film, Taxi Driver. As he becomes increasingly detached from reality, Travis Bickle (De Niro) begins to hallucinate and struggles to figure out the truth in his day-to-day life. Recreate the feeling of the New York City streets by channelling cues associated with this busy and vibrant metropolis. Use the canary yellow synonymous with taxis as your accent colour. Photowall’s Taxi Driver wallpaper could be the backdrop for your theme.

taxi driver wall mural

For more interior film inspiration, check out how Photowall transformed this Star Wars fanatic’s attic into a space fit for the force.