Bring the Magic Home
We recently put our house on the market, and as I was going through the listing photos, I noticed just how many subtle nods we have to Disney throughout our home, and I thought that doing a series of Disney Décor articles would be a fun addition to our “Bring The Magic Home” section.
HOW TO SUBTLY INCORPORATE DISNEY INTO YOUR HOME DÉCOR
After learning that our second child was another girl, I knew that I wanted her nursery to have a completely different look from our eldest daughter’s. Hers has a vibrant “preppy girl” theme, so I was going for a cleaner and more elegant aesthetic when designing the second. I went with turquoise walls and added wainscoting, and a pastel color scheme with accents of white and gold—tying it all together with a classic crystal chandelier.
The paint was dry, the furniture was in, but the room was still missing something: the walls were bare! With my due date fast approaching and our Nursery Fund nearly depleted, it had to be both quick and cheap—but couldn’t look like it was either! Then I came up with this…
DIY: DISNEY PRINCESS SILHOUETTE PRINTS FOR UNDER $25 STEP ONE:
Purchase an Instant Download clipart file of Disney Princess Silhouettes off of Etsy. (I got a set of 31 silhouettes for $3.90 from Creationtreasure).
You can edit the file in Photoshop but can be done just as easily in Microsoft Word, here are the directions for a Word Document:
Insert one of the Princess Silhouette files as a photo (one per page).
Crop and resize the photo to your desired size, then position it in the “Middle-center” of the page.
Recolor the photo to your desired shade. (I used an array of different pastel colors for each different silhouette).
Print out each on Glossy Photo Paper.
If you can find inexpensive gold-colored frames, great! If not, spray paint some inexpensive frames gold. I got some awesome 11x14” gold metal frames on Amazon at $14.99 a pop.
Matting gives it that crisp, expensive look. Adding gold trim to a white mat is perfect to differentiate between it and the prints. You can do this with a gold permanent marker or buy them. I found 11x14” (for 8x10” photos) ivory/gold mats for under $5 on Amazon, as well.
Frame each print with your posh new matting, hang on the wall, and step back to view your new beautifully decorated room fit for a princess!
If you’re looking to bring a little more Disney into your home decorating but don’t want it to be so in your face, framing classic Disney silhouettes is great place to start (and this isn’t limited to princesses, you can use these same simple steps for all of your favorite Disney characters).
So whether it be a nursery, playroom, hallway—whatever!—this clean, simple look is sure to add that touch of magic to any room!