Superhero season is now officially at fever pitch with the upcoming release of Avengers: Endgame. In the lead up to this much-anticipated movie, it’s an ideal time for fans to get creative with home décor ideas to pay homage to their favourite superheroes. Whether it’s by incorporating a bold superhero-inspired interior or introducing fun yet subtle elements to a space, this theme celebrates the inner child and does it in style.
Bringing modern interiors and comic book inspiration together, Rebecca Snowden, Interior Style Advisor at Furniture Choice shares 3 tips on how to bring Marvel-inspired décor to life.
1. Go bold with bright pops of colour and darker shades
The Marvel universe is a vibrant and colourful one, which creates the opportunity to experiment with a bold and diverse colour palette in the home. With Avengers: Endgame taking on a more ominous tone this time around, get inspired by introducing moodier shades to specific areas in the home such as the living room.
“A feature wall with galactic-inspired prints in shades of blue, red and yellow are a slick reference to the cosmic setting of the film and is a great way to introduce a slightly darker palette to the living room,” says Rebecca. “The neutral tones of the feature wall are nicely juxtaposed against accents of red and yellow, which give the room a nice boost of energy.”
“Minimalist furniture, such as a black leather sofa, balances out the colours and striking patterns of the feature wall. And with a solid foundation in place, this sets the scene to slip in decorative elements, such as Marvel-themed cushions, for a little extra pop and visual interest.”
For those who prefer a lighter palette for the living room, white walls create a solid yet versatile foundation to build upon. “A light blue sofa against a white wall anchors the space and leaves plenty of room to accessorise. An accent wall of superhero-inspired art is a great way to introduce a dose of personality with plenty of punchy references to your favourite superheroes.”
2. Introduce Easter Eggs with superhero-inspired elements
For another take on the superhero theme, take a leaf from the Marvel book and slip in fun Easter eggs: accessories and décor that refer to the movies and comics, and reward fans in the know. “These elements work as conversation-starters while also striking a chord with comic book fans of all ages,” Rebecca advises. “And the great thing about Easter eggs is that you can slip them into any part of the home in your own special way.”
“Cushions and pillows are a quick way to jazz up the living room and bedroom, and can be swapped out according to the seasons. Go for designs like a colourful superhero illustration or symbol – they’re also perfect for a pop of contrast against darker furniture.”
“Another way to add interest is by layering with wall art. This allows for easier personalisation, especially for bold, statement themes. Captain America’s shield is an ideal candidate for a bold accent wall while Spiderman’s iconic costumes provide plenty of artsy inspiration. And for an eye-catching approach, light fixtures are the way to go. Creative pieces in the shape of Iron Man’s helmet and Hulk’s fist capture the spirit of the theme while being incredibly camera-friendly too.”
3. Mix it up with modern trends and fun everyday accessories
Superhero elements aside, there are other ways to get a modern and stylish space without thematic décor. “Contemporary trends and accessories are great neutral elements for this bold look; they can be layered on for additional colour and details while lending a special X factor to the room,” Rebecca advises.
“This approach can be styled along a subtle neutral look or played up for a bolder artsy touch. Show it off as a cool accent wall or apply it to a functional workspace that’s big on creative and stylish sensibilities. A space that’s pared back is perfect for unique elements and catchy details to come through. Minimal furniture like a white table and matching white chair set the scene for colourful accents and interesting accessories – think unique décor like a vibrant lava lamp and eye-catching wall decals.”
“For a more vibrant touch, consider colour blocking with superhero colours to spotlight specific areas around the home. Blue is a powerful yet tranquil statement colour that’s ideal for establishing a frame against darker furniture and other colourful elements. A modern black table works well here, balancing out the stronger tones while also serving as a chic backdrop for yellow and red accessories.”
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