Inspirational movie set interior design

Inspirational Movie Set Interior Design & Decor

When it comes to putting together interior design for your home, we are often inspired and influenced by the things we see everyday. Sometimes those things are television programs like Flip or Flop, or other interior design shows. A lot of the times, inspiration can come from television shows and movies with a budget — sets specifically designed in a certain way. Let’s look at some of the fantastic movies that can shape your next interior design project!

Blade Runner (1982)

Blade Runner 1982 Frank Lloyd Wright Tiles.

If you remember Blade Runner, and you’re not a big fan of this impressive cult classic film, you may be going… huh? However, there’s tons of decorating ideas that influence not only the sci-fi genre to this day, but also many interior designers. While you may recall the giant neon billboard of the woman in geisha makeup singing over the city, and the spinners flying overhead, there are much more nuanced design decisions in Blade Runner (1982) that are considered influential. Take a look at Deckard’s apartment in all of its noir glory — the wall tiles (Frank Lloyd Wright Ennis House tiles) are a perfect mix of sci-fi circuit board meets art deco. One fan group even created a 360 degree walkthrough of the apartment.

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 Floating Space
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It was hard for Blade Runner 2049 to try to stand next to such an iconic piece of film as the original Blade Runner, but some very interesting design choices were made, including folding in some of the original art deco styling. There’s a lot more modern pointed architecture, lines, and shapes in much of the ritzy, expensive architecture by the corporations (while the rest of the world more or less lives in squalor). Even just in Niander Wallace’s living quarters you can see the modern, minimalist (yet dark) architecture and styling taking place.

Take a look at Officer K’s kitchen tiles. Don’t they remind you of someone else’s apartment?

Blade Runner 2049 Frank Lloyd Wright Tiles
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Hero (2004)

Hero (2004) temple design

Not many people remember this film, a martial arts story starring Jet Li. Yet we recall this film for its tremendous set design and attention to detail that places you directly in feudal Japan. The breakdown of the color sets and meanings is intriguing, but the set design, both inside and outside, are fantastic.

Hero (2004) blue round room

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

The Devil Wears Prada (2006) office
Courtesy: 20th Century Fox

It’s hard to forget this fantastic Meryl Streep movie. You may recall mostly the fashion taking place throughout the movie, including Anne Hathaway’s transformation, but consider also the set design for Streep’s office. Check out the fantastic salon style mosaic wall of artwork covering the walls, all perfectly mismatched and misaligned, yet perfectly straight and iconically beautiful.

Betelgeuse (1988)

Betelgeuse (1988) dining room

The charming, yet quite large, home inhabited by our two (later) ghosts undergoes a transformation after some time once the home is picked up by sculptor, artist, and gothic family the Deetzs. It’s hard to imagine that it’s the same house after its transformation, but some of the modern, “cold”, dark design of the after house is truly thrilling. Take a look at the full transformation!

Call Me By Your Name (2017)

Call Me By Your Name Corridor
Courtesy of ELLE Decor

What it must have been like living (filming) in this 17th century Italian villa! Each space is so delightfully charming, it’s hard to pick one to focus on. Whether it’s the white-and-cream colored kitchen with square tiling and copper accent pots, or the worldly hallways, there’s certainly something to look at in all corners of this house.

Call Me By Your Name Kitchen
Courtesy of ELLE Decor
Call Me By Your Name Office
Courtesy of ELLE Decor

What are your favorite movie sets? Let us know in the comments below!

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