Now that you have finally bought your first grown-up place, it’s time to leave the ironic posters and Target rugs behind and invest in home décor pieces that will really bring the whole place together. But throwing old childish things away doesn’t mean you have to forego your pop culture obsession altogether.
If you’re looking to dress up your new home with the glitz and glamor as personified by the classic style of pop icon Audrey Hepburn, you can do so without having to hang the oft-used bubble gum print.
Audrey Hepburn’s style is synonymous with her role as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but Hepburn exuded taste and sophistication both on set and off. Films like Sabrina and her appearances at the Academy Awards show that Hepburn embodied bravura and charm. Why should her fans be limited to the styles and tastes of Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
Your home is your palace; why would you decorate it with dorm-style décor?
Here are five ways to bring Hepburn style into your home!
Paint your space in rose pink or Tiffany blue. What two colors (okay, really three colors, but we can’t use black!) do we associate with Audrey Hepburn? Tiffany blue and rose pink. These feminine, bright colors would be wonderful to use for an accent wall or interspersed in the décor around the home, including in the fabric of an area rug or throw pillows. Besides, did you know that pink is associated with calmness and tranquility, will blue helps to promote relaxation? By painting your space in these colors or hues of these colors you only be reflecting colors synonymous with the Audrey Hepburn, you’ll be strengthening your mental health at the same time.
Use bold patterns. Okay, here is where we can use black. How, you ask? Using stripes and polka dots! When Audrey wasn’t done up in a little black dress on set, she was outfitted in darling polka dot dresses and striped three-quarter length sleeves.
To have an interesting contrast between the Tiffany blue and rose pink-hued walls in your space, use black and white polka-dot and striped patterned prints in your fabrics and wall art décor. Consider this Hepburn-inspired look found on Pinterest. The designer painted the back wall in the bedroom rose pink. The bedding is done up in black and white striped and polka dot linens. The femininity of the pink wall, and the masculinity of the black and white stripes of the bedding, matched with the textured eggshell throw blanket makes pulls the design of the space together. For a Roman Holiday vibe, consider placing an ornate gilded mirror above the bed.
Add a chandelier. But, the questions is: how could we do up a space Hepburn style without reference to the diamond iced beehive she wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s? The answer is we can’t!
So, how can we slyly reference Golightly’s look? With a chandelier! In Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Hepburn is dripping in jewels from her head to her feet. Retailers like Lumens sell chandeliers that (like Hepburn) radiate beauty and light. Take the Bling large chandelier designed by Robert Abbey. This chandelier looks much like Hepburn’s tiara from the film. You can cap your bedroom, living room or dining room with this tiara-like light fixture and crown your house in glass and crystal. Now, depending on your personal style, you can choose to have a more ornate chandelier or subdued chandelier. It’s your space, decorate it in fixtures you adore. Golightly would.
After having read how easy it is to decorate your space in the aesthetic of someone you admire, now’s the time to get up and get it done! Turn Spotify onto Moon River and get going!