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Tell a Fairy Tale with Décor: 10 Elements to Decorating a Beauty and The Beast Home

Dare to be different.
Never stop learning.
Look beyond appearances.
True beauty comes from inner part.
These are life lessons we’ve learn from classic fairy tale Beauty and The Beast.

A room can be like a novel too.
If you love this classic fairy tale so much, why not incorporate a Beauty and The Beast theme into your home?

Tell a story with your décor. Read through the guidelines below to help you get the Beauty and the Beast look, and live happily ever after in Mr.Beast’s castle.

 

Chapter 1: French Style
Pure love romance.

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#1: French Style – Pure love romance.

La Belle et la Bête was a traditional fairy tale written by French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and published in 1740. The story took place in 18th century France, so it’s logical to say that Mr. Beast’s castle was décor in French style.More precisely, it’s in Rococo Style.

If Rococo is too heavy for urban home, you may try modern French style. The style was about ornate and romantic, accented by rich details and extensive use of gold, bronze and gilt. With formal furniture in classic shapes.

 

Chapter 2: Home Library
– 
Never stop learning.

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#2: Home Library – Never stop learning.

“Yes! With lots of books, mountains of books! Forest of books! Cascades, swamps of books! More books than you’d ever read in a lifetime!”

Belle was always a bookworm when she was a kid. And, the spectacular library was the key that Mr. Beast wins Belle’s heart. Therefore, a home library is definitely a must in decorating a “Beauty and the Beast-inspired” room.

Not only reading was Belle’s favorite, a home library also a perfect literary decoration to upgrade the look and atmosphere of one space, also best literary gifts for book lovers.

 

Chapter 3: Furniture with Human Characteristics
This castle is alive!

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#3: Furniture with Human Characteristics – This castle is alive!

Maurice:
Belle, you must leave here; this castle is alive!

In the story of Beauty and The Beast, friendly, funny and humor ‘invisible servants’ who was cursed alongside his master, was roam around freely in the castle.  Choose an anthropomorphic design, furniture which having human characteristics for your space, and imagine they can spring to life at any moment!

 

Chapter 4: Enchanted Rose
– The Magic spell.

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#4: Enchanted Rose – The Magic spell.

Flowers fill out a French home to brighten up the space and impress guests. A French style cannot be complete without the presence of floral. Bright colored flowers are generally bringing a sense of calm and relaxing, while the bold and saturated one will energize you.

How to choose the perfect flower to complement Mr. Beast castle? Red rose. The trademark symbol of Beauty and the Beast can’t go wrong.

 

Chapter 5: Magic Mirror
– The window to the outside world.

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#5: Magic Mirror – The window to the outside world.

“Ashamed of his mounstrous form, the Beast concealed himself inside his castle, with magic mirror as his only window to the outside world.”

Although it may not allows you to see anything you wishes to see, you can give the space a moment of glory by adding a gilded mirror,  for a touch of lavishness.

 

Chapter 6: Porcelain Tea Set
– Tea heals all.

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#6: Porcelain Tea Set – Tea heals all.

Tea heals all, it’s a remedy to cure all ills, just like the motherly Mrs. Potts which can provides you most kinds of therapy and consoling. Dress up your table with a fine porcelain tea set. Sit, enjoy and relax, you deserve a perfect cup of tea.

 

Chapter 7: Wingback Armchair
– Relax in comfort.

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#7: Wingback Armchair – Relax in comfort.

The Wingback armchair is one of the few ‘real furniture’ (not servants fall under spell) inside the castle. Its signature winged side and typical tall back make it an accent chair in any space, also a good counterpart to large sofa.

 

Chapter 8: Gallery Wall
– Filled with art pieces.

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Gallery Wall – Filled with art pieces.

If you look closer into Beauty and the Beast 1991, you will find out that Mr.Beast owned a wide collection of artwork. Try exhibiting your favorite art pieces, photos, posters or pictures in your home to formed an art gallery.

 

Chapter 9: Ornate Ceiling/Wall
– Old nobility.

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#9: Ornate Ceiling/Wall – Old nobility.

Ceiling and wall is a big canvas in home. Don’t leave it just white and flat. Ornamental Plaster Ceiling adds elegance to complete your home décor.

Decorative plaster ceiling/wall with intricate and elaborate details transforming the space into an ancient palace with an air of royal antiquity.

 

Chapter 10: Hang a Chandelier
– Classy yet elegant.

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#10: Hang a Chandelier – Classy yet elegant.

Lighting changes the mood of a room. A decorative chandelier create a center attention in any space with a classy ambiance – stylish, elegant, sophisticated and polished.

For modern built homes rarely feature in tall ceiling, you may opt for chandelier slightly smaller in size and simple in design. Fix it closer to ceiling, as an overly ornate chandelier may overwhelming the interior.

 

 

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