Take inspiration from these Studio Ghibli-influenced room designs
Anyone who is a fan of Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki knows his designs are immersive, imaginative, and extremely detailed. Heavily dependent on kawaii (the Japanese concept of cuteness), Studio Ghibli films are surreal, evoking strangely familiar environments despite their strangeness.
So what if some of the most iconic pieces from Studio Ghibli films were reimagined as real, real living spaces?
Household Quotes recently took the interior design imagination to the next level with their renderings of popular Studio Ghibli decors: the perfect inspiration for anyone looking to reinvent their living space with an eye for the dreamy and distinctive aesthetic. for which Miyazaki is known.
Arrietty’s room (Arrietty’s Secret World)
This eclectic mix of vintage furniture and lush greenery is the perfect recreation of Arrietty’s bedroom. Magical, intimate and so comfortable, this room would be an ideal retreat for anyone looking to redesign a comfortable space like a bedroom or an office.
To be inspired: This colorful vintage quilt from Etsy would be the perfect centerpiece for your Arrietty inspired piece.
Zeniba’s kitchen (Abducted as if by magic)
A Miyazaki classic, Abducted as if by magic is the fantastic story of a young girl who enters the world of kami (Japanese Shinto spirits). Zeniba is a central character in the film. Represented as a sweet little granny, her kitchen is the perfect representation of a warm, inviting and eclectic cooking space. HouseholdQuotes portrays this room perfectly, focusing on its charming blend of rustic touches and warm intimacy.
To be inspired: This hanging mini pendant light Home Depot adds character to any kitchen, and its colors perfectly echo the uniqueness of Zeniba’s kitchen.
The screaming bathroom (Howl’s moving castle)
Howl’s Moving Castle is a wonderland of surreal architecture and distinctly imaginative design inspiration. In the movie, Howl’s bathroom is a vision of vintage fixtures and explosive colors, and the design of HouseholdQuotes perfectly echoes that steampunk aesthetic.
To be inspired: This antiquity copper faucet would add a hint of Howl’s steampunk-y look to any bathroom.
Anna’s room (When Marnie was there)
Anna visits the home of her relatives but finds more than she expected when she meets a mysterious neighbor. The bright and airy guest bedroom where she stays is accented with bright shades of green and evokes the iconic lo-fi study girl. Combining an open canopy bed with warm wood and muted green tones, this take on HouseHoldQuotes perfectly captures the dreamlike nostalgia of Miyazaki’s vision.
To be inspired: This coriander color cushion by Crate & Barrel adds a splash of forest color to any room in the home.
The Cat Office (The return of the cat)
When Haru faces the prospect of an arranged marriage with a cat, she has to go to the Cat Bureau for help. The furniture in this scene is cat-sized and comfortable, with a lovely desk and a symmetrical design that creates one desk at a time commanded and inviting.
To be inspired: This Victorian Library is the perfect example of classical architecture which is enhanced by small details like the claw feet. Crafted from mahogany, this wooden shelving unit will fit perfectly into any living room.
Take inspiration from these Studio Ghibli-influenced bedrooms that perfectly reflect the fantastic and imaginative world of Hayao Miyazaki. From distinctive details to surreal touches, the five designs will make you want to add a bit of magic to your everyday surroundings.