Check Out These Interiors Inspired By Classic Christmas Movies

updated May 3, 2019
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Like decorating your tree, doing a secret Santa gift exchange with loved ones, or eating your body weight in cookies, bingeing your favorite festive movies for a full month every winter has become a tried and true holiday tradition. But for those out there who hate waiting a whole year to celebrate with their favorite flicks, e-design site Modsy has your back. They found a way for you to enjoy your beloved holiday films all year long: by incorporating them into your design aesthetic.

Don’t you want to immerse yourself in the whimsy of Whoville? Feel the magic of The Nutcracker even in mid-July? Or imagine snuggling up to Jude Law in Glasses on a Nancy Meyers-approved sofa? Isn’t that the true meaning of Christmas anyway? Let’s take a look at Modsy’s holiday movie interior design reimaginings and see if they truly are the gifts that keep on giving.

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“How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

Modsy made a Christmas color palette (great for Cindy-Lou Who, maybe not so much for the Grinch) feel, ahem, evergreen, by muting the colors and giving the whole room an industrial vibe. The curvy furniture and that gorgeous clock made out of gears give you just enough flavor from the movie without making it look like you’ve built yourself your very own Whoville. To achieve this look, Modsy suggests letting your funky side free: don’t be afraid to mix and match contrasting colors and prints. You might have to remove some of the holiday elements once the weather outside gets a little less frightful—or don’t, and let your guests’ hearts grow three sizes as big. Now that’s a good hostess!

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“The Holiday”

Yes, Jack Black singing “doodle-dee-do-do” in the middle of a Blockbuster video is the stuff dreams are made of. And yes, Arthur exercising in a pool will make you cry tears of adorable joy. And, hello, we already talked about Jude Law in Glasses. Yet still, the true stars of “The Holiday” are the interiors (okay, and Cameron Diaz’s coats). I mean, this is a Nancy Meyers movie, after all. Personally, I’d go for Iris’s cozy English cottage any day, but Modsy selected Amanda’s glam L.A. pad to pull inspiration from. Like Amanda’s mansion from the movie, the color palette here is completely neutral, with cream and ivory as far as the eye can see. The furniture is a mix of traditional and contemporary, to help give it a comfortable yet high-end feel. You may not snag a super-hot New Year’s Eve date, but at least you can dream about one on your luxurious sheepskin rug.

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“The Nutcracker”

For this interior reimagining, Modsy pulled elements from the 19th century play and story, which means the room has a classic, European design style. The darker color scheme with plums and olives, paired with statement pieces like the ornate fireplace and chandelier, gives the room quite the dramatic feel. If that’s not enough drama for you, how about the creepy portrait of Uncle Drosselmeyer? If that still isn’t enough, well, I can’t help you. There are also some additions to the room that are a little less dramatic and a little more playful though—can you spot the white sugarplums and Nutcracker figurines spread throughout?

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“White Christmas”

The classic 1954 film lends itself to a very traditional design aesthetic. To achieve this look both during and after the holidays, Modsy suggests opting for a roll-arm sofa and chairs in luxe colors and fabrics. To really nail the “American-Traditional” look, one needs a fireplace flanked by spindle-back Windsor chairs—a “staple of the style.” The bones of the room stay neutral, with the “Studio Clay” paint color by Sherwin Williams and the hardwood floor, but you can add pops of color with the furniture and a Serapi rug. An easy base to add to with holiday decor once your favorite season rolls in.

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“Home Alone”

If you’re obsessed with Christmas, this is the room for you. Own your truth! In this 90s classic, the McCallister’s lived in a gorgeous early 20th-century Colonial Revival home, so Modsy tried to replicate that style as much as possible here. With traditional, “matchy-matchy” furniture and rich wood pieces and brass accents, this room screams “early American aesthetic”—put some aftershave on and you’ll be screaming, too. It’s not the trendiest room in the bunch, but it is classic—and it also provides ample space to build whatever booby-traps you may need over the holidays. Make your space work for you, you know?

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