There are a few things I can’t resist. One is the homeware section of John Lewis, the other is retro movies that age beautifully.
I don’t think I’m alone in such guilty little pleasures – every time I hit up my Pinterest I see more and more awesome ideas for bringing Star Wars, Batman, and The Goonies into the home.
My living room has an '80s film vibe through it – ET photos, Stand by Me quotes, Ferris Bueller pictures. There’s naturally an overwhelming Star Wars element to it; I’ve even got some Star Wars coasters up in here. As Star Wars is arguably the greatest science fiction story ever told, unsurprisingly the merchandise backing it up covers every member of the family! And when there's the option of tea-towels and satchels, why wouldn't you have a browse?
Over the months, I have gathered a substantial Star Wars themed wish list. I genuinely cannot resist something functional and Jedi-based. I’ve been seeing a definite rise on the retro over the past year, interior fashion and personal knickknacks today seems to be aimed towards a generation of people living life through the eyes of the '80s movie-watching public and Holy Memorabilia, Batman! That's OK by me.
There's something for all purposes. Bookends, right? Bitcheslovebookends. Star Wars bookends. And even better – if you buy one, you get the other half free.
But if you aren’t such a literary goddess, maybe you need to get some cocktails in. Did you know, cocktails have been scientifically proven to taste better with the presence of Darth Vader ice cubes. He fills the glass with all his paternal love…or something. Remember, the Dark Side is the cool side.
But maybe these imperial additions are a little too subtle for you. Want to go all out with your love for The Force? Thought so.
Star Wars Wallpaper. You can literally plaster your affiliation to the wall. And that sucker won’t come off any time soon. Call me crazy, but I think it looks kind of cute...in a kids bedroom kinda' way.
If changing your entire living room around to look like a penthouse suite on the Death Star doesn't suit you, then there's always the novelty value, you could just have a cuppa and a cookie instead, at least, that's where it began for me.
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