Collage of the leads from The Royal Tenenbaums movie with different household objects around them


How To Make Your Apartment Look Like A Wes Anderson Film

From 'Moonrise Kingdom' to 'The Royal Tenenbaums'

Who doesn't want to live in a Wes Anderson film? It's a magical world: both eclectic and perfectly curated. Part nostalgia, part dollhouse, part world traveler, Anderson's sets are an integral part of his approach to visual storytelling and have become instantly recognizable and instantly enviable. We're not saying your apartment should look like a movie set...necessarily. But it's easy to bring a little W.A. quirk and charm to any room with a few key accessories and the right decorating approach. Read the tips below and click through the gallery above to shop home decor inspired by some of our favorite Wes Anderson films.


1. Pick a color palette and stick to it. Every Wes Anderson movie has a distinct and memorable color story.

2. Collect and display. It doesn't matter where you are or where you've been, collecting any object and displaying it with care will elevate it and make it precious and give your space a sense of personal narrative and history.

3. Choose mundane objects carefully. Is your soap dispenser interesting?

4. Consider a statement wallpaper.

5. Frame your childhood art.

6. More is more: Vignettes can happen anywhere, books should be everywhere, and you can never have too many textures at play.

7. Own some kind of "gear" and consider it home decor. Think: fishing nets, cameras, binoculars, or watercolor sets. Whatever your hobbies are, let your tools tell your story.

8. Definitely get a record player.

The Royal Tenenbaums

Photos via Touchstone Pictures.

1. Scalamandre, Zebra Masai Red Wallpaper, $180.60, available at Houzz.

2. Vintage French Brass Wall Sconces, $47.99, available at Etsy.

3. Crate & Barrel, Brushed Brass Picture Frame Gallery, $319.55 for nine, available at Crate & Barrel.

4. DeVine, Color Peel and Stick Stars Wallpaper, $44.99, available at Amazon.

5. Urban Outfitters, Mable Printed Rug, from $99, available on Urban Outfitters.

6. Lamps Plus, Broadway Antique Gold Metal Swing Arm Floor Lamp, $80.99, available at Lamps Plus.

7. Crosley, Princess Phone, $60, available at Urban Outfitters.

8. GrabLab, Model 300, 60 Minute Photography and Darkroom Timer, $137.22, available at

9. Korg, Volca Keys Analog Synth Machine, $129, available at

10. La Maison London, $7,099.22, available at 1stdibs.

11. Crosley X UO, Dansette Bermuda Vinyl Record Player, $260, available at Urban Outfitters.

12. Urban Outfitters, Shelly Round Velvet Pillow, $39 for two, available on Urban Outfitters.

13. Framebridge, online custom framing, price determined by size, available at Framebridge.

14. Opalhouse, Glass Pineapple Table Lamp, $35.99, available at Target.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Photos via Touchstone Pictures.

1. Tom Dixon, Elements Scent Air Diffuser, $105, available at END.

2. The Letter Boutique, Hand Painted Wood Wooden Ship Wheel, from $28, available on Etsy.

3. Daves Office, Larousse Vintage Art Print, $6.61, available on Etsy.

4. Creative Co-op, Resin Antique Silver Leaf Whale Shaped Bookends, $56.56, available at Amazon.

5. Philips, 1970's Portable Casette Recorder, $27.89, available on Etsy.

6. Crate & Barrel, Infiniti Curve Back Sofa, $1,799, available at Crate & Barrel.

7. Watcheee, Vintage Russian Alarm Clock, $37.99, available on Etsy.

8. INO Vintage, Brass Pelican, $22, available on Etsy.

9. CB2, Speckled Egg Decor, $5.95, available at CB2.

10. PostalCo, Notebook A6 in Dark Blue, $25, available at Need Supply Co.

11. Vivitar, Crystal Bluetooth Speaker, $58, available at Anthropologie.

12. Glow-In-The-Dark Glass Jellyfish Paperweight, $32.90, available at Amazon.

13. Pottery Barn, Ludlow Bedside Table, $479, available at Pottery Barn.

14. Long Teleidoscope, from $59, available on Etsy.

The Darjeeling Limited

Photos via Fox Searchlight Pictures.

1. Ikea, Alvine Spets Lace Curtains, $14.99 for two, available at Ikea.

2. One Kings Lane, Bianca Wall Mirrors, $274.50 for two, available at One Kings Lane.

3. Urban Outfitters, Carissa Textured Ceramic Pendant Light, $99.99, available at Urban Outfitters.

4. MuralsWallpaper, Wild Tiger Big Cat Tropical Leaves Wallpaper Mural, $3.25/ft2, available at

5. H&M, Eye-shaped Mirror, $29.99, available at H&M.

6. nuLOOM, Hand Tufted Kellee Wool Rug, from $23.09, available at Amazon.

7. West Elm, Distressed Arabesque Wool Rug, Salmon, from $149, available at West Elm.

8. Voluspa, Blond Tabac 2 Wick Oval Tin Candle, $26, available at Amazon.

9. AllModern, Thora Sleeper Sofa, $280.99, available at AllModern..

10. World Market, Round Wood Carved Floral Esmee Accent Table, $49.99, available at World Market.

11. CB2, Pavo brass incense holder, $59.95, available on CB2.

12. Williston Forge, Brittingham Wheeled Trunk, $155.99, available at

Moonrise Kingdom

Photo via Indian Paintbrush Pictures

1. Joss & Main, Wool Tapestry, $36.99, available on Joss & Main.

2. Well Received, Wood and Marble Texture Set of Eight Textured Cards, $79, available at Well Received

3. Crosley X UO, Velvet Cruiser Bluetooth Record Player, $99, available at Urban Outfitters.

4. Very Image, Vintage Butterfly Print, from $15, available at Etsy.

5. Grace Graffiti, Boho Arrows Wooden Wall Décor, $72.99, available at Wayfair.

6. Ikea, Storsele Chair High, Black, Rattan, $149, available Ikea.

7. Jonathan Adler, Owl Nightlight, $48, available at Amazon.

8. Sangyn, Deer Ceramic Plate Organizer Trinket Tray, $16.99, available at Amazon.

9. Hampton Nautical, Admirals Antique Brass Binoculars and Leather Case, $44.99, available at Houzz.

10. Faribault Woolen Mill Co., Trapper Throw, $160, available at Amazon.

11. CB2, Leather Director's Stool, $199, available at CB2.

12. West Elm, Natural Tree-Stump Side Table, $240, available on West Elm.

13. Walnut Studiolo, Travel Dominoes, $35, available at Walnut Studiolo

14. Target, Hedgehog Figural Table Lamp, $47.59, available at Target.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Photos via Fox Searchlight Pictures.

1. West Elm, Sculptural Glass Sconce, from $30, available at West Elm.

2.MuralsWallpaper, Agatha Pink Rectangle Georgian Wood Panel Effect Wallpaper Mural, $3.25/ft2, available at MuralsWallpaper.

3.CB2, Orion Glass Crystal Chandelier, $499, available at CB2.

4.West Elm, Hudson Table Lamp, $172, available on West Elm.

5.Laduree, macarons, prices vary, available at Laduree.

6.Behr Home Decoratores Collection, Sherry Cream Zero VOC Satin Enamel Interior Paint, $26.96/gallon, available at Home Depot.

7.Williams Sonoma, Vintage Etched Coupe Glasses, $66.95 for four, available at Williams Sonoma.

8.Yield Design, Geo Stand, $22.40, available at Yield Design

9.Ikea, Stockholm Sideboard, $449, available at Ikea.

10.One Kings Lane,Eliza 20x20 Pillow, $114.50, available at One Kings Lane.

11.Pottery Barn, Faux Fur Throw, $119, available at Pottery Barn.

12.World Market, Blush Pink Channel Back Sacha Sofa, $749.99, available at World Market.

13.CB2, Essex Small Marble Server, $49.95, available at CB2.

14.West Elm, Terrace Bar Cart, $320, available at West Elm.

15.Sudbury, Area Rug, from $31.19, available at Overstock.

16.Home Decorators Collection, Gordon Black Leather Arm Chair, $599, available at Home Depot.

17.The Classic Butterfly, Vintage Brass Candlestick Centerpiece, $26.50, available on Etsy.

18.Ikea, Tjena Storage Box With Lid, $1.99, available at Ikea.

19.PB Teen,The Emily & Meritt Wakeup Call Bell, $39, available at PB Teen.

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