Your Favorite Beauty and the Beast Characters as Decorating Styles
We're channeling our '90s nostalgia—and celebrating Disney's new live-action film—by imagining classic Beauty and the Beast characters as decorating styles. Though the tale is as old as time, these design ideas are guaranteed to last.
In Beauty and the Beast, the villagers think Belle is dazed, strange, and distracted—but she's only looking for adventure. Eclectic style is similar. Some might find it too daring, but it's just a quirky way of combining different colors, styles, and textures. This reading nook features built-in shelving filled with books (Belle's favorite!), antiques, and other knickknacks. Mixing vintage and new accessories ensures each piece has a unique story to tell.
Just as Beast changes when he meets Belle, simple modern touches can lift the mood of a traditional room. Transitional style blends classic with contemporary. This bedroom pairs traditional bedding and furniture shapes with a trendy tufted headboard. And a vase of fresh roses never goes out of style.
Gaston uses antlers in all of his decorating, and you can too. Look for real or faux antlers to use as a centerpiece, wall hanging, or wreath. This rustic table setting seamlessly blends different wood grains, antlers, and succulents, while a large horse painting pays homage to hunting days.
Mrs. Potts: Cottage
Cozy up in this bright cottage kitchen that's as cheerful as Mrs. Potts. The open shelving makes it easy to access dishware. A minty green backsplash, crisp white cabinets, and soft pink accents soothe the soul—just like a warm cup of tea. A separate butler's pantry features a chic coffee station.
Lumiere likes the finer things in life—and traditional style makes it easy to incorporate luxe elements. You'll want to be our guest in this dining room that features a dazzling chandelier, metallic ceiling, and stunning velvet upholstery. Just be careful not to overdo it, or you'll have a room that's stuffy instead of stylish.
Cogsworth may be tightly wound, but his heart is in the right place. The same can be said about perfectly imperfect vintage style. It may have a few bumps or scratches—but that's what gives each piece character. This room pays homage to the clock-faced friend with a gallery wall of vintage clocks that lines the stairs.