Quiz - Which Films Have Inspired These Living Rooms?
Movies and their iconic characters and fictional worlds are a huge source of inspiration for us. A great film will stay with you long after the end credits roll and a rare few linger in our minds forever. Sometimes, a fictional world is so good you don’t want to leave it behind.
With this in mind, we surveyed 1,000 Brits to ask them what films they’d like to see brought to life and used as inspiration for a living room design. From their responses, we’ve illustrated the most highly requested movie star living rooms. But can you guess them too?
Take a look at the illustrations below and see if you can guess which iconic film has inspired them.
Movie Star Living Room Number 1
The most highly requested movie-inspired living room is a mix of sophistication and starkness and belongs to arguably the suavest character in fictional history. This movie took the number one spot overall but was most popular with men over 35.
Can you guess which film inspired the nation’s number one choice? If the London skyline and white tuxedo don’t ring a bell, take a look at the tipple of choice. And if you’re still scratching your head, scroll down to the bottom to find the answers.
Movie Star Living Room Number 2
In second place overall and coming out as the number one choice for women, is this cosy yet gothic living room. With a roaring fire, rich red hues and strong period features, it’s not hard to see why this living room appeals to the masses - but which film has inspired it?
Perhaps you’d be able to guess if we told you that this was the most popular choice of 25-34 year olds and is based on a fictional world that was first introduced in 1999, when this age group was in primary school, in the first of a seven-book series.
Despite its story being over 20 years old now, the magic of this book and film series still lives on in the hearts of millions of fans around the world.
Movie Star Living Room Number 3
If you’ve struggled so far to guess the films inspiring our movie star living rooms, here’s a super easy one for you.
The movie franchise this living room is based on is an iconic classic with a huge cult following. The first film in the saga took $775.4 million at the box office back in 1977, while the first film in the most recent reboot took just over $2 billion in 2015.
As the second most popular choice for men overall and particularly popular with men aged 35-44, this franchise boasts an impressive 9 films in the saga so far, plus 3 stand-alone films.
Movie Star Living Room Number 4
This elegant and refined living room is inspired by the film that’s the second most popular choice for women. It’s the only film in our top-picks list that stands alone, with no prequel or sequel, and is based on real events.
Opulence and splendour are the key themes of this living room, from the ornate staircase to the crystal chandelier, and if you look closely you might even spot a precious stone.
Movie Star Living Room Number 5
You wouldn’t want to be late for this special tea party! From the colourful jumble of teapots and cups to the chaotic chequered floor, this movie inspired living room is a childhood classic.
Based on the 1865 children’s book, this story has been brought to life not once but twice, so it’s not surprising it’s made it to number five in our most highly requested movie-inspired living rooms.
Have you guessed it yet? If not, scroll down for the answers.
Looking back over the most highly requested films to inspire a living room design, we found that three out of five started life as books and were later adapted into films. We also found that four out of five of the films were part of a saga, adding credit to the idea that we love stories that span multiple films as this allows us longer to fall in love with the characters and the fictional worlds.
The only film in the top 5 that isn’t part of a franchise or saga is actually based on real events and a story that everyone knows at that. Which made us wonder, did this film make the cut because, while it was a stand-alone film, we still felt we had known the story and history for many years? Being such a well known and emotive story, perhaps we felt like it was one that had been told over many years and from many different perspectives, giving it the depth and longevity of a saga?
Whether or not that is the case, one thing is clear - truly great films get us hooked on their fictional world and inspire us to recreate the magic we felt the first, second or 10th time we watched it! Whether that’s by creating a movie inspired living room, collecting merch or simply revisiting the film from time to time.