Decorating with a Hollywood Stars Theme

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What says “Old Hollywood” more than a grouping of movie star prints and vintage movie memorabilia? You may have a vintage movie projector in your own attic to help make a stunning vignette like this one. If not, they’re quite reasonable on eBay or at local thrift shops. Throw a few vintage movie canisters into the arrangement, and you’ve got a classic Hollywood look in your home.

Here we collected framed prints of Elvis, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe with an old projector and reels

Elvis, James Dean & Marilyn

Add a glamorous, nostalgic look to any room with a grouping of Hollywood Movie Star Prints paired with a vintage movie projector and film canisters.


Elvis, James Dean & Marilyn

We added a vintage stage light as well to really add to the drama.

Elvis, James Dean & Marilyn print display

Grouping the simplest items together, like these prints can create so much impact in your decorating scheme. Classic, timeless images like these never go out of style.

Next, we focused on James and Marilyn in a more elegant setting…

Hollywood Theme Decor

Subtle lighting and just the right vintage touches will make your home more stylish and a great place to entertain in while a couple of Hollywood legends look on.

Marilyn Print and Clock

Combing items you may already have with a couple of new ones will give your home a fresh, exciting look. A clock like this one is not only practical, it can add additional style and impact to your room.

Hollywood Glitz Decor

Use old and new items – it’s a great way to get a design theme going.

James Dean Print

Contrast subtle paint with more dramatic objects.

A subtle paint color such as this one creates a subdued background to offset the striking accents you add to your room. This black and white print of James Dean features prominently against this pale yellow, highlighting the drama of your décor.

We used:

Sofa Table: IKEA; IKEA Stockholm
Lamp and sheer fabric panels: IKEA
Wall Paint: California Paints; Baby Chick

Retro Decor Espresso Cups Saucers

This lamp and espresso cup set are reminiscent of the late 1950s, early 1960s. Just a few touches like these can bring instant pizzazz and touch of class into your home décor, as well as bringing your favorite era to life.

Retro Inspired Decorating Ideas

Small changes to create a party look. Change up the accessories as your mood changes or as you move from everyday activities to hosting a retro-inspired party.

A 1950s Modern Décor with Style

A striking print and vases like these can be combined to create the Modern style of the 1950s right in your own home. The result is a designer look that is trendy yet understated.

Movie Star Legends Retro Decor

Hollywood legends add retro glamour to your decor.

Grouping artwork with a related theme can create a very strong statement in your home or office décor without a tremendous amount of work. Here is an example of artwork with an Elvis Presley theme, utilizing a black and white photo and two color reproductions of original paintings. The classic black frames unify these three pieces of artwork so they work together as one powerful design feature.

 Elvis Presley Retro Wall Decor

Have you created an old time movie star display? Send us your photos so we can share them with others looking for inspiration.

Last updated: Dec 08, 2010
Filed under: Retro Decorating Ideas, Retro Design Tagged with: movie stars, wall decor