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The dramatic downside of home decor ideas in movies

Movie sets make all kinds of great home décor ideas possible, but many of these ideas would have major downsides in real life.

Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory

The chocolate factory is a great inspiration for children everywhere. The preteen crowd salivates at the sight of the Chocolate River, the teacup flowers, and the balloon-shaped candy fruit trees. Who wouldn’t want a gigantic room where everything is edible? A reasonable adult with foresight, who would not want the biohazard of such a play space. First, there is the impossible task of fending off insects and replacing expired candy trees. Second, inviting any guest to enjoy would be as biologically risky as sharing a lollipop with a group of friends. The only adult who would be interested in a room or candy house is the witch in Hansel and Gretel.

The massacre in Texas

The murderous family in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie is not portrayed in a very favorable light. The “defend your land” laws and “castle” doctrines give homeowners in many states the legal authority to kill intruders, and arguably a social bias that favors guns over chainsaws to defend the home. That said, resorting to cannibalism and using bones to make furniture may take things too far. The 1974 film featured a love seat and other bone-decorated furniture, which is not a terrible idea in itself. So many decades before Etsy, cunning dudes understandably struggle through some trial and error with new home decorating ideas. Antlers and horns are now quite popular for chairs and other furniture, but human bones are legally problematic for decorative collection and reuse.

Every Bond Villain Lair Ever

Throughout the 007 movie franchise, it has become a cliche that Bond villains talk too much, choose execution methods that are too complex, and spend too much money on home décor. Still, the spectacle of hideouts on private islands and the moon can be impressive. In The Spy Who Loved Me, the villain’s underwater lair is unforgettable. The paintings rise and reveal windows to an underwater world with sharks and giant fish. Since underwater construction can be prohibitively expensive (and complicated with respect to zoning laws), many homeowners may be tempted to recreate the effect with large aquariums. Sure, a giant aquarium isn’t as expensive as a moon colony, but it can certainly come close. Be sure to calculate the costs for maintenance, cleaning and occasional fish replacements. Even if you have the maturity to resist getting a shark, it is a fish that eats the world of fish underwater.
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House of Wax

A few different film adaptations of this concept have been made, but (spoiler alert) the climax involves the melting of the entire house. This twist may be more surprising to inattentive viewers because the building is also a wax museum. However, this film is a useful reminder to carefully choose residential building materials. Whenever it’s time to build a new addition or add home decor accents, it’s good to look at the risks associated with new materials. Was the material made in a dramatically different climate, or should it be kept out of direct sunlight?

Of course, keep watching movies to decorate ideas. Talk to a professional contractor to find out what types of themes and designs might be feasible for your budget.
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