Want to redesign the layout of your room, but feng shui doesn’t grab you? Well, it’s not the only spatial principle on which you can base your new floor plan!
The folks at Angie’s List reckon you’re better off going with something familiar, something proven, something… cool. So they’ve created this ace new set of animated, pixelated floor plans inspired by your favorite 80’s movies to get you started.
Which one will you choose? (Or – alternatively – do you have enough rooms for all of them?)
When you said feng shui wasn’t ‘spiritual’ enough for you, is this what you meant?
The spooky classic’s HQ floor plan is set up for work, rest, and play – perfect if you’ve got a big room and you work from home.
And not everyone uses the door. There are firepoles for the Peter Venkman in your life, and of course your local green slimey spirit is welcome to enter straight through the walls.
Back To The Future
As long as we’re in a mad scientist mood, let’s continue with Doc Brown’s garage from the classic time-travel adventure film.
This one’s great for the weekend tinkerer on a budget, since the look is very much “this stuff’s been accumulating for years.” What’s he is building in there?
If you’re the sort of person that frequently needs to hide “tiny grandmas” or even “extra terrestrials” in your bedroom, Eliot – the boy hero of 1982’s crowd-pleasing sci-fi classic – has the solution. A big walk-in wardrobe. A bunk bed, wooden furniture and a spinning globe complete the retro alien refugee chic.
Return of the Jedi
Now that we all know where the Millennium Falcon came from, it’s time to reconfigure your entire property to match it! From gun deck to holographic games room, there’s plenty of stuff your house probably needs that it doesn’t already have. And there’s plenty of room below deck for all that contraband you don’t want the Empire (your folks) knowing about.
Not sure how you’re going to shift all that furniture around? Use the Force!
Finally, we reach the garden! Mr. Miyagi knows what’s going on, and his wooden-decked wabi-sabi back yard is primed for gentle reflection while you quietly train yourself for some honorable revenge.
The Breakfast Club
Well, which Breakfast Club character are you? Doesn’t matter, you’re all going to end up in the library for weekend detention. Ok, so unless you have a duplex mezzanine with a LOT of space (and books) (and school desks) this one might not be suitable for most home redesigns. Admire instead the timing of tiny pixel art John Bender’s desktop head-drop. Where is Judd Nelson these days, anyway?
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
And if you thought Bender was a bad boy, Matthew Broderick had news for you. One year after The Breakfast Club later he made the unforgettable name of Ferris Bueller in the ultimate paean to wagging school. No library for Ferris, then – but an ultra-modern glass and steel house furnished with vintage sports cars will do the job just as well, right?
Which 80s classic would inspire your home?