Our 29 Favorite Wes Anderson–Inspired Décor Picks

Updated 09/23/19
Wes Anderson-inspired Décor

Other than holiday classics and favorite rom-coms, there are a handful of movies that you watch over and over, like Wes Anderson films. From the charming, boyish love story of Moonrise Kingdom to the wanderlust brotherly escapades of The Darjeeling Limited, each film reveals an intricately curated universe, each quirkier than the next. Each scene is a visual feast for the eye. Take for example the following distinguishing characteristics that tie all of his films together:

Past Sensibilities

"There is a sheen of antiquity in all his films," a Screen Rant article writes. Hand in hand with Anderson's love for nostalgia, have you noticed that his films all take place in time periods before the current day? As such, film set décor helps set the tone distinctly in the past. "Try imagining a Wes Anderson movie set in 2014; it's pretty hard to picture," writes Screen Rant. On that note, midcentury décor would feel right at home with the Wes Anderson aesthetic.

Distinct Color Palettes

A Wes Anderson film is never without a whimsical color palette, from "the oceanic setting of The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, the Indian provinces of The Darjeeling Limited, the urban confines of The Royal Tenenbaums, and the flinty coastal backdrop of Moonrise Kingdom," writes Screen Rant. You may have noticed Anderson's use of pattern, too. We agree with The Art of Language when they say that it's almost as if Anderson brands each of his films using color. And by color, we mean rich burgundy to mint green, royal purple to bubblegum pink and everything in between.

Symmetry

And when it comes to styling your space, Wes Anderson style, consider applying one of his characteristic filmmaking techniques: Symmetry. According to Screen Rant, "The man simply cannot resist the draw of reciprocal arrangement of props and characters in front of his camera." For example, Screen Rant points out Bottle Rocket and Rushmore as early examples, and adds, "check out everything from The Royal Tenenbaums onward, and it becomes more and more prevalent."

Commitment to Theme

Anderson's filmography spares no details when it comes to set design. "From tiny brownstone apartments to color themes to elaborate costumes," writes The Art of Language, Anderson is meticulous. They add, "In a way, Anderson makes everything that usually surrounds a character a portrayal of that same character, defining personalities and conflicts, creating unique cinematic landscapes."

And it's this attention to detail that has resonated with audiences; so much so that some of the films’ props have become iconic in the décor vernacular over the last decades: The Scalamandre zebra print, the pink princess phone, or the Darjeeling luggage, for instance. 

Want to infuse a little quirk into your space? Here are our favorite Wes Anderson–inspired décor picks, arranged by movie.

Wes Anderson-inspired Décor — The Royal Tenenbaums
Courtesy of The Wire

The Royal Tenenbaums

Red, black, and white zebra print wallpaper
Scalamandre “Zebras” Wallpaper $Price on request
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Crosley pink princess phone
Crosley Pink Princess Phone $60 $40
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Maurice Bailey Monteverdi Rare Custom Young Sofa
Maurice Bailey Monteverdi Rare Custom Young Sofa $16000
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Chairish Vintage Wood Badminton Racquets, A Pair
Chairish Vintage Wood Badminton Racquets, A Pair $52
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Aux Rois Porcelain Ashtray
Bernardaud Aux Rois Porcelain Ashtray $371
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Pink Jane Austen Set
Juniper Books Pink Jane Austen Set $225
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Wes Anderson-inspired Décor — The Grand Budapest Hotel
Courtesy of Vogue

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Kate Spade Telegram Notepad
Kate Spade New York Telegram Notepad $12
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Deer Antler Mount
Chairish Deer Antler Mount $49
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1950s Vintage Seychour Persian Rug
Chairish 1950s Vintage Seychour Persian Rug $473
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Paris Flea Market Eight-Light Chandelier
Visual Comfort Paris Flea Market Eight-Light Chandelier $1910
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Panama Foldaway Luggage Rack
Oka Panama Foldaway Luggage Rack $157
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Wes Anderson-inspired Décor — Life Aquatic
Courtesy of Nitehawk Cinema

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

Steve Zissou Print
Brad Collins Steve Zissou Print $15
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Pair of
Zanotta Pair of "Mezzadro" Stools by Castiglioni $3850
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Red and white life preserver
Wayfair Life Preserver $29
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Swing Globe: Planet Earth
Atmosphere Swing Globe: Planet Earth $56
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Yellow Retro Refrigerator
Smeg Yellow Retro Refrigerator $2000
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Mermaid X-Ing Throw Blanket
Deny Designs Mermaid X-Ing Throw Blanket $79
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Wes Anderson-inspired Décor — The Darjeeling Limited
Courtesy of The Wire

The Darjeeling Limited

Savannah Bag Number 4
Very Troubled Child Savannah Bag Number 4 $999
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Dupatta Long Stole Chiffon Silk Yellow Hand Beaded Wrap Veil
Kreat V Kraft Dupatta Long Stole Chiffon Silk Hand Beaded Wrap Veil $22
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1990s Folk Art Mughal Style Indian Horse Painting
Chairish 1990s Folk Art Mughal Style Indian Horse Painting $155 $93
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Indian Elephant Decorative Pillow
John Robshaw Indian Elephant Decorative Pillow $195
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Passport Pocket Notebook Set
Rifle Paper Co. Passport Pocket Notebook Set $10
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20th Century Tweed Suitcase with Leather Corners
1st Dibs 20th Century Tweed Suitcase with Leather Corners $350 $150
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Wes Anderson-inspired Décor — Moonrise Kingdom
Courtesy of Collider

Moonrise Kingdom

Nixon Limited Edition 3 Pack notebooks
Field Notes Nixon Limited Edition 3 Pack $75
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Secret Club Explore Key Tag
Goodlife Key Tags Secret Club Explore Key Tag $8
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Shaniko Throw
Schoolhouse Electric Shaniko Throw $259
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Cruiser Portable Turntable
Crosley Cruiser Portable Turntable $100
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Schoolhouse Electric National Parks Print
Schoolhouse Electric National Parks Print $99
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Norquay Co. Canoe Paddles
Norquay Co. Canoe Paddles $325
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If you're new to Wes Anderson's genius, Screen Rant recommends beginning with Bottle Rocket and Rushmore, or diving straight in with The Grand Budapest hotel, which Screen Rant calls "the most Wes Andersony" of his films.

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