Pinspiration- Decorations for the Time Travel Marathon

by - Thursday, January 15, 2015

So, I am hard at work trying to figure out the decorations for this movie marathon- it is an awesome theme for movies, but how do you decorate it? My first idea was to do our house the way houses from the future always look in movies from the past- retro futuristic (complex, right? But it turns out, also really all-encompassing and hard to do on the cheap). Plus, if you just put "time travel" into Pinterest, it is just a bunch of Doctor Who stuff (those guys just ruin everything)!

So now I am thinking we will do a mix of "stuff from the future" and Back to the Future stuff. Here is some of the Back to the Future stuff I like now:

I did find one party on pinterest for inspiration. They seemed to mostly do an 80's thing with iconic objects from the movie:

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 I do like the style here (though I don't totally get why lightning is their favorite motif). I am thinking the lightning bolt through the clock would be cool though.

Clock Stuff: 
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No matter what, I could decorate with lots of clocks, I am just not sure whether that starts to have a Vanitas effect. I am thinking I will make a really huge clocktower clock in the living room since we still have a pretty big blank wall there.

You can find some retro futuristic things too, but most of it is either very expensive or with lights. Glow sticks won't work for a week-long celebration (but please, let's do this for a New Year's someday):
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I have found a couple other good ideas related to the movie that I think I could pull off:

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Ok, as I am doing this, I am thinking about doing one room as the future (2015), one room as the present (80's), and one room as the past (1955)- what do you think? Or I could make the differences even more dramatic. This is what I am working on now and I love advice!

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