Film Reel Decor

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As I scour the antique stores, I have been on the look out for vintage film reels for a friend of mine to use in her home decor.  I have found her some, along with a movie camera, and this leads me to write this post on film reel decor ideas.

This look seems to be quite popular right now as I have also seen many film reel inspired decor items for sale at stores such as Home Goods.  First of all, vintage items are nostalgic and warm but also a film theme is great for a family room where you may watch a lot of movies.

I have found quite a few inspiring and unique ideas for incorporating film reels into your decor.  Here are some of the best:

Pictures Of Film Reels:

Film reel wall collage by Sew Dang Cute Crafts.

I like how these film reels were combined with other movie related decor to form this fun family movie room collage.

film reel picture frame
Film reel picture frame by Thrifty Fun.

This is a great idea to use an empty film reel as a holder for pictures…especially vintage pictures.

Film reel grouping by Ballard Designs.

Group several different sizes and finishes together for an interesting display.  Place them on top of a cabinet, table or mantel as a focal point.

Film reel combined with vintage cameras by Simply Klassic Home.

Combine a film reel or two with some vintage cameras for a fun grouping.  I like how the stacked film reel cases were used to give the second camera some height.

Film reel wall decor by Houzz.

The simplest way to decorate with film reels is to simply hang them on the wall.   Using varying sizes, finishes and designs adds more interest.  It also makes a great design statement having painted stripes on the wall to complement the circles of the reels.

Happy Decorating!

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  1. I enjoyed these ideas.. Would love to see more!

  2. Thank you for the sources…my sister is working on her new media room and loved your ideas!!

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