THE STORYTELLER'S COTTAGE
BEFORE & AFTER
A Narnia-Themed Bedroom
In The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe, four young children are evacuated to the English countryside during World War II. The Pevensie family find themselves, somewhat unexpectedly, living in the sprawling mansion of an eccentric professor. While exploring the house one day, the youngest child, Lucy, accidentally discovers that the large wardrobe in one of the rooms is actually a door to another world called Narnia. Many grand adventures ensue, and the Narnia Chronicles have become a beloved story for generations of readers.
Back in 2017, I created a Narnia-themed bedroom at The Storyteller's Cottage, and had a fantastic time recreating a cozy, vintage space that looked as though it had been lived in by generations of children. This room became a multi-purpose space, functioning as an escape room game called The Legend of the Fairy Queen, a place for magical-themed summer camp activities, and even a space for Fairytales in the Forest, a story time/tea party club. Let me show you how I did it!
“Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.”
- Dr. Seuss