5 Classy Ways To Incorporate Lord Of The Rings Into Your Home Décor

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"The Lord of the Rings" series of three fantasy novels were first published by J. R. R. Tolkien between 1954 and 1955 as a sequel to "The Hobbit," which was published in 1937, according to Britannica. It's hard to believe that the books were not an instant worldwide success, but it was almost a decade after "The Return of the King" was published that it started to become popular. The BBC states that at this time, the high-fantasy genre was just beginning to take off, and people found the books to be a welcome escape from war and other life stressors in the 1960s and '70s. The films came much later when "The Fellowship of the Ring" was released in theaters in 2001, introducing a new generation to the fantastic world of Middle-Earth.

Major fans of "The Lord of the Rings" series are sometimes referred to as Tolkienites or Ringers. As a die-hard fan, it makes sense that you would want to incorporate your love of Middle-Earth and its inhabitants into your home, but you are not limited to plastic figurines or children's toys. Some classy ways to incorporate your favorite series into your home design are as follows.

1. Maps

The quest that takes Frodo and Samwise from the Shire to Mount Doom to destroy the ring is long and winding. Over The Misty Mountains and through the perils of Minas Morgul, this pair, along with their guide, Gollum, struggle against enemies, a lack of food and water, and betrayal. You can find an online version of this journey on the LOTR Project, but you can also find versions of this fantastic map at different retailers in multiple sizes, like the Moria Middle Earth Map from Amazon.

Maps have long been a staple in homes, and using them as wall art can create an interesting focal point in a room and provide a great conversation starter. World maps and U.S. maps are popular options for wall art, but how much better would a map of Middle-Earth be? By looking at the map, you can relive your favorite parts of this amazing fantasy series.

2. Furniture

If you are really serious about incorporating "The Lord of the Rings" into your home design, consider adding a statement piece of furniture to your space. This piece will stand out in a room, drawing the eye and acting as the foundation around which the rest of the room is designed states Hadley Court. You don't have to avoid having a 6-foot-tall hand-carved statue of Minas Tirith (although you could, and it would be amazing!). 

LOTR-inspired furniture is a classy way to pay homage without being over the top. When shopping for statement pieces like headboards, chairs, or buffets, look for shapes that remind you of the films. Furniture with curves and cut-outs offers an Elven vibe, while heavy wood with inlaid metal can inspire your inner Dwarf. If it's a Hobbit House you seek, look for nature-inspired furniture with simple, clean lines perfect for enjoying a second breakfast.

3. Wall art

Perhaps the easiest way to bring Middle-Earth into your home is with wall art. There are several beautiful pieces from which to choose. When shopping for "The Lord of the Rings"-inspired wall art, a large piece allows you to create a focal point – the first thing you see when you enter a room, according to MyMove. This trilogy-inspired canvas set on Amazon would make a lovely focal point when hung above a sofa. Canvas art posters designed like travel ads are inexpensive and look fabulous in a group. Consider a collection of Gondor, Mordor, and Hobbiton to add color and whimsy to your space.

For those looking for small pieces that do not overwhelm the space with a heavy "The Lord of the Rings" theme, posters like this No Admittance Except on Party Business Stained Sign are a fun addition to any room; you can even hang them on your front door instead of using a standard wreath.

4. Accessories

Accessories are a great way to bring small touches of LOTR into your home. The Vogue Room, LLC states accessories are necessary because they help people understand your personality and style, and who are you if not a "The Lord of the Rings" mega-fan? This Distraction lotusleaffollows PentaBeaut plaque displaying the Hobbits' meal plan of breakfast, second breakfast, elevensies, luncheon, afternoon tea, dinner, and supper would be a cute addition to your kitchen décor — and with everything listed out for you, you will not have to worry about missing an important meal!

Other accessories you can scatter around the house include this door mat with Gandalf's famous words, "You shall not pass!" Perhaps another good door mat would say, "Run, you Fools!" Coasters, door coverings that look like the entrance to the Mines of Moria that state "Speak friend and enter" in Elvish, and even "The Lord of the Rings" dishes are other subtle ways to add a classy touch of Middle-Earth into your home.

5. Lord of the Rings-inspired products

Many "The Lord of the Rings"-inspired products combine more than one of your favorite things, and you should incorporate some of that silliness and fun into your home. Of course, the battle of Isengard was severe, but your home décor does not have to be. Combine your love of LOTR with your adoration for felines with this Lord of the Cats: The Furrllowship of the Ring pillow cover on Amazon. Another cute idea for the cat lover is this Catdalf Blanket.

If cats aren't your thing, this poster that combines Van Gogh's Starry Night painting with the journey of the Fellowship of the Ring is a unique piece of wall art. There are also direct quotes from the movie that are just so iconic; they deserve their own space as a work of literary and visual art. This "Potatoes: Boil 'Em, Mash 'Em, Stick 'Em in a Stew" wall hanging is the perfect classy addition to your kitchen to pay respect to Samwise Gamgee for being the hero we all need.