Betty Boop is one of the best-known, if not quite real, movie stars of the 1930s. Her body was inspired by Mae West, and her voice was based on Helen Kane's pipes. Despite the many years that have passed since the beginning of the '30s, she remains a popular character. To this day, her snazzy red dress, black hair and round face dress up many a bedroom, bringing both charm and pizazz to the space.
Betty Boop Colors
Betty Boop is often associated with the colour red, and using it in the bedroom supports the theme but helps you avoid going overboard with images of Betty Boop. This colour works because it provides a sharp contrast to her pale skin, according to the "Unique Baby Gear Ideas" website. The site recommends that you offset white walls with red accessories like throw pillows, dust ruffle or red furniture.
Lovers of Betty Boop, can find a huge range of collectibles, from authentic pieces to reproductions, at home stores, flea markets and thrift shops. Look for Betty Boop alarm clocks, figurines to put in your display cabinet, snow globes, stickers and switch plates. These smaller items will serve as finishing touches in your room.
For a display that's perhaps more interesting, use only Betty Book originals in your collection. Instead of distributing them throughout your room, display the collectibles together on a bookshelf. This will yield a more conservative look.
Bedding and Curtains
Use your Betty Boop bedding as the focal point in your room. Like collectibles, Betty Boop bedding can be found easily. If your walls are white, and your dust ruffle is red, use a black bedspread with a large image of Betty. Add Betty Boop throw pillows or pillow shams, and hang curtains with her face on them. Finally, to really make your Betty Boop bed stand out, consider angling it in a corner of the room. It will grab your attention as soon as you enter the room.
A mural allows you to underscore the theme of your room. It can also add interest to your focal point. For example, if your bed is a focal point, paint a Betty Boop mural on the wall above the headboard. This solution also works if you want your theme to be minimalist. You can use plain red, black or white bedding and paint the mural above the bed. You will avoid the all-Betty look.
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