Furniture adds beauty and style to your home – but its main purpose is often comfort and convenience. Your bed, for example, is a place to rest. Your wardrobe, a place to store clothes.
Some of the world’s most famous furniture, however, may not be as practical as we expect in our everyday lives. From the coveted iron throne of Game of Thrones to the wardrobe from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, pop culture furniture is often impractical at best, fantastical at worst.
But of course, that’s why we love it so much. Here at The Sliding Door Wardrobe Company we took another look at some of the most famous furniture from pop culture and reenvisaged how it’d work in an everyday home….
Pop culture furniture quiz: name all 10 famous film furniture in this house
Illustration of famous pop culture furniture in a standard home. Link through to answers below:
- Mirror of Erised – Harry Potter
- Iron Throne – Game of Thrones
- Narnia wardrobe – The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe/Chronicles of Narnia
- Cogsworth clock – Beauty and the Beast
- Shining Carpet – The Shining
- Table lady and the tramp – Lady and the Tramp
- Regina George’s bed – Mean Girls
- Egg chair – Men In Black
- Ruby Armchair – The Matrix
- The Persian Rug – The Big Lebowski
The Iron Throne
First constructed by Aegon Targaryen using 1000 swords from his surrendering enemies, the Iron Throne of Westeros is a central focus throughout A Game of Thrones.
- Steel construction provides plenty of reliability and durability.
- Made from swords. Pointy and sharp.
- Easily meltable by dragonfire. Can’t use around large mournful lizards.
- Everybody wants it – risk of theft.
A wardrobe that opens into another dimension is hardly the best place to store your clothing – but its ornate design is certainly striking.
- Beautiful ornate design
- Solid wood construction
- Portal to fantasy world – not much room to store shoes.
Cogsworth from Beauty and the Beast
When you need a clock, few things are more beautiful than a traditional pendulum clock – and Cogsworth from Beauty and the Beast is a petite version of one.
- Good pendulum action
- Mustache timekeeping for style points galore
- Great at singing to your guests
- Human servant trapped in clock form. Sort of cruel to have on your table.
The Mirror of Erised
Harry Potter discovers the Mirror of Erised in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and what a mirror it is. Beautiful metallic beading runs around its outer edges and who can argue with its dreamy reflective properties? Of course, it may also send you insane with longing…
- Stunning traditional edging
- Shows you nothing but the deepest desire of the human heart
- May send insane with desire if stared into for too long
- Doesn’t reflect current appearance – useless for checking out your outfit
The Shining Carpet
Step into the Overlook Hotel and notice an absolutely stunning carpet. Then the Twins standing on it. Wait a second, why are they so creepy? Why is there blood rushing out of that elevator? Who’s Johnny and why is he here?
- Great geometry
- Good for riding a tricycle across
- Masks stains well…blood too.
- Garish, all things considered
- May incite murderous rage
- Did we mention the blood?
The table from Lady and the Tramp
Tables are a cornerstone of every home – a surface that brings people together to dine, study or work. In Lady and the Tramp, an improvised table becomes an iconic moment of love.
- Lovely tablecloth to catch spills
- Dog height
- May be stained with shared spaghetti
Regina George’s Bed from Mean Girls
A bed for a princess, or so the queen of the plastics thinks. Regina George’s bed in Mean Girls is a traditional four poster affair, but it’s also the place one of the meanest girls of all rests her head.
Purpose: Sleeping/writing burn books
- Plush and comfortable
- Four poster, so you can shut out the light
- Outrageously pink
- May cause you to become a conceited burn book writer
Egg Chair from Men In Black
Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones sport the last suit they’ll ever wear in this classic sci-fi action film – and the egg chairs of their headquarters are art-deco standouts that evoke space-age tech. Unfortunately for Will Smith’s Agent J, they’ll not simple to fit into.
Purpose: Taking difficult exams for government agencies
- Space age style
- Not great for sitting in
- May lead to joining a shadowy alien fighting force
Ruby Armchair From The Matrix
It’s not real – it’s all just a simulation. But for Neo meeting Morpheus in the ruby armchair is the pivotal turning point of the entire Matrix franchise. Offered a choice between the blue or red pill, Neo decides to learn the truth.
Purpose: Sitting in whilst looking mysterious.
- Comfortable Chesterfield upholstery
- May have to choose between accepting your reality or discovering almost unfathomable horror.
Persian Rug – The Big Lebowski
The Dude may abide, but when his treasured rug is mistreated by intruders, the replacement he sources becomes a new favourite for the relaxed lifestyle of Jeff Bridges’ iconic character.
Purpose: Keeping floors tidy
- Great to lie on and relax with your Walkman
- May have to be urinated on to be replaced.