May the fourth be with you!

Happy Star Wars day! As someone married to an aerospace engineer and bona fide nerd,  I am sometimes compelled to find ways to live with, let's say, "less than chic" home decor. Now, I love Tolkein as much as the next British country girl from the Shire, but I'll admit I'm not as enamoured with Gollum bookends as my husband.

For those of you who also love all things Endor and Middle Earth, I thought I'd celebrate today by rounding up a few of my favourite geek-chic home decor items. Some of these live in my 'younglings' Pinterest page, because they are great for nurseries or children's rooms, but could also work well for those of us who just don't want to grow up in every way!

I'd love to use this Imperial Forces wallpaper inside a closet or on the back of a bookshelf in a child's room:

 imperial forces wallpaper by Super7, $120 for a single roll

imperial forces wallpaper by Super7, $120 for a single roll

I love these retro travel posters for Star Wars locations. We collect the US National Parks versions from the parks that we visit. These make a stylish alternative to modern film posters!

 Retro Star Wars travel posters, available from TeacupPiranha on Etsy starting at $6.99

Retro Star Wars travel posters, available from TeacupPiranha on Etsy starting at $6.99

Of course we can't leave out the great Middle Earth destinations!

 Minas Tirith travel poster, from a series of film posters created by MUTI for Ster-Kinekor cinemas in South Africa.

Minas Tirith travel poster, from a series of film posters created by MUTI for Ster-Kinekor cinemas in South Africa.

 The Shire fantasy travel poster by Steve Thomas, available on request

The Shire fantasy travel poster by Steve Thomas, available on request

 Retro middle earth posters from SealDesignStudio on Etsy

Retro middle earth posters from SealDesignStudio on Etsy

One way to incorporate your fantasy book/film life into your home is to use your favourite quotations. Etsy is a great source for this. If you can't find what you are looking for, make your own or have something custom made:

 My own mantle, with a favourite Tolkein quote: hand-written by the talented Eva Zellmer of Gritshop on Etsy

My own mantle, with a favourite Tolkein quote: hand-written by the talented Eva Zellmer of Gritshop on Etsy

Pooh Bear has always been popular in nurseries. But what about a little Han and Chewie print?

 Perfect for a nerdy nursery, these Wookie The Chew prints are by James Hance.

Perfect for a nerdy nursery, these Wookie The Chew prints are by James Hance.

For my sisters - avid Dr Who fans - incorporate the time lord into your kitchen with this sweet tardis teapot:

For the trekker in your life, a little toile fabric featuring Spock and Kirk could be a fun addition. 

 'It's life Jim, but not as you know it' Star Trek toile fabric by Debbie Birkin on Spoonflower.

'It's life Jim, but not as you know it' Star Trek toile fabric by Debbie Birkin on Spoonflower.

This is the pillow you have been looking for:

 everyone loves Artoo. C3P0.... meh. Pillow available on Etsy from RandomOasis

everyone loves Artoo. C3P0.... meh. Pillow available on Etsy from RandomOasis

And if you just aren't finding these snippets satisfying enough - if you need more geek-chic in your life than these can provide, I give you the Han Solo in Carbonite coffee table by UK company R9:

 Broken Han Solo in Carbonite coffee table, by R9

Broken Han Solo in Carbonite coffee table, by R9

Hope you've enjoyed adding some fantasy to your day!