This Mom Created an Incredible DIY Harry Potter-Themed Bedroom for Her Daughter

You don't need to spend a lot of money to make magic happen!

Indra Sprong Harry Potter bedroom

Remember the Texas husband who transformed his entire house into Diagon Alley just to make his wife smile? Or the high school English teacher who turned her classroom into Hogwarts, to the delight of her students? Well, they're not the only ones proving that the magic of Harry Potter extends far beyond the movies and books.

Recently, Indra Spronk, 33, a college professor who lives in Utrecht in the Netherlands, created a bedroom for her 10-year-old daughter, Willow, lifted straight from the pages of the beloved magical series.

"My daughter loved the books and so do I," Spronk told Best Life. "We brainstormed a little about what her new room should look like and came up with Hogwarts."

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Courtesy of Charlotte Jalvingh Photography

It all started with just one bare wall, on which Spronk painted a mural of the iconic school back in December 2016.

"Then I thought, 'Hey, I'll just try to paint Harry on his broom here, and a Whomping Willow, and Hagrid's hut'… That's when it started to get out of hand, and slowly but surely, every single wall filled up," she said.

harry potter bedroom Indra Spronk
Courtesy of Charlotte Jalvingh Photography

Soon, Spronk was handcrafting props—like the broom she and her own mom made from a pool cue and willow branches—and scouring budget-friendly sites and stores for 3D accoutrements.

For example, she found the owl cage at a home decoration store and the Ariana Dumbledore photo on a fan website.

hogwarts bedroom Indra Spronk
Courtesy of Indra Spronk

Decorating the room also became a great bonding activity for Spronk and her daughter, Willow, who helped her do some of the painting.

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Courtesy of Charlotte Jalvingh Photography

Spronk said she "put the finishing touches on it last week," and then posted photos of the results on her Facebook page, some of which were taken by professional photographer Charlotte Jalvingh.

indra spronk harry potter bedroom
Courtesy of Charlotte Jalvingh Photography

People were quite impressed with Spronk's labor of love, though the reaction that mattered most to her was, of course, Willow's.

"She loves her room, and she is absolutely radiating with joy that so many strangers on the internet love it so much as well," she said.

harry potter bedroom Indra Spronk
Courtesy of Charlotte Jalvingh Photography

She hopes that they inspire people to consider doing a little home decorating of their own—it's time-consuming, sure, but it doesn't need to be expensive.

"It took ages and hard work, but you don't need to buy expensive official merchandise from Pottery Barn to create a Harry Potter room," Spronk said. And besides, it's more fun and rewarding to do it yourself.

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Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more
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