The Harry Potter series has been around for almost two decades and it is still one of the most beloved series ever to be created.
For me, the books—and then the movies—were a huge part of my childhood. I grew up with Harry. His life was one I could venture into with a turn of a page, immersing myself into a whole other world that was not my own. When a new Harry Potter book came out, I couldn’t contain my excitement. I chose not to sleep until I finished the newest installment in the series. The books became a part of me; Harry’s story was my story. Well, minus the whole guy-with-no-nose trying to kill me thing.
Why do we still love Harry Potter after all this time? Let me count the ways.
- Love conquers all. Always.
2.No matter who you are, you can always relate to someone in the books.
Whether it be the weirdo, the outcast, the “chosen one,” the brain, the goon, or numerous others, there is always one character that everyone can relate to.
- The humor
Fred and George are pretty hilarious, but overall the humor is spot on every time. You can’t help but love it.
- That no matter how alone we feel or lost we are, there is always someplace we can turn to that makes us feel like we belong.
5. Because J.K. Rowling is a writing genius.
You can learn so much about life from her and her quotes made via Dumbledore and other important characters. I mean seriously, if I took every single inspirational quote from the books, I could wallpaper an entire house TWICE. Not to mention she has this ENTIRE world planned out in her head—Harry’s life is merely a blip in that world. She’s amazing. Plus, she has an awesome sense of humor.
- Despite the reality that Harry Potter is fiction, it still—even after rereading the books—is capable of bringing out deep emotions that we can’t hold back.
I think the HP books are the books that I have cried into the most, held to my chest and hugged the tightest, and made me feel butterflies just as strong as the characters were experiencing when love was abloom.
- Whether you’re seven or seventy, these books will never get old.
Let me preface this article with a mind-blowing fact: I’m a nerd. I love anything and everything that is categorized in “geekery,” so when I began to write this article about the best baby nurseries (because that’s what this will eventually be about) most of my examples were somehow related to something that people could dress up as and go to ComicCon. So if you’re pregnant and are looking for ideas as to how to decorate your new addition’s nursery (and are a geek like me), keep on a-scrollin’ because I’ve got some great ideas for you.
1. Super Mario
Any gamer will love this nursery. Your little one may not be able to fully appreciate it until years later, but they’ll look back on it and realize how awesome their parents are.
2. Alice in Wonderland
You may want to nix having the Chesire Cat present in your decorations (that feline is creepy), but that teacup bookcase? I MUST HAVE IT.
3. Star Wars
I’m sure there are many Star Wars-themed nurseries, but I love that this crib is protected by two light sabers and has a most-fitting quote above it. “I think you just can’t bear to let a gorgeous guy like me out of your sight.” Perfect.
4. Doctor Who
The Tardis on the wall is what got me.
5. The Beatles
If you love The Beatles, or underwater sea adventures, turning your child’s crib into the yellow submarine is the route you should take. That’s just darn clever.
This doesn’t fall under the “geekery” category, but I’m a sucker for any nursery that involves the alphabet. I don’t know why. BUT LOOK AT THE LETTER “O”! It’s a button. SO CUTE.
7. Finding Nemo
You could totally turn your child’s nursery into a Finding Nemo theme, but if you do, you MUST get this wall decal. “Look, you’re really cute but I can’t understand what you’re saying.” Couldn’t be more on the nose.
Though Superman is not my favorite superhero, this nursery is pretty awesome. You could leave it non-superhero-specific and decorate it like a comic book.
9. Woodland Fairy
I really didn’t know what else to call this nursery, but that’s what it reminds me of—a woodland fairy. Look at those flower lamps! And a tree?! I can’t get over how awesome this is.
And for the best nursery in the history of nurseries…in my most biased opinion…
10. HARRY POTTER NURSERY
If I haven’t said it before, I’m a lover of all things Harry Potter. These parents really know how to raise kids correctly. There’s really no other way.
The perfect quote to go above a light switch:
The only way to enter is through Platform 9 3/4
It’s not complete without an owl in a cage:
Notice the sky ceiling…just like the Great Hall ceiling that reflects however the sky is:
How perfect is this broomstick curtain rod?: