We sadly never received our Hogwarts letter, so our dreams of heading to a school of witchcraft and wizardry were looking less and less likely.
That is, until one particularly intrepid muggle performed some magic of his own, and turned his home into something straight out the wizarding world, proving that if you can’t go to Hogwarts, you can bring it to you.
Brian Thompson, who lives in Ventura County, California, waved a magic wand over his garage to recreate a scene from the beloved children’s franchise.
The garage features several mainstays from the film series, including Hogwarts insignia, a roaring fireplace, a trophy cabinet and even candles suspended from the ceiling – held up as if by magic.
One of the most eye-catching features of Thompson’s garage is his starry ceiling. Nope, he’s not ripped off his roof to look like the night sky, but installed a series of fibre-optic lights to make the stars look twinkling and alive.
Potterheads were left in awe at Thompson’s spellbinding makeover, after he posting a series of snaps of his work on the Facebook group DIY On a Budget.
Having quickly racked up over 62,000 likes on the group, one fan commented: “This is amazing!”
While Thompson could give the Harry Potter set designers a run for their money, the decorator claimed that 90 per cent of the objects featured were from “thrift stores”.
The rich purple and silvery grey colours on the walls were also down to the liberal application of spray paint.
This is not Thompson’s first attempt at turning his house into a little slice of Hogwarts.
Having been inspired by a visit to Universal Studios in Orlando, the interior design wizard returned home on a mission to make his bedroom as magical as possible – complete with foam brick walls, sprouting trees and yet another enchanted ceiling.
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