7 Pixel Art Floor Plans from Classic 80's Films

Updated June 11, 2018

Looking to remodel your home and need some inspiration? If you grew up in the 80s, you probably spent a lot of time staring at pixel graphics – either at the arcade or on your big tube TV set. And when the Nintendo wasn’t plugged in, you were probably watching a now-iconic 80s movie.

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So why not get those nostalgia juices flowing and check out these pixel floor plans of rooms from seven of the decade’s classic movies? You might find just the thing you’ve been searching for to take your renovation up a notch.

1. Headquarters, 2nd floor (Ghostbusters, 1984)

Ghostbusting in New York is challenging and sometimes messy work. Whether it’s experiments with the Keymaster or dancing toasters, these four supernatural scientists really have their work cut out. Having a fully set up HQ is essential. Your home office probably doesn’t need the lab equipment, but try and get your hands on some vintage arcade games or a pool table for those moments when you need to unwind. We’ll leave it up to you to decide whether you need to install a fire pole.

2. Doc’s garage (Back to the Future, 1985)

Our favorite mad scientist turned inventor, Dr. Emmett Brown aka The Doc, worked from this shambolic garage. Creative minds need plenty of cool stuff around in case inspiration strikes. Between jet engines, circuit boards and the stolen case of plutonium, we think Doc has it covered. In your own space, stick your work notes on the walls and invest in some old steel filing cabinets. For some occasional fun, why not try and get your hands on a retro jukebox or a dart board? A few old globes dotted around the room will make you look every inch the intrepid explorer.

3. Elliot’s bedroom (E.T., 1982)

If you ever hear strange noises outside, it might just be a cute little alien looking for a friend. Lure him in with some Reese's Pieces and take a day off to hang out with your new extraterrestrial pal. Whether you’re an 80s geek or the parent of an 80s geek, this is the perfect bedroom. A set of bunk beds for sleepovers and piles of classic toys are essential here. Finish off with a desk to do homework and space to play with Star Wars toys. And make sure you’re ready for an adventure when your new buddy decides he needs to phone home.

4. Millenium Falcon (Return of the Jedi, 1983)

Intergalactic smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca needed a sturdy and speedy vessel to transport themselves and their cargo around the galaxy – or through an asteroid field. If you’re looking for that space ship vibe, the Millenium Falcon can provide plenty of inspiration. It’s all about shades of white and grey here. Combine this with some neon blue, green and red lighting, and you’ll find yourself feeling the force before you know it. Fancy a spot of lightsaber training, or a game of holographic chess? She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid.

5. Mr. Miyagi’s garden (Karate Kid, 1984)

If you’re looking to remodel your garden, why not look to everyone’s favorite karate master – Mr Miyagi? His garden is very much in the formal Japanese tradition, so you’ll need plenty of wooden decking.

Add some carefully arranged rocks of different sizes, and combine grass sections with gravel paths. Don’t forget the pond and lots of plants. It’s a perfect oasis to meditate, relax in the sun or train a young apprentice in the ways of karate.

6. Library (The Breakfast Club, 1985)

Shermer High School in Shermer, Illinois is home to the one of the most iconic movie libraries – and it’s pretty cool, for a library. A neon light in the room can really brighten up an otherwise dreary work space. Retro school desks are easy to come by, and a giant clock will help you keep an eye on the time, so you’ll know when work – or detention – is done. The finishing touch is a sculpture in the middle of the room. It’s the perfect spot for studying or, when you get bored of the books, dancing.

7. Cameron’s garage (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 1986)

Cameron Frye is Ferris Bueller's best friend, and the perfect partner to pull a sick day with. The ultra-modern glass and steel house he lived in is actually The Ben Rose House, a famous home built by modernist architect James Speyer. If you’re lucky enough to have floor-to-ceiling windows in your garage, this look might be achievable. But no matter what size your windows are, opt for industrial-style metal fixtures and some plant life to achieve a modern look. We caution against crashing a bright red Ferrari into the windows – or out of them.

Whether you’re in the midst of planning a home renovation or just want to relive some magical childhood movie memories, these pixel floor plans should do the trick. Which movie is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!

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