Decorating Tips You Can Steal From This Blockbuster Store-Turned-Airbnb

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Most homeowners and real estate agents will agree that decor from the 1980s and ‘90s can make a room feel dated, and perhaps even unappealing. But one iconic brand from that era is leaning hard into the nostalgia aesthetic and generating plenty of interest.

The last standing Blockbuster video store, located in Bend, Oregon, is offering movie buffs the chance to visit the past and spend the night inside the film emporium in September. Listed on Airbnb as the ultimate “End of Summer Sleepover,” this store looks a lot cuter and cozier than you may remember. In fact, you might want to incorporate some of these details in your own home to recreate a nostalgic overnight in your own home, and save yourself a road trip to the Pacific Northwest.

Take a walk down memory lane as you peek inside these eclectic accommodations. No membership card required!

Mix bold colors

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Movie mavens would recognize that royal blue and gold sign anywhere. Who knew it worked so well with black-and-white area rugs? The take-away: Don’t be afraid to mix and match bright shades and bold prints!

Get comfortable

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Throw pillows, a beanbag chair, and ambient lighting, courtesy of those table lamps, make the space super-comfortable. Whether you’re ready to watch a rom-com, drama, or even a horror flick, you’ll feel right at home.

Get your old gear out

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Turntables have made a big comeback, why not the VCR? Rather than hide your electronics, put them on display and give your space a hip, vintage vibe.

Snack bar, anyone?

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You don’t need a fancy retail rack, but a nice display of snacks on an end table will round out the room and the mood.

Make a statement with retro bedding

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These sheets are a total throwback to the sleepovers of yesteryear. Relive the good old days by popping in a flick and falling asleep to the voices of Marty McFly and Doc Brown.

So, if you’d love a night at this Blockbuster Airbnb, but can’t book yourself a night, at least you can recreate this vibe and enjoy a throwback night right in your own home!


If you had the chance, would you want to spend a night in this Blockbuster? If not, what store would make the ultimate overnight retreat?