When you’re a teenager, your bedroom is the best place in the house. You could close the door, turn up The Smiths or TLC or Alanis Morissette, gaze up at your poster of Leonardo Dicaprio or Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp, and just be. It was the place where you practiced your dance moves, called your first crush and cried through your first breakup. It was a sanctuary. The Tumblr Teenage Bedrooms on Screen has compiled the most amazing collection of the best teenage bedrooms from our favorite TV shows and the movies and it’s giving us serious nostalgia. So we had to ask: remember what your bedroom was like?
“I was a major nerd about certain things during high school. My teenage bedroom was full of architecture books, origami since I got obsessed with dodecahedral and modular paper projects, and video games. Everything was beige or electric blue.” – Ivan Gilkes, co-owner of In Support Of.
“It was light purple (I was obsessed) and filled with N’Sync and Justin Timberlake posters.” – Tanya Sheikh, co-owner of In Support Of.
“I was really into black and white (go figure). So I would cut out black and white photos from magazines and decoupage them as a border around my whole room. It was during the time that those Guess ads and all of those Calvin Klein ads (Eternity, Obsession, Jeans, CK One) were everywhere. So I had naked pictures on Kate Moss up on there. Wish I still had it!” – Adele Tetangco, co-founder of Garmentory
“My high school bedroom was a reflection of my school and social life, which back then was everything. I had pictures of of all my friends pinned up on a cork board. Pictures that were taken with film cameras of drinking parties we would have at night when parents weren’t home. Decorations were all thrift shop finds, back when thrift shops were teeming with vintage. I was particularly into the ’70s, so lots of tacky wall-mountable butterflies, weird, half-melted home made candles, incense holders (for Nag Champa) celestial-print things and any old hippie paraphernalia. Oh, and a Rocky Horror Picture Show movie poster, because I was soooo subversive. I also had a clear blowup plastic pillow from Urban Outfitters that was filled with tiny green feathers. I was just on the verge of entering into the rave years. This pillow may have been what pushed me over the edge.” – Andi Bakos, owner of West End Select.
“It was the room above the garage and I painted it navy blue (the closest thing to black my mom would allow). I put up those glow in the dark stars around my bed and then plastered the walls with pages from magazines – ads, fashion spreads, you name it. But I loved my poster of Jim Morrison of The Doors the most. And my stereo. It was one of those stacked stereos with speakers on either side. I went through all stages of musical taste there.” – Elisa Kosonen, VP of Communications at Garmentory
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