I loved my bedroom when I was growing up even though it was the smallest in the house. I didn't want to swap it for a bigger one because it felt like mine. I remember... getting my first duvet, a wicker peacock chair, constantly rearranging the furniture, playing my first vinyl albums, putting Vogue magazine covers on the walls, changing my clothes several times a day and my crazy revision habits. Intense years, if you recall. I don't know if I've ever quite felt the same about a space. I know in the early days when we bought our first home I felt quite overwhelmed by the responsibility of owning a complete house even though I was excited.
I love that intensity that teenagers feel about their rooms. And I know I shouldn't peep but I loved discovering a site developed by teenagers for teenagers, The Do Not Enter Diaries, to celebrate the diverse spaces and styles of teenage bedrooms. With a music soundtrack, dancing and video tour of what their room means to them - I love the creativity behind this idea.
And I found a tidy teenager, how about that? Tell your teenagers to check it out if you have any - if not your inner teenager would be allowed a look, I'm sure.
This image, fom pinterest found here, is the look I was trying to create all those years ago - checked shirt, flared jeans, guitar and a wicker peacock chair! It makes me feel fifteen again... almost.
Do you remember your teenage bedroom? How did you style it? How do you cope with messy teenagers? I'd love to hear.