Punk, Gothic & Medieval Ideas for a Girl's Bedroom

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Punk, Gothic & Medieval Ideas for a Girl's Bedroom
Let your daughter's style come out in her bedroom decor. (punk fashion model image by Randy McKown from Fotolia.com)

The teenaged years are a time of self-expression and finding one's identity. Often, a teen girl will change interests and group affiliations frequently as she struggles to find a place to belong. Regardless of how a teen girl chooses to identify, she'll likely want this to carry over into her bedroom decor If your daughter is interested in punk, gothic or medieval culture, there are plenty of ideas for incorporating them into her room. Let her creativity run free and ask for her input when planning the decor

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Your teen daughter may enjoy a punk bedroom if she's into old-school bands like the Ramones and the Sex Pistols. Punk style includes bright colours and bold patterns. Avoid painting all of the walls hot pink or similar colours, but don't be afraid to devote one wall to a colourful graffiti design or funky pattern. Use bedding with a leopard print or skull pattern or pay homage to punk's roots with British flag bedding. If your daughter is artistic, simply make her headboard with a blank piece of wood and let her and her friends draw or write on it. Accessorise the room with punk band posters, throw pillows with safety pins or musical instruments, like an autographed guitar.


If your teen daughter is into dark colours and a gloomy, mysterious vibe, she may enjoy a Gothic themed bedroom. Gothic decor includes colours such as crimson, black, grey and dark purple. Devote one wall in the room to a Gothic mural with faux stone and archways and paint the other walls a light grey. This lighter wall colour can help to offset the darkness of decor such as black curtains and black satin sheets. For bed frames and curtain rods, consider using wrought iron to resemble the fencing around a Gothic castle. Lighting can be purchased that resembles large candelabras, but without the hazards of using real candles. Let your daughter personalise the room with Gothic accessories such as gargoyles, Gothic crosses dark velvet pillows, vampire posters or magic cards.


For the teen girl who fantasises about life in another era with knights, castles and dragons, design a medieval themed bedroom. Use regal colour themes such as hues of red, purple or blue. Paint arches on the tops of the windows to resemble castles or cathedrals. If painting the actual windows is an option, use stained glass paint to create a colourful pattern. Use rich textures like velvet and satin for the bedding and curtains. A canopy bed fit for a medieval princess can be purchased or you can create a similar effect by draping fabrics on the wall above the bed. Accessorise the space with dragons, swords, knight's helmets or other objects that fit with the theme.

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