How to Decorate a Rock 'n' Roll or Guitar Themed Bedroom
A Rock 'n' Roll bedroom or guitar themed bedroom is an awesome bedroom décor idea for teens of any gender. Its unique, striking, and makes an excellent statement about the owner's style, with lots of opportinuty to show off and appreciate your taste in music.
I'm a big fan of rock 'n' roll bedroom décor and would have loved to have had it as a theme for my bedroom when I was younger. Hopefully instead I can help out some of you! That's why I've collected all of the greatest Rock 'n' Roll, guitar and musical bedroom décor in one place for you to browse and get some inspiration for your room. I hope you find some great ideas and have a lot of fun decorating.
First thing that every themed bedroom needs is a piece of bedding to act as the centerpiece. The bed is the first thing your eyes are drawn to when you enter the room, so picking the right piece of bedding is one of the most important steps. Luckily, there is a lot of choice for this theme.
Going for a musical bedroom that is modern, bold and bright and makes a statement about you? Check out this amazing Red Sound Comforter Bedding Set, which includes a comforter, a pillow sham and matching pillowcase, a bedskirt, and a decorative cushion. I really love the colors on this set and I know you will too - it's a complete rockin' bedroom experience!
Here's another sweet R 'n' R bedding set to add a touch of music to your guitar themed bedroom. It goes incredibly well with bold color bedroom schemes given its pretty bold itself, so if you have bright red or stark black or white walls this is a good one to try out. It also goes well with the studio bedroom look, so whites and greys work too. Pair it with some plain red, black or grey pillows and cushions to complete the look.
This bold type of bedding would also look good when paired with shag-style accessories; a shag or sheepskin rug, or the odd fluffy pillow.
If you are looking to save a bit of money, here is a neat idea: just pair your existing, white, black or red sheets with a comfy rock and roll themed blanket throw, and maybe add some decorative pillows! Blankets like the stunning Elvis Presley throw above are often much cheaper than forking out for a whole themed bedding set, and look just as beautiful.
Rock 'n' Roll Pillows and Cushions
An easy way to spice up a rock 'n' roll themed bedroom is with rock decorated pillows and throw cushions such as this one here. They look great on couches and on your rock and roll style bed. There's a wide variety of pillows to choose from, so shop around for the ones that look best in your room!
On the right is one that I particularly like, which is available on Amazon.
Another, very inexpensive alternative to buying themed pillows is to simply make your own! Above is a fantastic tutorial on how to make DIY decorative cushions for your bed or couch, but there are many more guides out there for all levels of craftiness (including guides to no-sew pillows for beginners!). You can emblazon your own messages on them, or you can use pre-made rock 'n' roll themed fabrics. Here are some cool ones that I've found:
There are plenty more out there, however. Good places to look offline include local craft shops and charity stores - you can find some seriously vintage fabric in charity stores.
Rock 'n' Roll Wall Decals and Art
If you are going the whole hog and painting your room, be sure to go bold - hit it with reds, whites, deep blues. If it pops, it's look great. Avoid black, though, even if your are tempted. Black walls can make your room look depressingly small and cramped. Go for a medium gray instead, it will look much better.
With the walls painted, you will need to fill in those blank spaces. A cool way to decorate the walls of your rock and roll bedroom is with some sweet rock and roll canvas wall art, such as this and colorful beautiful piece, which I love for it's tattoo/graffiti style and bold aesthetic. Its sure to look amazing on your walls, so give it a try! There's lots of other pieces to choose from too, so check them out.
Amazon isn't the only place on the net to get your rocking art - there is plenty of insanely fun stuff to be found on Etsy as well. The best thing about Etsy is that a lot of the stuff sold there is completely unique, meaning you'll have art for your bedroom that literally no one else in the world has! Pretty cool!
Another option for decorating the walls of your rock and roll themed bedroom is using music inspired wall decals and stickers like the ones here. They are easy to apply and remove and don't leave any marks on your walls (they don't use glue either! Pretty amazing).
If you have some skill at painting, why not get a little bit creative when decorating your walls? You could paint musical notes on the walls, instruments, or even a full blown rock 'n' roll mural like the one featured in the video above. It's pretty cool!
Rock 'n' Roll Furniture
Next up, you'll need some rock and roll or guitar themed furniture to set up in your bedroom, and luckily there's plenty available for you to choose from.
If you aren't buying specially themed furniture, I recommend sticking to lots of black or white wood furniture, or for very modern looks, metal frames and drawers. A lot of the time it is much cheaper to just repaint your existing furniture than buy a whole load of new stuff, so be sure to check out the tutorial on furniture painting above if that sounds like your kind of thing.
If you are looking for some rockin' décor to light up your room, there is a wide range of guitar and rock ‘n’ roll themed table and desk lamps for you to choose from. They range from cool prints to actual lamps shaped like guitars. There’s also a great variety of colors, so you can find lighting for any bedroom! Check them out and pick your favorites.
Here's a lamp I particularly like on the left - the bold colors and interesting silhouette design make it a really unique looking piece.
Rock 'n' Roll Lighting
Spooky Shades, a designer on Etsy, makes a lot of fun punk roll style lampshades that you can replace the existing shades in your bedroom with to save a bit of money! The one above is my personal favorite.
Rock and Roll Bedroom Accessories
Once all of the basics are in place, you'll need to finish off the look with some unique accessories that make the whole room 'you'. The sky is the limit when it comes to accessory ideas, so I'll just give a few of my personal favorite ideas. If you need a place to hang your coat or dressing gown, for example, make sure you do it in style with one of the awesome coat hook plaques above! Each is hand made, and you can request particular designs and styles, so you can make a really one of a kind piece with this.
There is a whole industry around recycling old records into accessories for the bedroom, especially little storage pots to keep the pens and other knick-knacks on your desk in order. You can actually made these yourself quite easily (see the video tutorial below), but if you don't have the time, collect them from the net! On the right is an awesome stationary organizer for you to check out.
DIY Rock and Roll Themed Bedroom Decor Ideas
Last but not least, its time to add the finishing touches to your bedroom with lots of little accessories which personalize the room and give it a unique flair. There is a lot of scope for making your own bedroom accessories when it comes to a rock 'n' roll themed bedroom - CDs and old vinyls can be transformed into some really cool art and ornaments. For example, above is an easy to follow tutorial for transforming a vinyl into decor!
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gamecheathub on December 20, 2012:
This collection of décor is top notch and super tempting.
kabbalah lm on December 16, 2012:
Some cool ideas here.
guitaristguild on December 15, 2012:
Great lens. Some great ideas in here, so thanks for sharing them.
Muebles de host on December 09, 2012:
thank you for all these good ideas