Help on decorating teenagers "goth" room please

Tracey - posted on 02/02/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My 13 year old daughter has decided to redecorate her bedroom and wants it goth / vampire. I have agreed she can paint it black and she has made some collages of photos and tattoos she wants when she is older, and her prized possession - an 8' tall hand made figure of Jack from nightmare before christmas.
Does anyone have any ideas what she can do, not too expensive please as she is adamant she wants to pay for it all herself, and it is quite a small room about 8' by 10' so no big furniture.
She likes Abbey on NCIS and Kat Von D and dresses like them whenever she is allowed, even draws on tattoos with marker pen much to inlaws disgust, actually they are disgusted with the whole bedroom idea so all the more reason to make it as outragous as possible.

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Halloween decorations!!! not the cheezy kind! but the scull candle holders and black roses kind

Michelle - posted on 02/22/2010

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Oh I love the post Halloween shopping! But like heather said party stores are a good place. But even major chain stores like Wal-mart and target. The party supplies and get some pirate theme stuff they have skulls and cross bones and black streamers. Also red and black candles that you can get anywhere.

Also the fabric departments and stores you can get plane black fabric and some skull patches sew-on or iron-on. I've seen skull fabric at Wal-mart recently as well.

When I was a teen I had a canopy around my bed. I got eye hook and screwed them into the ceiling surrounding my bed. I got some craft wire and some black top sheets. The sheets were like $4.00 each at Wal-mart for twin sheets and I only needed like 4-5 to cover completly with a bit extra. It was nice cheap and easy and gave me my own little coffin feel to my bed. Iron on some of the patches and there ya go.

For a bloodly look you can take white fabric or a white sheet and splater it with red food coloring and thenshread it from the bottom up into varying width strips. Burn small holes in it. I actually have this in my house now in my door way.

Also do some thrift store shopping, costume jewlery could add a nice touch, and even some nice "goth" looking "goblets" and glasses.

I was a goth kid, and thankfully my parents let me decorate my room as such. So I have a million ideas lol.

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Tracey - posted on 12/07/2010

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Thanks, we have lots of red and black roses, spiders, skulls etc. Luckily her birthday is 2 days after halloween so she spent her birthday money on reduced halloween decorations.

Tracey - posted on 04/10/2010

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Thanks for all the ideas, she now has a black room with silver bedframe and lots of silver and red candles, silver picture frames. Her wardrobe is now a tattoo idea wall and hsa lots of pictures of tatts she wants when she is older. The room looks great.

Desha - posted on 03/23/2010

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your daugther sounds like me when i was that age.ofcourse im still that way.lol
get her some old stuff,lamps dresser.that old 1800's look will give it a vampire fill.you can find that kind of stuff at resale shops.and if she can draw.get floresent pens and let her draw on the wall.with a black light her art will glow and look so cool

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OOO

I have some ideas for you.

Use small picture hanging nails and some thin white ribbon to make a spider web on the wall. draw a web with pencil, put nails on the outer points then knot the ribbon in between to make the web.

can hang earrings and necklaces on it after.



Alot of 70/80's furniture can be made to look evil easy with just paint. High gloss black all over and then chrome or silver details. Also changing the knobs/drawer pulls to chrome or brushed nickle.....



tell her to be careful with marker.... I got sick from too much sharpie on my skin, but you can buy markers for that or henna kits.....and if you need her remove it in a hurry, rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover



over the years I've bought tons of halloween stuff on Nov. 1st to decorate with, I know it's february, but some party stores carry halloween stuff year round.... I love my pumpkin and zombie kitchen....



adding alot of metallic or high gloss trim and accents to the black room will help to brighten it up, but keep that goth feel.



If I think of anything else, I'll come back and post.

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