One question I get a lot from people is about how to do a skater girl bedroom. Poke around a little and you’ll notice one thing about skateboard decor – it’s all boys!
Art, murals, wall decals – if it involves skating action, the girls are rarely to be found. On the other hand, there are tons of items out there that just play around with skateboards themselves, so you can work around the boy thing easily.
However, the more I thought about it, the more I was stymied by what makes it a skater girl room. Surely it’s more than art that features ponytails flying. The skater girls I know aren’t opposed to pink, but definitely prefer the laid back, the casual, the comfortable over ruffles and bows.
I started out trying to do a room in purple, but it just wasn’t working for me. However, purple, lime green, orange are all great colors to use for a scheme like this. I ended up doing what I always recommend – thinking about the elements necessary for the theme then finding a signature item to build the room around.
In this case, skating culture is full of graffiti and industrial settings, which led me to the great mural and the idea of using chain link fencing. You could set it up as divider, adapt it into a headboard or even cover it with s-hooks to make it a storage piece. From there, the rest fell into place. We’ve got girls in the art and wall decal; some reclaimed skateboards filling in as shelfs, hooks and an iPod dock; and more industrial feel with the furniture and ceiling fan.
- Room Essentials Solid Quilt – at Target.com
- Graffiti Mural – at Magic Murals
- Duro Z Bunk Bed Loft with Desk
- Mohawk Home Painted Graffiti Area Rug
- Personalized Wall Decal – $35 at etsy
- Galv Chain Link Fence Gate
- Pro Diamond Plate 5 Piece Cabinet Set – $1,742.13 from: Wayfair
- Creative Co-Op Square MDF Trunk Set
- Creative Co-Op Urban Homestead Metal “Exit” Plaque
- Rooms To Go Skateboard Wall Shelf – $47.99 at Rooms To Go
- Reclaimed Skateboard iPod Speaker – $70 at etsy
- Ceiling Fan Skin Kit – Diamond Plate Metal
- raven times square print by anansiweaver at Zazzle.com
- Old Yellow Skateboards
- Printed Graffiti Computer Chair – $122.95 at Bellacor
- Recycled Skateboard Wall Hook – $35 at etsy
- 36″ Capri Boulevard Oversized Retro Yellow Watch Wall Clock