With the lights on, we can better see Morty’s unsettlingly vague decor, including his magnet poster and “SCIENCE” banner. And I can only imagine what horrible acts of violence that attack robot above his bed is capable of, unless Rick didn’t make it, in which case it’s just fun.
Gabriella Montez’s bedroom (High School Musical).
If you’re wondering why Gabriella’s room is missing the fairy lights all TV and movie teenagers are legally obligated to own, don’t worry, they’re out the front.
Betty’s room shines when it comes to lighting fixtures, from this chandelier-on-a-stick to the tulip lamp in the first image. I don’t like either, but they’re trying something, and I respect that.
Bella Swan’s Forks bedroom (Twilight).
Here’s a closer look at the details. We’ve got Twister, a hand turkey, and a couple of records and paper snowflakes. There’s also a full handwritten letter pinned to the bulletin board, to which I say: classic. I’m going to assume Jacob wrote it.
Speaking of Jacob, does this random framed picture of a wolf on Bella’s wall count as foreshadowing?
Peter Parker’s room (Spider-Man: Homecoming).
The action figures on that shelf are definitely the Avengers, right?
Tina Belcher’s bedroom (Bob’s Burgers).
Also, are those two horses…making out? And is that guy in the green sweatshirt supposed to look like Shaggy from Scooby-Doo? No further questions.
Regina George’s queen bee HQ (Mean Girls).
Look, this is clearly the bedroom of a rich person, what with its aforementioned balcony, laptop, and ample room to pace around and plot their rich person schemes, but it’s just not that interesting. And what teenager wants beige wall-to-wall carpeting?
Olive Penderghast’s solid B+ of a room (Easy A).
The fact that Olive’s adorable dog seems cool with never leaving definitely earns her room extra points. So…it’s cute. It’s suburban. It’s a way worse room than Easy A is a movie, though.
Simon’s chalkboard-forward bedroom (Love, Simon).
It’s nice, but I wish it had more personality, especially since the whole point of this room is that Simon can literally write on its walls. The countdown to graduation is a nice touch, though.
Cher Horowitz’s bedroom (Clueless).
This is truly the height of ’90s technology. Why hasn’t someone made this for real? We carry tiny supercomputers in our pockets, yet there’s not an app out there that can tell me to match my yellow plaid miniskirt with my yellow plaid blazer.
Zoey’s dorm room (Zoey 101).
I mean, it’s a frankly overwhelming amount of purple, and those bottles totally look like wine bottles with the labels peeled off, but this is a pretty luxe way to experience your high school years.
Erin Quinn’s room (Derry Girls).
As far as I can tell, Erin’s got a pretty good set-up, and her room is the perfect venue for all that scheming the Derry Girls like to get up to.
Zenon’s room (Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century).
This one has the obvious appeal of being in space, though if this wasn’t a Disney movie, that would certainly be a source of existential terror.
Andy’s high school bedroom (Toy Story 3).
Here’s a close-up of what Andy has on his bulletin board (side note: every onscreen teenager LOVES bulletin boards). There’s some Buzz Lightyear merch, prizes for both soccer and art (show off), and a letter from the prestigious State University.
Lady Bird’s pastel pink angst lair (Lady Bird).
This room actually looks like a teenager decorated it. From the writing on the wall to the stolen bathroom sign, it perfectly captures what it’s like to be young and collecting reminders that you’re an independent person with your own identity and interests, Mom!
Lizzie McGuire’s room (The Lizzie McGuire Movie).
Special shoutout to Lizzie for owning her own lavender landline.
Hannah Montana’s closet, which I assume has a bedroom attached (Hannah Montana).
This is ridiculous but that’s kind of the point of being a secret teenage pop star, you know?
Carly Shay’s rainbow renovation (iCarly).
That giant menacing ball hanging from the ceiling is a chandelier made from gummy bears, and the little purple circle in the floor is a trampoline that Carly can use to literally jump into bed. Those two features really sum up this space: fun, absurd, and at risk of being outgrown within six months.
Kat Stratford’s perfect brooding spot (10 Things I Hate About You).
This room is even better for being located in a house that has a hot tub built into the porch, which I didn’t know was possible.
Lara Jean’s room (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before).
I personally love the old-fashioned lampshades, especially that blue velvet one. And the mural on the wall looks great, but not so great that an artistically minded teenager couldn’t have pulled it off.
Raven’s renovated room/design studio (That’s So Raven).
The most enviable aspect of Raven’s room is definitely this lil’ creative space. If Etsy were a person and not an online retailer, this is where they’d live.
Juno’s hamburger phone, plus the rest of the room, I guess (Juno).
This one is all about the details. For instance, these vaguely menacing dolls. They, like everything else in this room, could be haunted but definitely aren’t, which is a hard balance to strike.
Arnold’s mini penthouse (Hey Arnold!)
This would probably be a logistical nightmare, both when it comes to cleaning and the fact that your child and his saw can access the roof at any time via that built-in ladder, but that’s part of what makes it such a good TV bedroom. It doesn’t exist, so it can be perfect and an architectural mess simultaneously.
And finally: Mia Thermopolis’s firehouse loft (The Princess Diaries).
However…I won’t lie and say this isn’t amazing, only that if it was my only way of getting downstairs at 6:30 a.m., I wouldn’t have survived past my freshman year.
Note the generic film poster that tells us that Mia is a fan of cult classic Catastrophe 2.