The heart of the teenagers (and some adults too!) beat for the aesthetic decor today! They want aesthetic dorm rooms and bedrooms! And why not? It’s sooooo pretty after all!
And so is an indie bedroom. The biggest specialty of such bedrooms is that they don’t force us to be minimalist. We can add to our bedrooms whatever we want and the theme isn’t destroyed!
So with all the maximalism and cluttercore in mind, let’s see what an indie bedroom is, some ideas to copy, and how you can recreate the! With a very comprehensive guide to the indie style, in we go.
What Is An Indie Style Bedroom?
Indie bedrooms or indie decor, in general, is all about overlooking the rigid decor trends and rules, everyone is told to abide by. It’s about counterculture and embracing cluttercore style. In the simplest terms, it is anti-minimalist, quite a lot like the bohemian style where ‘more is more.’
Indie bedrooms are generally known for their muted colors and independent, not-to-conform-to-the-trends, styles but these days, with the evolution of tik-tok, indie bedrooms also evolved as the indie kid aesthetic bedrooms. They are basically characterized by bright, funky, and embrace cluttercore stuff! But the bottom line of both these indie styles is, INDEPENDENCE! That’s what indie means after all!
Since indie is all about recycling stuff (not compulsory, though) and making it into something unique and pretty, it is not all that ‘expensive and showy’ but quite budget-friendly and cool.
Cozy Indie Bedroom
If it is a cozy bedroom you are planning to create, it’s best to go for an indie kid aesthetic.
Especially, you must be using some dark accent lights, some fairy lights if you wish and the signature piece of an Indie themed room- a collage!
In order for the room to get that neon vibe that this one has, consider using some rainbow lights, or rotating disco lights for your bedroom.
Besides all of that, don’t forget the plush toys guys!
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- Found the two-tier bedside shelf cool? Here’s the link to it.
- These pretty rainbow-colored disco lights are HERE.
- Like the colorful sunflower cushion on the bed? It’s HERE.
Simple Indie Bedroom
Now most of us know indie by the bright, gaudy colors and the funky designs but you know what? Muted colors form the real indie. What we know today, all those bright designs and stuff, that called indie kid aesthetic.
So, if by chance you’re one of those few people who still love this old indie style, this bedroom is for you to steal!
Understandably, you must go for muted colors (white is one of the best), and couple that with indie wall decor, some faux vines and fairy lights, and a good comfy and plain bedding. Some light and subtle prints would also do.
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- Here are some cute plush toys to throw on your bed in case you (too) fell in love with them!
Tapestries Are The Thing!
Since indie is all about independent designs, i.e the designs that create a statement all by themselves and don’t need anything to complement them, why not use these to the fullest?
One of them is definitely a tapestry. The tapestry can give the vibe of the hippie culture in your bedroom and if you like it, what’s stopping you?
Above all, the design we are talking about is all about cluttercore and maximalism, so we mustn’t bar ourselves from throwing in and trying out some new stuff in our decor. Now that’s special.
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- Buy a similar sun tapestry HERE.
You Can Also Try Some Plain Fabrics…
Although it is ideal, it is nowhere necessary that you must use heavily designed and printed fabrics.
Sometimes, to balance out the look, all you need are plain colored fabrics.
Such fabrics don’t make your room look cramped which might otherwise happen in this decor when things are overdone.
So resist not the plain fabrics because there is no rule book so far!
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- We found the bedding set of a similar color, HERE.
If You Want A Small Indie Bedroom…
A small indie-themed room is the coziest one you can come across. And who doesn’t like cozy rooms, huh! And the biggest advantage is, you don’t need a lot of decors to pull the look together.
The best way to get the best of a small room is by adding a lot of indie patterns on the wall and some aesthetic lights.
To not make everything look overdone and cramped, try to use plain fabrics around the room.
Besides that, you won’t forget the plushies and floating clouds, will you?
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Boho Indie Style
Since boho and indie, both the themes follow the maximalist style, why not be creative and combine both of these in the same room?
For that, besides the indie accessories, you would need some boho decor as well, namely some macrame wall hangings and a chenille throw blanket. A fur pillow would also do the job pretty well.
And you know what all to add, right?
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- Like the table on the bed? It’s here.
- A similar macrame wall hanging is HERE.
- HERE is the fur beige cushion, in case you like it!
Faux Vines Are All You Need To Make It Aesthetic
Surely, you would love it if your room gets an aesthetic look. Using neon lights is not the only way to make your room aesthetic. There are other ways as well.
One of them is by using some faux vines. Like the faux vines are used on the ceiling in the above image, you can use them in that way too. Another way is by decorating them on the walls around your room. When married with fairy lights, they literally brighten up the room!
If you can manage to get some real plants into your decor, don’t resist. That’ll be one if the best decisions you’d make since they really enhance the beauty of a space!
A Minimalist Indie Bedroom!
We’ve been singing the song of maximalism and cluttercore all around this post, but how about it if we add a little twist to this style?
How awesome would it be if we could manage to add an indie touch to our minimalist decor? (or the other way round, maybe!)
The above image is a perfect example of that! You don’t need to clutter your room with a lot of stuff, all you need to do is, indiscriminately choose all the indie decor you want to keep and throw away all that is not necessary. Done!
But yes, what gives this bedroom that indie touch is this cow print on the bedding. So forget not to add such indie patterns to your room decor. They nail the look.
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Artsy Indie Girl Bedroom
Now if you are designing an indie girl bedroom, you can’t resist using some bright colors. Can you?
What makes this room so special is the kind of wall art used. This wall art has some bright and contrasting colors that just compete for our attention so much that we end up loving each piece up there. That’s how you wanna plan your wall decor as well, right?
Plus, don’t forget the flowers. They are the best sign that it’s a girl’s room!
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Indie-Styled Room For Teenagers
You, as a teenager, do not need a lot of stuff to pull that indie look together, in your bedroom.
Having a single bed, some tapestries to cover the ceiling (or the walls), some good wall collages and some faux plants are simple enough to make the room you love the most!
Besides that, it’s all your choice what you want to add and what not! you see?
Sometimes, Bright Bedrooms Are So Much Magic!
As we are all going crazy and crazier day by day, for the indie kid aesthetic decor, why not have a perfect one for our bedroom like this image?
It gets its charm from the bright bedding and plush toys. Right?
So now we know what is it that we are supposed to compulsorily add to our bedroom decor so that we nail the look 100%!
Let’s head on to some tips and advice we have for you in order to make a perfect indie room for yourself!
How To Make Your Bedroom Indie?
After you’ve seen some really pretty ideas as to how you can decorate your very own indie bedroom, here are some things you would want to keep in mind before designing one for yourself!
Choose The Right Wall Color, First!
Before going any further with your decor, the most important thing you can do to your bedroom is get the background of the room, set!
You might want to go for some muted colors if you want a traditional indie-style bedroom. The best are neutral colors with shots of one or two other colors.
If you have white on the walls, you are at the best point. White goes well with every theme, be it Japanese, kawaii, or indie! But worry not, if you are designing a room from scratch, you have wider color options so choose as per your end goal in mind.
If you want an indie kid aesthetic, which means a bright and funky bedroom, it’s best for you to go for a yellow, green, cream color, royal purple, turquoise color, or beige.
If in case, a traditional indie room is your dream, then neutral colors are made for you!
Consider Some Indie Bedroom Furniture Please!
It is not necessary that all of your furniture vibes indie, but if you are planning to get one or two furniture pieces, you might consider getting some weathered-looking, rustic furniture. That promotes the indie vibe.
So far as the furniture is concerned, there is not much you want to learn and consider. Good for us.
Time To Choose The Bedding And Other Fabrics
Now, that you have a good room color and let’s assume the basic furniture as well, it is best that you get the bedding of the right color.
Again, choosing the bedding and the fabrics depends upon your personal choices, ideally based upon your preference of the kind of indie style you have planned to decorate your bedroom with.
If it is a simple indie, then you may have some subtle prints or patterns on the fabrics.
But in the case of an aesthetic indie kid bedroom, it’s a whole new story. In that, you would want to use some mushroom patterns, black and white cow prints, hello kitty, rainbow flowers, butterflies, bananas, and smiley faces on your fabrics. You want to make them as cluttercore and counter-culture as you want! It’s independent, after all!
And What About The Texture Of The Fabrics?
So far as the texture of the fabrics is concerned, you would want to go for some varied ones.
Think fur rugs, sheer curtains, woolen throw rugs, and every other texture that gives a maximalist vibe. If you have ever seen a boho-themed room, you pretty much know what is being talked about, really.
Time To Decorate The Walls!
Now that the basic background of the room is set, it is time that you pay attention to the walls, that form one of the major portions of the indie style decor.
As far as the indie room walls are concerned, the most popular decor is the collage of some indie artwork. Now describing indie artwork in short, it could be anything from butterflies, mushrooms, cow prints, flowers, or bananas. In short, there are no limitations. The key is to use pretty and unique prints.
Besides the indie room posters and the collages, your wall can be decorated with some faux vines, aesthetic fairy lights, some good tapestry pieces, and floating butterflies, because, why not?
Considering the colors, use contrasting colors as much as possible because that would make your room look pretty aesthetic. Contrasting colors highlight the decor and that’s what the indie kid aesthetic is all about, right?
Keep in mind that you use big and bright patterns that make it all look maximalist and cluttercore. That’s the core of indie decor.
Remember The Lighting!
Good lighting is one of the best things you can do to your decor and when it comes to indie lighting, there are a whole lot of options available online!
Your choice of the lights can include some mushroom lights, a rainbow light projector, some fairy lights, or anything aesthetic and artsy for that matter. Adding some neon signs to your bedroom would make it a neon aesthetic, which is even better, isn’t it?
And In The End? Some Plush Toys
Now that everything is set, make it look more kawaii and pretty, by throwing in some plush toys.
What Should You Get For Your Indie Room? Some Indie Decor To Look Out For
Wall Collage Kit
Since the indie vibe comes from the wall decor, it’s best to make good use of that! Well then, how about this indie decor kit that comes with all we really need?
Colorful Butterflies Art Decor
Butterflies say independence more than anything on earth can! Let them do so in your room with these extremely pretty and affordable butterfly wall stickers.
Mushroom Night Lights
Mushrooms are an inseparable part of the Indie style. Please don’t separate them by not adding them to your room. By the way, these mushrooms are too pretty to overlook, don’t you think so?
Cow Print Bedding Set
You want to go for the perfect indie style, right? That you can do once you have the right kind of fabrics. This cow print bedding set is one, what do you think?
Artificial Ivy Leaf Plants
Aesthetic and faux vines mean one and the same thing these days, right? So there is no point overlooking them! Get some artificial ivy leaf strands for yourself, HERE.
Flower Plush Pillow
This is here for no special reason other than that it is indie. Just because we liked it, we thought of recommending it. If you like this sunset lamp too, try it HERE.
Indie bedrooms are all about independent decor, so you must not refrain from adding what you love.
So simply put, follow cluttercore, embrace maximalism, and don’t hesitate from adding stuff, and tada! Your indie room is ready!
Until next time, happy decorating!