Decorating A Teen Girl’s Room With Feathers

By Alyssa Davis

Feather decorating has been around for a while and people either love it or hate it. With their wide and varied interests, it is no wonder that many teen girls also adore feathers in their bedroom decor. Whether using real feathers or synthetic feathers, there are a wide range of colors available to use for decorating. For those teens who love feathers, creating a bedroom around a feather theme is a unique way to make the room stand out from the crowd.

Decorating the Walls

Try to refrain from attempting to glue feathers on the wall or mount them in large wall vases. Instead, paint the walls a neutral color and paint on a feather pattern with a stencil. This is a great way to tie the feather theme into the room without creating a gaudy mess of the space. If the idea of stenciling dozens of feathers on bedroom walls is not exciting, invest in removable, vinyl wall decals in feather shapes. They can be purchased through many online graphics stores and are relatively easy to apply and relocate or remove completely. Choose one central feather motif, like peacock feathers, and make sure that the designs in the room reflect that motif.


Luscious Lamps

Feathers are extremely popular for lampshade coverings. They are usually quite costly and difficult to clean, but they certainly make a statement. If purchasing a designer feather lampshade for a teen bedroom is simply not in the budget, consider making one for the room. A plain lampshade can be transformed into a feathery creation by stitching or stapling on a length of feather boa around the lower edge. Although it may be tempting to use hot glue, keep in mind that the heat of the lightbulb will soften the adhesive and can potentially start a fire and/or create a sticky mess. Choose stitching or staples instead for a more permanent solution.

Accessorize, Accessorize!

Feathers are just meant for accessorizing. Embellish window curtains by sewing individual feathers all over the length of the fabric or along the edges only. Hot glue feathers around the frame of a plain mirror and hang it on the wall for texture and visual interest. A tall floor vase with a collection of peacock feathers jauntily arranged inside is also a great option for pulling the feather theme into the room. As always, bed linens are perfect for embellishment. Sew feathers on a throw pillow or use fabric paint to stamp a feather pattern on plain sheets to help complete the look. Feathers call for a bold and sassy room, so do not be afraid to accessorize.

Decorating a teen girl’s room with feathers may not be a parent’s first choice for room decor, but the effort to cater to her interests will be appreciated. Try to contain the feather overflow to accessories and use the rest of the room as a design backdrop. Patterns can be repeated in linens and wall designs, but the actual feathers are best left to inclusion in bedroom accessories.

About the Author: senior staff writer, Alyssa Davis, specializes in designing with

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