Fairy lights decorate a floorstanding mirror and vintage armchair  Every bedroom is an escape – especially when you’re studying – so create an area for a shabby-chic armchair so that all that textbook reading is more comfortable. Make sure there’s suitable lighting, like this spindle-base floor lamp, and a giant mirror (draped with pretty fairy lights) will reflect even more light.

Fairy lights decorate a floorstanding mirror and vintage armchair Every bedroom is an escape – especially when you’re studying – so create an area for a shabby-chic armchair so that all that textbook reading is more comfortable. Make sure there’s suitable lighting, like this spindle-base floor lamp, and a giant mirror (draped with pretty fairy lights) will reflect even more light.

Pretty ditzy floral fabrics with vintage-style furniture and accessories  For girls with classic (and very on-trend) vintage tastes, a wrought-iron bedframe piled with comfy, ditzy floral cushions is the way forward. For total period authenticity, use second-hand trunks for extra underbed storage.

Pretty ditzy floral fabrics with vintage-style furniture and accessories For girls with classic (and very on-trend) vintage tastes, a wrought-iron bedframe piled with comfy, ditzy floral cushions is the way forward. For total period authenticity, use second-hand trunks for extra underbed storage.

Country cool layered bed linen with a retro twist  Teenage girls aren’t all fans of obviously ‘girly’ schemes – a muted palette of neutral nature-inspired patterns, layered with a brightly striped rug and cool grey furniture, looks chic and still has a feminine feel.

Country cool layered bed linen with a retro twist Teenage girls aren’t all fans of obviously ‘girly’ schemes – a muted palette of neutral nature-inspired patterns, layered with a brightly striped rug and cool grey furniture, looks chic and still has a feminine feel.

Color overload can create a lively room that is energized by bold colors that harmonize and contrast. Citrus hues on the walls are contrasted by a riot of colorful lanterns in this Moroccan influenced living room.

Color overload can create a lively room that is energized by bold colors that harmonize and contrast. Citrus hues on the walls are contrasted by a riot of colorful lanterns in this Moroccan influenced living room.

When considering a unique style in your new apartment, or redoing your old, why not consider going retro? It’s fun, funky, and make a statement. Here a sample of a totally fresh look with a 60s feel. Grandma’s old furniture never looked so good!

More Retro Living

When considering a unique style in your new apartment, or redoing your old, why not consider going retro? It’s fun, funky, and make a statement. Here a sample of a totally fresh look with a 60s feel. Grandma’s old furniture never looked so good!

Dramatic dressing table area  If you have the space, a dressing area is the ultimate luxury (not just for teens). Good lighting is key (pale walls will help reflect extra light) as is a full-length mirror to ponder over those fashion dilemmas. A tailor’s mannequin adds a quirky, theatrical touch, and will make this lucky room-owner the envy of all her friends.

Dramatic dressing table area If you have the space, a dressing area is the ultimate luxury (not just for teens). Good lighting is key (pale walls will help reflect extra light) as is a full-length mirror to ponder over those fashion dilemmas. A tailor’s mannequin adds a quirky, theatrical touch, and will make this lucky room-owner the envy of all her friends.

Graphic print wallpaper and sophisticated storage  The key to a girl’s room? Storage, storage, storage. A multi-functional freestanding console, with drawers, cupboards and a good-height countertop is a great starting point for giving order to the growing volume of clothes and make-up. Box stools can double up as clutter-hiding storage, too.

Graphic print wallpaper and sophisticated storage The key to a girl’s room? Storage, storage, storage. A multi-functional freestanding console, with drawers, cupboards and a good-height countertop is a great starting point for giving order to the growing volume of clothes and make-up. Box stools can double up as clutter-hiding storage, too.

On a budget? Use a theme color for some extra oomph. Votives, place mats, flowers and some amazing food. Don't forget some nice music. It does look so fresh and inviting :)

On a budget? Use a theme color for some extra oomph. Votives, place mats, flowers and some amazing food. Don't forget some nice music. It does look so fresh and inviting :)

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