9 Totally Rad TV Bedrooms from the '90s My Teenage Self Coveted

9 Totally Rad TV Bedrooms from the '90s My Teenage Self Coveted

Katie Holdefehr
Mar 16, 2018
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Now that Melissa Joan Hart is starring in a Clarissa Explains it All reboot for Nickelodeon, we're feeling a little nostalgic. If you grew up admiring her funky DIY bedroom and imitating Daria's sardonic wit (much to your parents' chagrin), then these iconic TV bedrooms likely inspired your teenage dream room. With so many networks now announcing the return of a handful of beloved sitcoms from the '90s, we once again have license to let these fictional spaces inform all of our design decisions.

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Clarissa Explains It All

Clarissa Darling's DIY-filled bedroom was an eclectic mix of daring design choices our parents would never have let us make. We lived vicariously through Clarissa's hubcap wall art and hand-painted checkerboard patterns. Oh, and that ladder up to the window that her guy friend Sam would crawl through? Yeah, we weren't allowed to have that either.

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Saved by the Bell

Wall-to-wall carpeting and the vibrant primary color palette make Zac Morris' bedroom a classic. And as we all know, no '90s bedroom would be complete without the quintessential beanbag chair. Thankfully, nineties nostalgia is back in full force, making the beanbag chair suddenly stylish again.

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Hey Arnold!

I think it's safe to assume that every kid who grew up watching '90s Nickelodeon dreamed of hanging out in Arnold's greenhouse-like bedroom. Arnold may have had to share his home with a dozen other boarders, but to us, his attic bedroom felt like a penthouse suite.

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Full House

Between the girl talk, diary peeping and dance routines, DJ and Stephanie Tanner somehow made sharing a bedroom seem surprisingly fun (but also, their room was the size of my first apartment, so I imagine that helps). That is, until season 5, when DJ decided she was too cool to live with her pesky little sister and moved into her own room. How rude!

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Beverly Hills, 90210

Not only are the self portraits hanging over Kelly Taylor's bed '90s Pop Art perfection, but the fuzzy shag throw makes her room the coziest spot for gossip sharing.

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As Told By Ginger

Surely I can't be the only one who admired Ginger Foutley's best friend Macie's sunken kidney-bean-shaped bed? The rest of Macie's room was minimalism to the max, complete with grass-like green carpeting and a bonsai tree.

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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

The Spellman house was nothing short of magical, and Sabrina's room at the top of the stairs was hands-down the most captivating part. Our late-'90s selves found those gorgeous stained glass windows, string lights and tulle-draped bed totally spellbinding. And that jewel-toned palette would fit right into our color schemes today.

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Perhaps no other TV character got us more than Daria. Her sarcasm and tell-it-like-it-is approach to life struck a cord. Daria's bedroom, outfitted with padded walls and Kafka posters, represented both Daria's refuge from the sick, sad world, and her unrelenting critique of it (so forward-thinking, that Daria!)

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

While all of the Banks' mansion was pretty spectacular, we appreciated how Will blended upper-crust California style with his West Philly roots. He even spray-painted a custom headboard, fashioning a throne fit for the prince of Bel-Air.

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