You can learn a lot about a kid from his or her bedroom. Most kids are unabashedly enthusiastic about what they love, and their room almost always tells their story or offers a small snapshot of their personality.
The folks over at Neomam Studios and Angie's List get it, and to celebrate some of our favorite animated TV show kids and perhaps inspire your next kid bedroom renovation, they took six animated characters' bedrooms and made them real-world ready—with a little sprucing up. Let's take a look at what they came up with.
Lisa Simpson's Bedroom from "The Simpsons"
Feminist icon Lisa Simpson's greatest love—aside from fighting the patriarchy—is jazz. The girl loves her saxophone, so Neomam and Angie's List gave her cartoon-turned-real life bedroom a music theme. They kept The Simpsons color-scheme alive by sticking to a pink, aqua, and yellow color pallette. It's bold for a little girl, but so is Lisa.
Arnold's Bedroom from "Hey Arnold!"
Arnold Shortman (how nice is it to finally know his last name?!) is too good for this world! So is his trippy bedroom atop the Sunset Boarding House, where he lives with his grandparents. Could you imagine getting any sleep in this room? The biggest change Angie's List made to give the room a more realistic look is getting rid of Arnold's disappearing staircase in favor of, you know, a door. Still, you'll find the orange couch that hides in the wall—so not all of Arnold's tricks are lost.
Daria Morgendorffer's Bedroom from "Daria"
La la la la. Thank goodness Daria's "real" bedroom still has those padded walls. As if those could ever be replaced. They sized the room down a bit, but kept the "macabre" feel by adding surgical lamps as lighting fixtures and lots of anatomical posters. Daria would never admit that she likes it, but even our favorite misanthrope has to be into keeping a human skull on her bookshelf.
Morty's Bedroom from Rick and Morty
You know, if any kid deserves a little bedroom upgrade, it's Morty. He's spending his teenage years going on traveling through space and time with his mad scientist, not-totally-moral grandfather, Rick Sanchez. His bedroom on the show needed a little tidying up and some nicer furniture, but this reimagining of it still feels very Morty, with its showcase of his love for science and that magnets poster.
Steven's Bedroom from "Steven Universe"
By just looking at Steven's bedroom in the Beach House, you'd have no idea it sits right in front of The Crystal Temple. And that's on purpose! His parents wanted their son, part of a team fighting to literally save the universe, to have a normal, human home. So, for a kid with so much pressure on him, Steven sure is into minimal, clutter-free decor. Personally, I don't know any kids who would keep their bedrooms this clean, but I also don't know any kids who save the universe on a daily basis, so…
Tina Belcher's Bedroom from "Bob's Burgers"
Ah, our Queen's room. Tina is a well-documented horse lover, so Angie's List applied a horse motif to make her bedroom come to life. Just think of all the erotic fiction she'd come up with in this pink paradise. We're just glad they didn't design the room by paying homage to Tina's other favorite thing: butts.