As an old Gen Z myself, I think I’m in a good place to tell you what Gen Z aesthetics is and looks like. It refers to anyone that was born after 1996 and before 2010. As someone born in 1999, I would be part of the older Gen Z. My generation, as any generation that came before us, has an aesthetic that demarcates us from other generations.
Gen Z loves being unpredictable and unconventional, and the last 2 years made us love the comfort of our room. Because of this, many of us have infused our personality into our room which acted as our safe space and also our own private classroom. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn about some of our tips for having the perfect Gen Z room.
1. Be different
The thing about Gen z aesthetic is that there is no right or wrong way to decorate your room as long as you are infusing it with what you love. Being weird and eclectic is welcome as we want everyone to express themselves freely. According to a recent study, 70% of Gen Z would much rather stay in their room than go out during the weekend.
This is why your room needs to be as comfortable as you can make it. You spend the most time there, so it should be somewhere where you thrive and can be your authentic self. We celebrate being different and unique, and if you want to express this in your room décor, then go ahead, bestie. You do you and don’t let anyone rain on your parade.
Records are making a comeback with Gen Z, and so are a lot of things from the 70s and 80s. Records are key to this specific aesthetics, and you can fill your wall with the vinyl of the different artists you stan. My vinyl collection is comprised of Adele, Eddy De Pretto, Mitski, Ben Platt, and Melanie Martinez.
On top of your vinyls, you can spruce things up with pins and posters from your favorite movies or even artists. Vinyls are cool and really trendy now more than ever, and having a record player will up your music game. If you just want vinyl for their aesthetic, then you can buy them in a thrift store for as low as $1, and we recommend this if you are on a budget.
You can go for an all-white room with a pop of pastel here and there or have only an accent wall that will make the room pop. My current obsession is lavender, and it is an easy way to give your room more personality. However, don’t go overboard with the pastels, as this will create absolute havoc. But if you are into the chaotic evil aesthetic, then this is the way to go.
You can bring pops of pastel in both décor pieces and prints. As long as you have a white wall, then you can spread the pastel around, and this will make your room pop. You can also mix pastel with neon if you want a more layered room.
4. LED lights
LED lights are really trendy now, and you can see this in most teenagers’ and young adult rooms. Light can change and affect your mood, and having LED lights that change colors are a real game-changer. You can change the LED light to max your mood or set the tone, and you can also connect it to your Alexa and change the color through voice command.
LEDs are undoubtedly a vibe now, and you can find them in almost any teen’s room, and most people use them as the background of their video calls. LED light can automatically make your room pop and look aesthetically pleasing. So, if you are rolling on a budget and want to give your room a little TLC, you can opt for LED lights.
5. Psychedelic and Postmodern style
The psychedelic style looks like you decorated your room while being high on shrooms or some sort of psychedelic drugs. It is the perfect style for people who think they are chaotic evil and is a style I’m slowly getting into because it’s fun. Mix different patterns and graphic art to emulate the idea of psychedelic style. Go wild with the artwork and wallpaper and do whatever you want to the room as long as it makes you happy.
The postmodern style is a rift off the psychedelic style, but it is more structured. Postmodern furniture is more structured and has an edgy look to them or has an odd look. Live your best futurist dream with a postmodern room and enjoy yourself by getting eccentric furniture and art.
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