Right now CB students are spending more time in their room than ever before. As I sit in my Teams calls, I can’t help but wonder what is going on behind the blurred background I like to think my room reflects my personality. A bit chaotic, my walls are covered with random posters, artwork, […]
Right now CB students are spending more time in their room than ever before. As I sit in my Teams calls, I can’t help but wonder what is going on behind the blurred background
I like to think my room reflects my personality. A bit chaotic, my walls are covered with random posters, artwork, pieces of paper, and vinyl records that I have collected in the past five or so years. Everything has sentimental value — even the Yerba Mate can graveyard sitting on my windowsill. Houseplants hang precariously above my head when I sit at my desk.
Alicia Wood (‘22) also has a room that reflects her personality. As they walk in the door, visitors to her room are greeted with a wall of vinyl records featuring Lana Del Rey, MGMT, and more on the right, with various paper memories and artwork on the opposite wall. There, I spotted the drawings I made for her when I had free time in my Intro to Art class.
Straight ahead, her windowsill is full of little trinkets and crystals that charge in the moonlight. Her hamster chills out on her corner dresser, and funny stickers adorn her mirror, accompanied by Roderick from Diary of a Wimpy Kid painted on her wall. The Tiger King, ripped out of a magazine, looks down on her bed from the ceiling.
When I asked her where she gets all of this stuff, she tells me that “sometimes I print stuff out and put it on my wall, but mostly it’s stuff that I find”.
I decided to make something of my room when I was in 7th grade, but it has changed with my taste. Karsten Thomas (’22) says it took him way shorter to get his room where it is now.
His walls used to be bare until “one day, I was just like. ‘that’s enough;, and I just went on a spree and took four months to make my room better.”
His room is filled with stuff he collects by rooting around in boxes that are kept in his garage. There, he finds old maps, cuts them up, and puts them on his wall. Maps aren’t the only things that add flavor to his bedroom — yons of posters, photos, as well as tapestries and the Australian flag hang from his walls.
Karsten spends most of his time in his room, which is why having a cool setup is so important to him.
Alicia’s likes having an aesthetically pleasing room because “I like when people come into my room and they’re like ‘whoa, your room is so cool’ and I’m like ‘yeah I know’”
She’s not exaggerating — that was my exact reaction I walked into her room.
I find when my environment is in order, my mental state tends to follow suit. That’s the reason why I like to keep it clean at all times. Karsten and Alicia shared the same view when I brought it up in our conversation, agreeing that they tend to keep their rooms clean.
We also all had the same source of inspiration when collecting items for our rooms: Pinterest. Although Pinterest is helpful to get our creative juices flowing, we aren’t strict with the content of what goes up. We agreed with Alicia’s comment that “If it looks good, I’ll just put a paper up”
One common theme in many CB students’ rooms is music. Whether it’s juice WRLD, Green Day, or The Beatles, music plays an integral role in the aesthetics of our rooms.
Our musical interests are a big part of what make up our personality, so it’s no wonder they are a big part of what make up our rooms, too. Our rooms are not just
where we sleep, they are an extension of ourselves
I think Karsten said it best when he said: “your room is yo’ crib, it’s yo’ home, its yo’ happy place.” And right now, they are more important than ever.