This idea was inspired by those fashion posts, where people design outfits based on the color palette from a book cover (and, often, the story too). I’m not much into fashion, but I love looking at interior design pictures. (I would love to say my own house is beautifully decorated, but we’re not that refined around here – I do have a gorgeous Amish made Mission style bedroom set, though!)
So, I wanted to do something a little different, and I thought, what about designing a room with the cover palette? Now, I’m not going to claim this has never been done before (I’m guessing someone else has thought of it), but I haven’t seen it – thought it might be a fun twist on the fashion thing. And so, Bookish Backdrops was born!
Here’s my take on Firewalker bedroom that might be perfect for a teenage or pre-teen girl:
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Fish – Add an aquarium with this little guy (along with his purple habitat) and you’ll have both a friend and a beautiful accent to the room!
Blanket – You need a pop of that deep pink color for the room! This Moroccan wedding blanket will add that (plus a little sparkle!)
Throw Rug – This one looks like it was made for this book, doesn’t it? You can pick it up at RugsUSA.com.
Fireplace – Can’t have a Firewalker room without a fireplace? How is your teen going to travel to alternate dimensions without it? This purple one will do nicely.
Bedroom – This Moroccan style bedroom fits the color pallet beautifully, and while Salem (even the alternate dimension one) certainly isn’t Morocco, I think a room with an air of mystery fits the story well.
Doorknob – A jeweled doorknob! You can get this one at House of Antique Hardware.
Pentagram Shelf – How perfectly does this shelf go with the book? Have to add a little witchcraft to the room!!
Canopy Bed – Even a teenager couldn’t resist this gorgeous canopy bed, right? (Well, I suppose it would depend on the teenager.)
Bookcase – Of course, every room needs a bookcase! Make a bold color choice that matches beautifully!
Pillow – These deep purple fuzzy purple pillows match the color pallet perfectly AND bring a little fun into the room!
Dresser – This one will do just fine.
Chandelier – The book cover almost has a chandelier design to it, doesn’t it? This chandelier looks like it was made to go with the book – just look at how the lines of the chandelier match the cover.
Quilt Wall Art – This gorgeous quilt art piece made by Nancy Luenn would be a beautiful accent and pull in a splash of those fire colors.
What do you think of my Bookish Backdrop? Would you have loved a gorgeous purple room as a teenager or would that be too girly for you? Feel free to do your own Bookish Backdrop and link to it in the comments!
Oh wow! You choose some amazing and gorgeous pieces! I was obsessed with purple when I was younger, so I would have loved to have the canopy bed, dresser and chandelier. Although it would have probably been mixed in with the pictures of surfers and snowboarders I idealized and had on my walls lol.
I loved purple too – it’s always been my favorite color, and I especially adored it when I was younger!
I love so many of the items here. While it is purple – the deep purple doesn’t really remind me too much of being super girly. In my actual like color scares me so much so I would never be brave enough to use that much purple. I love the fireplace and throw rug though!
I agree – these colors are really rich and deep, which makes it come off as not too young.
What a stunning and lush purple backdrop! It’s definitely to the usual pink teen bedrooms, so I love the setting!
Yes, when I saw this cover, it screamed girls’ bedroom to me!
This is too girly for me! My room was in shades of blue.. and now I prefer more neutral and bold colors (I think my husband likes it this way). I would want to have a canopy bed, though 🙂
I think I would have loved this room as a pre-teen because I loved purple, but I can definitely see how it wouldn’t be for everyone! 🙂
I love the bold colors of this one, and I think you are right that it would be perfect for the preteen through teen years. Super fun!!!
I think I would have LOVED this room when I was my daughter’s age (11). She’d probably love it too – better not let her see it! 🙂