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A Room of Their Own: Teenage bedrooms from the 1980s
12.29.2017
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A Room of Their Own: Teenage bedrooms from the 1980s A Room of Their Own: Teenage bedrooms from the 1980s

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When you share a bedroom with a sibling you’re not too bothered about privacy, well, that is until you start growing hair down there or get tired of their taste in music/jokes/conversation or maybe just their lack of personal hygiene.

I shared a bedroom with my brother until I was in my teens when our parents moved up a rung to a quiet leafy terrace by the edge of a river. We then got rooms of our own. He was older so had first dibs and unselfishly picked the larger of the two. I got the six by ten study-cum-nursery-cum-guest room which still had some of its old yellow wallpaper of puppy dogs and cats and orange-winged butterflies.

Like every other brat, I soon covered the walls with posters and photographs and newspaper clippings—just like the kinda stuff youngsters keep on their smartphones today. I was under the mistaken belief I was expressing some unacknowledged aspect of my personality rather than just giving free advertising to rich people who didn’t really need it.

Yes, I was young and I was foolish (and probably far too serious for my own good) but I had a space to call my own. Just like these young boys and girls from the 1980s, who’ve got their rooms and their posters and growing sense of who they’re maybe going to be.
 
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Via Vintage Everyday.
 

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Photos of nineties kids in their bedrooms
The Revolution usually starts here: Photographs of Teenagers in their Bedrooms 1960-80s
Big Bowie fan’s bedroom, late 70s

Posted by Paul Gallagher
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