MY GOTHIC LOLITA BEDROOM: DIY GOTH HOME DECOR, VISUAL KEI J-ROCK POSTERS.

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As you may have gleamed, I recently gave my bedroom a Gothic Lolita / Visual Kei makeover. How long did it take? A few hours. The cost? Nil. Here’s how I did it.

My closet contains a lot of skeletons, so the door is appropriately dedicated to the J-Goth nightlife. While in Tokyo last fall, I picked up party flyers from alternative clothing stores and nightclubs: you can spot Tokyo Decadance, Midnight Mess, and Midnight Necropolis. I included some events from NYC (such as the the FIT Gothic fashion exhibition) and LA (Ruin, Perversion). Everything’s adhered to the wood with Scotch tape.

Goth interior decor, home  design Gothic Martha Stewart. Tokyo Visual Kei band flyers. J-rock band posters, indie Japanese rock punk and Goth bands. Versailles Philharmonic Quintet, VK music.

The exterior panel of my bedroom door is devoted to Visual Kei and J-rock bands. I picked up most of the posters from Jimi’s Laverite concerts at Urawa Narciss; the line-up usually consisted of six or seven bands, which added up to a stack of handouts.

Gothic Lolita posters, designer drawings and fashion illustrations. Kanon Wakeshima, singer produced by Mana Sama with cello. MaruiOne individual fashion expo in Tokyo, jealkb visual kei band performance.

The interior panel is the realm of Miss Gothic Lolita: fashion brand cards, lookbook pages, take-homes from the Marui Individual Fashion Expo. Some of the pictures were ripped from magazines such as Kera, the Bible, and Gaku-X.

Gothic Lolita posters, interior decor in girl's bedroom. Goth bedroom design, Cure Magazine and Gothic Lolita Bible magazine scans, fashion advertisements by Japanese designers.

You’re probably thinking: well, what if I’ve never been to Tokyo? No problem – you can decorate your walls like I did simply by visiting your local Kinko’s or Staples!

Gothic Lolita posters, pictures from fashion photoshoots. Kana, model for Gothic Lolita Bible in cute kawaii animal hat. Mana Sama clothing line, EGL Moi-meme-moitie from Tokyo, Japan.

I searched for 78 giant Goth Loli / Visual Kei images on Google and saved them to a folder. Then, I dragged them onto a memory stick and printed them on a laser color printer. (It didn’t cost me a cent because I have free access to one of these bad-guys, but your local print shop will probably charge you a minimal 25 cents per page. Total cost: under $20! )

I used a straight line level tool to make sure the pictures weren’t askew. I then stuck them in place with Scotch tape. The result: a modern, panel-like effect… and dreams infused with Candy Spooky visions of Kana and Mana!

What do you think? How did you decorate your own bedroom?

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  • http://primthings.blogspot.com/ chelsea

    My walls used to be covered in posters but i recently tore them down taking half the paint/wallpaper with them =[

  • VladNemesis

    yay!! I love it :D

  • http://primthings.blogspot.com/ chelsea

    My walls used to be covered in posters but i recently tore them down taking half the paint/wallpaper with them =[

  • VladNemesis

    yay!! I love it :D

  • Bryant

    you are the goth queen (of the living dead). all my best.

  • Andie

    Your new bedroom looks fabulous!

  • chriBaby

    Yaay thanks! I'd love to decorate my room like this, but… I share my room. XD It's so simple, but it looks really great.

  • Alice in Wonderlust

    you're room is heaven on earth :)

  • Queen D

    Thats actually a good idea (the panel pattern for the pictures)
    I actually have all my Visu k and EGL pictues scattered because there arent many Gothloli Bibles or Cure magiznes at any of my stores.
    And Im kinda scared to get them online because (the post office hates me) and they always come in torn or completely bent up.
    >_<

    Ps – Im gonna rob your room for that Kanon picture xD

    <333

  • Queen D

    Also, You should never use tape for your pictures.
    When it comes time to rearrange them, you can rip it up really bad.
    I use that Fun Tack stuff (it kinda looks like gum)
    But it comes right off without ripping the picture

    <333

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Agree about the ripping – but I decided the trade-off was worth it for the permanence… I have no plans to take anything down in the near future (and if I do, I'm sure I'll have plenty of new flyers from subsequent Tokyo trips) ^_^

    happy New Year!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Thanks! Yeah, I wanted simplicity overall, even though there are a lot of colors and pictures. I didn't want a collage-ish hodge podge look.. it would drive me insane!

  • http://www.myspace.com/demonic_vampyre LiTtLe_MiSs_PsYcHo

    hehe i like to decorte my room with paintings(not copies) and paintings/drawings by me. Like to give my room of a victorian lolita/occult feel.

    ^_^

    but right now im hnting down some nice posters

  • http://lizohanesian.blogspot.com Liz

    When I lived in the college dorms, I decorated my closets and dressers with goth club flyers. At the time, everyone was doing their flyers in black and white, so I colored each one a different color and arranged them Warhol style.

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Ahh I'd love to have a home full of Boucher-style aristocratic portraits!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    I like that idea a lot. :)

  • Aska

    wow!

  • Rosie

    You have awesome photos.

  • http://evilfrogger1.multiply.com/ Kimber

    your room looks great! i love the idea.
    my room has a bunch of posters i got form concerts that i have attended. and most recently i bought a huge green matting board and made a collage of a bunch of flyers and ads, all dealing with the music that i like that i stuck on it. im hoping to get more boards, different colors and do the same so i can line them up in a horizontal row on the biggest wall of my room.

  • Bryant

    you are the goth queen (of the living dead). all my best.

  • Andie

    Your new bedroom looks fabulous!

  • chriBaby

    Yaay thanks! I’d love to decorate my room like this, but… I share my room. XD It’s so simple, but it looks really great.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Thanks! Yeah, I wanted simplicity overall, even though there are a lot of colors and pictures. I didn’t want a collage-ish hodge podge look.. it would drive me insane!

  • Alice in Wonderlust

    you’re room is heaven on earth :)

  • Queen D

    Thats actually a good idea (the panel pattern for the pictures)
    I actually have all my Visu k and EGL pictues scattered because there arent many Gothloli Bibles or Cure magiznes at any of my stores.
    And Im kinda scared to get them online because (the post office hates me) and they always come in torn or completely bent up.
    >_<

    Ps – Im gonna rob your room for that Kanon picture xD

    <333

  • Queen D

    Also, You should never use tape for your pictures.
    When it comes time to rearrange them, you can rip it up really bad.
    I use that Fun Tack stuff (it kinda looks like gum)
    But it comes right off without ripping the picture

    <333

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Agree about the ripping – but I decided the trade-off was worth it for the permanence… I have no plans to take anything down in the near future (and if I do, I’m sure I’ll have plenty of new flyers from subsequent Tokyo trips) ^_^

      happy New Year!

  • http://www.myspace.com/demonic_vampyre LiTtLe_MiSs_PsYcHo

    hehe i like to decorte my room with paintings(not copies) and paintings/drawings by me. Like to give my room of a victorian lolita/occult feel.

    ^_^

    but right now im hnting down some nice posters

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Ahh I’d love to have a home full of Boucher-style aristocratic portraits!

      • http://www.myspace.com/demonic_vampyre LiTtLe_MiSs_PsYcHo

        ^_^

        Alot of the paintings are pritty mch from family members since they know i have an obsessionfor art (andGL clothing!!!)

  • http://lizohanesian.blogspot.com Liz

    When I lived in the college dorms, I decorated my closets and dressers with goth club flyers. At the time, everyone was doing their flyers in black and white, so I colored each one a different color and arranged them Warhol style.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      I like that idea a lot. :)

  • Aska

    wow!

  • Rosie

    You have awesome photos.

  • http://evilfrogger1.multiply.com/ Kimber

    your room looks great! i love the idea.
    my room has a bunch of posters i got form concerts that i have attended. and most recently i bought a huge green matting board and made a collage of a bunch of flyers and ads, all dealing with the music that i like that i stuck on it. im hoping to get more boards, different colors and do the same so i can line them up in a horizontal row on the biggest wall of my room.

  • Visual Rose

    Wow *__* Your room is really cool! I really like your Mana pictures.
    I have some posters on my walls and I..ll put up a big painting of Audrey Hepburn when I have painted my walls again. I have a big mirror in my room so there..s not so much space for posters D:

  • Dragonswyng

    alas for those who don't know GakuX and Chu are no more. but their forces have joined with Cure to do Cure USA I do believe. check their myspaces for more info:
    myspace.com/animefood <- this used to be Chu and is now Cure USA

    makes me sad in a way cuz I only just discovered them about the time I had my wreck so I've only gotten the last couple issues. I hate I missed the one you were a part of :-( luv the crown

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    A big mirror is key!

  • Visual Rose

    Wow *__* Your room is really cool! I really like your Mana pictures.
    I have some posters on my walls and I..ll put up a big painting of Audrey Hepburn when I have painted my walls again. I have a big mirror in my room so there..s not so much space for posters D:

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      A big mirror is key!

  • Dragonswyng

    alas for those who don’t know GakuX and Chu are no more. but their forces have joined with Cure to do Cure USA I do believe. check their myspaces for more info:
    myspace.com/animefood <- this used to be Chu and is now Cure USA

    makes me sad in a way cuz I only just discovered them about the time I had my wreck so I've only gotten the last couple issues. I hate I missed the one you were a part of :-( luv the crown

  • shauku

    ah i so envy you

    my wife would have a fit if i put up all my goth pic collections @_@

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    hahah put them in the kid's bedroom! :)

  • Nakayoshia

    mmm being in a room filled with lolita pics and inspiration *drools*

    my walls r covered in posters but mainly photos XD I save up till over 200 photos (I get a discount after 200) and then print them and then blue tack them to my wall XD

    so i always wake up to a happy memory ^w^

  • shauku

    ah i so envy you

    my wife would have a fit if i put up all my goth pic collections @_@

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      hahah put them in the kid’s bedroom! :)

  • Aska

    Happy new year^_____^

  • http://nakasnet.blogspot.com/ Naka

    mmm being in a room filled with lolita pics and inspiration *drools*

    my walls r covered in posters but mainly photos XD I save up till over 200 photos (I get a discount after 200) and then print them and then blue tack them to my wall XD

    so i always wake up to a happy memory ^w^

  • Aska

    Happy new year^_____^

  • http://www.myspace.com/demonic_vampyre LiTtLe_MiSs_PsYcHo

    ^_^

    Alot of the paintings are pritty mch from family members since they know i have an obsessionfor art (andGL clothing!!!)

  • CheryL

    hey there~! love your room wei~! i'm definatly gonna design my rooms walls the way you did if i actually can… XD

  • CheryL

    hey there~! love your room wei~! i’m definatly gonna design my rooms walls the way you did if i actually can… XD

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Thanks! Give it a try – it doesn’t take much time or effort, and really spruces up the walls. Gambatte!

  • chaoticLady

    nice dopne

    loooks really great^^

  • chaoticLady

    nice dopne

    loooks really great^^

  • http://kagitsune.deviantart.com kagitsune

    Ooh, very nice. I like the cheat with the google'd VK/Lolita images. xD My sister did something similar to her room, only it's more collage-like and random, with more western fashion. :3

  • http://kagitsune.deviantart.com kagitsune

    Ooh, very nice. I like the cheat with the google’d VK/Lolita images. xD My sister did something similar to her room, only it’s more collage-like and random, with more western fashion. :3

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Thanks! Give it a try – it doesn't take much time or effort, and really spruces up the walls. Gambatte!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Thanks! Give it a try – it doesn't take much time or effort, and really spruces up the walls. Gambatte!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Thanks! Give it a try – it doesn’t take much time or effort, and really spruces up the walls. Gambatte!

  • Wendy

    Lovely!

  • Wendy

    Lovely!

  • tofa~memoi

    =0 theres a pic of Miyavi and 2 of Kanon!!!! haha i love ur room the walls are so…awesome>< i wish i could decorated it like that but my parents r planing to sell the house so i cant do that so that sucks,i might be going to hokkaido/tokyo/hong kong this summer so i hope i can go shopping and get tons of flyers XDDDD hope to c u there 2 i guess??? lol

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Thanks! I added more photos and posters, haha. The whole place will be covered soon.

    Check out my Tokyo Shopping Guide and Hong Kong Lolita guide (on the right sidebar of my blog) for shopping tips!

  • tofa~memoi

    =0 theres a pic of Miyavi and 2 of Kanon!!!! haha i love ur room the walls are so…awesome>< i wish i could decorated it like that but my parents r planing to sell the house so i cant do that so that sucks,i might be going to hokkaido/tokyo/hong kong this summer so i hope i can go shopping and get tons of flyers XDDDD hope to c u there 2 i guess??? lol

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Thanks! I added more photos and posters, haha. The whole place will be covered soon.

      Check out my Tokyo Shopping Guide and Hong Kong Lolita guide (on the right sidebar of my blog) for shopping tips!

  • http://www.theothereast.net shichi

    Well, my freshman year was release posters and a collage of hide pictures. Sophmore year was posters and some framed pictures from concerts I've been too. Also a panoramic poster of the inside of Tokyo Dome I made.

    Dunno what I'll do next year. Year after that, I'm sure my room in Japan will be plastered with flyers.

  • http://www.theothereast.net shichi

    Well, my freshman year was release posters and a collage of hide pictures. Sophmore year was posters and some framed pictures from concerts I’ve been too. Also a panoramic poster of the inside of Tokyo Dome I made.

    Dunno what I’ll do next year. Year after that, I’m sure my room in Japan will be plastered with flyers.

  • http://www.theothereast.net shichi

    Well, my freshman year was release posters and a collage of hide pictures. Sophmore year was posters and some framed pictures from concerts I've been too. Also a panoramic poster of the inside of Tokyo Dome I made.

    Dunno what I'll do next year. Year after that, I'm sure my room in Japan will be plastered with flyers.