Cool Rooms: Nerdiest Geektastic Rooms Ever
Decking out your room with your favorite movie, TV show or comic book hero doesn’t have to end when you “grow up.” Here are some amazingly character-inspired cool rooms and living spaces, along with easy ways to add some similar, nerdy flair to your current home decor.
Batman Hotel Room
This Batman-themed hotel room, located in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, costs $50 per three hours of use. Judging by the pictures, that’s a total bargain.
This Superman bedroom has it all — a giant globe, the iconic telephone booth, and even Superman himself.
Star Wars AT-AT Bedroom
There are about a million awesome Star Wars rooms out there, but this AT-AT bed might literally be the coolest thing I have ever laid eyes on in my entire 27 years of life.
Do it yourself: Here’s a step-by-step tutorial for making your own AT-AT bed (and securing your place in the “best parent ever” club). Or just get this cute AT-AT quilted bedding (and score yourself a spot in the “pretty great parent” club).
James Bond Home Bar
This 007-inspired luxury home has a study with a secret rotating panel that turns into a bar.
Doctor Who Tardis Room
This guy created a replica Doctor Who TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space — basically, a time machine) at his parents’ house. It cost about $1,500, and according to him, involved lots of “drawings and math and many long nights involving mad laughter” to complete.
Do it yourself: Unfortunately, we aren’t all talented enough to build an actual TARDIS. Thankfully, there are many other TARDIS-themed items available to help you
spice up nerd up any room (including a trashcan, lamp, tent, and cookie jar, just to name a few).
Comic Book Bathroom
Because bathroom walls covered in comic book pages not only look cool, but give you something to read while you’re in there.
Star Trek Living Room
Sadly, the guy who spent 10 years turning his 500-square-foot apartment into a Star Trek fanboy’s dream home recently had to dismantle it after getting a divorce last year.
Do it yourself: If you want to follow in his footsteps*, installing this Star Trek Electronic Door Chime ($30) is a good place to start.
*You should probably make sure your wife is cool with the home makeover before you begin.
Balloon Bag End
Well, this Lord of the Rings-inspired room was constructed entirely out of balloons.
Do it yourself: Buy yourself some balloons and go all out I guess.
This Avengers-themed playroom was featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. More pictures of the awesomeness can be found here.
Do it yourself: The comic book-inspired talk bubble whiteboard is a really fun touch. You can get four of them for around $50.
Batcave Home Theater
Remember when I said the AT-AT bed was the coolest thing I had ever laid eyes on? Well, scratch that. This might just top it.
Do it yourself: Gothic lighting is a must for any batcave-inspired room. Here’s a bunch of options (prices vary).
X-Men Hotel Room
Why do all the coolest hotels have to be so far away? This one is located at Hotel Victoria in the Philippines.
Do it yourself: Unfortunately, there’s a serious lack of X-Men decor available for purchase online. However, here’s a tutorial for making your own X-Men bed.
Star Wars House
This Star Wars-inspired house is located in Hawaii, and it’s beyond awesome — just check out the home theater room, complete with a three dimensional fiber optic starscape and acoustic wall panels that look like starship doors.
Do it yourself: If you don’t have a few million dollars lying around, you can pretty easily and cheaply spruce up your entertainment area with some cool Star Wars film posters ($9 to $20). This Wampa rug might make a since addition as well ($116).