Bedroom Wall Art

Bedroom wall art is a curious phenomenon often seen in college dorms and the rooms of angsty teens. It involves the plastering of collected memorabilia and posters in the forms of collages and/or bursts of “identity” onto blank walls. To create your very own bedroom wall art, you will need the following:

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 roll of tape
  • 1 chair or stool to stand on
  • 1 flexible spine
  • 2 eyes for measuring spaces
  • Things to plaster: photographs, posters, cut-outs, print-outs, postcards, artwork, birthday cards, ticket stubs, playing cards, etcetera.


  1. Organize your “things to plaster” on the floor. Determine how you will organize everything (by genre, color, size?) and create a rough layout.
  2. Make several hundred tape rolls (or find a tape roll assistant).
  3. Begin the process of assembling.
  4. Halfway through, stop and ponder the definition of art, if there is one, and your position in the realm of personal creativity.
  5. Resume.
  6. Finish! Your bedroom wall art is complete. You have two options: 1) allow the pieces of paper and plastic to curl and drift off over the years, or 2) redo the whole damn thing in a few months. Either way, it is all temporary in the scope of time.

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