Are you looking to create your very own cute Kawaii aesthetic room? In the below article we explore some fun kawaii decor ideas and design inspiration to help you transform your bedroom into a stunning kawaii themed bedroom. Read more below:
What is kawaii?
Kawaii (かわいい) is a Japanese term and aesthetic referring to the unique concept affirming childlike and pretty things that make your heart flutter. However, different from the English word "cute", it is peculiar in that it's so diversified that it spawned many subgenres which often are far removed from the original concept.
It’s widely used in Japanese pop culture, particularly among anime and manga fans, and has been around for decades. You can see it in fashion where the clothing is an array of bright and pastel colors, often with lots of accessories including plush toys and cute icons and emoticons, such as hearts, stars, bows and rainbows. If it is cute, lovable and adorable, it’s kawaii (◠‿◠✿)
How to create a kawaii aesthetic bedroom:
If you a are a huge lover of kawaii aesthetics and would like your bedroom to feel more kawaii then read below our Top 10 Design Tips and Ideas to transform your bedroom into the most cutest Kawaii Aesthetic Room:
1. Kawaii Color Palette
Now before you start going design crazy on your room, you’ll need to pick a starting color palette for your room. Whether you go with a ton of coordinating colors or keep it simple at just one or two, you should always have one foundation color to ground the room. When choosing a color for your kawaii bedroom walls, consider pastel tones with a like of pastel pink or a light blue or a neutral white or cream color as this will help create the ideal background for your kawaii posters and wall decor to visually stand out.
2. Kawaii Wall Decor
Wall decor plays a hugely important role in achieving a kawaii themed bedroom. Whether your room is big or small, kawaii and anime posters are one of the easiest ways to start your kawaii decorations. You can put several posters or group a collection of cute kawaii collage pictures together. These posters will immediately create kawaii vibes in your room without damaging the walls. Other kawaii wall decor ideas include framed posters, tapestries, wallpapers or even a cute heart shaped mirror. You can even mount kawaii theme shelving to your wall to display your favorite kawaii plush toys.
3. Kawaii Motifs and Patterns
Kawaii rooms are characterized by some of these iconic motifs and patterns with sweets being a common motif in kawaii. These can include cakes, macaroons, flan, cotton candy, iced cookies, ice creams, milkshakes, boba and other beverages. These sweets are done in the Japanese style with specific references to the culture, such as having the food shaped like certain characters, elaborate whipped cream decorations, purin pudding, etc. Decorations are mandatory, with multiple textures and colors present via sprinkles, drawn-on icing, etc. Strawberries are an incredibly common motif due to repeated use in early artworks and merchandise. Nature-inspired motifs, such as skies, flowers, and small critters, are also very commonplace in form of minimalistic drawn stars, clouds, rainbows, butterflies, unicorns and cherry blossoms.
4. Kawaii Bedding
If you can’t paint your walls in a pastel kawaii color palette or wallpapering and posters are not allowed, don’t get stressed! Kawaii bedding is another easy way to fulfill your dream of making a cute kawaii bedroom. Some great ideas for your kawaii bed includes kawaii themed sheets, pillow cases and cushions with some of your favorite kawaii patterns like strawberries or pastel floral and fruit patterns. Also why not have a cute kawaii throw blanket for those colder winter nights. Finally to round off your kawaii bed place lots and lots of cute plushies to give your bed a really cute kawaii aesthetic feel.
5. Kawaii Furniture
If you want to add some practicality to your room, some great ideas for kawaii furniture could include a kawaii gaming chair, a cute kawaii themed rug or laundry basket. Shelving are also very popular furniture items in kawaii rooms as they provide lots of space to store and display your cute plushies and kawaii figurines.
6. Kawaii Plush Toys
"Plushies" or soft toys are a must have in any kawaii bedroom and are hugely popular kawaii room items. Keep them on your bed or arrange them on a shelf if you want to a achieve a cute kawaii aesthetic room vibe. - Remember you can never have too many plushies!
7. Kawaii Display Case
If you are a serious kawaii plushy or figurine collector, you will definitely want a place to display all your figurines and kawaii characters to show all your friends. There are plenty of options like simple wall mounted shelving, but if you have a large collection of kawaii figures, you will definitely want to invest in a glass or Perspex display case. These will look great in your room and with added LED lighting - will definitely create awesome kawaii vibes to your room!
8. Kawaii Decor
Cuteness and playfulness are at the heart of the kawaii aesthetic, so when in comes to finishing your room with small accent items, pick kawaii decor that really gives your room that cute kawaii aesthetic look. These small accent items could include a kawaii bedside lamp, plushies and kawaii gaming accessories. Ideally you want all your kawaii decor grouped or themed together for example Hello Kitty decor or kawaii foods. Create your own display style and have fun while you do it!
9. Kawaii Lighting
To complete your kawaii room, ensure that your room has plenty of color changing LED strip and string lighting or a cute accent pink heart shaped desk lamp.
10. Kawaii Room Accessories
Some cute kawaii room accessory ideas may include a kawaii jewelry/ stationery holder, plant pot, stickers, kawaii desk organizer, kawaii bedside lamps or mini safe box to store all your valuables.