Whether you’re studying, sleeping, or staring at an iPhone screen, you probably spend a lot of time in your bedroom. So you may as well make it as aesthetically pleasing as possible because no one understands the importance of #aesthetics more than teenagers. I know this because I’ve spent my career talking to teens (and following them on Instagram). With that in mind, I scoured Amazon for fairy lights, flower planters, and other cool décor fit for a Netflix high-school series (or, more realistically, a TikTok backdrop). Best of all, it can all be acquired on a babysitter’s (or, again more realistically, Depop seller’s) budget.
More understated than your standard green-wire Christmas lights, this bendable LED string casts a subtle glow — and happens to be fireproof thanks to its sealed copper wires. Hang it up along your ceiling or turn it into a photo wall (heads up, though: Photo clips sold separately).
Can’t keep a plant alive to save your life? This ceramic-cactus ring holder is a nice compromise.
Nothing elevates a getting-ready routine quite like a Hollywood-inspired light-up mirror … even if you’re just getting ready for 8 a.m. homeroom.
There’s no shortage of neon signs on Amazon (and beyond), but we’re partial to this pink rose. It kind of looks like a tattoo, and it feels a little cooler than the omnipresent “Good Vibes Only” sign that lights up many a storefront. If flowers aren’t your thing, there’s also a very fun Popsicle version.
These rose-gold containers are almost too nice to relegate to your bathroom. Sure, you could use them to stash makeup pads and cotton balls, but we think they’d also be great atop a desk for craft supplies, school miscellanea, and other nowhere-to-put odds and ends.