How to Make a Room Look Psychedelic


While there are a million ways to decorate your room, the psychedelic look is unique, fun and turns your room into a whole new world. The psychedelic look may have been created in the '60s, but it didn't stop there. With a few simple tricks you can have your room looking funky fine in no time.

Things You'll Need

  • Black light bulbs
  • Lava lamps
  • Funky wall paint
  • Sponges
  • Liquid fabric softener
  • Spray bottle
  • Carpet cleaning machine
  • Glow in the dark stars
  • Fishing line
  • Black light posters
  • Funky furnishings
  • Choose the right lighting for your psychedelic room. Purchase a bunch of black light bulbs and place them in your light sockets. While black lights are key to any psychedelic look, you may want to keep at least one standard light, as black lights do not offer much in the way of lighting. Lava lamps are also a great choice for your room, but should be used in addition and not as a replacement to black lights.

  • Paint your walls a funky color, such as lime green, orange or teal blue. Use a sponge to paint swirly patterns onto the walls as well. Once your walls have dried completely, use a paintbrush to paint or sponge liquid fabric softener onto the walls, which will not show in regular light but will glow in the black light.

  • Get a glowing carpet. While throw rugs and carpets are available with black light designs, you can create your own psychedelic look by using liquid fabric softener as a standard carpet cleaner. You can use a spray bottle filled with liquid fabric softener, or even place the cleaning agent into a carpet cleaning machine to spread it evenly over your carpeting.

  • Purchase some glow in the dark stars and stick them back to back with a piece of fishing line in between. Hand the fishing line stars from your ceiling for a three dimensional psychedelic effect.

  • Cover your walls with black light posters, available in many styles and sizes. If your budget allows, you can also furnish your room with '60s style chairs and bedding. Look for round, space-age shapes and neon colors.

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