As a production design enthusiast, Ferris Bueller’s bedroom still continues to give me life. It was effortlessly cool -- although clearly obvious that a lot of planning was attention to detail was given to it. This was my dream bedroom when I was teen, mainly because I believed it was a teen's room. It spoke of Ferris' character and what he wanted to surround himself with.
One of the films I worked on featured a teen girl’s bedroom, and my approach to it was somewhat influenced by Ferris’ room.
Of course, one must also take into consideration the story, the characters, the look of the entire film -- what is it trying to say?
A teen bedroom can be tricky because while it is a teen's room it is ultimately the parents who are paying for the furniture, who are painting the walls, buying the bedding, etc. So certain expectations are still to be met.
The lived in details are often the hardest to achieve without having it look too staged.
It’s a process…