Supposedly, John Hughes decorated this room himself. But what made Ferris Bueller's room so cool? Let's take a look...
First, in the opening sequence of the movie, we get a great look at the room as we face the door leading to the hallway. In this shot alone, there is tons to look at...
- United States and British flags
- Industrial "EXIT" sign
- Simple Minds Don't You Forget About Me poster (song featured in The Breakfast Club -- another John Hughes masterpiece)
- Overcoat, hat, and glasses seen later in the movie as Ferris picks up Sloan from school
- The mannequin used to take Ferris' place in bed
- A mounted animal head -- seems to have a pig snout and otherwise deer-like features
- Ironically, animal head wearing a life-preserver
- In the corner, the keyboard used later to simulate coughing and sneezing
UPDATE: Although I have not yet found an image to verify this, the poster above the lamp and to the left of the Brian Ferry poster behind Ferris' bed may feature Blancmange's Mange Tout.
Throughout the movie, we get a closer look at this side of the room including a few small plastic toys on Ferris' dresser...
UPDATE: Ferris' synthesizer is a E-mu Emulator II. Also, it is likely that the poster to the right of the American flag features the band Blancmange.
...the small black and white images bordering the door frame...
...a better look at the dresser itself -- decorated with a stop sign, the top of a naked female, the near-naked bottom of another female, and a can of Diet Pepsi...
...and a shot of the corner near the window featuring a Cabaret Voltaire poster.
Shifting to the bed-side of the room, there's plenty more to see...
- Killing Joke poster
- Two different Flesh For Lulu posters -- Blue Sisters Swing and Baby Hurricane
- Bryan Ferry Slave to Love poster
- Statue of a hula girl which is missing its left hand
- A classic radio with a "modern" boom box on top of it
- A Fender guitar amplifier and speaker cabinet.
- A book Ferris is reading -- I can't make out the title. (Town City?)
The back wall of the room...
- A lamp with a shade that matches the one found on the dresser by the door
- The grade-changing, naked-woman-drawing computer
- The trophy used to rig the mannequin in Ferris' bed
- A video camera (seen at the bottom of the screen to Ferris' right) pointed at...
- ...the horse chair (this shows up again in a minute)
- A guitar
- A dart board
UPDATE: The poster to the left of the bed, just behind the lamp, features Pictures for Pleasure -- an album by Charlie Sexton.
A closer shot of the horse chair also shows a small collection of books as well as some wires connected to a battery.
A close look later in the movie shows that this battery operated contraption is actually the doorbell/intercom set-up used when Mr. Rooney arrives at the house.
Moving on around the room to the fourth and final wall, we see...
- A poster of The Damned -- Phantasmagoria
- A Bose speaker
- The considerable length of the phone cord -- considering the phone itself is actually next to Ferris' bed.
UPDATE: The poster to the left of the Damned poster features the Snake Charmer album by Jah Wobble, the Edge, and Holger Czukay.
- Fatigues/waders hanging from the closet door
And on the entertainment center...
- A clearly awesome stereo set-up
- Television with closed-circuit shot from the video camera (there's that horse chair)
- Bryan Ferry album -- Boys and Girls
- The rest of Ferris' record collection below the TV
UPDATE: Ferris' stereo system consisted of (top to bottom) Carver M-500t (power amp), Audio Source EQ-ONE (equalizer and spectrum analyzer), Carver DTL-100 (CD player) and Carver Receiver 2000.
To this day, I'm envious of this room.