There are so many stories that have full worlds (fantasy or otherwise) that I'd like to inhabit. It's difficult for me to select five specific rooms. Let's see . . .
As soon as I saw the title of Jen's post, I thought of The Velvet Room by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, due to its title and its loveliest - and I knew Jen would list it, too.
I'd love to live in Sunset Towers from The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, of course, so perhaps I ought to say Turtle's room. I want to be Turtle, but that's another story.
Alice doesn't describe her room at home before entering Wonderland; her (first) story begins and ends outside on the riverbank. (Note: Her second story, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, showcases her drawing room. In fact, the story begins and ends there, in her home.) But back to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Have I shared with you all how much I love the scene that takes place in the White Rabbit's house? I haven't, actually. Oh, Bill! Oh, the pebbles! Oh, I'll stop now.
The Childlike Empress is a bit trapped in the Ivory Tower, so I wouldn't select that room, though I'd jump at the chance to portray her in something. Let me go get a grain of sand...
I'd rather have Mary's garden than her room, so that doesn't count.
Anne Shirley's room at Green Gables would be a fantastic place, of course. I'd gladly room there while Matthew and Marilla were still alive and well.
Let's throw in Claudia Kishi's bedroom (since all of The Baby-Sitters Club meetings took place there. I'd love to sit in on a meeting, flip through the BSC notebook, and be in that group of friends. I might snack on pretzels alongside Dawn and Stacey, but I'd pass on the junk food! I would peek in Claudia's hollow books and check out her art pieces in progress.
Last but not least, I would crash in Jenna Blake's dorm room. From the very first time she entered the room in Body Bags, the first book in the Body of Evidence series, I pictured her dorm room looking like the apartment in Three's Company. I don't know why, but it stuck, and that's what it is in my brain every time I read any of the ten books in the series by Christopher Golden and Rick Hautala.
What are your favorite fictional rooms?