Nate Berkus's Best Decorating Essentials
By Nate Berkus
Oprah.com | November 01, 2006
Not everyone can afford to do a complete room makeover, but take Nate's most important advice and transform any room!
How to Make Your Room Look Its Best
Your home is an expression of you. Before you buy one more thing for your home, stop and think about what really makes you happy.
Hang something other than artwork on your walls, like antique objects or your favorite collectibles.
Frame meaningful notes to hang on your walls or to put on end tables or bookshelves.
Bookcases aren't just for books anymore: Mix souvenirs from vacations in with your books.
Put books on display that spark your interest.
Replace harsh overhead lighting with a few cool lamps.
For a sophisticated look for not a lot of money, include one piece of sea life, like a starfish or some coral.
One odd, unmatched chair that you love can add extra charm to a room.
See a demonstration
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