Using only Wal-Mart merchandise, interior decorator Nate Berkus turns a
babyish bedroom into a haven for a 12-year-old
By Nate Berkus
Create a Pre-Teen's Dream Bedroom
Let your bedspread inspire the look of the entire room.
Choose a main color and an accent color from the bedspread.
Accessorize the room with pillows and decorative storage boxes in the colors you've chosen.
Use fabric and trim to cover any pillow.
Don't be afraid to paint! Paint wood-finished bookcases white and add details in your accent color.
Create a custom headboard or window treatment by wrapping material around the wood and securing with a staple gun.
Glue silk flowers to a plain lampshade for a sophisticated look.
Create a vanity fit for a budding actress! Add a skirt in your accent color to a multi-functional computer desk and hang a mirror above it. Mount strip lights above the mirror and paint an inspirational word in the accent color on the mirror.
Replace cluttered bookshelves above a desk with clean wall-bracketed floating shelves.
Special Thanks to:
Nate Berkus Associates, Inc. 312-642-0404 www.nateberkus.com
Case Handyman Services of Chicago Chicago: 312-421-0010 Nationwide: 800-426-9434 www.casehandyman.com