From theme room to dream room: Nate Berkus turns a gaudy
Southwestern-themed living room into a gorgeous
Create Your Own Theme Room
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If you're going to do a theme color, don't start with the wall color. Paint with a neutral color.
Research decorating traditions of your theme. In this instance, hanging rugs on the wall looks beautiful.
Don't be afraid of one bold object, like a cowhide chair or an antler chandelier. Just don't use too many!
Think of how window treatments will meld with the whole room. Paisley won't look right in an ultra-modern room, and aluminum blinds are out of place in a traditional space.
Look for antique furniture that can hold clutter.
Use appropriate frames for pictures; every detail can go with the theme!
See a demonstration of this makeover.
- Kehoe Designs Special Event Decor
- Crabapple Hills Farm
- American Natural Resources
- Pine & Design
- Owens Corning HOMExperts
- Home Depot
- Expo Design Center
Published on May 12, 2003