Make Over a Themed Living Room
By Nate Berkus
Oprah.com | May 12, 2003
From theme room to dream room: Nate Berkus turns a gaudy Southwestern-themed living room into a gorgeous space.
Create Your Own Theme Room
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!
Special Thanks to:
Kehoe Designs Special Event Decor
Crabapple Hills Farm
American Natural Resources
Pine & Design
Owens Corning HOMExperts
Expo Design Center
See a demonstration of this makeover.
Printed from Oprah.com on Saturday, March 8, 2014
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