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Mad for Mod: A How-To Decorate Guide with 1960s Inspiration

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design Tips

Decorating around a theme is often the best way to create a room that is impressive. It provides an easy way to ensure that the room is ‘pulled together’ by way of a common thread. It also helps with decisions such as color selection, accessorizing, and furnishings. Rather than ponder whether or not to buy that amazing couch you just found, you can quickly and confidently say ‘yay or nay.’ Either it works with the theme or it doesn’t!

To make it even easier we are offering our guidelines in short and succinct bulleted lists. We’ve found that when working theme it’s more effective to pick and choose possibilities a la carte. Otherwise you risk ‘overdoing it’ with the theme and end up with a room that might look it belongs in a theme park. Less is more. Lastly, when going about it this way the overall project seems less daunting. Just pick what you like and work it into your plan!

In this installment of our How-To-Decorate series we are going to dish about the fabulous look of 1960’s inspired mod décor.  If you bold pops of pure color and geometric shapes, this is the theme for you!

  • Color Pallet Options:
    • Warm red
    • Dark yellow
    • Sky blue
    • Kelly or spearmint green
  • Lighting
    • Suspension lighting
    • Glass lamp with a swag chain
    • Pendant lights
  • Furniture
    • Upholstered couches and chairs
    • Skinny wooden legs
    • Bold or pop colors
    • Multi functional, such as an end table designed to also hold magazines
    • Atomic inspired pieces, for example radial sun clock made of metal, boomerang shaped coffee table
  • The walls
    • Built in cabinetry
    • Funky, loud wallpaper
    • Large  mosaic comprised of numerous small hexagonal mirrors
  • The floor
    • Shag rugs
    • Brightly colored, textured rugs
    • Vinyl works well for high traffic areas where luxury options wouldn’t make sense

Something unique – locate a 1960s dressing table with triple tilting mirrors, very functional yet also quite interesting

Nourison Wins Carpet Industry Award and Introduces New Collections

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Nourison has received one of the industry’s coveted America’s Magnificent Carpets Award for its Miami broadloom carpet collection at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show, the world’s largest single collection of area rugs.

The Miami collection is made with Nourison’s exclusive Woolsoft™ fiber for softness and durability and is face-to-face woven on state-of-the-art Wilton looms. The colleciton features specially dyed yarns for an antique ‘abrash’ effect and a “revolutionary ‘hand-embossing’ technique for textural depth. Contemporary patterns in neutral tones make the Miami collection versatile yet sophisticated.

Nourison has also unveiled three new are rug collections in contemporary patterns and styles that are sure to be popular for today’s modern homes.

Visit Ambassador Flooring Company in Chesterfield, Mo., to check out the latest Nourison carpets and area rugs available.