Local DJ gets a bachelor pad makeover

May 24, 2010 3:05:35 PM PDT
Vinnie's bachelor pad makeover! Lisa Quinn shows you how to add sophistication into an otherwise boring, plain space. Plus, see the big reveal that left Vinnie speechless!

Creating "grown up" decor:

The key to a more sophisticated, "grown-up" look in your home is choosing the right finishes.

  • When choosing paint, a glossy finish will show every imperfection on your wall. If you haven't patched a hole properly, or if you have any architectural defects, stick with a flat, or matte finish to add warm glow. Stay away from pastels and choose a warmer, more neutral color for your walls.

  • To update your artwork, invest in nice frames with mats. Posters hung in cheap frames can make your space look like a dorm room.

  • Mix textures for more interest. For example, if you have a glass vase and shiny silver candlesticks on your mantle, add a wicker basket or live plant to soften the look.

  • Never rely on overhead lighting to light your space. Use table lamps, floor lamps, up lights, picture lights and accent lighting to add drama.

  • Keep your large investment pieces (i.e. sofa, club chairs, headboards, etc) neutral. Trends in decor change every year, and you don't want to be stuck with a burgundy and hunter green paisley sofa that you can't afford to replace. Instead, use accents like throw rugs and pillows to change the look of your room.
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