From the Woman's World Library and my local thrift store comes these great decorating ideas from 1969. My mom and I watch a lot of HGTV and one thing we've learned (besides "bring the outdoors in" and "make it light and airy") is that every room needs and deserves a focal point. But according to this book, which was somehow construed by Olsten Office Services in conjunction with Reader's Digest, EVERY object in the room, including walls and floors, is a focal point. Where then does the eye turn? I've pulled a detail or two that I think you'll agree, "make" the room--at least to my television-educated discerning eye. Now, let's get decorating!
This first one is easy. Can you guess the accent that makes the room?
That's right! A fuzzy throw pillow MAKES the room.
This next one is tricky.
Did you guess the barf-colored throw rug? Absolutely right! Anything barf-colored and/or barf-shaped will MAKE the room!
You're on your own now. What makes this living room "pop?" (Hint: it's not the fluorescent green color scheme.)
It's all in the details and in this case, the zebra-rug's tail MAKES the room!
Whoa! A multi-colored split-level. Where to shift your focus? I must admit, my eyes are getting a wee bit tired at this point.
No problem--a round bulb-horn will always draw even a tired eye with its intriguing, decorative aura.
Oooh--beaded dining room divider. So very sparkly. So very, very spark-a-leee...
Let's move on to the bedroom. I hope you like red! And patterns!
Zero in on the quill with still-life. Notice that it's red too? You did? Congratulations on your decorating acumen.
Here's a fun look for the little ones.
Tough call, but I find that the Clark Kent eyeglasses MAKE the room!
And the bulbed horn is another perfect touch.
Oh my--a beaded bathroom divider. Clacky, clacky beads next to the toilet, clacking, clacking...
A modern bathroom to wow you.
A dish of soap balls helps soften the look.
A play-room, a game-room and with our old friend, the zebra rug in attendance, what makes it even more special?
Yes! Hotdogs MAKE a room even MORE special, every time. In fact, the ability to grill in any room, especially if it has a beaded divider, will make YOU the envy of all your friends. And isn't that why we decorate?!
If you like this dipsy-doodle style motif, check out Part 2 of this post, with more fabulous looks from 1969 (depending on how you define the word, "fabulous").