Learn the best way to decorate a room from scratch with tips from Editor Lindsay Bierman.
The hardest part of decorating a room from scratch is knowing where to start. So find a pattern that you love and let that be the road map to the entire space. It could be a curtain fabric, a rug or a wallpaper like you see here. Every single choice from the sheets, to the pillows, to the lamps, was based on the background colors in this wallpaper. You've got blue, you've got taupe, and you've got white. Stick to two or three colors from your pattern and you'll never go wrong.