The color palate of the room is another helpful tool to blend different living room ideas. Even if the décor dramatically contrasts in concept, you can get away by using it if the colors blend. Color mediation is really a solution if you are going to have your sports fan décor within your wife's traditional living room area. You could tone down the bright colors of any Lakers helmet with a vintage display case. You could also print pictures in black and white or sepia prints to intertwine the two themes. Consult your color wheel to choose an appropriate color scheme. Keep the colors in the same family unless your theme is rainbow. Sometimes contrast looks awesome. For instance a colorful, woven bohemian blanket would pop nicely against a modern, stark white couch.