The color palate from the room is another helpful tool to blend different living room ideas. If the colors blend, even if the décor dramatically contrasts in concept, you can get away along with it. If you are determined to have your sports fan décor in your wife's traditional living room, color mediation is a solution. You could tone across the bright colors of an Lakers helmet with a vintage display case. You could also print pictures in white and black 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 brightly colored, woven bohemian blanket would pop nicely against a modern, stark white couch.