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Have you ever visited a restaurant next to a theater that promotes live shows? Many of these restaurants will integrate paraphernalia from the history of the theater into their interior design. Programs, photos, and posters from famous plays adorn their walls. Such unique decorations work wonders for providing a visual flair. So why not duplicate such a stunning visual display in your home?

There are a number of themes and moods we can embody when designing and decorating a room. However, there is an extreme tendency to decorate in an overly serious manner. That is, we will often design rooms to look formal. Now, there is nothing inherently wrong with this as certain rooms should look formal. But, not every room needs to look this way. In fact, it can be quite fun to integrate pop culture into the décor of a room.

Andy Warhol was the artist who most popularized pop art. This particular art movement put forth the notion that people were more familiar with celebrities and modern, everyday items than they were with the kings of antiquity or common classical figures most commonly represented in the art world. Warhol followed up on this theme by presenting a number of paintings of Campbell Soup cans, famous movie stars, and even obtuse characters such as Dracula. This art movement proved to be shockingly successful and has had much enduring influence in other creative ventures. One such venture would be the world of decorating.

There are a number of ways that one can integrate pop culture and pop art into the décor of a room. And, no, it does not have to look gaudy as some incorrectly assume. In fact, it can often look stunning, unique, and original. Fans of music, for example, can hang replica gold albums on their walls, movie aficionados might hang classic posters, and individuals who love characters from popular culture might enjoy placing replica statues or figurines in various spots in a room.

What you do not want to do is place things around the room randomly. Nor do you want to mix and match from different aspects of pop culture that are not connected by a theme. This will look disorganized and lack any aesthetic value. But, if you stick with a consistent them and organize the items properly, the end result will be quite unique and stunning.

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