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Archive for October, 2012

Guidelines for Driving Safely

Driving your car safely can eliminate the chances of crashes and accidents that become a cause of severe injuries and sometimes death. It is mostly thought that chances of accident are increased when a teen or beginner drives the car. But in my opinion, this perception is totally wrong. Although it is true that teens are somewhat careless drivers but accidents can be caused by the mistake of drivers of any age. Therefore the adults and old are also required to follow certain instructions and tips to drive the car safely and avoid accidents. In this article, I am trying to give you some tips for safe driving which would prove useful for drivers of any age.

  • Over-speeding increases the chances of crashes and accidents so it should be avoided. Your speed should be very moderate while driving near a school, children’s play areas or construction areas. There are several other factors that can help you determine your car’s speed. The most important of these factors are dangerous road curves where the speed of your car should be considerably slow to avoid any mishap. The best way to control your speed is to follow the speed limits signs erected on the roads and observe them honestly. Don’t drive your car at a speed beyond speed limits.
  • Don’t forget to wear seatbelts because they can save your life even in case of accidents. If you drive safely, there are less chances of occurring accidents but sometimes accidents occur due to the mistakes of the other drivers. So wearing seatbelts will prevent you from getting serious injuries. The seatbelts are not only necessary for the drivers but also for other people sitting in car. Most importantly, you should make sure that kids are wearing their belts and are in their suitable child seats.
  • You should pay attention to everything happening in front or back of your car. Watching traffic lights and road signs is inadequate for safe driving. Watch out the activities of other drivers. Good drivers always keep an eye on what is going on in their surroundings and react promptly if they see anything disturbing them.
  • You should avoid distracting your attention from driving. Many factors contribute greatly in distracting your attention like loud music, talking on phone, listening to radio and all that. These sources of distractions can be proved very disastrous as they can cause accidents. To avoid these distractions, you can switch off your phone and lower the volume of radio while driving.
  • Keeping distance between the cars is another precautionary measure to avoid accidents. If your car is too close to the vehicle in front of you then it will become difficult to apply brakes in case of some emergency.

These were some useful guidelines for having a safe drive. Follow them and safe yourself and others from severe accidents.

Decorating a Drawing Room

When we say the word ‘drawing room,’ the only thing that comes to our mind is a room that is well-decorated and cozy enough to entertain the guests. Therefore people are more conscious about their drawing room decoration as compared to that of other rooms. People avail the services of designers to make it possible. But it is a bit expensive. You can decorate your drawing room yourself by following some simple tips and looking for different effective ideas. Some of such tips and ideas are described below for your assistance.

Paint Color

Firstly all people think about the color of the drawing room. Different colors render different look to your drawing room. You are likely to use white color in your drawing room if you want your drawing room to look spacious. But for a cozy feeling, brighter and darker colors are proved to be the best like forest green color or chocolate brown color. In my opinion, white color is better than darker colors but it is definitely your choice that which color you want to use in drawing room.

Color and Arrangement of Furniture

Next most important factor is arrangement of furniture. Furniture and other accessories should be arranged in such a way that enough place is left for people to move. All the furniture should be lined up against the walls. Another option to arrange the furniture is to place it in such a way that furniture items face each other in the middle of the drawing room. Separate the furniture in different groups for different purposes like for reading and chat. Remember that the spaces between different groups of furniture should be clear enough so that people can easily move between them. The color of the furniture should also go well with the colors of curtains and cushions.

Lighting in the Drawing Room

Lighting of drawing room is the most important factor in my opinion. You should use a variety of lights in drawing room like a bright overhead ceiling light should be used at parties and table and floor lamps should be used for homely gatherings. Soft and bright lights should also be installed for conversation and reading respectively. To give a romantic look to your drawing room, use candle lights.

Curtains of Drawing Room

The curtains should give an imaginative look to your drawing room. The design and color of the curtains will depend on the color of doors, walls and furniture and other decoration items of the drawing room. As far as the fabric is concerned, the best fabrics for curtains are silk and cotton. For durability, use lining curtains and if you want to make them more attractive then use fancy tiebacks.

Flooring

The most suitable flooring for your drawing room is ceramic tile flooring, wooden flooring or white marble flooring. Ceramic tile flooring is the best as it is easy to keep it clean. It is stain-free and anti-slippery as well. Wooden flooring is long-term and doesn’t get cold in winter and doesn’t get hot in summer season. White marbles are also durable and stain-free and are easy to keep neat and clean.

Carpets

If you are not interested in using wooden flooring, tiles or white marble flooring, you can also use carpet to add the beauty of your drawing room.  If you have kids in your house, you should choose a stain opposing carpet. The color of the carpet should also be selected by keeping in mind the color of walls and furniture.

Flexible Arrangement

The arrangement of your drawing room items should be flexible so that it can be changed according to the requirements. So you should choose light-weight furniture for your drawing room so that it can be move very easily.

These were some ideas related to the decoration of drawing room. I hope you will find them very useful.

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