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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.

Tips on Making Dried Flower Arrangements

Dried flowers arrangements look very beautiful and can be used as a decorative item. But making these arrangements is somewhat difficult and complex and needs a lot of care. Many people are fond of making dried flowers arrangements and want to make it a hobby but they don’t know the exact information and important tips to make these arrangements. Here in this article, I am going to provide you with some important instructions related to making dried flowers arrangements.

  • Dried flowers can become very difficult to arrange as they are brittle and fragile and start looking dead instead of looking bright and vibrant so you should be very careful in choosing the flowers to create a good-looking flower arrangement.
  • You should concentrate on choosing only two or three colors to make the arrangement look beautiful and at the same time purposeful. A lot of colors will create a mess and the arrangement will not look as good as you will expect it to be.
  • You should not select green foliage for your filler. Instead of it, you will require baby’s breath or moss. For making dried flower arrangements, the two of these prove very good fillers. Most importantly, they don’t turn brown like that of foliage.
  • Always make your arrangement wide and short instead of tall and thin. The reason is that the foliage doesn’t dry completely and tall flowers begin to give a sickly look. Instead of using stem and leaves in floral arrangements, consider using dried blooms for this purpose.
  • While making the arrangement, you should begin with placing floral foam in the bottom of the vase. This method is just like that of making the arrangements of fresh flowers but here you will not make the foam wet. Now start arranging flowers. For making the arrangement, choose the dried flowers having big blooms. Now place the largest blooms in the center of the arrangement. You can either place them close together or leave a gap between them for fillers. It will depend on the effect you want to give to your arrangement.
  • After making the arrangement, you will finish it by filling the spaces with baby’s breath. To hide the floral foam, attach moss to the parts that are shown by using a hot glue gun. To decorate the vase, you can tie a ribbon around it. You can also attach a ribbon to the borders of the container or vase. Rose buds can also be attached to the vase using hot glue. It will give a unique look to your arrangement.

These were some tips regarding the making of dried flowers arrangements. Hope you will get benefit from these tips.

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