Posted on: 13 April 2019
Has the time finally arrived that you can design the look you want in the more formal areas of your house? Maybe you purchased the furniture for the rest of your house first. After all, your family room and your kitchen are both more than likely used more than your living room and dining room, aren't they? Or, maybe you were waiting for the time that your bank account would be healthy enough so that you could decorate in the way you wanted to.
No matter the situation, from selecting custom drapes to choosing the furniture for the living room and dining room areas, here are some ideas that might help you create an inviting and lovely setting for your friends and family to enjoy.
Selecting Custom Drapes - If you are comfortable with making your own drapes for the living room and dining room areas of your house, go for it. You'll certainly save some money to doing the drapes yourself. On the other hand, maybe even the thought of shopping for the drapery fabric is more than you want to imagine. If that's the case, consider having your drapes custom made by professionals.
The great part about professionals making your custom drapes is that you won't even have to go into a store to select the fabric you want. The company that will make your draperies will have so many selections that you might have trouble making your choices. Not to worry. The decorators will have the training and the experience to give you idea that will help you make your decision.
For example, if you want a contemporary look in your dining room and living room, the consultant will more than likely suggest something like fabric with a simple geometric design. For a traditional, formal look, the consultant might suggest a very dressy fabric, maybe silk, taffeta, or a blend of fabrics.
Selecting The Furniture - Think of going through home decorating magazines to get ideas for the furniture you will select for your living room and dining room. For example, in one magazine you might fall in love with the look of antiques. If that's the case, go to antique stores to shop for similar furniture pieces.
If you went with a contemporary feeling when you selected your drapes, consider going to a furniture store that sells modern furniture. Or, think of mixing different types of furniture. After all, there's no rule that says you can't have an antique desk in the same room as a contemporary sofa, is there?Share