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Organize and Furnish Your Living Room

Home Decor is one of my passions. When I see a house I like to imagine it furnished in one way rather than another: I like to organize spaces. One of my favorite activities is to read up on furniture magazines and go in search of novelty in shops and antique markets.

Today I will give you some general suggestions on how to organize and decorate living room. These are not specific rules, but the tips I found useful over time and that can adapt to the organization and furnishing of any room in the house.

First of all, when you have to furnish a room, you have to keep in mind two fundamental factors: structural and chromatic spaces (natural light and colors of furniture). Look closely the configuration of the room: size, shape, structure (which are arranged openings, passageways…) and try to identify the areas with usage in which they are intended. Typically, in the living room there should be a dining area – whether or not there is already a room dedicated to this function in the house – a conversation area-relaxation: often in this corner, in addition to television and, sometimes, even a whole entertainment center, some other functions are required: a study area or library. Everyone knows the needs and habits of their family and focus on these issues is certainly priority over everything else.

So, given these general principles, let’s draw some simple considerations and practical suggestions. The purpose of this section is devoted to furnishing your living room: to provide useful ideas and inspirations.

First of all the advice I give to all: choose furniture that is not too big! It seems odd, but you will find that over time you need change. The decor is not static, but dynamic and changing world not only with the needs of the family, but also in tune with the taste that certainly changes and evolves together with our personality. A “live” feel to the house means to make it in tune with ourselves and then evolve it together with us. The home is a reflection of our inner selves! Welcoming someone to your home means to let them into your soul.

The budget that we have available is not really an important factor, and certainly the market value of our furniture is not either. It’s the effect that matters, the impression that the exterior reflects the interior. Have you ever wondered why certain atmosphere, certain corners or certain typical home décor photos give us the impression of intimacy and help us feel at home? Of course, it’s because it reflects our mood and the overall feeling.

As I already said, furniture should not be too large to allow moving around according to the needs in the life of a family and according to our aesthetic preference.  Also, the furniture of the smaller measurements give proper emphasis to the empty spaces, making it stand out even more.

Another recommendation is to try to “draw the shapes”. What does it mean? That means that the layout of the furniture should flow naturally and bring the sense of harmony of an environment. This is immensely facilitated by the replication of the forms. This is one of the principles of classical Renaissance style.

What made readymade curtains popular these days?

A home without things inside will make it look pathetic and incomplete. The same is true when it comes to windows. A window alone without any curtain on it can look naked and so boring. That is why curtains are solely made for windows to add up some beauty on it and also to provide privacy. In modern society, tailored curtains are not that anymore popular because they are quite expensive and it can be very inconvenient for busy people to find time just to have their curtains tailored. Since ready made curtains are readily available at the market, a bunch of people opted to switch into this idea that made it even more popular.

Now, let us further take a look on the reasons why people switched from tailored curtains into the ready made ones?

Diverse and broad varieties

There are numerous companies that chose to decipher and try their luck in creating curtains that are already tailored finished which are to be manufactured into the market. The success of this industry has become the starting point wherein more and more companies are producing the said product and even market it internationally. The competition amongst companies caused production of diverse and broad varieties of curtains that are unique in style, have cultural resemblance and even utilize wide clothing varieties.

 

It can fit in your interiors

Since there are wide selections for curtains, mix matching it with your window and interior design can be hassle free and easy. All you have to do is to estimate or measure your window size and then find the right one that fits your window and your taste. These curtains do not only vary in designs but also when it comes to the texture, cloth class and colours. There are some curtains that are silhouette type that are best for those who wanted to have their rooms brightened by the rays of sunshine. There are also some that are made out of thick and heavy materials that are best for those who wanted to prevent the heat of the sun from entering their room. To make the long story short, curtains are made differently just to match your taste and style.

 

Inexpensive fashion

Ready made curtains are known to be inexpensive because they are made and produced in huge volumes as compared to the tailored one. Made to order curtains requires a lot of work to do like finding the designer who’s going to do the work, hemming for fabric, choosing the colour and texture of the cloth to be used and a lot more. If you are a busy career person, thinking of this aside from your office works can be so stressful. So, instead of having yourself suffer from this kind or stressor, better yet choose to buy those that are readily made.

 

Indeed, there are lots of people who area already hooked into choosing the ready made from the tailored curtains because of these three reasons. Whatsoever style and design you are searching for, everything is already available in the market at a cheaper price.