By Rebecca Solene. Living Room. Published at Monday, May 07th, 2018 - 04:51:12 AM.
Rotate books to spark new interests. Once your bookshelves are neatly ordered, whether by subject, color or another method, it can be all too tempting to leave the books alone (they do look nice!) — but what’s the point of having a wonderful collection of books if you don’t get them out and read them? One suggestion for making the most of your home library is to periodically walk through and pull from the shelves a pile of books that currently interest you. Place these books around the house where you will notice them — on the coffee table, in a little pile beside your bed, etc. — and enjoy!
Every friend and neighbor with a pooch will be green with envy when you show them your personal dog washing station. This is a great addition for laundry rooms that have an entrance to the outdoors or a garage. Wash Fido's dirty paws and soiled fur before he comes into the house.
Easy flow from the dinner table to a seating area. The concept of the drawing room has evolved over time. The room has moved around the house a bit and sometimes was referred to as a parlor or a salon. During the era of Downton Abbey, the 1910s and ’20, the drawing room centered more around women, while the men hit the adjacent smoking room. To keep it simple, we’ll use the most popular current definition of a drawing room here in the U.S. — a space for after-dinner entertaining for all
Comfortable area for conversation. Seating in drawing rooms should be arranged with group conversations in mind. Place furniture in a way that people can gather for chatting and no one will feel left out. This may mean pulling out those extra stools and ottomans, and chairs from other rooms, to create conversation areas. There can be more than one grouping.
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