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Expert's Advice

Design your Drawing Room like a Professional

May 9, 2017 — by Navneet Malhotra

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Sometimes with just a few easy hacks, you can create a stunning look for your drawing room. No renovation. No hardcore stuff. Just think interior design. You don’t need any contractor. No need for masonry work.

First, decide what you want out of your drawing room. The look! Do you like it to be warm and inviting or do you like the minimalistic look, which is all the rage, lately, that is the first step! And then you synchronize everything around this look. The colours, the furniture style, the little accessories, upholstery for your furniture, everything.

brown leather sofa, side lamp, wooden centre table, marble flooring

Ever thought of creating a highlight? Create one. A focus wall. You can do it in different ways. You can use a striking colour, a distinct pattern (remember, though, that it must fit the style you have decided to create for the room). It needn’t be paint, though. You could use the high-quality wallpapers, which are available these days. Or, you could decorate the wall in a striking fashion. Thought about some distinct art for your focus wall? Try it. It can work magic for your drawing room.

white sofa, turquoise cushions, wooden coffee table, wallpaper

It is very easy to get carried away when you are in a market, travelling on holiday or just going out to pick up some furniture. But, resist the temptation. Don’t just pick up any random piece that you like. Remember, the look! And synchronize. It must come together to enhance the look.

wallpaper, glass divider, ceiling light, living room

Overdoing causes clutter and that’s a no-no. Let there be breathing space in your drawing room. Add little touches to enhance the look, instead of adding giant pieces of furniture that fill up the room. A small plant here and a little lamp there are just great accessories. Well-chosen upholstery and pillows on your sofas are all great touches and enhance the appeal.

big chandeliers, colourful cushions, painting, glass table

light is everything. Let natural light in. But if it is too bright or the sunlight directly burns out your furniture, cut it with sheer curtains. The glazed light streaming in will make the room seem larger and inviting.

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So there you have it. 5 simple tricks that you can try right away. How about getting some extras out of your drawing room and letting the room breathe a little, first?

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Navneet Malhotra

Navneet Malhotra is a perpetual student. His passion to design and his deep rooted desire to demystify Indian construction system has seen him as a visiting faculty member with S.P.A.-Delhi for over 8 yrs. He has also authored several ‘How-to’ articles as well as regular 'Q&A' section for ‘Better Interiors’ magazine,. B-Arch [S.P.A.-D], M-Tech [I.I.T.-D]

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