A well decorated home is one unified whole with rooms that blend and relate to each other like members of a family. The goal of any room arrangement in your house is a simple grouping of furniture pieces that work toward its purpose, dining, sleeping, working, or relaxing. Create easy access through your rooms with 3-ft-wide passages that suggest where you want traffic to flow. Use entry furnishings constant with the rest of your home.
When you are dealing with furniture the whole collection must take priority over individual pieces. It is easy to fall under the enchantment of an antique piece of furniture, but you have to consider how it will fit in with everything else. Plus, you have to ask whether it meets your needs. Everybody loves to buy new things, but before bring in new furniture you must figure out whether to take advantage of what you already have.
Being banished to the basement doesn’t always have to be punishment! Nowadays, owners of homes with a basement consider the space to be prime square footage. Everything from hobby rooms, play rooms, media centers, music rooms, poker parlors, exercise areas, office space and of course, it’s original purpose, storage space, is finding new life in the space 'down below'.
The definition of a basement is an area that is either fully or partially below ground level. This is not to be confused with the crawl space of a house, since another part of the definition is that a person should be able to stand upright in the area.
Building wall to wall bookcases in your den, study, or computer room can be a great project to spruce up your living area. The effect that the bookcase will have on the feel of the room is quite striking and very functional to hold your books, nicknacks, or other items.
The best way to plan out the project is to find a long span of wall probably about 7 feet long that you can build one long bookcase on. By building on the entire wall of a room, it will come out looking built in, especially if you screw it right into the wall after you're done building it. You can also throw on a curved end piece for little items and nicknacks that can sit on the end of the bookcase and give it more of a homey, finished look.