July 21, 2006

Secret Ambition?

Have u ever thought, what u might be doing if you were given a wish to switch your career..
I have nursed far too many ambitions like that..was very sure I' would become an ace detective when I was reading my daily dose of Nancy Drew Books...then fancied the idea of being a doctor - that went up the smoke with my pathetic score in my 12th & I couldnt stand those rat dissections per say. The list is quite big.

And somewhere in the middle was this interior designing thing too..but nowadays, I catch up with the happenings thro some really wonderful websites like

Some basic stuff
1. whatever u resort to do, jus check for the comfort value in it. spending a bomb on an antique chair & getting a severe back ache later is no good

2. Try to reuse the existing stuff..May be your duppatta might double up for a corner table top

3. Have a focal point in every arrangement.. your showcase in the living room

Taken from about.com
10 Ways to Add Color to a Living Room

1. Paint One Wall -you can add a real punch of color by painting just one wall of your living room. This will really change the focal point of the living room without getting into a major decorating project
2) Throw a Few Pillows Around-Nothing adds color like pillows strategically placed on furniture.
3) Add a Bit of Mother Nature (even if it means trying to fool her!) - put some plants around
4) Add a Whimsical Lamp-Even if you have a traditional classic living room, you can add a point of interest by selecting a lamp or shade that is colorful or whimsical.
5) Put Some Color on the Floor-A colorful throw rug, strategically placed in front of a chair or under a coffee table can add color and texture to a living room.
6) Freshen Up a Chair Cushion-If you have a small chair, such as a desk chair or side chair, consider recovering the seat cushion.
7) Reflecting Color-Try placing a large mirror on a bare, boring wall. Choose an interesting frame or decorate a piece of mirror with cording or braid.
8) Get Artsy-A colorful piece of art placed in a living room not only adds a decorative touch, but also introduces colors and shapes you might not be able to use in a larger area.
9) Paint the Back of a Bookshelf-A great touch of color and interest can be added by painting a bookshelf two colors (or even more!)
10) Snuggle Up With a Throw- A handmade quilt, or cozy, colorful blanket adds interest when draped over the back or arm of a neutral sofa or chair

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