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If all the décor in your home is formal, you might not feel comfortable living there. Try a lighter approach and see how it works.
Anything you use to decorate can affect the feel of a room. Choose each item for a particular room based on the mood it helps create.
The more detail you use, the more formal your room will feel. If you're going for casual you should try simplifying the décor.
We usually associate hardwood floors with a formal dining room. Casual rooms tend to have low luster surfaces.
When you think of casual furniture you think of items you would use. Formal furniture often seems too delicate and fancy to actually sit on.
By using a slipcover to cover a formal couch you can easily turn it into a casual one. You can always remove it if you decide to redecorate.
Parallel lines and highly organized furniture are the hallmarks of a formal room. If you'd prefer something casual try diagonal relationships and a hint of chaos.
Soft lighting, using colors and lampshades rather than crystal and brass, will go a long way toward relaxing the feel of your room.
By using a silk screen you can gently apply any pattern to a curtain, pillow, or other delicate item.
When using a silk screen you must use cold water, so you don't ruin the screen, and high pressure, so you get all of the drawing fluid off.
When you use a silk screen you just need a little pressure, evenly applied, to get the drawing fluid onto the fabric. A squeegee works well.
Even though acrylic paint dries quickly you don't have to wait. Simply blow dry the pattern, on a low setting, to save time.
Never start a project without proper planning. Make sure you have a clear idea of the composition of your piece, and then you can make it efficiently.
By hanging the pictures at different distances from the wall, you can create a lovely sense of depth. Use nails of differing lengths
Rather than spend a fortune on picture frames, keep it casual with simple wooden frames.