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How to decorate your drawing room?

June 02, 2012  by: AJAY  Points: 12   Category: Others  Earning $0.50   Views: 742

In this article you will get the information on how to decorate the drawing room of your house. Some basic things like position and coloring of furniture, color of the walls, flooring, carpets, curtains and lighting holds important to give the drawing room that vivid look.



A drawing room is a place in your house where you welcome your guests. You sit with your guests and have a decent time talking with one another. You even relax there either by reading a book or watching television. Your drawing room is the introduction section of your house as it gives an idea about the other sections of your house in the mind of your guests. Therefore, you need to be extra bit of careful with the fabrics, colors and the furniture of your drawing room. In fact, things should be planned in such a way so that it would create positive impressions on the mind of your guests.

Basics of drawing room

A drawing room is an ideal place for your family and guests and therefore every care should be taken from your side to make it refined and sophisticated. The first thing that you need to care about is the decoration of your drawing room. If your drawing room has less space then you should think carefully and plan accordingly to decorate it. On the other hand, if it has more space then you should be prudent enough to utilize the space available to you to give it a much impressive look. Apart from this, certain other things like beautiful wall hangings, paintings and placing of flower vases at proper places does enough to enhance the beauty of your drawing room.


Your style and flair about things is represented by the furniture you keep in your drawing room. Keeping in mind the space available in your drawing room, you need to arrange your furniture properly. If the space available in your drawing room is more then you should use it aptly to give your drawing room that eloquent look. It may even accommodate coffee tables, chairs and even sofas. Besides, you may even have a table ready provided your guests do drop in very frequently. In contrast to this small drawing rooms need small suited furniture. You may even use picture frames to give it a larger look. Moreover, pillows, floor cushions etc can give your guests and your family members a feeling of warmth, softness and comfort.

Color of the walls

Color plays an important role in human minds and you could utilize this fact to the maximum benefits while decorating your drawing room. For small drawing room any light color would help to make the room look bigger and better. This would give a very placid and facile look. You may use any synchronous color which is in demand these days. These colors will give your drawing room an added luminosity and brightness. It would be wise on your part to opt for two colors with one color highlighting the other. If you choose light color for your drawing room then make sure to buy furniture with brisk colors.


Flooring has its own significance when it comes about decorating your drawing room and give it that vivid look. You have a number of options available to you for good flooring. You may choose plain marbles or settle for the designer ones. You would get designer marbles in different shades. You may settle for white marbles also as they help immensely in enhancing the look of your room and are long lasting too. You may also choose ceramic tiles which are available in various shades and sizes. The good thing about it is that they are lighter in weight and non slippery by nature. Besides, there is another good option available to you, that is, wooden flooring which are very popular. It neither gets hot in hot weathers nor gets cold enough in cold weather conditions. These simple things certainly add to the beauty of your drawing room irrespective of the fact whether it is big or small.


You may choose a carpet that is smooth and durable. Carpets do add an extra bit of charm to your drawing room. You can use a carpet irrespective about the type of flooring. Keep a carpet of bold color which would also help in noise reduction. Again this should be according to the color of furniture in your drawing room. A carpet provides you a sense of eloquence and gives you a cozy feel.


You may use curtains of different shades in your drawing room. Certainly, you may go for a rich fabric because it represents luxury. When buying a curtain for your drawing room keep in mind the color of the walls, carpets and furniture of your drawing room. You need to have more than one set in handy because you may need them very often from time to time.


It is a fact, that the type of lighting matters for a drawing room. You need to furnish your drawing room with proper lighting because many things like reading, writing, watching televisions, listening to music etc are done in the drawing room. Install suitable lighting so that it would help in illuminating every corner of the room. The main light should always fall at the center of the sitting space with other lights following. You may also make your small drawing room look bigger by illuminating a portion of your drawing room with lighting.. Finally, keep two or three types of lighting handy so that you can illuminate one according to the activity that is going on in your drawing room. Sometimes, when there is an occasion going on your house you may need more than one lighting to light up your drawing room and brighten it up and thus it would help in creating a cheerful atmosphere.


Drawing room, irrespective of the fact big or small, should be planned very well so that it suits your mentality. You should also keep the fact in mind that it is the place where your guests may turn around and hence things should be arranged in such a way so that it gives a vivid and realistic look. Your planning and designing is what matters the most when it comes about decorating your drawing room. You need to remember the fact that drawing room is not only a room itself but it consists of the walls, floors doors and windows which needs to be well colored and decorated. Neither you should be too eager to decorate it so much with furniture that it gives a crowded look not you should keep it as empty as it would present a cold look to your guests. Hence, keep the combination right and if you need any expert help you may go on your way and take the help of an interior designer in this regard who would help you and charge some nominal fees for it. Alternately, you can buy good books on interior designing which will give you a good idea on how to decorate the different rooms of your house including the drawing room.

Author: Suny        
Posted Date: 06/17/2012    Points:1    

This is really a great one, I am inspired to do some thing here but the only problem is I can not insert a picture despite my best effort.
Author: AJAY        
Posted Date: 06/20/2012    Points:2    

Hi suni51,

If you want to insert pictures in your articles you need to go through the guidelines given in the Faq section of the site. Besides, it is also mentioned in the forum in some older threads by the members.
Author: AJAY        
Posted Date: 06/20/2012    Points:2    

By the way, thanks for your lovely comment and I would try to write more such articles in the future.

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