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The family room or sitting room is the place where everybody comes together. Traditionally has comprised mainly of a three-piece-suite pushed against the walls and an oversized lump of a television that seems to hold everything else in the room in it orbit like some kind of domestic black hole. Today the modern family room is undergoing a massive upheaval， mainly due to three things- the popularisation of open plan living， increased media and technology at home and a more style conscious and well informed homeowner.
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A successful family room must now incorporate many other factors and accommodate a whole range of needs； therefore it is vital that you plan out your scheme carefully. An open plan arrangement gives you the best hope of fitting everything in without the room becoming cramped so if possible knock through to another room to increase the space you have to play with.
Next， sketch a copy of your floor space and section it off into zones. As a general guidemothers day gifts from son， include a sitting area， study area， storage area and， if you are going totally open plan， a dining area. A well planned out room will allow various family activities to go on simultaneously without people getting in each others way.
The seating area should be arranged so that it becomes a room within a room. Start with a central rug as a focal point and arrange the settees around the perimeter so that the face each other. This will encourage conversation and prevent the area being used as an access route， as people can now walk around the area. If your room is small， instead create an L shaped area with your seating in the corner and will the negative square with a rug and coffee table， which will fence of the perimeter for added cosiness.
If your kitchen and living room share the same space， used your study or dining area to separate them. A breakfast bar is a great way to do this due to its increased height but slim surface area.
For those with a bay window at the front end of the room， why not cushion the window sill and add a small central table to create a wonderful study area or place to chat on the phone without disturbing those watching T.V. You can pick up a bay window curtain pole for little cost and create some curtains out of a fabric of your choice or as modern and affordable alternative， add a small roller blind to each of the three window faces- if you are going to be using a computer there then this option gives you great control over the natural light coming into the room.
Finally， ditch the oversized television and opt for something smaller or at least flatter- T.V. should not dominate a space. A neat flat screen on a stand will sit perfectly on a sideboard- which have made a huge resurgence of late. Not only do they give plenty of room for even the widest of televisions but they mean you can store all of your DVDs out of sight and add some nicely framed family photos on top to remind you of the real focus of the room.
Portrait silhouette pillows are a unique and meaningful gift to make and give for every celebration: weddings, graduation, birthdays and?especially for Mother’s Day! It can be challenging to to find the perfect gift for those you love—whether it’s your mom, sister, your best friend, or even for yourself. Today we are going to create hand cut appliqué portrait pillows from a side profile photograph (remember when we actually printed them on paper?!) or digital image that will be cherished for years to come. From start to finish you can make a gorgeous gift in an hour and for under $20.
???????????????????? There's probably 50 different ways to hem pants. Every shop I've worked in has had their own flavor or version they prefer. Today, I am showing you how to do simple hand hemming with a needle and thread. In general, this is a finish you will be asked to do in higher-end couture shops, custom bridal wear, and theater where the quality of the finish is more important than the time. Hand-hemming lends a softness and incredible hand to a garment, however it can take 30 min to 4 hrs. to complete a piece so set yourself aside some time to do it if you want this right. The finished piece will generally hold up to the regular wash, but should be treated like lingerie or heirloom sewing. Hand-washing or the dry cleaners is always better for lovely custom work. ????????????????????? We will be doing a top and skirt today for you to see various versions of this. Please note this is an assymetrical draped hem I did for practice. Anyone can do an even hem easily. If you haven't done even hems before, just put on the shoes you will be wearing on the finished piece and a ruler, with a straight ruler or yardstick, get someone to walk around you and measure at the height you want the finished garment to be. Add at least 1 1/2 inches for a narrow hem and 3 inches for a wide hem. If you don't have a "skirt hemmer" (aka-ruler), you can pick one up for under $1 at Wal-mart in the office/school supply section or pay $5-30.00 for a fancy one at any sewing supply store. When I worked retail, we just did this by eye. Piece to Be Hemmed/Finished Scissors Iron Needle (I prefer John James which you can buy in any sewing store or Amazon for a few dollars) Thread (Use good tailors Rices or Salamide thread. This is available in any beading store in small 40 yard cards for $1-2 or online. You will need only need a small amount. One card will normally do several pants or dresses.) Pins (Dressmaker Pins are available by the 300-500 for $1-3 at any sewing store or online.) Optional Ruler (Under $1 at any Dollar Tree, Wal-mart, or School/Office Supply Store)