Learning the Craft – 7 Tips For Your Dolls and Dollhouses

Published Date: November 18th, 2008
Category: Crafts

By Stephanie Watson

Enjoying Modern Dollhouse Furniture Design

There are many types and styles of dollhouse furniture and one of the newest designs is modern dollhouse furniture. Modern dollhouse furniture is designed post 1960’s and has a distinct look and shape to the furniture style. This style works well with any traditional or modern style dollhouse kit.

Dollhouse Music and Game Furniture

If you are looking to add some style and fun to your dollhouse, adding a music or game room is the way to go Music rooms, which could include a variety of instruments (some of which actually play music), give your home a feeling of culture and refinement. Game rooms really draw the eye and make viewers smile; they also make dollhouses feel more homey and “real”.

Laundry and Sewing Rooms

Laundry and sewing rooms are really fun to add to your dollhouse because they get a lot of attention For old-fashioned dollhouses, a sewing room will fit right in; in more modern dollhouses, the laundry room is a perfect addition. Each room needs just a couple accessories, like a thread box or an ironing board, to draw the admiration of any onlookers

Dollhouse Green Furniture

Want to make your furniture pop? Try going green Furnishing your dollhouse is about adding your unique style and creativity, and we suggest that a little green can go a long way to add a bit of flare to your dollhouse. There are many varieties of shades and colors to make your dollhouse coordination a snap

Using Wire with Dollhouse Furniture

Would you like a very detailed piece of dollhouse furniture? Wire does what wood cannot. Wire lends itself so easily to miniature design that you will notice greater detail and miniature replication. You will see this material in most interlaced dollhouse furniture designs.

Wicker Design in Dollhouse Furniture

When you really want to have some detail in your dollhouse it is time to consider wicker furniture. Traditional wicker furniture is made from vine, bamboo, or other such material. Most wicker furniture is made with wire, but there are some very ornament pieces put together with fine strips of wood. You will see wicker appear most commonly in the kitchen or outdoor sets.

Dollhouse furniture Scales: Half Inch

Dollhouse scales tell you that you are buying the right sized furniture for your dollhouse. All furniture is built on a 1 inch scale unless you see ½ inch or ¼ inch in the title of the item.

This item is built on a half inch, or 1:24 inch, scale. This means that half an inch of dollhouse furniture represents a foot of dollhouse furniture. This furniture item, as shown in the title, is built on a half inch (1:24) scale.

If you do not know the scale of furniture you need for your dollhouse, use a ruler to determine the floor-to-ceiling height on the bottom floor of your dollhouse. If it is between 8-12 inches, it is most likely a 1 inch scale. Heights between 4-6 inches indicate a half inch scale; heights between 2-3 inches indicate a quarter inch scale.

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