Best way to implement <div> to design a well-organized search area?

Hi, I am working on a search page with two textboxes and four dropdowns with a submit button.

I have spent awhile learning all the specifications of code, but haven't spent very much time on the layout dynamic aspect of webpages. What is the best way to add some life to my view with <div>? Thank you.

Here is my current form in my View:

    <form id="testData">
    <div>
        <div class="row">
            <div class="col-xs-6 col-sm-6 col-md-6 col-lg-6">
                <h3>Test Number</h3>                
                @Html.TextBox("searchTestNumber")
                  
            </div>
            <div class="col-xs-3 col-sm-3 col-md-6 col-lg-6">
                <h3>Project</h3>
                @Html.TextBox("searchProject")
            </div>
        </div>
        <div class="row">
            <br/>
            <br/>
            <div class="col-xs-6 col-sm-6 col-md-6 col-lg-6">
                <h3>Test Type</h3>
                @Html.DropDownList("testTypes", "All Test Types -->")
                </div>
                <div class="col-xs-6 col-sm-6 col-md-6 col-lg-6">                    
                    <h3>Test Engineer</h3>
                    @Html.DropDownList("engineers", "All Engineers -->")
                </div>
            </div>
        <div class="row">
            <br />
            <br />
            <div class="col-xs-6 col-sm-6 col-md-6 col-lg-6">
                <h3>Select Technician</h3>
                @Html.DropDownList("technicians", "All Technicians -->")
            </div>  
            <div class="col-xs-6 col-sm-6 col-md-6 col-lg-6">
                <h3>Select Test Stall</h3>
                @Html.DropDownList("testStalls", "All Test Stalls -->")
            </div>          
        </div>      
        <br/>
        <br/>
    <div class="btn-group">
        <button type="submit" class="btn btn-success" value="filter" name="searchQuery">Search!</button>
    </div>   
            </div>      
    </form> 
}

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Screenshot of current look:
screenshot of search pageThanks!
newbie-netterAsked:
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GaryCommented:
add some life
What do you mean?
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newbie-netterAuthor Commented:
I would like to bring the dropdowns closer, and basically make it look not as widely spaced and empty. I would like it more user friendly..
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GaryCommented:
Look at Boostrap inline forms using a form group

http://getbootstrap.com/css/#forms-inline

This depends on the page layout a bit
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COBOLdinosaurCommented:
To begin with that is a very 20th approach to form layout.  

The form element has its own layout elements <fieldset> and <label> not <div> and <h3>

As for "add some life", I have no idea what you are looking for, and in any case the styling should fit in with the website where the form is being used.

This might help for some form styling Ideas

Cd&
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