How To, Tips, and Advice

If you’re on a budget and would like to save a few bucks (so you can splurge elsewhere), or you’re unsure of how to go about creating the functional and aesthetic home of your dreams, or you simply love the thrill of accomplishment when you do something on your own, Homedit’s How-To section of articles is the ultimate helpful guide. Here are found tips and advice for a variety of home decorating questions and challenges.

10 Reasons Why You Should Live In An Attic Apartment

The house you live in has a major contribution in maintaining a balance between your private life and workplace pressure. Who doesn’t need an oasis of peace and relaxation to get rid of everyday stress? In this case, an attic apartment could be a great choice. Just make sure that the building is very well insulated. You need any other reasons to convince yourself it’s worth trying? We give you 10.

Cozy atmosphere.

Despite the fact that attic apartments are often less spacious, they always look welcoming. Such a bohemian space will invite you to enjoy some peaceful moments with your family. Drinking coffee every morning in front of the window can become an intimate moment. You should try this! You will see how important it is to start your day in a pleasant way.

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Why Wait for Spring? Add Flowers and Plants to Your Winter Decor

Winter is often considered a gray, dreary time of year. But it’s also a time of year where people tend to spend a lot of time in their homes. So why would anyone let it turn into a boring and depressing space? In the spring, people often add flowers and plants to brighten things up – why not do the same during the winter months? Here are a few tips:

Do Some Research.

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Before making any purchases, take a little time to look up flowers or plants that do well in the winter months. Even if you’re keeping them inside, flowers that require lots of light might not do so well during the shortened days of winter, and there’s nothing more depressing than flowers that wilt right away. So do a little reading about the flowers and plants that fit your needs and climate to decide what will work best for your home.

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How You Can Incorporate Wine Racks Into Your Design Without Wasting Space

Whether you’re a wine connaisseur or not, it’s always nice to have a bottle or two in the house. But where do you keep them? Well obviously a wine rack would surely be helpful. Lots of people seem to think that a wine rack is just an accessory and that it takes up space that can be used for something else. But there are ways in which you can incorporate wine racks into your interior design without wasting any space.

Depending on where you want to store and display the wine bottles, you can figure out solutions. For example, if you want to have the bottles in the kitchen, then take a look around and see where you could spare some space.

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How to Optimize Your Kitchen for Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is one of the most popular goals people set for themselves in the new year, but it isn’t always easy. You might not even realize that your kitchen could be setting you up for failure. But the room where you do the vast majority of your eating can certainly have an impact on your diet. So if eating healthier is a goal you’d like to achieve, there are a few quick steps you can take to make sure your kitchen is more of an ally than an enemy.

Buy the Right Tools.

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If you want to eat healthy foods, it’s important that you have the proper kitchen utensils and appliances to prepare them. So take a pass on the deep fryer and instead choose tools that will help you make healthy meals and snacks. A few to consider include: a blender for fruit smoothies, a good set of knives and cutting board for fresh produce, and a steamer for things like vegetables and rice.

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Winter Inspiration: Colors of the Season

We’re in the thick of it now. Cold temperatures, snowy dusts, bulky coats and scarves wrapped around our heads; it’s winter! But, it’s also a new year. So, you may be wanting to update and refresh your space with sparkling colors and vibrant new decor. Take just a peek at our lists of scrumptious, beautiful colors to dress your drab cold weather blues with and give yourself some new and improved winter inspiration.

1. Mulberry.

Purple with a touch of hot pink infusion, we love the brave and daring look of this sophisticated shade. Use this to accent a more subdued room, or be bold and create a wonderful accent wall in your favorite space. Take note, this tone looks incredible with bouts of chartreuse.

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6 Tips to Keep Your Home Organized in the New Year

It’s a new year. And if one of your new year’s resolutions was to get your home organized, you could already be feeling overwhelmed. Organization is tough, and keeping things organized is even tougher. But it is possible. Here are some tips you may not have considered that can keep your organizing resolution in tact.

Toss Unused Items.

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The first step in any organization project should always be clearing out the clutter. This doesn’t just mean that you should throw away items that are obviously trash. You should also go through all of your actual belongings and get rid of everything that’s not absolutely essential.

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10 Decorating Rules You Should Break

Rules were made to be broken. If we all followed the same home decoration guidelines the world of interior design would be dull and boring. When did anyone ever gain compliments or credibility for being a sheep? 2014 is your year to stand out from the crowd. Let your home be the one that draws all of the gasps whenever visitors arrive. How? Throw caution to the wind and smash the following decorating rules into tiny little pieces…

1. The ceiling must be white.

There seems to be this unwritten rule that ceilings have to be white. A coloured ceiling can instantly make your home more interesting. You don’t have to go for anything too drastic, if you are feeling unsure simply opt for a few shades lighter or darker than your walls.

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