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.

Water Features and How to Use them in Design

Water features don’t have to be relegated to outside your home. Bring them indoors for a lovely modern and earthy touch. Here are some fabulous water feature ideas.

Build a Water Wall.

A Water Wall is Glamorous

We’ve seen many natural wonders entering home décor, such as green walls featuring plant life. A water wall is another creative idea to be used as an accent wall. It is elegant and majestic in a space, plus when tempered with furnishings such as wood it creates a lovely feeling of being outside. A water wall is a unique water feature that evokes interest.

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That’s so 2013… Trends it is time to say goodbye to in 2014

Every year we get excited about the new trends that burst on to the scene. However, have you ever stopped to think about styles that could be on their way out? If you want your home to be on-trend you have got to begin by eradicating everything that is out of date before you can start bringing in all of the new designs. That is exactly what this post is here to help you with. Read on to discover some trends which you should considering kissing goodbye to this year…

Woodland Creatures.

Last year we well and truly embraced woodland creatures in the home. From owls, to deers, to foxes – it was undoubtedly a case of bringing the outdoors inside. However, this trend has been overused to say the least. There is nothing original or innovative to explore. As a result, design experts state that this trend is passed its sell by date already.

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Top 10 Tips for Making a Basement Feel Bright

If you find yourself in the windowless cocoon of your basement, wishing there was another way to live than burrowing like a mole…there is! There are plenty of ways to brighten even the darkest of basement spaces. With a few strategic tweaks, you’ll be able to enjoy a bright, cheerful basement in no time. Here are the top 10 tips for making this happen:

1. Bright Color.

Use bright color liberally. Just as with natural light, the brighter and more saturated a color, the better. (It doesn’t necessarily have to be a light color!) Not that you want your basement to be gaudy or tacky, of course. But a nice bright tone on the walls, rugs, and even large furniture pieces and some cheerful pops of color throguhout will go far in creating a fresh, bright atmosphere.

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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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