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.

Photo Collages Without Frames: Ideas and Inspiration

Everyone loves photos. Even if you don’t love having your picture taken, you love having lasting memories captured and kept to look at whenever you feel the need. Instead of doing the normal task of throwing photos into a boring frame or album, why not highlight your most favorite family and vacation photos by creating a photo collage? Mix the frames altogether and use some of these ideas as your decor inspiration!

1. Traditionally Sleek.

We love the idea of having all of your favorite family photos blown up, put onto beautiful canvases and then displaying them in a traditional, yet sleek way right inside the living room for all your guests to see!

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How to Secretly Arrange Furniture Around the TV

Let’s face it. It is no secret, really. We’ve all got them. Televisions, I mean. For most of us, our lives don’t revolve around the black rectangular screens…but our furniture arrangements in a room with a TV can be so blatantly TV-focused that no one would believe us.

If you’ve ever wondered how to have a TV in your living room without having the thing take over the aesthetics of the space, here are some easy (read: requiring no expensive custom-built TV-hiding cabinetry) tips and tricks to try. Who knows, maybe you’ll figure out something that works for your style AND your favorite shows.

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7 Beautiful Natural Air Freshener Aromatherapy Recipes: Baking Soda

We all want our house to smell good. Whether it’s of lavender in the spring or vanilla in the winter, it’s nice to come home to a space that reminds us our favorite treat or our favorite time of the year.

With just a bit of help from a classic staple, you can easily create aromatherapy recipes that will not only keep your house smelling clean and fresh, but also relax and ignite your senses. Let’s take a peek at some easy nose-friendly recipes, each using one secret ingredient: baking soda!

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Easy Upgrades for Your Guest Room

It’s the time of year when many people will welcome guests into their homes. Some of these guests will just stay for an afternoon or evening, but others might require a bit more time. If you’re expecting any overnight guests over the next couple of months, there are a few easy things you can do to make them feel more welcome and comfortable in your space.

And even if you’re not expecting anyone, upgrading your guest room can be incredibly easy and well worth it in the case of any last minute visitors.

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Real or Artificial Christmas Tree This Year? – Pros And Cons

Every year just before Christmas we all ask ourselves: “Should I get a real tree this year or should I get an artificial one?”. Some people think that Christmas is nothing without a real tree that smells like winter and has a magical presence and what not. Others, however, think that an artificial tree is more practical. The truth is that each of these two options comes with pros and cons. To make it easier for you to make a decision this year, we’re going to analyze them all.

Real Christmas Trees.

Pros:

Real tree are recyclable. They can be recycled into mulch and then used in landscaping and gardening or they can be chipped and turned into wood.

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How to Achieve a Tuscan Style

Relaxed and rich Tuscan style is based on the Old World style of decorating. Originating in, no surprise here, Tuscany, the style exemplifies the traditions and setting of a picturesque Italian villa scene – rolling hills, vineyards, lavender fields, farmhouses, perhaps a crumbling stone wall, and sun-baked terra cotta tiled roofs. With such a sweeping, heart-warming setting for inspiration, the style itself involves elegance, details, and drama, but with a comfortable, sturdy, relaxed-rustic feel.

If you’re in love with Tuscan style and want to recreate the look in your own space, read below for some tips on how to go about blending your modern amenities with Old World charms.

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Festive and Beautiful Christmas Tablescapes: Ideas and Inspiration

Once Christmastime rolls around, your dining room table becomes the gathering point of choice in the house. Lots of family dinners and friendly get-together’s ensue. So, it’s only natural that we start to wonder and worry about how we’ll be decorating and setting the table for all of the entertaining endeavors of the season. Take a look at our compilation of festive and beautiful Christmas tablescapes and gather some ideas and inspiration for your place settings and centerpieces for the holidays!

1. Delicate and Simple.

Tied with a ribbon, accented with just a bit of greenery and a pinch of star-dust confetti makes for a delicate and simple table design. Perfect for Christmas eve brunch or maybe even breakfast the morning after Santa’s visit!

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