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.

Pale blue interior design ideas

Among all colors, blue is the most immaterial one, making you think about the sky or the sea. Although it is a cool color, it doesn’t give you the chills. You will feel very welcomed and peaceful in a pale blue room. A blue environment calms you in the stressful days. Sitting in a blue room is like forgetting all about the reality, entering an unreal territory.  In Tibetan Buddhism, blue is the color o wisdom, creating a copy for the sky’s infinity.

If you want to create a calm, almost unreal feeling for your house, you should think about painting your walls in pale blue with all its hues. We have already seen the meaning of blue. When you choose a pale blue, a new sense is given. The pale hue is very discrete and fine giving the impression of a very delicate space.

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Decorate Using Oversized Mirrors

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? That’s what every woman asks herself, not only the witch from ‘Snow White’. Since always women, and not only them, were fascinated by their image and, by extension, by mirrors. In fact, the mirror has a larger symbolism. On one hand, the mirror can be considered the symbol of Narcis, the mythological character that felt in love with himself after seeing his reflected imaged in the water. These are the roots of narcissism, the mirror being on object of self-admiration. On the other hand, the mirror is a symbol of a person’s double. It’s considered that the image from the mirror is a overturned alterity, most likely a malefic one, due to its turned position. But loving your own self is a vanity, and vanities are malefic.

Whether they know or not about these ancient myths, everyone has a mirror and some people even make a fetish of it. More and more people opt for large mirrors, not only for their utility, but also for their beauty. You can put a mirror anywhere, with the exception of the kitchen, but nevertheless no one stops you to do even that.

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Turquoise interior design inspiration rooms

Turquoise is a royal color, which reminds of the gemstone from which it claims its name. But no matter how royal this color is, it is a little risky to use it in your house, especially on large surfaces.  However, there are some persons more daring who can’t resist painting at least one of their rooms in turquoise. Sometimes the effect is incredible and the result amazes you, but other times the final is just kitschy. That’s why you should either claim for a specialist’s help or follow some clear safety steps.

First of all, you should keep in mind that there are more turquoise hues. A more aggressive nuance could fatigue your eyes on a long time stay, but you can reduce this effect by painting in this hue only small surfaces, or by alternating it with other more pale nuances. Try to use flashy turquoise only for details and accessories, not for all the walls. A pale turquoise has almost the same effect as pale blue, relaxing you after a stressful day.

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Orange rooms – fresh as a citrus

Even I am not an orange fan, I am one of those people who painted their living room in orange. This is not a paradox at all. For interior designs orange is one of the greatest colors because you can combine it with different other colors and styles. Even if you choose a pale hue or go with a flashy orange, the effect will be amazing. The more eccentric ones can choose to gather orange and other contrasting colors for a more intense effect. Orange is very nicely combined with its complementary color, blue, but you should be very careful how you make this combination. A good result depends on the nuances, proportions, position or forms.

When you enter an orange room, the first impression is that you are in a citrus reservation. This sensation is even stronger if you add in the room an ornamental tree, the orange-green combination being one of my favorites.

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Green interior ideas for your home

Green results by combining blue and yellow, so we may say it’s a mediator between cold and worm. It is a calming cool color, which is related to the terrestrial area, not with the astral one, so it’s a cozy color, with which we are used.  Green is the color of spring, a symbol of hope, youth and fecundity. If you choose to paint your room in green you may observe that it makes you more creative, calm and joyful as a child.

I am one of the persons who painted their bedroom in green and yellow, without knowing the colors meaning and now I can confirm what is stated above. Of course, there are plenty combinations and hues for green and you may also paint in green absolutely any room of your house. There are so many hues, that you sure have from where to choose: spring green, icy mint, deep forest, olive green any many more.

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Decorate Your Home with Felt Flowers

It’s finally spring outside but I would like to bring a bit of spring inside, too, so as to make my home a bit merrier and more colourful. And the best idea was given to me by the things I saw in my girl’s kindergarten. They celebrate each season with special decorations displayed on the walls and this time I saw beautiful flowers glued to the walls and ceiling. These flowers were made of felt and they looked absolutely amazing, especially as the wall was painted in light green, the colour that is specific to spring.

So if you want to decorate your home with felt flowers in order to give it a spring look, it is not very hard. All you have to do is purchase these felt flowers from Glerups in Denmark and after that glue them to the wall or maybe arrange them in a certain personalized pattern on the bookshelves. They are made of pure natural wool and look very realistic. These flowers can be used for decorating your home and you can sew them to the pillows on the bed, to the blankets or where your imagination and inspiration tells you to. You can buy 25 such pieces for just 33.42 EUR.

Chic Design Trend: Exposed Beams

One of the grandest design features you can put in any home is an open ceiling with exposed beams. There are many reasons why designers of both modern and traditional homes are choosing this trend. First, the open ceilings create such a large breathable space. It makes your home seem larger than it actually is. Secondly, the extra ceiling height can make your home seem brighter. You can attach large chandeliers and other types of light fixtures to draw your eye up and create the illusion of a lighter space. Lastly, they are simply gorgeous to look at. Whether they are a crisp white or a rustic wood tone, you won’t be disappointed if you incorporate these beams into your home.

Source: DesignerHomez.com, Staged by Meredith Baer.

The black and white color scheme in this home is classic and contemporary. The dark stained beams make a statement and provide a stark contrast to the crisp white walls and white furniture. The best part about the beams as an architectural feature in this room is that they provide warm tones to make this crisp contemporary space feel cozy.

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