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.

Impart a new look to your house by using animal print decorating ideas

Are you bored with the use of typical designs and patterns? Do you wish to liven up the interiors of your home? Well, if this is so, then you can easily impart a new look to your house by using animal print decorating ideas. Introduction of animal prints in a room can easily transform the look of the room from dull to exciting and eliminate the need of changing all the aspects of the room.

Animal prints are highly versatile. The prints can be blended with any type of furniture starting from traditional setting to the latest contemporary ones. The most remarkable feature of animal prints is that they are actually neutral accents. They can be used without the selection of any color scheme in a room. Animal prints are not limited to the fur like texture and color scheme of black and white. Accent pieces in earthy tones such as gold or brown can easily be found in different textured fabrics such as suede, cord and more. Animal prints are never believed to go out of fashion or style provided used in a proper setting.


Tips to improve your kitchen with lights

When decoration of a kitchen comes into the discussion, most of us tend to relate the improvement of the kitchen in terms of big things such as purchasing of appliances such as replacing the old oven, buying a new refrigerator, painting the walls, installing extra cabinets and shelves and more.  However, we never ponder to change the lights of the kitchen which is an equally important feature of the kitchen. Like other parts of the house, light is known to play a contributing role in transforming the look of a kitchen from dull to bright.

When talking about lighting of a kitchen, there are several factors that come into the play. The lighting should be such that the room should be properly illuminated. However, it should not be so bright that it hurt the eyes. The light should be installed in such a manner than every corner of the kitchen receives optimum light, and work can be done without straining the eyes.

Here is a list of tips to improve your kitchen with lights –

- Most of the kitchens, especially the older ones have a single type of lighting and some of them also have a single light. You need to shed this idea of installing one light or one type of light. Like other parts of the house, varied types of lightning can also be installed in the kitchen.


Enhance home décor with outlet covers

An outlet cover is nothing but a flat plate which is mounted on the wall around the electrical outlet in order to keep the walls free from grime and dirt. Mostly, outlet covers are made out of metal, plastic or wood and feature a screw in the middle.

Most of the home owners tend to neglect these essential items in the process of beautification of their home. However, if essential outlet covers are decorated properly, they can easily add a lot of flair and decorative touch to a room.

The good news is that today outlet plates are available in a wide range of colors, designs, styles, patterns, textures and themes for a room. They can also be found in different shapes such as a rectangle, oval, round or any other shape and can be purchased as an outlet cover, switch plate or a combination of both.


Some inspirational ideas for your bedroom

People all across the world are always in a constant search for some inspirational ideas for their bedroom so that they can create a serene oasis where all the worries of a strenuous day can melt off.

If you are looking for some great inspirational ideas, then I shall help you create your own private haven for rest, peace and romance. Here is a list of three excellent inspirational ideas for the bedroom –

French Chateaux - Have you always dreamt of elegant Parisian apartment or chic chateaux?  Well, if yes, then how about imparting a French chateaux look to your bedroom? To be very frank, imparting the look is not at all difficult.

Get a luxurious, velvety, tufted bed accentuated with gilt (covered thinly with gold). Install an exquisite Swarovski or crystal chandelier as the focal point of the room. The chandelier can be hung in the center of the room or on the center of the bed. Spread a silk bed sheet in warm colors and place accent cushions featuring fringes, laces, embroidery and tassels.


Decorate a wall using plates

Are you looking for inexpensive ways to decorate a wall? Do you want the art to be innovative, exiting and new? Well, if this is so, why not consider decorating a wall with plates?

Decorating walls with plates is an excellent method to add visual interest and color to a room without making a hole in the pocket. Plates are collectible items found in each and every household. In addition, you need not require a chest full of china plates, and nor you need to purchase expensive or designer plates for an impressive design. Decorative plates can be brought from thrift stores, dollar shops, discount stores and yard sales. Do not forget to hunt your cupboard for old plates that you may already possess. Alternatively, you may also buy plain plates and paint them in different designs.


How to Brighten Your Room by Installing a Ceiling Lamp?

Installing a ceiling lamp is a great way to brighten up a room. Lighting showrooms always showcase a large variety of ceiling lamps with different designs. Lamps can be hung in the ceiling through the electric box or swag type hookup. Lamps which are hung from the electric box will have wires which are connected to the wall switch. In swag type hookup hanging method, the lamp is hook in the ceiling by a chain which includes the power cord. The power cord is hidden in the wall and connected to the receptacle. With a pendant lamp, you can add lighting to the room without using up a large space.

Before getting started, you should turn off the power to the box. You will need a ladder to reach the lamp box in the ceiling. If the lamp box has a cover plate, you must use the screwdriver to remove it.  After you have removed the cover plate, you must remove the wire nuts which keep the wire in place. Most of the lamp box has a black wire, white wire and green ground wire. You are to install a volt meter on the black and white wire.


Why I should choose large windows for bedroom?

Are you skeptical about selecting the size of the window for your bedroom? Are you are unsure of choosing large windows for bedroom as you are unaware of its advantages? Well, if this is the case then you should blind folded choose large windows for your bedroom as it offers a myriad of benefits. Whether you have a small bedroom or a large bedroom, large windows look good and appealing in all cases.

Today, large windows are being used in homes all across the globe. Large windows in bedrooms bring many benefits such as opening up the area, offering mesmerizing views, allowing light to travel in and also breeze during spring and autumn season. One can easily enjoy the warmth of sun in the day and relax with the soothing breeze in the evening time. By having large windows in the bedroom, there is no need to create a focal point of the room as the large windows become an integral and focal point of the overall décor on their own.


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