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.

How to Bring Masculine Details into your Home

If you have been looking around your house lately and wondering that the furniture and décor does not reflect your male sensibilities, it could be an ideal time for renovations. Masculine details in a house refer to clean and simple appearance, rich colors, strong designs, and absence of excessive detailing. In addition, masculine aesthetic appeals to both the sexes. A woman would equally feel relaxed in a well designed masculine house as what a man would feel.

1) Masculine color palette – Dark and rich color schemes such as brown, purple, black, deep blue, etc impart a masculine look to a room. However, it is not necessary to stick to the above mentioned colors only. Darker tones of all colors will look equally good.  However, make sure that you pair dark colors with neutral flooring and walls to balance the décor and furnishings.

2) Natural materials – Organic materials, brick and wood, symbolize rustic elements and outdoors. With the use of these materials for flooring, furniture and exposed walls, you can easily introduce masculine details into your home. Less refined furniture with strong lines can also be used. For the exposed ceilings, make use of aged and structured surfaces.


Make Your Room Look Like Ikea Rooms

Have you ever wished to make your room look like one of the Ikea rooms? Or your mom keeps on complaining that your room wears a junky look due to the messy stuff and wall posters? Well, in such a case it would be the right decision to make your room look like one of the Ikea rooms.

1) First of all, you need to select a color for your room. Choose the color wisely. Assure that you choose a color which represents you. Choose your favorite color or walk out of the box and choose an entirely different color to do something unique and different. If you have a strict budget then Wal-Mart sells tins filled with old paints. You can find your shade or mix colors to get your preferred shade.


Theme Your Room to Music

Are you a music lover? Do you have a passion for music? If this is so, you can decorate your room with the music theme. This way you can have a room that reflects your musical preference. The most remarkable advantage of music theme for your bedroom is that it is extremely cheap. You do not have to buy much stuff from the market.

1) Let’s start with the walls. Since music is a lively, use bright colors for dressing the walls. Bright yellow, ocean blue, soothing green, trendy pink are some popular choices. Buy music themed stencils with shapes of music notes such as G clef or treble and trace them on the wall to create musical wallpaper. For tracing the notes, use a contrast color. For instance, if the wall is done in a light color, use black for the notes so that they are prominent.


Make Your Room Look Boho or Bohemian

Luxury, comfort and romance are all words that perfectly describe a Bohemian décor, making it the ideal décor choice when setting an atmosphere of your room. Bohemian style is a very different décor style and is largely based on use of lots of artistic elements. It is very much alike to the foreign gypsy look, and it gives you the exceptional opportunity to showcase your artistic abilities.

Follow the below mentioned tips if you desire to make your room look Boho or Bohemian look –

1) You need to start with the decoration of your walls. Select gloss or semi-gloss paints in bohemian colors such as browns, dark reds, gold, and purple. Remember that the Bohemian look is marked by rich colors, so stay away from vibrant, bright and pastel shades.


Make Small Things to Decorate Your Room

All of us want our bedroom to look elegant, peaceful and most importantly unique. Although, this may seem to be very expensive, but there is a myriad of ways to decorate your room cheaply. There are a lot of things that you can make on your own and easily spruce up your home décor. These things are not only easy to do but also fun to make.

1) Button vase – get a clear glass vase and hunt your wardrobe and drawers for old buttons. Then pour a cluster of buttons inside the vase and find a good suitable location to set it down.


Make Your Room Comfortable in Winter

Winter is the coldest season of the year and may leave you with a huge power bill. It is the time to think about making your room more comfortable by keeping the cold out and heat in. The décor that may be perfect in summer might not be suitable in winter. Rooms need to be made cozier and warmer so that the season can be enjoyed.

1) The first step in creating a warm atmosphere in your room is to decorate your room with colors. Use bold and bright colored bedcovers, curtains, upholstery, pillows and vases. Incorporate color in each and every element of the room. Hang a colorful painting in the living room to make it lively. By adding potted plants and freshly cut flowers, you can easily add much needed color and light.


5 Tips for terrace gardening

Are you sick and tired of the dull look of your terrace? Do you desire to make your terrace a private sanctuary for relaxation after a hectic day? Well, terrace gardening is an option that may appeal to you. Terrace gardening gives you the exceptional opportunity to get closer to the nature and that too without much efforts. As you take care of your indoor plants, you also get the chance to rejuvenate yourself. In addition, terrace gardens also provide temperature control, habitat for wildlife, food and recreational opportunities.

1) Before starting, it is vital to till, weed and eliminate all sorts of pests. Assure that your roof is strong enough to handle the weight of the garden. Check whether there is an efficient drainage system or not and finally make sure that there are no sorts of water leaks.


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