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 Calculate Square Footage

So you desire to improve the appearance of your room by painting the walls or installing new flooring. No matter what kind of paint or flooring you choose, you need to ascertain the square footage of the floor or the walls. Even though a little bit of mathematics is involved, calculating square footage is not going to be that tough. It is very easy to measure the square footage of a room. All you will require is a measuring tape, paper, pencil and a calculator.

Follow these step by step instructions and it will be you who will be telling people how to measure square footage from now onwards –

- You will need to have two measurements of the floor or the wall you wish to ascertain the square footage. Let us use the floor as an example. With the help of a measuring tape, measure the length of the floor in inches and note down the figure on a piece of paper. Even though we are working on square footage, it is better to measure in inches as it is very uncommon for a floor to have exact even number foot measurement. For instance, a length of a floor is more likely to have measurements such as 12 feet 4 inches instead of a whole number.


Turn Your Room Into a Study Place but Still Have It Be Your Room

Today, most of the flats and apartments have limited space, and it is impossible to take out space for creation of a separate study area. However, having a study area is also very vital as it shall help you concentrate and study effectively. This does not necessarily mean that you need to have a separate place. You can easily create a separate place within a room. And the best room to create it is your bedroom.

Below is a list of steps that shall help you turn your room into a study place but still have it be your room –

1) First of all, you need to clean your room and de clutter it as it is impossible to study and concentrate if things are scattered all around the room. Placing all the things in an orderly fashion and in their respective places will assist you to study effectively.

2) Determine an open space in your room, which can be used as the study area. Assure that the area can accommodate a desk or a chest and is not close to television, music system or theatre as it may break your concentrate.


Make Your Room Look Like a Vampire’s Room

Thanks to the increasing popularity of “the twilight”, vampire related movies and books, as people are totally becoming obsessed with vampires and are evoking vampire concepts and themes for their room. However, making your room look like a vampire room is definitely a good idea. Executing the theme in your room will not only be interesting but also fun to do.

The Cullens’ house from The Twilight Saga: New Moon

1) Firstly, you need to clean your room and keep away all the things, including decoration items that would make it appear a typical decorated room.

2) When people think of vampires, the impression that comes to the mind automatically is a picture in black color. So, the background color of the room has to be black. Walls with black paint and various decorative elements should be used to create the atmosphere of the vampire. However, keep in mind that you do not over do it. Moreover, black room absorbs a lot of heat so your room is going to be warm all the year round, especially in summers.


Give Your Bedroom an Underwater Theme

One of the most exquisite places to visit is an underwater world and this is the reason why an underwater theme is so popular all across the globe.  Adopting an underwater theme for your bedroom will impart a unique and distinct look to the bedroom. Designing your bedroom with an underwater theme is not only easy but an interesting task to execute.


How to Bring Feminine Details into your Home

There are scores of individuals that long to bring feminine details into their home and make it an exquisite place to live in. Home décor items that bring in pastel soft colors, curvilinear form and asymmetry are some feminine attributes.  If you love delicate shades over the bold ones and love the feel of liberal flowing interiors then your décor may be perfect for feminine attributes.

1) Delicate muted colors – Most of the people assume that pink is the only color which can add a feminine touch to the room. However, soft tone of any color is feminine. So simply select your favorite color and use a muted tone of the color to impart the room with a delicate feel. Pair up the muter shades with contrast or dark shades to increase the visual interest and give weight.


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

Ever looked at a room in an Ikea catalog and thought “If only my room could look like that”? Well, why couldn’t it? After all, it shouldn’t be that difficult. You just need the right products and a little bit of talent when it comes to pairing colors and textures. Of course, a few tips would also help.

Pick the right colored.


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