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 make a living room look larger?

Today, living room is the central point of most of the homes. It is the place which is used for varied purposes. From watching television, relaxation, eating meals and entertaining guests, people are known to spend most of their time in the living room. However, with house prices soaring high, small living room is a common problem. Some people even consider spending thousands of dollars to enhance the area and generate extra additional space. Fortunately, there are many other ways to make your living room look larger and without spending a lot of money.

Given below are some easy tips to make your living room look larger –

a) Selection of the right color scheme for your living room is a vital task. Many people prefer to paint their walls in bold and dark colors. Although this is the latest trend, but smaller rooms appear more smaller when painted in dark colors.  In order to make your living room look larger, dress your walls in light colors. It is not necessary that you settle for shades of white and cream. Lemon yellow, ivory grey and sky blue are some popular options.

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Tips to decorate your dining table

Dining rooms are the center of a house. It is a place where all the family members join together to enjoy a meal. A good decorated place to eat lifts the mood and is assured to make the experience of enjoying good food even better. Although, many people spend thousands of extra dollars on decorating their dining table but there are numerous other ways that may not even cost you hundred dollars, and you can still be proud of a well decorated dining table.

1) The easiest way to add style to your dining table is to add a tablecloth. Some tablecloths are very expensive, but it is not that difficult to find inexpensive ones at discount or departmental stores. You may also buy a fabric and stitch your customized table cloth. The fabric of the table cloth shall decide the style for the table. If you desire something simple and lustrous then go for plain colored fabrics. For special occasions, invest in silk, organza or organdy table cloths. Prints and designs are perfect for daily use.

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What colors to use in the kids room

Many people think that they should make their kids bedroom really colorful just because this room is specially designed for children. But some experts and psychologists say that a wide range of vivid colors only make the children tired and they will feel uncomfortable in their room. That is why my advice as a mother that has read a lot of expert advice, but has also seen that advice in practice is to paint the walls of your kids  in very warm colors – pastels. They induce a calm atmosphere and , besides, the toys that can be found all over the kids room are colorful enough. Take a look at this room in the picture that is prepared for kids. Would you like to live in there? I don’t think so. And neither would the children.

That being said I am all for pale shades of blue, green, beige and pink – if your kids are girls. And I also suggest that you should use some extra visual effects to match the color and that can be easily painted by hand. For example if your kids room is painted in light blue, just add some white clouds on the ceiling and upper part of the walls and you will see your kids will love it.

If you choose light green as the background, you can add some tall grass and even flowers and if your kids are able to draw – if they are in kindergarten already – maybe you can ask them to help you with this task and the satisfaction will be double.

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Selection of the Right flower vase

Flowers arranged in a flower vase simply look stunning and are known to suit all types of environment.  Whether it is a church, office, mall, or a business establishment, vases with colorful flowers are a common sight. There is a wide range of flowers available in the market and choosing one of them is bound to be tricky. However, the toughest part is to match them with the right flower vase. Whether you use ordinary flowers or exotic flowers, they will not look good, unless you place them in the appropriate vase. It is very vital to select the right flower vase.

Here is a list of tips that shall help you with the selection of the right flower vase –

a) The first thing that needs to be considered is the size of the vase. Vases are available in all sizes. If you have few flowers, select a small vase, whereas if a bunch of flowers need to be arranged that you need to select a large flower vase with a wide mouth.

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How to Create a Relaxing Reading Corner

Reading is, among fishing, jogging, and practicing yoga, one of the most relaxing activities that have ever existed. And even if most of the people don’t have time or don’t want to read, plenty of us are still willing to spend lots of time in the company of the books.

And you know, the secret of making a pleasure out of reading is to have your own reading nook, where everything is comfortable and nothing can disturb you. Now, for some us, an armchair or a couch would be more than enough, but frankly, when it comes to comfortable reading, nothing compares with a reading nook.

Though, to create your own relaxing reading nook you have to adapt to your own house, especially if you are restricted by the space. So, here is a quick question: where do you feel comfortable in your house, besides the bed, and if can that place take the role of a reading nook.

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Metal or Wooden Front doors

Front doors are an object of art, fashion statement and necessities. When choosing a front door for your new home or replacing your old front door, you shall have several options at your disposal as there are varied materials used to manufacture front doors. Steel, UPVC, wood, varied metals and other composite materials are all used for the making of a front door. Even though there are numerous options, but the two prominent materials since decades have been wood and metal. Both these materials possess their own pros and cons, and it is very difficult to point one as superior to the other.

Below is a list with detailed features of both metal and wooden front doors that shall help you in the selection of either of them –

Wooden front doors are known to be strong and durable. Individuals, who are hunting for an energy efficient material, must settle for wooden doors as they are weather resistant and can protect your home from outside temperature. Wooden unlike metal is a renewable resource and hence wooden front doors are environment friendly.

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6 Tips to decorate a study room

Generally speaking, a study room is a place which is destined to be used for study or work.  It is the place which you can call as your own and have your freedom. It is the place where you can work to realize your goals in life. It is the place that shall reflect your individuality.A well decorated study room is known to create interest in work and build enthusiasm.

There is a myriad of ways to decorate your study room. This is not a place where you can reflect eclectic designs and use colors but this does not imply that it has to be done in a conservative fashion. Here is a list of top tips to help you decorate your study room –

1) Utmost importance should be given to the finishing of the study room. A study room requires a comfortable and sober atmosphere so that you can concentrate. For dressing your walls, choose a color that keeps you focused and also relaxes you.  Colors like sage, crisp white, pale yellow, trendy coffee color are appropriate.

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