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 Mix and Match Furniture Pieces

The days of needing to buy perfectly matching furniture sets are over. No longer do you need a love seat that’s just a smaller version of your sofa and side tables that are just the same as your coffee table.In fact, your tables, shelves, chairs and other furniture don’t even need to be the same color or wood tone in order to make up a cohesive and well-designed room.

Mixed and matched pieces can look just as good while giving your space some character, but there are some things to consider before simply picking out whichever pieces catch your eye.

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How to Achieve Stunning Scandinavian Décor

Scandinavian décor is becoming very popular for 2013/2014 home design. Here are tips on how to add it to your living space, infusing your home with crisp trendiness.

What is Scandinavian Décor?

Warm Touches Break the Ice

Scandinavian décor is represented by elegance and ease, set off with a bit of cozy home design thrown in for good measure. The look includes some important aspects, such as the following.

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How to Design a Contemporary Combo Room

A combination room is one that has double uses. For instance, it might be a bedroom and study or kitchen integrated into the dining room. You need a bit of extra care when designing a combination room as you want to invigorate it with style while ensuring the room’s contrasting functions do not clash. Here are some tips.

Unite Color, Not Function.

A Main Color Brings Unity to the Combo Room

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15 Natural Ways To Clean With Vinegar

We’ve all heard about the wonderful ways white vinegar can be used around the house. And they’re all true. From absorbing unpleasant odors to cleaning out the garbage disposal, vinegar is an essential, natural helper for your everyday, household chores. Make sure you always have a bottle on hand for some quick cleaning. And take a look at 15 natural, easy ways to clean with this magical remedy.

1. Cleaning the garbage disposal.

All you need to do is pour 1/4 of a cup of vinegar right down the drain. Turn on the garbage disposal and let it work its magic.

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DIY Or Hire A Pro? Key Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Deciding

Let’s say you’re planning a renovation for your home. Are you going to do everything yourself or are you going to hire a professional? It’s a question we often ask ourselves and the answer is not easy to find. Before making a decision, there are a few other things that need clarification.

How motivated are you?

First of all, try to figure out if you have the motivation you need to start the project on your own or whether you would feel more comfortable having a professional do it for you. If you’re the energetic type that likes new experiences and enjoys challenges, then this is clearly a DIY project. Also, take into consideration that the pro will be a stranger walking around in your house, moving things and making a mess.

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Soft, Beautiful Sorbet Shades

There’s something really calming and yet, incredibly stylish, about sorbet shades. A bit richer than a pastel hue, these tones are becoming classic colors throughout fashion and home decor.

Pinks, purples, blues, greens, oranges and yellows all have a thick, sorbet-inspired color to show off. Through wall paint, furniture or accents around the entire house, they will brighten and lighten up any harsh or dull spaces. Check out some of our favorite real-life versions of these gorgeous, sorbet shades!

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How to Incorporate Colorful Flooring Into Your Home

Flooring is perhaps the most basic and essential element of any space. It can’t really get any more practical than something to stand on. But just because it is necessary doesn’t mean it has to be boring. There are plenty of ways to add colorful flooring to your home, but you must keep the rest of the room in mind so the design works from floor to ceiling. Here are a few different options to consider.

Painted Floors.

When dealing with traditional hardwood or concrete floors, you don’t have to stick with the colors they originally come in. If you want to update your flooring, you can just paint the whole thing one solid color. Or if you’re feeling really adventurous you can even use painter’s tape to incorporate stripes or another simple geometric pattern.

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