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.

Well Organized Laundry Rooms That Take The Hassle Away

Wash day is a chore and the key to making it as little of a hassle as possible is to design it in a well organized way. Whether your washing machine is set away in a tiny utility room or occupies a spacious basement, ensure that every square inch of the area is used in the most coordinated way. With limited shelving space, keep your working area as tidy as you can to avoid clutter.

A built in counter top over a washer and a dryer, for instance, will allow you a convenient storage surface which you can use for sorting your laundry. In a smaller laundry room, design it so the space is well lit with task or accent lighting, particularly if no natural light is available.

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How To Accent Your Home With Trendy, Rustic-Inspired Pieces

Raw and textural. Organic and effortless. Rustic styles are at the top of the trending decor boards. It can look sweet and sophisticated but still relaxed and welcoming, which is perfect for home decor. Wooden pieces and neutral fabrics can come together to make some of the most cozy and fashion-foward decor around. But what can you do to start transforming your home little by little without buying new furniture sets for expensive prices? Sit back, relax and let us show you some quick and simple ways to accents your home with rustic-inspired pieces.

1. Woven Mats.

A natural, woven mat amongst a room of stark whites or modern finishes could be just what you need to create a bit of warmth and rustic appeal. Whether you decide to place it under the ottoman or coffee table as a focal point of the living room, or just use it as a mat for the comings and goings of the house at the front and/or back doors.

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How to Blend Décor Styles

When you and your partner clash over what kinds of styles you want in the home, it can be a difficult task to find some compromise. However, there are ways to unite various styles in the design of a room. Here are some blending tips.

Go Easy on Color.

Stick to a Minimal Color Scheme

When blending different styles (for instance, if you want shabby chic and your partner wants something more traditional), a good tip is to keep your color scheme minimal. This means using just a few colors throughout the room to tie everything together.

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5 Rent Friendly Ways to Display Art Without Damaging Your Walls

Renting a home or apartment can help you save money and give you more flexibility. But in some situations it can also prohibit you from decorating the way you really want. But renting doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t hang art or personal mementos on the walls. There are several different options to decorate without creating gaping holes in the wall.

3M Hooks.

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These hooks, sold by 3M and a few other manufacturers, have a specialty adhesive that sticks to walls without causing any damage. They can normally hold up to a few pounds and can be removed easily. Some manufacturers sell hooks specifically made to hold framed art or photos, but the regular hooks can also hold art on canvases.

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The Fun & Stylish Ways To Decorate With Trinket Dishes

Trinket dishes are more than just a means to take up space. They can be quite stylish and they have several fun and functional ways of using them for more than just decor. From the craft room to the kitchen, these little beauties, cuties and thrifty finds can really spruce up multiple unsuspecting spots. Style the tops of counters, tables and desks with some of your lovely, favorite trinket dishes.

1. Office Supplies.

Trinket dishes of all sizes can easily be used to organize all of your small office supplies. Rubber bands, paper clips, erasers and push pins, they can all be confined to one of these plates or bowls. Find fun pieces at the local thrift store or buy a set so you’re nicely matched with the rest of the space. It’s a fun, inexpensive way to stay neat and stylish at the same time.

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How to Maximize Your Wall Power

You might think that walls are not the most important part of a room’s décor, other than what color they’re painted, but this is not true. Walls can become a powerful part of your room’s image. Here are some tips to achieve more eye-catching walls.

Wallpaper Wonders.

Use of wallpaper that has a trendy design can help to transform a space, whether it’s big or small. Wallpaper in the bathroom is especially striking and it adds a nice touch to this room that is usually left neutral. In fact, it works so well because of this tendency. If you are going to use a wallpaper that is very patterned, make sure you keep it the focal point of the entire room to prevent décor overkill.

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How To Use Gray In A Kids Bedroom

Kids are as individual as adults, so designing a bedroom for one based around a neutral color, such as gray, should be treated in a unique way every time. The great thing about gray, in a child’s room, is that it will create a base color for other tones to stand out. If your kids’ room is too focused on one primary color then the overall look can be overwhelming. This is more typical in children’s bedrooms than guest rooms because, usually, the color theme is based around gender.

If you want to take the level of vibrancy down a tone, or two, mix and match pink or blue with gray. The real advantage of gray is that it works in a very natural way with a wide range of pinks and blues. From soft rose pink to hot fuchsia or powder blue to aquamarine, a mid toned gray will anchor the look in away that does not compromise or clash with your other color choices. And you can mix gray into any kid’s room in a wide variety of ways.

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