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.

The Pros And Cons Of Having A TV Over The Fireplace

It’s so much easier nowadays to hang the TV on a wall instead of occupying floor space with a piece of furniture. If you also have a fireplace then you must have though at least once that hanging the TV over the fireplace could be a good idea. However, it’s difficult to decide. Both the pros and the cons of doing that are strong enough to let you doubt yourself.

The BIG PRO of displaying the TV over the fireplace is that you get to save space. The rest of the walls can be used to display artwork or for mounting furniture on. Also, since both the TV and the fireplace are focal points in any living room, putting them both on the same wall means that they’ll create a common focal point.

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Dipped in Midnight: Monochromatic Rooms

Dark and dramatic, rich and striking, midnight black works in every room and in every way. Everyone knows that you simply cannot go wrong when you use black, whether in fashion or interior design. But did you know that you can also dip an entire room in midnight and still get something slick and stylish out of it? Let’s take a peek!

1. Eclectic, Unique.

Even if you have a small space, you can take the room to a new level with a bout of black. Use eclectic pieces and great furniture pieces to liven up the texture and keep a dramatic delight mixed inside.

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How to Decorate Slanted Ceilings

Slanted ceilings, like those in an attic or bungalow, can be tricky to decorate. You can’t really treat them like walls because hanging artwork and other decorations isn’t as simple. But you don’t necessarily just want to treat them like normal ceilings because they take up more visual space and can be interesting if done correctly. So here are a few ways you can make your slanted ceilings stand out and work for your home.

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Fabric Canopies.

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Fabric is a great material for slanted ceilings because it creates a cozy canopy effect when draped from the top of the ceiling to the wall. Since slanted ceilings are most often found in top floor bedrooms, this method is perfect for the space right over a bed, but it can also work for a cozy sitting area as well.

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How to Make Black Paint Work for Your Home

Black paint can certainly be intimidating. Most people have been taught that light colors are preferable to make a room look more open and spacious. But that doesn’t mean that black paint can’t be used effectively. There are a few basic rules to keep in mind when working with black paint. But if you like a modern or glamorous style and can keep a few simple design tips in mind, black paint can help you really make a strong statement in your home.

Think Contrast.

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How to Decorate a Console Table Top: Seeing the Forest through the Trees

First of all, what is a console table? Many people don’t know. A console table is typically found in an entryway or hallway. Because of this, a console table tends to be on the smaller side – narrow and slender. Its primary purpose is debatable, but the top three functions of a console table are: 1) to provide a horizontal surface for displaying 3-D items or holding miscellaneous items such as keys, 2) to be an intuitive gathering space housing non-hard-wired light (e.g., lamps), and 3) purely aesthetic.

Whatever your reason to have or not to have a console table in your space, here are a few tips for decorating a console table effectively.

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Express Yourself: Unique & Edgy Fireplace Decor

Coming into the homestretch of winter, if you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace in your home, I hope you’re enjoying it. Fireplaces are a major benefit to any home, both functionally (particularly in the cold weather) and aesthetically. They provide a prominent visual feature, balance, and symmetry to a space. But if you’re struggling with knowing what to do with your fireplace décor to make it unique and non-bland, you’re not alone!

Check out some of these inspiring ways to make your fireplace stand out and send the visual message that you want to send.

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A Modernized Cabin: Ideas and Inspiration

We love the idea of mixing and matching themes that don’t necessarily go together at first glance. So, when it comes to a cozy cabin, why not fill it up with some super chic and contemporary pieces of decor. Let’s take a look at some great ways to connect cabin fever with posh designs. A modernized cabin, let us inspire you!

1. Sweet Relaxation.

The combination of natural wood flavors with this slick, mid century modern furniture looks sensual, sweet and relaxing. We love how they kept the entire space subtle and neutral as well to keep within that trendy, yet serene vibe.

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