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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 Decorate a Dining Room to be Better than Comfort Food Full story

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on May 15, 2017

How to Decorate a Dining Room to be Better than Comfort Food

The dining room can wear a variety of hats in a home. A place to gather and eat together, sure, but there’s more to a dining room than that. Homework, bill pay, board games, crafts, and a variety of activities may happen in your dining room. The décor of the dining room should align with...

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How to Hang Curtains: A Basic Guide Full story

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on May 11, 2017

How to Hang Curtains: A Basic Guide

Curtains (or other window treatments) are like the shoes of a room – they complete the room and either add a flourish of undeniable style and taste or they deaden everything else good. There are some tricks of the trade, some dos and don’ts if you will, about how to hang curtains for optimum form...

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How to Sew a Pillowcase: Two Simple Methods Full story

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on May 3, 2017

How to Sew a Pillowcase: Two Simple Methods

I don’t know about anyone else, but I have an aversion to bed-in-a-bag sets. It’s too much match-y-ness for my taste. (Although, if coordinated fabrics make your heart sing, far be it from me to judge. Sing away, heart. Sing away.) Sewing your own pillowcases is a super fast and easy way to break up...

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How to Use Zen Décor Concepts in Modern Design Full story

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on May 2, 2017

How to Use Zen Décor Concepts in Modern Design

If five people were to hear the words, “zen décor,” they would probably visualize five distinctly different spaces. This is because, although “Zen” originates from Japan as a type of Buddhism that emphasizes the value of meditation and intuition. While some people still maintain this concept of zen, zen can also mean something else to...

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How to Sew a Bolster Pillow Like a Professional Full story

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on April 27, 2017

How to Sew a Bolster Pillow Like a Professional

Bolster pillows are those long, cylindrical pillows that make a fantastic addition on any bed, both aesthetically and functionally. They provide excellent neck or back support, and they just look pretty because they break up the right angle-ness of all the other bed pillows. It is this very rounded nature, however, that makes sewing a...

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Vintage Inspired Style in Contemporary Design Full story

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on April 26, 2017

Vintage Inspired Style in Contemporary Design

“Vintage” is a word that’s used so commonly throughout the design world these days, it can be hard to identify what, exactly, the word means. Perhaps surprisingly, vintage doesn’t necessarily refer to anything used, second-hand, worn, or old, although those are certainly identifiers of vintage pieces sometimes. In this article, we’re going to take a...

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How to Sew a Fitted Sheet out of a Flat Sheet Full story

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on April 20, 2017

How to Sew a Fitted Sheet out of a Flat Sheet

I don’t know about the rest of the households across the world, but we seem to have acquired an abundance of flat sheets but are usually hunting for a fitted one. Perhaps because fitted sheets wear out faster than the flat ones, so we toss it out but keep the flat. Regardless of the reason,...

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Painted Furniture: How to Prep, Paint and Seal a Dining Table Full story

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on April 11, 2017

Painted Furniture: How to Prep, Paint and Seal a Dining Table

When we think of painted furniture, we often think of chairs or credenzas, bookshelves or desks. But, for many of us, the dining table is a vital piece of painted furniture. Dining tables are often one of the highest traffic horizontal surfaces in the entire home. They need to be able to withstand just about...

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