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The New Decorating Book (Better Homes and Gardens(R))

by Better Homes and Gardens

ISBN 0696213818 / 9780696213816 / 0-696-21381-8
Publisher Better Homes and Gardens
Language English
Edition Softcover
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Book summary

Guides readers through the process of putting it all together, whether decorating an entire home, redoing a room, or looking for a solution to a specific decorating problem.

Divided into two useful sections: Part One devotes a chapter to each major room in the house. Part Two is organized by design topics, such as window and wall treatments, furniture shopping, color scheming, decorating with fabrics and patterns, personalizing with accessories, and more.

More than 500 full-color photos of whole houses, rooms, and special details to help readers turn basic spaces into warm personal ones.

Dozens of illustrations make it easy for readers to tackle specific projects, such as arranging furniture and choosing the right window treatment.

Room Makeovers show seasonal changes and decorative updates.

Decorating Workshops offer small projects and fun quizzes designed to build decorating confidence and knowledge.

Whole-House Tours showcase decorating ideas in action as they illustrate specific decorating points, such as making the most of space in a small house, creating comfort and style on a budget, and creating a flow of mix-and-match colors from room to room.

Bonus room-arranging section includes color photos, floor plans, furniture templates, and graph paperplus simple step-by-step instructions for dealing with any room size or shape. [via]