Before & After Decorating

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Easy makeover ideas for every room in the house

With hundreds of full-color photos, Before & After Decorating shows you how even seemingly small decorating projects can completely transform a room. From basic changes like rearranging furniture and adding accessories to dramatic transformations with paint, lighting, slipcovers, and storage pieces, Before & After Decorating illustrates the benefits of a variety of decorating projects. It's filled with easy makeover ideas ...

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Overview

Easy makeover ideas for every room in the house

With hundreds of full-color photos, Before & After Decorating shows you how even seemingly small decorating projects can completely transform a room. From basic changes like rearranging furniture and adding accessories to dramatic transformations with paint, lighting, slipcovers, and storage pieces, Before & After Decorating illustrates the benefits of a variety of decorating projects. It's filled with easy makeover ideas for every room and in a variety of styles, from traditional to contemporary to eclectic. Plus, an extensive resource section helps you locate materials shown in the book, complete with Web sites and contact information. Before & After Decorating will inspire you with

  • Hundreds of before-and-after photos showcasing the impact of makeover projects
  • 20 decorating projects with step-by-step instructions
  • More than 40 room transformations, including three whole-house makeovers

Whether it's small changes or dramatic renovations, Before & After Decorating shows you how to complete decorating projects that will have a huge impact on your home.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470488034
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 7/20/2009
  • Series: Better Homes and Gardens Home Series , #27
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

The iconic BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS brand is one of America's most trusted sources for information on cooking, gardening, home improvement, home design, decorating, and crafting. Today, the brand encompasses books, magazines, and digital media.

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Table of Contents

Living Spaces.

Elegant update.

Fresh classic style.

Rental redo.

Create a cozy space.

Play up the architecture.

Unify with neutrals.

Sixties overhaul.

A seismic style shift.

Seating arrangements.

Decorating in stages.

Dining Rooms & Kitchens.

Try a lighter palette.

Make a style move.

Aging gracefully.

Color courage.

From contemporary to country.

Banish dismal brown.

Go darker for drama.

Bring on the beige.

The power of paint.

Built-in character.

Bedrooms & Baths.

Trompe l’oeil transformation.

Tie spaces together.

Create seaside serenity.

Pamper yourself.

Take the color plunge.

Find a middle ground.

A new attitude.

Plan for double duty.

Tuscan style.

Just add color.

Clean and serene.

Back to the past.

Cosmetic changes.

From kitsch to kid-friendly.

Home Offices & Other Spaces.

Eanted: professional space.

Room to create.

Hobbies welcome.

Just add personality.

A change of pace.

A brighter welcome.

Home Tours.

Color scheming.

Budget-smart makeover.

Define with color.

Resources and credits.

Index.

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