New Decorating Book, 10th Edition (Better Homes and Gardens)

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A revised and updated edition of the flagship guide from the authorities on home decorating

The Better Homes and Gardens New Decorating Book has been the decorating resource readers have turned to for more than half a century. Like its predecessors, the Tenth Edition features solid instruction, hundreds of examples, and clear interpretation of design guidelines that generations of readers have come to expect. But this new edition of the classic decorating book also reflects ...

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Overview

A revised and updated edition of the flagship guide from the authorities on home decorating

The Better Homes and Gardens New Decorating Book has been the decorating resource readers have turned to for more than half a century. Like its predecessors, the Tenth Edition features solid instruction, hundreds of examples, and clear interpretation of design guidelines that generations of readers have come to expect. But this new edition of the classic decorating book also reflects today's approach to decorating—mixing styles for personal expression with an awareness of budget.

Organized in two parts, the first section is filled with room-by-room decorating guides and home tours to cover broad sweeps of decorating topics. The second section is organized by integral design topic: color, furniture arrangement, flooring, lighting, etc. Plus, inviting photography is complemented by workbook-style illustrations to help novice decorators understand the application of design concepts to specific rooms.

  • Advice for making smart color choices
  • What you need to know about mixing colors and patterns
  • How to select and hang window treatments
  • Ways to make smart use of wall art
  • The essentials on color theory
  • Trade secrets and tips from real designers

Whether you're a new homeowner, an apartment dweller, or looking to spruce up any tired space, Better Homes and Gardens New Decorating Book shows you how to give a real home high-impact style—without breaking the bank.

Here are hundreds of ideas to help home decorators create the comfortable, truly personal homes they desire. This book covers all the necessary information about decorating, including furniture selection, fabrics, room arrangements, lighting, floor and wall treatments, and more. Color photos throughout.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470887141
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/20/2011
  • Series: Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Series , #32
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 291,517
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (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


Discover Your Style
Your Style     8
Your House     14
Design Basics
Color     22
Lessons     24
Setting a mood     26
Color schemes     28
No-fail palettes     30
1 color 2 ways     32
Before & after     34
House tour     36
Pattern     44
Lessons     46
Origins     48
No-fail combos     50
Swatchroom     52
Projects     54
1 pattern 2 ways     56
House tour     58
Texture     62
Lessons     64
Samples     68
House tour     70
Elements     76
Scale lessons     78
Balance lessons     80
Rhythm lessons     82
House tour     84
Surfaces     90
Paint     92
Wallpaper     94
Wall style     96
Wood & stone     98
Vinyl & tile     100
Carpet & rugs     102
104
Basics     106
Lamps     108
Fixtures     110
Light schemes     112
Windows     114
Curtains & draperies     116
Shades & blinds     120
Details     124
No-sew projects     126
Furnishings     128
Living     130
Dining     132
Sleeping     28
For walls     136
For tabletops     138
Room by Room
Living Rooms     142
Get the look     144
Design ideas     146
Color palettes     150
Floor plans     152
Before & after     154
Instant makeover     156
1 room 2 ways     158
Bookcases     160
Pillow projects     162
Dining Rooms     164
Get the look     166
Color palettes     172
Floor plans     174
Before & after     176
1 room 2 ways     178
Instant makeover     156
Lighting     182
Slipcovers     184
Family Rooms     186
Get the look     188
Design ideas      190
Built-ins     192
Color palettes     194
Floor plans     196
Before & after     198
I mantel 4 ways     200
Entries     202
Projects     204
Kitchens     206
Get the look     208
Style ideas     210
Eating areas     212
Color palettes     214
Before & after     218
Storage     220
1 island 2 ways     222
Projects     226
Bathrooms     228
Get the look     230
Style ideas     232
Color palettes     234
Before & after     238
1 sink 2 ways     242
Storage     244
Working Spaces     346
Design ideas     248
Desks     250
Before & after laundry     252
Get the look     254
Before & after office     256
Projects     258
Kids' Rooms     260
Boys' bedrooms     262
Girls' bedrooms     264
Nurseries     266
Playrooms     268
Floor plans     270
Storage     272
Projects     274
Bedrooms     276
Get the took     278
Master suites     280
Guest rooms     284
Color palettes     288
Floor plans     290
1 bedroom 2 ways     292
Before & after     294
1 dresser 2 ways     296
Nightstands     298
Projects     300
Outdoor Living     302
Get the look     304
Porches     306
Patios     308
Color palettes     310
Before & after     312
1 porch 2 ways     314
Instant makeover     316
Dining     318
Projects     320
House Tours
Builder Style Made Better     324
Family Friendly     330
Collected by Design     336
Spare the Details     342
Mastering the Mix     350
Romantic Notions     358
A Change of Address     366
Sweet Simplicity     376
Shipshape Style     382
Living Large     388
Style Solutions
Small Houses     374
House tours     376
1 room 2 ways     396
Storage     398
Media storage     400
Before & after     402
Buy & arrange     404
Closets     406
Style Shortcuts     410
Ready-made projects     412
1 room 4 ways     416
Quick & easy     420
Room Arranging     422
Index     428
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Loved the new updated decorating book

    I still have the original Better Homes & Gardens Decorating Book from many years ago. I was interested in seeing how this new version would be written. The older book helped me learn about many terms and decorating details and also exactly what was my style of decorating. I bought this copy for my daughter as she begins her journey of decorating a new home. I feel it will be helpful and insightful.

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  • Posted October 27, 2011

    Great pictures!

    I love that there are so many pictures. The book is easy to follow and has great ideas. I just like looking through it because it's so pretty and colorful.

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