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  • Guides you 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: one devotes a chapter to each major room in the house; another is organized by design topics, such as window and ...
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The New Decorating Book

More than 3.3 million copies sold!

  • Guides you 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: one devotes a chapter to each major room in the house; another 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.
  • Special sections show seasonal changes and decorative updates, offer small projects and fun quizzes designed to build decorating confidence and knowledge, and showcase decorating ideas in action as they illustrate specific decorating points.

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: 9780696228841
  • Publisher: Meredith Books
  • Publication date: 3/7/2006
  • Series: Better Homes and Gardens Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 10.01 (h) x 1.05 (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 December 13, 2001

    The Answer

    I have always been a collector of sorts, collecting those things that I like or catch my eye. Which, also means many of these things are not at all alike but share some common element. After reading this book I have been able to pull many of these things together as they define my style. This book was the answer in helping me feel comfortable and affirmed in displaying my own tastes as varied as they are.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2000

    Discover your personal style!

    This book contains the help you need to take you from where you are to where you want to be in decorating. A fun questionaire helps you determine your style preferences; then you get to look at examples of your style and make comments to yourself like 'Yes! Someone out there understands what I'm trying to do here!' With more picutres than you can possibly absorb in one reading, this book is good for many hours of entertainment. Good job BH&G.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2007

    You'll RETURN to this book time after time!

    Quite literally, I have a library filled with books on design, decorating and architecture. This book is the one I return to time and time again. It packs a LOT of information between the covers. A great investment for anyone bitten by the decorating bug, whether professionally or on a personal level. A real must have edition.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2003

    Worth Ordering!

    A great decorating book for anyone wanting home decorating ideas. The pictures are wonderful! I have purchased copies for my sister and my son who just bought his first house. There is something for everyone in this book!

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