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The New Smart Approach to Home Decorating

Revised and updated, The New Smart Approach to Home Decorating shows you how to decorate every room in your home with the same confidence and flair as a professional designer. Over 425 photographs as well as Smart Tips from professionals reveal the secrets of selecting colors, mixing patterns, adding texture, and arranging furniture. You'll also learn the importance of good lighting and how to add personal touches to your design.

Synopsis:

An all-new, enlarged edition of a perennial favorite, The Smart Approach to Home Decorating, 3rd Edition introduces readers to the classic theories and themes of timeless design while it showcases today's best interior design trends. More than 450 color photographs accompany the series of easy Smart Steps and Smart Tips® that demonstrate how anyone can make a home comfortable, cozy, and chic on any budget. Learn how to make the most out of any space, large or small; shop wisely for furniture; dress up a room with paint or wallpaper; choose a perfect window treatment; or accessorize to add character.

Synopsis:

Introduces readers to the classic design theories, showcases interior design trends, and teaches how to make the most out of any space. More than 440 color photos.

Synopsis:

"The New Smart Approach(R) to Home Decorating is a complete introduction into the subject of interior design. In words and pictures, it explains everything a homeowner needs to know to design and decorate a house with professional results. Topics covered in the book include explanations and examples of the basic principles of design, space planning, layout, and arrangement; furniture; color, pattern, and fabric; window treatments; accessories; and decorating room by room.

Synopsis:

The Smart Approach® to Home Decorating, 3rd Edition is a complete introduction into the subject of interior design. In words and pictures, it explains everything a homeowner needs to know to design and decorate a house with professional results. Topics covered in the book include explanations and examples of the basic principles of design, space planning, layout, and arrangement; furniture; color, pattern, and fabric; window treatments; accessories; and decorating room by room.

Table of Contents

The New Smart Approach to Home Decorating

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Chapter One
The Basics of Design 12
• Understanding Your Space
• Creating a Plan
• Decorating Room by Room
• A Gallery of Smart Ideas

Chapter Two
Adding Color and Texture 32
• Working with Color
• Introducing Pattern
• Adding Texture
• Creating a Design
• A Gallery of Smart Ideas

Chapter Three
The Right Light 52
• Natural Light
• Types of Artificial Light
• Selecting Light Levels
• Types of Bulbs
• Determining Lighting Needs
• Lighting Fixtures
• The Role of Lighting in Architecture
• A Gallery of Smart Ideas

Chapter Four
Flooring Options 74
• Choices in Wood
• Laminate Flooring
• Vinyl Sheet and Tile Flooring
• Ceramic Choices
• Natural Stone
• Carpeting and Rugs
• Picking a Flooring Material
• A Gallery of Smart Ideas

Chapter Five
Wall and Window Treatments 92
• Assessing Your Walls
• Decorative Paint Techniques
• Painting Walls and Trim
• Selecting Wallcoverings and Borders
• Window Treatments
• A Gallery of Smart Ideas

Chapter Six
Distinctive Touches 120
• Elements of Style
• Special Details
• A Gallery of Smart Ideas

Chapter Seven
The Facts on Furniture 140
• Furniture for Your Home
• Making Choices
• Furniture Styles
• Judging Quality
• Recycling Your Furniture
• A Gallery of Smart Ideas

Chapter Eight
The Rooms in Your Home 162
• Foyers and Hallways
• Living Room
• Family Room
• Dining Room
• Kitchen
• Bedrooms
• Children's Rooms
• Bathrooms
• Working with Professionals
• A Gallery of Smart Ideas

Chapter Nine
Creating a Kitchen Design 190
• Set Priorities
• Basic Kitchen Layouts
• Choosing Cabinets
• Countertop Options
• Selecting Fixtures
• A Galley of Smart Ideas

Chapter Ten
Creating a Bathroom Design 220
• Set Priorities
• Basic Layouts
• Types of Bathrooms
• Shopping for Bath Products
• Fixtures
• Storage for the Bath
• Serviceable Surfaces
• What's Your Style
• A Gallery of Smart Ideas

Chapter Eleven
Outdoor Living Areas 250
• Decorating Sunrooms and Porches
• Patios, Decks, and Gazebos
• Tips on Landscaping
• A Gallery of Smart Ideas

Appendix 268

Resource guide 276

Glossary 278

Index 282

Credits 286

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580111430
Manufactured:
Creative Homeowner
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner
Author:
Creative Homeowner Press
Author:
Editors of Creative Homeowner
Author:
Creative Homeowner
Location:
Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Subject:
Decorating
Subject:
Interior decoration
Subject:
Decorating - General
Edition Description:
Third
Series:
Smart Approach To...
Series Volume:
908
Publication Date:
20070601
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
10 x 9 x 0.75 in 2.82 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
An all-new, enlarged edition of a perennial favorite, The Smart Approach to Home Decorating, 3rd Edition introduces readers to the classic theories and themes of timeless design while it showcases today's best interior design trends. More than 450 color photographs accompany the series of easy Smart Steps and Smart Tips® that demonstrate how anyone can make a home comfortable, cozy, and chic on any budget. Learn how to make the most out of any space, large or small; shop wisely for furniture; dress up a room with paint or wallpaper; choose a perfect window treatment; or accessorize to add character.

"Synopsis" by ,
Introduces readers to the classic design theories, showcases interior design trends, and teaches how to make the most out of any space. More than 440 color photos.

"Synopsis" by , "The New Smart Approach(R) to Home Decorating is a complete introduction into the subject of interior design. In words and pictures, it explains everything a homeowner needs to know to design and decorate a house with professional results. Topics covered in the book include explanations and examples of the basic principles of design, space planning, layout, and arrangement; furniture; color, pattern, and fabric; window treatments; accessories; and decorating room by room.
"Synopsis" by ,
The Smart Approach® to Home Decorating, 3rd Edition is a complete introduction into the subject of interior design. In words and pictures, it explains everything a homeowner needs to know to design and decorate a house with professional results. Topics covered in the book include explanations and examples of the basic principles of design, space planning, layout, and arrangement; furniture; color, pattern, and fabric; window treatments; accessories; and decorating room by room.

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