101 Real Decorating FAQs Answered
When you have a home decorating question, do you wish you had a team to consult? Now, you do! Home decor experts Melissa Michaels (The Inspired Room) and KariAnne Wood (Thistlewood Farms) answer 101 actual queries from readers like you.
As Melissa and KariAnne help solve these everyday decorating dilemmas, you’ll learn more about…
What to do first, how to update your entire house, and decorate on a budget.
Style and Trends
How to find your personal decorating style, choose a timeless look, and make your home both kid and style friendly.
The Major Elements
Get foundational guidelines for flooring, wall décor, lighting, and more.
Furniture and Space Planning
How to place furniture properly, maximize open floor space, and redo rooms on a tight budget.
Color, Paint, and Patterns
Choose correct colors, learn paint basics, and express your creativity while avoiding clash.
Tame your junk drawer, declutter kitchen appliances, and manage the mess in a multipurpose room.
Accessories and Styling
Accessorize with confidence, showcase your favorite pieces, and own your style even while renting.
If you’re unsure about any area of decorating, chances are the answers are inside this book. Melissa and KariAnne can help!
With the encouraging tones of cherished friends, lifestyle bloggers Michaels (The Inspired Room) and Wood (The DIY Style Finder) offer empathetic advice on creating a beautiful home in this practical offering. Alternating chapters, the authors empower readers with lessons on topics that include mixing multiple decorating themes, having fun with wall designs, indulging creative design without clashing elements (hints: embrace the rule of threes, pay attention to scale, and make room for white space), creating a "beachy, coastal vibe" even if one is inland, and balancing "sentiment and style." ("The heart of the home is the people who live in it, so preserving memories and telling stories matters more than any design trend," Michaels counsels.) The savvy authors are also cognizant that the great majority of readers are not dealing with unlimited budgets and suggest ways to make large impressions with a small amount of money. Design-loving readers will want to add this stylish tome to their permanent libraries.