Before & After DecoratingBook - 2003
Does your living room suffer from dated paneling and worn carpeting? Is your bedroom far from the get-away-from-it-all oasis you've dreamed about? Does your kitchen function well but lack style and attitude? Filled with expert advice and tried-and-true decorating principles, this collection of more than 30 amazing transformations is sure to inspire you to update and enliven any room of your home. With a focus on redecorating -- not more costly, time-consuming remodeling -- HGTV Before & After Decorating will show you how to change a room with everything from paint and fabrics to flooring and new furniture arrangements, all without altering the structure of the room. All Rooms in Many Styles. Every room of the home is featured, including special spaces, such as porches and entryways. Regardless of whether you love cottage style, traditional, or contemporary, you will find spaces decorated to suit the way you live. As an added bonus, some rooms are shown in more than one style, proving that good design elements lend themselves to multiple decorating styles. But, if you don't find a room that matches your own, the decorating principles at work will show you how to translate what you see for your individual needs. Use What You Have. Sometimes the easiest way to make over a room is to use what you have in a new, innovative way. Learn how simple changes in room arrangement and updating existing elements -- such as painting the cabinets -- can make your spaces more functional and appealing. Projects. Why buy expensive pillows and storage units if you can make them yourself? Dozens of projects will help you save money -- and nothing beats the satisfaction of doing it yourself. Options. That's what this book is all about -- and inside you'll find multiple ideas for everything from kitchen lighting solutions to television storage and bed canopies. Whether you're looking for a way to update your bathroom in a weekend or are ready to completely revitalize your living room, you will turn to this book again and again for practical solutions, sound advice, and inspiration -- all to make your home a reflection of your personal style. Book jacket.