Learn how to achieve a professional look without using a decorator.
The Complete Home Decorating Book is a new kind of interior decorating book. It is a practical reference guide and an inspirational sourcebook to every decorative technique that today’s homeowner needs. At every turn of the page you will find eye-catching, irresistible ideas explained through step-by-step photography — from making curtains and edging pillowcases to papering ceilings and using patterned tiles. Not only will you find all the principal instructions arranged easily for quick reference, but also a wide variety of finishes to suit every taste. The Complete Home Decorating Book begins with all the essential equipment and and sewing techniques. Following this are step-by-step instructions for innovative projects such as piped and corded cushions, decorated shades, and paper- and fabric-covered lampshades. there is advice on choosing fabric types and their suitability for different uses. The second section of the book deals with hard surface decoration — from wall papering, tiling, and putting up shelves to ideas for lighting and types of flooring. Techniques for painting walls, ceilings, and woodwork are covered in detail. There is a comprehensive section on special paint effects, including dragging, rag-rolling, stenciling, and glazing. Throughout there is a strong emphasis on choosing the appropriate techniques for the situation, and on proper preparation and fault-correction methods. The Complete Home Decorating Book is the homeowner’s ultimate decorating reference book. It’s never been easier to be stylish and creative.