1000 Practical Ideas for Home Decoration

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Using interiors created by artists, interior designers and decorators from all over the world, and incorporating the latest in furniture and object design, this book is a practical encyclopedia of home decoration. Aimed at a general audience, it offers over 500 pages of useful ideas, tips, suggestions, advice and solutions for anyone interested in decorating a first time home or remodeling an existing space.

Choose the perfect drapes. Find the ideal flooring for any room. Install atmospheric lighting. Select complementary colors and textures. Transform big or small spaces. Even the toughest of design challenges are addressed.

From space distribution to layout, from materials and colors to styles and fabrics, even incorporating furniture and lighting, 1,000 Practical Ideas for Home Decorating presents basic concepts of interior design in a clear and easy to follow style. Beautiful photographs, drawings and informative sidebars provide inspiration for those beginning to explore the principles of interior design. Crammed full of ideas that anyone can use, 1,000 Practical Ideas for Home Decorating is the basic resource for interior design.

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Anna Ventura is an interior designer and writer living and working in Barcelona, Spain.

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These books give practical interior decorating advice to amateurs. The Reader's Digest book is based on the decorating series "Creating Your Home." Much like Creative Home Decorating, the book that began the series, it combines all aspects of interior design but focuses on creating a particular look, such as a glamorous living room or a Scandinavian kitchen, with a review of the design aspects to consider. A number of do-it-yourself projects, from painting a room to installing vinyl flooring, conclude the book. Ventura's book begins with an overview of space, light, color, and furniture and continues with a thorough review of the options available when considering flooring, wall coverings, window treatments, color schemes, and lighting options for every room of the home. "Do and do not" tips are sprinkled throughout. Unlike the Reader's Digest book, Ventura's never veers off into how-to projects but focuses on providing all options available for an amateur designer. Both books are recommended for public libraries.
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