Decorating for the first time can be completely overwhelming. How do you find your style? How do you keep expenses under control? What essential pieces does every home need for maximum functionality and flair? How will you merge tastes--and stuff--to create a space that feels like home to you both? Here to take the guesswork out of decorating is The Nest Home Design Handbook, a practical, gorgeous, room-by-room guide to giving your place unique and affordable style. Learn how to: -Design with your inner stylist in mind -Arrange your living room -Mix modern pieces and Mom's hand-me-downs -Choose the right paint colors -Freshen a formal kitchen space -Make a small space look bigger -Hang pictures properly -Jazz up your walls -Buy good furniture (on a budget) -Kill the clutter PLUS: Suggestions for displaying your stuff in fun and interesting ways, DIY wall art ideas, tips for organizing every room, information on basic home repairs, and more.
About the Author
Carley Roney is the editor in chief of the hip lifestyle website TheNest.com, and cofounder of the world's favorite wedding brand, TheKnot.com. She is the author of ten books from The Knot and The Nest and appears regularly on Oprah, Today, and The View.