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The New Smart Approach to Home Decorating






Table of Contents






Introduction 8






Chapter One
The Basics of Design 12
• Understanding Your Space
• Creating a Plan
• Decorating Room by Room
• A Gallery of Smart Ideas






Chapter Two
Adding Color and Texture 32
• Working with Color
• Introducing Pattern
• Adding Texture
• Creating a Design
• A Gallery of Smart Ideas






Chapter Three
The Right Light 52
• Natural Light
• Types of Artificial Light
• Selecting Light Levels
• Types of Bulbs
• Determining Lighting Needs
• Lighting Fixtures
• The Role of Lighting in Architecture
• A Gallery of Smart Ideas






Chapter Four
Flooring Options 74
• Choices in Wood
• Laminate Flooring
• Vinyl Sheet and Tile Flooring
• Ceramic Choices
• Natural Stone
• Carpeting and Rugs
• Picking a Flooring Material
• A Gallery of Smart Ideas






Chapter Five
Wall and Window Treatments 92
• Assessing Your Walls
• Decorative Paint Techniques
• Painting Walls and Trim
• Selecting Wallcoverings and Borders
• Window Treatments
• A Gallery of Smart Ideas






Chapter Six
Distinctive Touches 120
• Elements of Style
• Special Details
• A Gallery of Smart Ideas






Chapter Seven
The Facts on Furniture 140
• Furniture for Your Home
• Making Choices
• Furniture Styles
• Judging Quality
• Recycling Your Furniture
• A Gallery of Smart Ideas






Chapter Eight
The Rooms in Your Home 162
• Foyers and Hallways
• Living Room
• Family Room
• Dining Room
• Kitchen
• Bedrooms
• Children's Rooms
• Bathrooms
• Working with Professionals
• A Gallery of Smart Ideas






Chapter Nine
Creating a Kitchen Design 190
• Set Priorities
• Basic Kitchen Layouts
• Choosing Cabinets
• Countertop Options
• Selecting Fixtures
• A Galley of Smart Ideas






Chapter Ten
Creating a Bathroom Design 220
• Set Priorities
• Basic Layouts
• Types of Bathrooms
• Shopping for Bath Products
• Fixtures
• Storage for the Bath
• Serviceable Surfaces
• What's Your Style
• A Gallery of Smart Ideas






Chapter Eleven
Outdoor Living Areas 250
• Decorating Sunrooms and Porches
• Patios, Decks, and Gazebos
• Tips on Landscaping
• A Gallery of Smart Ideas






Appendix 268






Resource guide 276






Glossary 278






Index 282






Credits 286







Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Interior decoration.