Cozy & Beautiful: The How To Decorate Handbook For Non-Decorators
- Publish Date: 2016-10-10
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Shannon Acheson
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IMAGINE WAKING UP EACH MORNING TO A HOME THAT YOU HAVE MADE COZY AND BEAUTIFUL. Cozy & Beautiful is designed to take you step-by-step through the decorating process from start to finish so you can create the home you've always wanted. That means even if you've never decorated before (or if you have and you've messed it all up) Cozy & Beautiful is for YOU - no designer genes required! LESSONS INCLUDE: WHERE DO YOU START? If youve spent too much time on Pinterest, youll be tempted to pick a room. Bad news: thats a surefire way to flush those decorating bucks down the pooper. Do this instead, and youll guarantee a happy ending. Dont decide on your style before you take an emotional temperature. Ill show you how to do it, what to consider, and how this will play out in your home. (Hint: this is WHY you cant just choose someone elses after photos!) PART 1: FIND YOUR DECORATING STYLE Can you hear what your house is telling you? The secret reason you havent been successful yet...and the big picture guidelines that will frame every decorating decision you make. 8 types of houses have their own rulebook...which unfortunately no one hands you when you buy them. Break the rules on these homes and youre sunk...but once you know the rules, you have a beautiful palette for creating your masterpiece. Trying to fit yourself into someone elses boxes? Why those other finding your style quizzes and guides will always leave you scratching your headand DISCOVER the only 5 Steps that you will ever need to get you to your unique decorating style once and for all. Are you fighting World War 3 every time you try to decorate with your spouse? Ill show you how to save your marriage and happily marry more than one decorating style in your home forever after. PART 2: CREATE YOUR MASTER PLAN Tired of rooms that just dont carry their own weight? The hidden reason your rooms dont function like they should and exactly what to do about it before you start decorating. Do the rooms in your house resemble something that was put together by WANNA BE DESIGNERS on an HGTV reality show, rather than a cohesively decorated home? Learn these 4 methods of creating cohesive flow and youll never have that problem again. Cant figure out why your color choices always seem to look off? Ill show you why, how to correct it and a simple trick for getting it right every single time from now on. Are you terrified of choosing a paint color for fear it will look awful? Break this rule and it always will. But follow it and you will never again regret a paint choice! (Hint: Its so good, youll smack your forehead for not doing it before.) Trying to decorate with little or no money? Think you cant have the home you want on your budget? Ill teach you 3 tricks for getting exactly what you want for free! PART 3: DECORATE ONE ROOM AT A TIME Tempted to buy and arrange all the pretty little dcor items first? Bad news: do that and youre guaranteed to hate the after. Decorate in this order instead and you will fall in love with your home just like Andrew Paxton falls in love with Margaret Tate in The Proposal. Does the thought of mixing patterns give you hives? Ill teach you 2 cheats for coming up with absolutely perfect pattern combinations for every room of your home. No anti-histamines needed. Do your shelves and table tops look like youve just plopped down your accessories randomly or like youve arranged them like Joanna? Learn 2 designer styling secrets so your collections look more like Pottery Barn than the thrift store. Find yourself buying too. many. things? Ask yourself these 3 questions every time youre shopping and you will banish buyers remorse and keep your home free of dcor clutter - forever! Cozy & Beautiful is NOT for you if you're just looking for Inspiration. But if you're ready to step beyond inspiration to actually decorate your home...Cozy & Beautiful is for you.