Big in size and bold in ideas: there’s no decorating primer to equal this. More than 300 color photographs and expert advice reveal how to turn a house into the perfect home—plus, to minimize costs and time spent, the process begins with what’s already there. The emphasis is on creative rearrangements and professional tricks that infuse every room with personality. Beautifully designed pages lead you throughout the home, looking at each room according to its function, and covering every conceivable element of a decorating scheme: lighting, flooring, color basics and choosing a palette, understanding scale and balance, arranging pictures, using mirrors, and much more. Sections devoted to displaying collections and temporarily redecorating for a special occasion round out this amazingly comprehensive and thoroughly practical guide.