How do I paper a wall? How many tiles will I need? What colour works with blue? How can I give my kitchen a modern retro look? This book provides answers to these and other questions on how to decorate a house.
Decorating your own home is the perfect way to truly personalise your living space, however for those without prior experience it can often lead to many problems: how do I paper a wall; how many tiles will I need; what colour works with blue; and, how can I give my kitchen a modern retro look. Find the answers to all your questions in this comprehensive step-by-step guide. Essential techniques such as putting up wallpaper and laying laminate flooring are clearly explained and illustrated, while tricks of the trade are revealed to allow you to use colour and pattern successfully every time."How to Decorate" covers all major refurbishments, details and finishes to suit every budget and contains expert advice on tools, techniques and buying the right type and quantity for painting, wall-papering, tiling and flooring. With lavish photography throughout to demonstrate how to achieve great looks for every room, you will soon learn how to make the most of your home with style ideas, design tricks and much more.
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Table of Contents
Paint Basics. Painting tools; Choosing the right kind of paint; How much paint do I need?; Preparing to paint; How to paint walls and ceilings; Doors, windows and woodwork; Painting problems; Paint effects; Wallpaper Basics. The wallpapering tool kit; Choosing wallcoverings; How much paper do I need?; How to paper walls; Papering ceilings; Papering tricky areas; Tiling Basics. The tiling tool kit; Choosing tiles; How many tiles do I need?; Preparing to tile; How to cut and fix tiles; How to tile floors; Tiling tricky areas; Flooring Basics. Which kind of flooring?; Preparing your floor; Hard flooring; Facelift for a wooden floor; Laying a laminate floor; Resilient flooring; Laying self-adhesive vinyl tiles; Laying sheet flooring; Soft flooring; Carpets and rugs; Working With Colour. Understanding colour; Reds, oranges and yellows; Greens, blues and violets; Using harmonious and contrasting colours; Working with neutrals; Creating a colour scheme; Making a sample board; Visual tricks with colour; Using colour in small rooms; Using colour in large rooms; Working With Pattern. Choosing pattern; Pattern types; Size and scale; Patterns that work together; Pattern with texture; Focal patterns; Home Furnishings. Find Your Style. Kitchens. Living Areas. Bathrooms. Sleeping Spaces. Children's Rooms.
How to Decorate by Lara Larkin
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Octopus Publishing Group
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