I've added two more decorating books to my collection of many. New Decorating (Better Homes and Gardens) and Great Color & Pattern Collection with Betsy Speert.
I got these on the clearance table at the Barnes and Noble Book Store. Originally $20 and $24, I bought them for $5 and $8!
Both books are packed with decorating ideas and how tos on creating a room that's filled with pattern, texture, and any color from the color wheel! Choose your palette and find how to mix other colors to make it work and to have a visual balance in the room.
I scanned a few pages for you to see.
Some dos and don'ts for a dining room table. They suggest using a pretty table scape to make the room more inviting when the table is not in use rather than the minimal accents you would use at mealtime.
Patio and garden ideas.
Of course, I find in my decorating, that I will use whatever I have around the house. I think using the colors you love and being surrounded by the things you love will make the most inviting room of all.
Create something beautiful today!