Following the successful Bathrooms and Living Rooms, Country Living's EASY TRANSFORMATIONS series presents its third, beautiful entry: a guide to turning those small but awkward spaces into appealing, cozy corners.
Every home has its tiny room, oddly shaped hallway, empty landing, or other difficult-to-decorate area. As the array of photographs shows, Country Living offers dozens of innovative approaches to solving the problem. Every design idea will quickly make that neglected space a model of decorative style for the entire home. The topics so richly covered include Welcoming in Style, Themes and Collections, Forgotten Spaces, Perfecting Your Palette, Creating Nooks and Crannies in any Room, Making Spaces Work, and Crafting Corners for Pets. Some of the ideas are as simple as varying the sizes and heights of objects in a display for visual interest. Other concepts will help free home decorators from old design tenets and bring some fresh air into the dÉcor, such as creatively mixing formal and informal elements or adding unusual pieces. There are specific suggestions on storage and seating, and for strategically repeating colors and themes. Smart tips and easy, fun-to-do projects help jump-start the transformation, while detailed captions for the photos and many sidebars reveal exactly how the transformation was accomplished. A Selection of the Homestyle Book Club.show more