We girls can all relate to aspirations of injecting our personalities into the empty shell of a new house, so it truly belongs to us. We want to be proud to invite friends over to entertain, and feel comfort from its aesthetic on a lazy night in. Let’s face it, there is no place quite like home. But where to begin? This can prove a tricky task if lacking inspiration and you desire a look that will not date prematurely. And what about the practical elements, brush strokes, wallpaper pasting, screwdriving? Some may seek direct expert advice due to this lack of confidence, which can prove costly.
A Girl’s Guide to Decorating is a hip, practical decorating guide full of insider advice, cool and original ideas, fabulously glossy photography and clever tips for turning your space into a fabulous stylish pad – without spending a lot of money.
Internationally renowned designer and stylist Abigail Ahern imparts her expertise on all aspects of home decoration – from the initial planning of a space to make it work for you, right through to the small details that will add a touch of glamour and make it unique. Abigail includes simple suggestions for how to approach every room in your house and all major decorating techniques are fully explained – from hanging wallpaper and painting walls, windows and doors, to creating shelving and achieving different lighting effects. Easy to follow step-by-step instructions and accompanying photography will inspire you to try your hand at every suggestion. Chapters are based around the fundamental elements of home design: space, colour, light, texture and the individual touches that make it your own.