In these tough times we could all do with a little cheering up, but with expensive holidays off the agenda, and moving house a no-no, why not start by rolling up your sleeves and transforming the space in which you live into something truly fabulous? Packed full of wonderful and unexpected ideas, stunning photography and expert advice from an inimitable source, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Book of Decorating is the one decorating book everyone should own.
In this stylish yet practical guide, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen imparts his expertise on all aspects of home decoration - from planning a space to make it work for you, through to the practical help that will transform your house and make it truly unique. Throughout Laurence provides professional techniques and tips to enable you to revamp, rework and renew every room.
Following an introduction that outlines the principles of home design, the book is divided into two sections. In Part One, over 30 breathtaking rooms are revealed. From breezy seaside living room to contemporary knock through or cosy cottage bedroom, there are spaces and schemes to suit the range of budgets and lifestyles. Part Two, shows how you can bring all Laurence's fantastic ideas into your own home. All major techniques are fully explained - from painting, tiling, hanging wallpaper, laying natural flooring and hanging up shelves and pictures. Easy to follow step-by-step instructions and accompanying photography will inspire you to try your hand at every suggestion.
Throughout, Laurence encourages us to make a bold statement with our interior design and to be brave with colour and pattern - with ideas for adding style and glamour to our homes that are easy to put into practice and won't break the bank. Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Book of Decorating is set to become every home decorator's bible.
Laurence's charisma and ability to inspire people to express themselves have established him as the UK's favourite, most easily identified interior designer. His many TV credits include In Search of England's Green and Pleasant Land for BBC1, I Own Britain's Best Home and Garden for Five, as well as Changing Rooms, Design Rules, Homefront, Taste and Fantasy Rooms all for the BBC. Laurence is also the resident interior designer on ITV1's This Morning. His passion for all aspects of design shines through in his columns for Reveal, BBC Homes & Antiques and House Beautiful magazine, a publication he regularly guest edits.
His radio work includes the Sunday morning show Sunday Spa for Classic FM, as well as regular series for Radio 4. As well as running his own interior design practice in Cirencester, Laurence has a number of very successful product ranges including a number designed exclusively for Matalan.
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