A fashionable floor is as essential to a well-designed room as the right pair of shoes is to an outfit. Properly chosen, installed, and maintained floors can make a home come alive. Still, many don't regard the floor as an important element, resulting in a finished room that just doesn't come together. Decorating Walls and Floors features over 250 photographs and illustrations, and helps decorators assess their floors and decide whether to replace, repair, or redesign.
In any decorating scheme, the walls and floors are key to a well-designed room. Properly chosen and maintained, walls and floors can make a home come alive. This book showcases creative ways to use wall coverings to enhance and enrich your environment. For walls, it presents a variety of ideas for creating a particular style or theme by mixing wall patterns and fabrics; it shows readers how to use paper to decorate accessories, like lampshades, screens, trunks, and picture frames. For floors, it reveals the newest types of flooring available, from new options for such classics as wood, marble, and tile, to fresh and unusual treatments like bamboo, concrete, and leather; it offers tips and tricks on making lively personal spaces with painted patterns and borders; and it offers advice on how to use design elements and accessories to bring out the beauty of your floor. This beautifully illustrated guide showcases creative ways to use wall coverings and flooring to enhance and enrich your environment.