Shut the Front Door: Make Any Space Feel Bigger, Better, and More Beautiful Without Going Broke

Gibbs Smith. Oct. 2023. 216p. ISBN 9781423662556. $35. INTERIOR DESIGN
Interior styling blogger/TV personality Brown presents an easy-to-use book that seeks to help readers redesign their homes in a budget-friendly way. The book is organized by “Redesign Objectives” that range from small spaces to large rooms. Brown offers pro tips, ideas for “decorating for free,” and DIY instructions. There is also a “Where and How To Shop” section with advice and bargain-hunting options, such as thrift stores and online stores. This part is especially ideal for readers who may have wondered how to start their design and decorating journey. The photographs in each section include befores and afters for some of the projects.
VERDICT Best for readers who want to make their spaces look expensive for less. A great addition to any DIY collection, with the potential to fly off the shelf.
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