Styling and DIY advice on creating a beautiful home, whether you're making over or making do. More people are renting now than ever before, but the rental market remains surprisingly unflexible, with many tenants banned from making even the simplest alterations, such as hanging a picture or painting a wall. Even those who have managed to take that first leap onto the property ladder often find themselves with no cash left to renovate, so their first home is just a short stop-gap to their 'forever home'; they resort to a renter's mindset, unwilling and unable to invest vast sums in the fabric of their property and instead 'making do' with quick fixes.
Home for Now provides a blend of both inspirational and practical advice, showing how canny tenants have transformed their temporary abodes into stylish spaces. Organised by theme - Walls & Display; Furniture & Storage; Lighting & Decor; Creative Workspaces; and Plants & Outdoor Living - the book showcases standout interiors and offers helpful hints and tips. There are also simple step-by-step DIY and craft projects that both renters and DIY-phobic homeowners can easily achieve to make their temporary living spaces feel like home.
About the Author
Joanna Thornhill is a freelance interior stylist and writer who has worked for a range of magazines and commercial clients, including a stint as acting assistant homes and craft editor of Woman's Weekly magazine. Having lived in a total of 12 rental properties throughout her adult life, she is currently renovating her first home-for-now.
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Comments about Home for Now:
I absolutely adored reading and re-reading this book. It nailed my decorating style perfectly, so it was a pleasure to read. Gave me heaps of great ideas for myself as a renter, and I can use the ideas for my clients who are first home buyers.
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st April 2014
Publisher: Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 19.0 x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.83
Edition Number: 1