A Four-Step Approach To Decorating Just as a scarf or pin, a purse, and a great pair of shoes bring flair to a little black dress, accessories give a room personality and character. In this book, Christi Carter demonstrates how to create a beautifully appointed room, regardless of decorating style and budget, by using four basic elements. Wall Decor Start with the walls: Dress them with framed art, textiles, or interesting collections to give a room warmth and focus. Learn how to select items for wall display, how to match them to the size of the space and the scale of the room, and how to mix and match objects to create balanced groupings. Signature Accessories Next, add accessories that reveal your interests and stamp the room with your unique personality. Anything can be an accessory if it delights your eye. Learn how to create beautiful groupings of favorite things on tabletops, bookshelves, kitchen hutches-any flat surface that can hold a display. Flowers and Foliage Bring a sense of life to the room wtih flowers and foliage, whether fresh, dried, or polysilk. Plants add a touch of grace and softness to the hard lines of furniture and architecture. Learn how to use them to fill awkward corners, create balance in the room, and introduce seasonal color. Ambience The final step addresses how the room feels: Learn how to use candlelight, lamplight, and fragrance to enhance the mood and make your home a comforting, welcoming haven for you and your family.Meredith Books Staff is the author of 'Christi Carter's Art Of Accessorizing', published 0016 under ISBN 9780696222153 and ISBN 0696222159.