Home Decor Cheat Sheets and Giveaway

Today I have a fun surprise for you! I was recently introduced to a super handy decorating book that anyone can understand and use. The book is called Home Decor Cheat Sheets and it’s filled with easy-to-understand diagrams and information. I really love this book and I was thinking you’d love it too, so I’m giving away a free copy to one lucky winner!

Home Decor Cheat Sheets. Your Handy Decorating Guide.

If you’re like me, you’d rather look at drawings that explain things as opposed to having to read and decipher complicated instructions. This book makes it easy to understand how to place furniture in a room, how to arrange pictures on a wall, and so much more.


How to Arrange a Gallery Wall

This illustration shows how to arrange a gallery wall within a confined space (the dots are an imaginary line).


How to Arrange a Gallery Wall

And this one shows a different approach, using a midline as a way to arrange pictures or mirrors.


How to Arrange a Gallery Wall

Here’s yet another diagram for arranging pictures on the wall. This one is a bit more symmetrical. You’ll find several more examples in the book, making it easy to match up the number and size of pictures you have with one of the illustrations. How easy is that?


Types of Sofas. Learn the names of the more popular design styles.

Have you ever wondered what different styles of furniture are called?  Home Decor Cheat Sheets will help to educate you, so you can walk in a store and accurately describe the style of sofa or furniture you prefer.


Examples of Tile Patterns - a handy cheat sheet to use

Or maybe you need to know the name of a specific tile pattern to share with your kitchen designer. Other cheat sheets in the book include pairing side tables with chairs, choosing the right size rug, kinds of lampshades, paint finishes, and so on. All the decorating principles and explanations come with these easy illustrations.


Home Decor Cheat Sheets. Your Must-Have Decorating Guide

I love this book and plan to use it often. I like simple things (why should life be complicated?) and this book makes decorating much easier and faster. If you’d like a chance to win your own copy of the book, just leave a comment below. I’ll choose and announce the winner next Friday.


If you can’t wait until then, you can purchase Home Decor Cheat Sheets online.

Special thanks to Ulysses Press for the gift of the book to review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.


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  1. Peggy Wilson says:

    I love your sight.

  2. ColleenB.~Texas says:

    What a wonderful looking book.
    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity.

  3. Getting out of the Army soon and can’t wait to find my forever home and start decorating! This is a great tool!

  4. Jeanne Lawson says:

    This looks like a very interesting book. We recently bought a new home and could use help with decorating. I never quite know where to put things so they look like they belong where I put them. Plus it would be nice to create a décor scheme with new purchases. Thank you.

  5. Patty McMahon says:

    Arrangements on walls are my worst. This looks like a great book for people like me who are so indecisive about what looks good and where.

  6. Jean Wise says:

    I would love to win 🙂 I love your site too! You always have some good ideas.

  7. AWESOME! This helps take away a lot the guess work. I could sure use this.

  8. Kathleen says:


    This book looks perfect for the decorator in all of us! Thanks for the chance.

  9. Love your posts and always look forward to them. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and ideas.
    Even though we have been in our house for years, it is sometimes a challenge to come up with furniture placement, wall decor, and the general ‘keepin’ it fresh’ ideas. The Home Decor Cheat Sheets looks like a great help for those of us that are creatively challenged!

  10. I recently discovered your website via Pinterest — it’s great! This looks like a wonderfully practical and useful book — thanks for bringing it to the attention of your readers and for the fun giveaway opportunity.

  11. My fiancé and I jus purchased our first home together and I am trying to decorate it with a farmhouse theme. I’m still reading up on a lot of DIY and this seems to be perfect. I’m sure that I would be able to apply so much of it to decorating our new home. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a helpful tool to have for anyone who’s looking to do some decorating of their own.

  12. Christine Mills says:

    This is the kind of book I need. I’m always changing the way my house looks inside.

  13. Karen Wozniak says:

    This looks like a great book! Thanks for reviewing it. I love your blog, Jennifer, and find it so helpful as we restore an 1888 family farmhouse in Indiana.

  14. Cindy Brown says:

    What a cool book! Kind of like decorating a doll house when younger! Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  15. I would love to win a copy of this book! Especially since I am currently struggling with my own gallery wall 😉

  16. I recently discovered your website via Pinterest — it’s great! Thanks for bringing what appears to be a wonderfully practical and useful book to the attention of your readers!

  17. I would love to win a copy of this book. Thank you for the giveaway.I love your blog.

  18. AAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!! I would LOVE to have this book! Have my fingers and toes crossed! And thanks for all of the wonderful ideas you send out – so fun.

  19. AAAAGGGGHHHH!!!! Pick me, pick me! I would so love to have this book – fingers and toes are crossed! And thank you for all of your wonderful ideas – so fun.

  20. Nice! I would love to read this book!

  21. JILL NELSON says:

    Funny – as I looked at the pages you showed, it seemed too basic and obvious to be made into a book. Then, when I thought about it longer, I realized it’s only easy when it’s spelled out right in front of you!. So very hard when you’re actually trying to create your look from scratch. Love to have this book!!

  22. Carole Klopschinski says:

    Love your Blog….hope I win!!!

  23. Kathrine Anderson says:

    I would love this book! How fun! Thanks for posting it and for the give away. I love your blog. Kate

  24. This book would be very helpful for a struggling home decorator!

  25. Adrienne says:

    Moving soon! This book would sure come in handy!

  26. Kathy Anderson says:

    Not good at design, so I can use all the help I can get!

  27. Karenann says:

    What a lovely book! Thank you for the chance to win a copy! So love your blog!

  28. Sounds neat. Would love to give the book a read!

  29. Sherri Mailes says:

    I could so use this book. I am “finding” my decorating style and could use some of the simple steps to achieving that goal.

  30. This would be so helpful for me to understand more about interior design!

  31. Nancy Pierce says:

    Would love to have this book. Thanks for ALL you do.

  32. It’s always nice to have a guide and a quick reference.

  33. Barbara Smith says:

    This would be a great addition to my decorating books. Thank you for the opportunity!

  34. Kathy Milliken says:

    This is great! Would love to have this book!

  35. Deb Novakovic says:

    While I go thru my inbox and delete most things, you are a welcome few minutes to everyday! Thank you for your amazing and fun hints and tips! Love your site!

  36. Thanks for the giveaway! Just what I’ll need when I tackle my decorating to do list after the kiddos go back to school.

  37. What a great idea for a book !! I know this would come in handy for me since I’m starting a new chapter in my life.
    Thanks for sponsoring this give away.

  38. This would help me so useful.

  39. I just love decorating and would love to win this book !!

  40. Love your blog and all the great ideas you present. Really liked this one! I so need ideas on how to decorate. thank you

  41. Sharon Matte says:

    What a great book! Thanks for a great giveaway…

  42. Ruth Shave says:

    I love finding new ways to decorate. I would love this book!

  43. Tina Davis says:

    I would use this book all the time because I LOVE to decorate!!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this!

  44. This book would be so helpful! Thank you for the chance to win one.

  45. Marty Crosson says:

    Looks like a great reference for folks like me, who have the interest but not necessarily the background knowledge.

  46. I’d love to win a copy of the book because I desperately need a cheat sheet! Love your blog!!!

  47. Great idea! Very useful to stop making decorating mistakes

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