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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

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

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!!

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

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

  16. 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!

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

  18. 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.

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

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

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