The book begins with the most important questions of all: Who? What? Where? Why? How? And When? The aim is to answer these before you start any decorating scheme to avoid the most common mistakes, save money, and, most importantly, create a home that works for you and the people who live there. Mad About the House: The Practical Stuff is the super-practical guide that allows you to dip in and out so you can solve all your decorating dilemmas.
The chapters focus on Walls, Floors, Ceilings, Windows, Doors and Skirtings, Furniture Layout, and Lighting before finally a roundup of Fixtures and Fittings. In addition to the no-nonsense practical answers, there are checklists and step-by-step guides to key decorating challenges--everything from How to Hang Wallpaper, to Arranging a Gallery Wall and Removing Stains from Carpets and Soft Furnishings.