A practical how-to guide from the author of Mad About the House, the bestselling book and UK’s number 1 interiors blog. This dictionary of interior design answers all those questions you were afraid to ask. The book begins with the most important questions of all: Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How? The aim is to answer these before you start any decorating scheme and you will avoid the most common mistakes, save money and, most importantly, create a home that works for you and the people who live there. This is a super-practical guide that allows you to dip in and out so you can solve all your decorating dilemmas. 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, How to Choose a Mattress and What Makes the Best Work Surface.