Brighten the Home

Don’t let winter blues take hold. Find ways to brighten your home and lighten your mood with books from the Lititz Public Library.

The Unexpected Houseplant: 220 Extraordinary Choices for Every Room in Your Home by Tovah Martin
Create an indoor paradise using a range of plants and artsy pairings, including camellias, ornamental grasses and conifers.

ThumbnailThe Book of Doing: Everyday Activities to Unlock Your Creativity and Joy by Allison Arden
Rediscover the joy of favorite childhood activities with a collection of ideas that encourage using life to explore, experiment, play and build.

Tree Craft: 35 Rustic Wood Projects that Bring the Outdoors In by Chris Lubkemann
With step-by-step instructions and a few basic tools crafters can use found wood, twigs and branches to make projects that add the natural warmth of wood to décor.

Beautiful Winter by Edle Catharina Norman
Lush displays of greenery paired with flowers and seasonal materials create fifty-three easy and festive home projects including wreaths, garlands and table decorations.

Simplicity Home Decorating Book: Hundreds of Step-by-Step Techniques and Easy-to-Make Projects
Blend color, patterns and clever ideas to spruce up the home, from window dressings to bed covers and a range of decorative accessories.

ThumbnailEveryday Flowers: Flowers to Beautify and Decorate the Home by Paula Pryke
Use flower shop selections combined with items such as nuts, foliage and fruit to create easy, inexpensive and modern floral arrangements to decorate the home.

Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It by Amy Atlas
Combine easy recipes, dressed-up-store-bought treats and craft ideas to make fabulous desserts.

Sabrina Soto Home Design: A Layer-By-Layer Approach to Turning Your Ideas Into the Home of Your Dreams by Sabrina Soto
Use the author’s foolproof process to bring decorating ideas to life, saving time and money without sacrificing style.

Growing Tasty Tropical Plants in Any Home, Anywhere by Laurelynn G. Martin and Byron E. Martin
From the Australian Finger Lime to the Tahitian Orange, a wide variety of fragrant, delectable, edible and decorative exotic plants can be successfully grown inside the home with little effort.

Painting and Wallpapering Secrets from Brian Santos, the Wall Wizard by Brian Santos
Advocating wall covering as an inexpensive but impactful way to refresh a home, the author provides nitty-gritty do-it-yourself instructions for wall-treatments, tool selection, tricks and techniques.

ThumbnailSouthern Lady: Gracious Tables: The Perfect Setting for Any Occasion by Phyllis Hoffman
Even casual meals deserve a table setting with flair, creating a place for relaxing and enjoying the company of others while savoring a great meal.


Previously published on January 18, 2013 in the Lititz Record Express.