A friendly, approachable guide to solving the most common interior design issues, whether you rent or own, including “work with what you have” tips for people with $0 budgets!
“[R]eaders can expect solid, on-a-budget decorating hacks that will save some major dollars: ‘champagne taste on a Diet Coke budget.’...Truly, there’s advice in every sentence...”—Booklist Magazine
Nowadays, highly curated social media feeds can leave you feeling like you’ll need give up your life savings or knock down walls to have a home you love. But Chelsey Brown, owner of City Chic Decor, is here to show that with some creativity you can completely redesign any room in your house without declaring bankruptcy―and have fun while doing it.
Unlike most home design books, Shut the Front Door is organized by objective, rather than by room. Are you looking to redesign because your space is outdated? Small or gloomy? Just doesn’t feel like home? With easy-to-follow guidelines you’ll learn how to how to solve these frustrating design problems and more to take your space from bleak to chic, from oh no to omg, or from cramped to cozy.
Shut the Front Door is filled with gorgeous rooms for inspiration, pro tips, easy DIYs, and more, so even if you’ve got Champagne tastes and a Diet Coke budget, you’ll be able to transform your house into the home of your dreams.
“Best for readers who want to make their spaces look expensive for less. A great addition to any DIY collection, with the potential to fly off the shelf.”—Library Journal
Author and TV personality Chelsey Brown started her award- winning blog, City Chic Decor, when she realized how little information there was about decorating and designing rented spaces. Chelsey’s blog eventually turned into her first book, Rental Style, which was released in Spring 2020. Chelsey and her work has been featured in countless publications, print magazines, and other outlets, including Today, the New York Post, CBS, ABC, NBC, Architectural Digest, Domino, MyDomaine, Apartment Therapy, and more. Her oh-so-relatable sense of humor and unique spin on interiors makes her a powerhouse figure in the world of decorating.
(A fun fact about Chelsey: She’s also a globally recognized “heirloom hunter,” who discovers and returns lost family artifacts while she searches for interior design pieces.)