Although decorating your home can be an enjoyable experience, just figuring out where to begin can be frustrating. Random House was kind enough to send me a copy of Carley Roney's The Nest Home Design Handbook, which offers a slew of useful tips that can help you get started. The book goes through the basics on everything from putting your living room together (i.e. deciding on seating, configuration of furniture, art, displays, paint color) to figuring out style choices for the kitchen and dining room. Coupled with the practical advice are photos and diagrams that illustrate the points discussed.