I expected this book to be worse than it actually is. Given the year, I thought it would be a page out of my childhood home. My mom sewed everything from curtains to bedspreads to place mats and would have loved this book in the 80s. It definitely has some dated pictures (see the horrible green bathroom below), but overall you could probably still use the basic ideas and things would turn out ok. Most of the pictures aren’t really that bad. (You may disagree!)
However, if you have more current decorating materials similar to this, you certainly wouldn’t miss this one. Upgrade to a new book wherever possible, and point to Pinterest as Plan B. It is pretty adaptable to the times if you have no choice but to keep it. I’ve seen worse.
I do really want to know how one gets into the bed featured below, with the fitted twin bedspread. Toooo tight!