Fans of Country Living magazine will love The Little Book of Big Decorating Ideas.

The book is a compilation of photos from the magazine, representing its best tips and decorating advice. They include practically instantaneous transformations, such as clipping artwork to an old-fashioned drying rack or drawing chalk lines on a deck to create an outdoor chess board, as well as bigger undertakings such as hiding a TV above a fireplace or transforming a dresser with wallpaper. Garden ideas are included, too.

Instructions are provided for some of the projects to help you act on your inspiration.

The book is due out this month from Hearst Books and sells for $24.95 in hardcover.

Mary Beth Breckenridge