House Beautiful Quick Changes is cover-to-cover inspiration.

The compact book is a quick read, just photos of rooms and a bit of supporting information. It shares designers’ ideas for making relatively small changes that pack a style punch.

The book covers effective uses of paint and wallpaper, clever ways to use mirrors, suggestions for making spaces cozy and more. Some of the ideas are surprisingly inexpensive, such as painting a graphic design on a lampshade or building a plywood pedestal to show off an item artfully.

House Beautiful Quick Changes: Fresh Looks for Every Room is published by Hearst Books and sells for $24.95 in hardcover.

— Mary Beth Breckenridge