This volume contains luscious photos of out of the ordinary living spaces. It's less 'how-to' and more 'why not?!' We see our walls every single day; why shouldn't they say something about us in the process?
If souless interior design books full of color wheel suggestions, proportion advice, and staid, predictible arrangements is more what you're after, definitely skip this. (Not that there's anything wrong with that, per se, but this book just oozes soul...which typically is only found within people who aren't afraid of odd collections and a wee bit of junk littered amongst their heirlooms.) I may be a bit Type A, all more the reason my home shouldn't be! This book is intended for the person needing inspiration or confirmation their no rules style is perfectly acceptable, if not highly appealing. If you need help determining how to get started with a very specific look or theme, or how to affix wall hangers on dusty artwork, this will not prove helpful.
This title proudly mingles with my other current favorites, "etc." by Court, "A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of a Misspent Life" by Randolph Carter, and " The Way We Live With The Things We Love" by Cliff. If you're familiar with any of these, you will enjoy "Creative Walls". It's the Queen of England meets a yard sale. And as another reviewer stated, it's all eye candy to me!
ETA: those with a keen eye will notice Amazon has listed this as a 9-12 reading level book. While this does include kid and teen rooms, this is definitely a typo! Some sophisicated children would certainly eat this right up and in the loosest terms this is indeed a picture book, but wish Amaon or the pulisher would correct it as it did initially throw me off, lol!