STUDIO CITY (CBS) — Want to bring your family together? Why not through decorating?!

Meghan Carter, author of “The Meghan Method: The Step-by-Step Guide to Decorating Your Home in Your Style,” visited the KCAL 9 studios Friday to talk about her new book.

“The Meghan Method” is an 18-step guide that enables you to create spaces custom-tailored to your life.

Carter says decorating as a family is easy and will help create a comfortable space for everyone. She suggests three simple steps to help families get started:

1.  Find Your Family Style. Have everyone in your home look through dozens of room photos in magazines, books or blogs, and have each person tear out the photos they love and the ones they hate. Then put all the photos everyone loves up on a bulletin board, as well as all the ones they hate. Look for the similarities in each to find your style.

2.  Conduct a Household Audit. Have each person go around your room placing red sticky notes on the things they hate and yellow ones on the things they love. Be sure to ask each person why they feel the way they do. You’ll be shocked at what you discover. Plus, you’ll determine which items must stay and which need to go.

3.  Shop as a Team. Give each person in your family a disposable camera, and have them take photos of everything they love while out shopping. Then come home and put all the photos up on a bulletin board. Doing that will not only give everyone a say and keep kids from whining while shopping, but also show you which combination of the items everyone loved will work best together.

Carter will be signing copies of her book at three Southern California locations.

REDLANDS, CA: Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 1:00 PM
Redlands Barnes & Noble
Citrus Plaza Shopping Center
27460 Lugonia Ave
Redlands, CA 92374

CHATSWORTH, CA: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 6:30 PM
LAMPS PLUS Chatsworth
20244 Plummer St
Chatsworth, CA 91311

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 6:30 PM
LAMPS PLUS Huntington Beach
7262 Edinger St
Huntington Beach, CA 92647