Ever wondered where to find some ideas for your home decor? There are literally tons of interior decorating books available on the market: they go by the decor style of choice, by how big is your living space, even by color schemes.
But to find out which one will help you with the decor question you have, and give you a realistic answer,…that’s another story!
This page is designed to help you choose the books that interest you, along with reviews of my favourite ones.
We tried to put together a short guide on some of the most useful books to use as reference when decorating your home.
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Interior Decorating Books
Domino: The Book of Decorating: A Room-by-Room Guide to Creating a Home That Makes You Happy
Easy to follow, the book is written in a casual tone; it gives you tips about how to decorate, starting with how to choose a decorating style, how to set a budget for it and how to choose your accessories.
It guides the reader through each room: from living room to childrens’ room, being a functional guide to decorating. It has beautiful pictures; the readers and followers of the “Domino” magazine will recognize some of the photos published in the previous issues, but doesn’t make the book any less appealing!
Rated among the highest interior decorating books on Amazon.
Decorate: 1,000 Design Ideas for Every Room in Your Home
With excellent customer reviews, the book is jam-packed with great ideas and wonderful, inspiring photography.
Divided in 4 sections, the first one, “Space Matters” gives pointers to assess the space that you have, how to make the best use of it and ways that you might alter it to make it feel larger or brighter. The next section, “Setting Your Style” talks you through the process of creating a mood board and identifying your own personal style. “Room by Room” illustrates examples of rooms in the house, with beautiful photos. Last section “Attention to Detail” provides advice on finishing touches that can make or brake an interior decor.
Written and compiled by Holly Becker, founder of the hugely popular design blog Decor8( with more than 45,000 viewers), and Joanna Copestick, acclaimed lifestyle writer, this intensive home decor book combines beautiful inspiration with “nuts and bolts” how-to for stunning results.
Design*Sponge at Home
The first part of the book,”Sneak Peeks”, shows homes and takes the reader on tours of 65 apartments and houses of varying designs and styles. Second part “DIY projects” presents 50 projects; among them, practical things like tea towels and display jars, as well as decorative accents like window films, and map covered boxes. Last part “Before and After” shows before and after homes.
With rave reviews, the book shows how to create a home that doesn’t need to be frumpy and formal; a house that reflects people’s personality and makes them happy.
Grace Bonney, the author, is the creator of Design*Sponge (www.designsponge.com), a website dedicated to home and product design; the sitereceives 250,000 pageviews every day and has 280,000 followers on Twitter. A native of Virginia Beach, Grace has worked as a contributing editor at publications like House & Garden, Domino, and Craft Magazine.
Italian Rustic: How to Bring Tuscan Charm into Your Home
The book provide useful guidance on how to recreate the elements that makes Tuscan style homes unique. Elizabeth Minchilli owns a property in Italy, loves Italian decor. What’s better than getting “first hand” practical info on how to re-create your own space Tuscany style?
This book is packed with gorgeous photographs of interiors and exteriors of Tuscany homes and it will be an inspiration if you decide to built a Tuscany inspired house from scratch or just re-decorate few rooms.
Flea Market Style
Become an expert in second-hand style decor with Emily Chalmers and Ali Hanan suggestions on budget minded decor!
Written in an accessible language, the book will guide you on how to transform your interior, room by room, using flea-market, village fairs or auction finds.
Inspiring photos and advice on how to mix colors, patterns and styles.
- Need ideas fast? Have no patience to wait for your home decor books to show at the door? Check our selection of interior decorating Kindle books!
- Do you want to create your own home decor mood board and need photos? You can order your free home decor catalog and get inspired!
- Or, even better, head to our “DIY Projects” Room to get you started with the next project for your house.