If you don’t have a natural knack for interior design, but want to make your apartment look like “home”, a good route to get inspiration is a book on home decor. In a world of blogs, Pinterest and Instagram, a book may seem like an outdated way to find design inspo. But while finding design ideas online or your phone is easy, most of the time it won’t give you a complete guide to designing in a particular style. A book will make you slow down and investigate thoroughly. It will make you stop and think. And sometimes there’s nothing better than sitting down with a book at the end of the day to dream up new ideas for your bedroom, living room or kitchen.
So instead of scrolling or swiping to the next best design, why not devour a whole book full of amazing ideas? Let’s take a look at 9 Inspiring Books on Home Decor.
- Domino: The Book of Decorating: A Room-by-Room Guide to Creating a Home That Makes You Happy – Domino: The Book of Decorating cracks the code to creating a beautiful home, bringing together inspiring rooms, how-to advice and insiders’ secrets from today’s premier tastemakers in an indispensable style manual. The editors take readers room by room, tapping the best ideas from domino magazine and culling insights from their own experiences.
- Remodelista: The Organized Home: Simple, Stylish Storage Ideas for All Over the House – Buy fewer (and better) things. Store like with like. Get rid of the plastic. Display—don’t stash—your belongings. Let go of your inner perfectionist and remember that rooms are for living. These are a few of the central principles behind Remodelista: The Organized Home, the new book from the team behind the inspirational design site Remodelista.com.
- Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves – At the heart of Styled are Emily Henderson’s ten easy steps to styling any space. From editing out what you don’t love to repurposing what you can’t live without to arranging the most eye-catching vignettes on any surface, you’ll learn how to make your own style magic.
- Home by Ellen DeGeneres – In Home, DeGeneres will, for the first time, share her passion for home design and style. She believes, “You don’t have to have money to have good taste,” and she is eager to share what she has learned over the years. DeGeneres offers a personal look at every room in each of her homes.
- Apartment Therapy Complete and Happy Home – The most comprehensive and complete home book from Apartment Therapy, featuring every aspect of design and decorating from floor plans to paint, specific rooms to style approaches, with the goal of setting up and living well in a place you love.
- Hello Color 25 Bright Ideas for DIY Decor – Whether she’s writing for her blog, snapping pictures for Instagram, or just living her life, Rachel Mae Smith is all about the simple joys of handmaking and bringing brightness to everything. And now beginning crafters, aspirational DIYers, and dorm dwellers can, too! Rachel shares her colorful signature style in each simple and fun step-by-step project like Dip-Dyed Napkins, Pom-Pom Votive Candle Holders, and Geometric Patterned Pillows.
- Home: The Best of The New York Times Home Section: The Way We Live Now – With striking photographs and compelling stories from its vast home-design archive, the editors of the New York Times’s beloved Home section offer a look at how contemporary homeowners make the most of their living spaces—whether small or stately, rural or urban, historic or cutting-edge—and do it with style.
- Elle Decor: The Height of Style: Inspiring Ideas from the World’s Chicest Rooms – This book showcases more than 220 stunning rooms selected by the editors of ELLE DECOR, the magazine that is the last word on exciting, cutting-edge, and eclectic style from around the world.
- Ray Booth: Evocative Interiors – Presented here are Booth’s most celebrated Nashville residences and never-before-seen projects in Palm Beach, Louisiana, New York, Texas, and the Hamptons. Each illustrates his innovative use of furniture as architecture to define rooms, draperies in place of walls, captivating displays of art and mirrors, and an eclectic mix of antiques and contemporary pieces.