Whether you have a natural eye for interior design or need to draw inspiration from somewhere, these books can help you transform a bland room into a comfortable and beautiful living space. They are trendy but timeless and written with expert tips and original takes on contemporary design.
Simple Decorating: 50 Ways to Inspire Your Home
Melissa Michaels’ wonderful design book doesn’t beat around the bush.
In Simple Decorating: 50 Ways to Inspire Your Home, you’ll find exactly what the title promises – 50 inspired, yet simple tips on how to add personality to any space. Melissa made a name for herself with her DIY blog The Inspired Room, where she’s honed both her design ideas and her writing style.
This book showcases some of her earlier ideas but also introduces a lot of new ones. Melissa’s design philosophy has remained the same, though. Instead of asking you to demolish your home and build it from scratch, she proposes a more applicable approach: “forget the renovation – just add inspiration.”
As a result, she delivers budget-friendly advice that everyone will find easy to follow. Her tips rely on simple DIY projects, refurbishing, and clever use of patterns. It helps you spruce up the space without having to spend too much time and effort. Melissa makes interior design easy, fun, and sustainable.
The Maker: Beyond Decorating: Crafting A Unique Space
If you enjoy creating something out of nothing, this is a book for you.
Written by a popular designer Tamara Maynes, The Maker doesn’t focus so much on out-of-the-box design solutions as it aims to encourage you to roll up your sleeves and be your own decorator. In it, you’ll find expert advice on how to make furniture, lighting, ceramics, and wall art from scratch.
Decorate for a Party: Creative Styling Ideas for Gatherings
This great read by Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring is a perfect party gift. It’s also a brilliant guidebook for throwing a party. In 100 tips, it offers step-by-step instructions for decorating your home for a stylish social gathering. Featuring ideas for just about any occasion, Decorate for a Paty helps you with vintage picnics, fancy dinner parties, and kids’ birthdays.
Both Holly and Leslie are accomplished design and lifestyle bloggers. You may recognize their ideas from blogs decor8 and A Creative Mint. They are dedicated to adding a splash of color to your days through easy arts & crafts projects. Their book takes a similar tone but boasts a range of unused color palettes.
You can browse party decoration tips by mood as well and play with designs that are sweet or festive, romantic or fun, and playful or cozy. Decorate for a Party is a great go-to source of easy decoration tips and quick wallet-friendly ideas for any special celebration.
Farrow & Ball: How to Decorate
This colorful volume by Farrow & Ball will teach you all the subtle nuances.
Farrow & Ball is a British manufacturer of paints and wallpapers, and this book was written by the company’s head of creative Charlotte Cosby and color guru Joa Studholme. It features everything you need to know about choosing, mixing, and using color palettes when decorating your home.
Dream Décor: Styling a Cool, Creative and Comfortable Home, Wherever You Live
Dream Décor is more than a design book. It’s a journey around the world.
It’s author, Will Taylor, is a celebrated blogger behind Bright Bazaar. It’s a lifestyle journal that combines design with travel to discover the most uniquely decorated homes from all over the globe. Will’s popular book Dream Décor takes this holistic interior design concept to a whole different level.
W. Taylor uses travel photography to give a sneak peek into some of the most diverse and characteristic homes from various cultures. His design ideas come from 15 gorgeous places, like Italy, Hollywood, Miami, Brooklyn, Scandinavia, and Normandy.
Like all other books from this list, Dream Décor will keep you inspired wherever you are. Its dreamy covers will make a wonderful addition to your coffee table, but its content will transform you into a pro designer.
These books are great decorative pieces. But make sure to get them for your Kindle tablet as well. That way, you’ll be able to flick through them even if you’re traveling or out shopping for furniture. And don’t forget to get a VPN for your Kindle Fire. It will allow you to unlock geo-blocked content and shop for more of these gorgeous interior design eBooks without being limited to any specific region.