Remember the good ol’ days when the main (or only) way to consume information was by reading an actual real live book made of actual real live paper??? Those were the days! (Although, I’m not suggesting you leave this blog in lieu of a book quite yet!)
Now that we have so many other options for ways to learn, be inspired, and get information, there really is something special about holding an actual book in your hands.
So I wanted to share with you three of my favorite home design books. These books have shaped the way I view my home, inspired me in how I decorate it, and educated me on some of the key principles of design. I hope that you consider checking these books out from your library, or purchasing them for your home, and that you love them as much as I do!
The Nesting Place by Myquillin Smith
It Doesn’t Have to be Perfect to be Beautiful
The Nesting Place was the first home design book I ever read front to back. I purchased it as a a newly wed living in an old, spider-infested apartment, and it was just the thing I needed to encourage me to make my imperfect space a home. Myquillin Smith tells her story of living in over 13 homes (most of them rentals), and inspires her readers to find beauty in the imperfect. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll pick up more than a few life lessons and decorating tips along the way.
Styled by Emily Henderson
Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves
Styled is my favorite home design book for its decorating advice and styling tips. Emily Henderson is a blogger, interior designer, Target’s resident home stylist, and one of my biggest inspirations. This book is filled with all kinds of goodies, including a quiz you can take to find your style, style secrets for every room, and tricks for everything from choosing paint colors to where to shop. If you’re looking for a practical (and gorgeous) handbook for styling your home, look no further!
Domino by Editors of Domino
Your Guide to a Stylish Home
Domino has long been an expert on all things home, and their second book doesn’t disappoint! This book walks you through every aspect of a home—from seating, walls, and art, to flooring, shelves, and lighting—and provides inspiration, teaches skills, outlines how to get the look, and more! This guide to creating a stylish home is packed with all sorts of handy information and I find myself referring to it often.
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