7 Great Home Decoration Books
Home decoration can be great to give your rooms a lift and freshen them up, but sometimes we all struggle for ideas. Our website will be a great source of ideas as we build this up over time.
Another great source is our recommended Home Decor books. We have a great selection of our suggested reads that will inspire you to create some great standout room makeovers that will make your friends and family green with envy.
1. Homebody- Joanna Gaines
Joanna Gaines and her husband Chip Gaines are not really that well know here in the UK. But in the USA they have become one of the most famous home renovation couples on TV. The HGTV show “Fixer Upper” has become once of the most watched shows on the network, with Chip and Joanna renovating homes in beautiful locations in and around Waco, Texas for 5 seasons.
Joanna has a superb eye for home decor and seamlessly blends great design, contrasting colours and fantastic furniture ideas together, to create warm and inviting homes that anyone would be proud of. Her attention to detail is like a super power and she manages to pull of a fantastic eye catching projects, time and time again.
Her use of stand out items, like large hand made tables from Harp Design, huge kitchen islands and stunning feature walls go beyond most peoples imagination and show the great design flair that Joanna possesses. Of course all this design flair needs complimenting with great implementation. This is were husband Chip comes in. His enthusiastic and light hearted approach makes this TV show a pleasure to watch and creates a massive viewing hole in any home decor enthusiast here in the UK.
Joanna has released our recomended must read book “Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave“. Creating a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there, Homebody gives you an in-depth look at how these styles are implemented as well as how to blend the looks you’re drawn to in order to create spaces that feel distinctly yours.Homebody will instill in you the confidence to thoughtfully create spaces you never want to leave
Enjoy the read and let’s hope we can see Fixer Upper on our screens in the UK soon.
Pick up a copy today at Amazon.
Joanna also has a YouTube channel too that you can check out here.
2. Kelly Hoppen Design Masterclass: How to Achieve the Home of Your Dreams
Kelly Hoppen MBE is one of the world’s most influential interior designers. Her unique design aesthetic combines luxury with simplicity and has won her international acclaim, copious design awards and a huge following. Her celebrated interior design studio, Kelly Hoppen Interiors, has completed international schemes for residential and commercial properties, yachts and private jets, as well as the interiors for British Airways’ first-class cabins.
She was also a “Dragon” on the successful BBC TV series Dragons den from 2013-2015. Her wealth of knowledge and professional advice makes this one of the best reads for any home decoration connoisseur.
The book “Kelly Hoppen Design Masterclass: How to Achieve the Home of Your Dreams” offers invaluable professional advice on both the practical and aesthetic aspects to interior design. Kelly shares her secrets to ensure that your decorating project, however big or small in scale, runs smoothly, comes in on time and within budget, and achieves a functional, flexible interior that suits the way you live. The book, as you would expect from a top designer, is beautifully illustrated throughout, and a must for any lover of interior design.
Kelly offers expert guidance on how to use scale and proportion, colour, texture, lighting, furniture, art and other decorative elements to create a comfortable and elegant home that looks the way you want it to. She also discusses the challenges and solutions commonly faced when designing different spaces in the home – from kitchens, living rooms bedrooms and bathrooms to media rooms, home offices, gyms and spas.
A must read so go and get your copy today from Amazon.
3. Mad about the House-Kate Watson-Smyth
Kate Watson-Smyth is a journalist with over 15 years of experience writing about interiors for publications such as the Financial Times, the Independent, and the Daily Mail, and the author of Shades of Grey.
Kate’s book “Mad about the House: How to decorate your home with style” is an expansion of her award wining blog site were she shares a wealth of experience in home design to help you make the most of your space, be it a house, apartment or single room. Learn how to decorate your home with style and confidence, select colours that work, make the most of small spaces and create the perfect zones for relaxation, entertaining and work sometimes all in the same space. From room colours, buying a sofa or placing that piece in the perfect position, this book offers some great design hacks for all your rooms.
Her blog site ,madaboutthehouse.com is also a great source of information and inspiration.
If you are mad about your house then let Kate Watson-Smyth inspire your creative side to give your home a new look. Get your copy from Amazon today.
4. How to Decorate: Transform your home with paint & paper- Farrow & Ball
Farrow & Ball How to Decorate provides a highly practical and inspirational guide to the successful use of paint and paper in any home, large or small, urban or country. Written by Farrow & Ball, Joa Studholme and Charlotte Cosby, this wonderful book published on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the iconic brand, guides you through the best colours and wall covering ideas to decorate your home.
Transform your home with inspiration and advice from one of the world’s leading home decorating brands, Farrow & Ball,this book features a host of beautiful homes, with advice on colour shades, floor and wall coverings from one of the world’s leading home decorating brands.
Recommended by the mainstream press:
Farrow & Ball How to Decorate aims to demystify home decoration. Featuring a host of beautiful homes, with advice on everything from which shades to use in north-facing rooms to the creative potential of floor paint, it’s a practical, inspirational guide. (The Times Magazine)
It’s a bible from one of the defining brands of our era for anyone planning a domestic revamp. (Sunday Express S Magazine)
Pick your own copy from Amazon today
5. Styled- Emily Henderson
Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves is a New York Times best selling book from writer Emily Henderson. Emily Henderson is a stylist, interior designer, TV host, and Editor in Chief of the daily website Style Emily Henderson Apartment Therapy which was named the Best Home Design & Inspiration Blog of 2014.
This book contains 1,000 design ideas for creating the most beautiful, personal, and liveable rooms.
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.
Get your hands on a copy direct from Amazon today.
6. The White Company-Chrissie Rucker
The White Company, founded 25 years ago by Chrissie Rucker OBE has been providing high quality, timeless, mainly white products that have graced millions of homes across the country. Their great attention to detail and beautifully designed products are built to last and bring a touch of elegance to any home.
To celebrate 25 years of the forming of the company, The White Company are launching a new book called “For the Love of White: The White & Neutral Home“.For the Love of White offers the definitive guide to creating a home with white and neutral tone. The White Company, the book explores 12 inspirational homes in varied decorating styles but unified by a passion for a white.
Illustrated with specially commissioned photography by leading interiors photographer, Chris Everard and organized into three sections – Country, Town and Coast – the book provides both the advice and the inspiration needed to transform your home.
7. The Complete Book of Home Organisation-Toni Hammersley
The Complete Book of Home Organization spells out everything you need to de-clutter your house, store your belongings, and keep your home – and life – in tip-top shape. From small spaces and apartment solutions to how to tackle a big, messy home with a 14-week total home organization challenge, this book covers it all.
Organise the 30 main spaces of your home. From the basement to the attic, this book covers every nook and cranny. With step-by-step instructions, detailed illustrations, and handy checklists, say goodbye to a messy home and wasted storage space! Keep checking our Ideas page as we have some tips coming soon on Decluttering your house.
Get hold of this book today from Amazon