Home Decor Books for Inspiration

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Home decor books are an endless source of inspiration and creativity, offering a window into the world of interior design and styling. Whether you’re looking to revamp a single room or transform your entire home, these books serve as indispensable guides, providing inspiration and practical insights that empower you to create a space that reflects your personal style and enhances your living experience. Get ready to explore the boundless possibilities and unlock your inner interior designer with these captivating home decor books.

Made for Living: Collected Interiors for All Sorts of Styles

Designing a room with all the vibes comes down to how you layer your décor. The more you can mix the elements of your room—your pillows, objects, patterns, and lighting—the more finished it’ll feel: not too new, not too old, but just right.

Known for her eclectic approach that stems from her California cool, Amber Lewis trains your eye in Made for Living, offering friendly advice on everything from nailing that perfect shade of paint to mismatching patterns with wild abandon to choosing a stone finish for new countertops.  These pages will help you design a home that’s made to be lived in.

At Home: Evocative & Art-Forward Interiors

Interior design should not be sterile or static; it’s a living extension of art meant to be touched, used, and admired. This mindset is the heart of Brian Paquette’s interiors. Beginning with the motto, “Function and comfort, first and always,” Paquette explores each client’s interests and lifestyle to create homes that reflect their identity, history, and aspirations. Integrating the placement of furniture, exposure to light, surface texture, and art, a client’s memories are translated into an evocative presence in the home, anchoring them to their past while providing a space of comfort and function for their future. At Home provides inspiration to replicate these methods in your own home regardless of style or budget. How does a person keep their memories alive in a home? Through fabric? A particular scent? Surface texture? Light exposure? Considering these elements and others, this is how Brian Paquette builds a room. By sharing each unique process of design for the ten homes featured in his book, readers can begin to consider their own memories and aspirations for how they too can create a home interior that is a true reflection of themselves.

Home with Rue: Style for Everyone

No matter your location, your style, or your budget, beautiful design should be available to all. As a pioneer in the digital magazine industry, Rue has inspired thousands since establishing their business in 2010. Now Rue’s editorial director, Kelli Lamb, has created this incredible collection to carry their style and advice into book form.

Home with Rue is a compendium of inspirational and accessible ideas to help anyone imagine, plan, and create their ultimate living space. Written in the signature Rue voice and full of beautiful images of real homes lived in by real people, it features thoughtfully curated advice, how-to information, and resources. Each chapter focuses on a different space and explores a variety of complementary aesthetics. Woven throughout are expert insights, concise tips and tricks sharing why certain decorating methods work, and quotes from top designers on their creative processes and favorite details or memories of a space. 

With hundreds of never-before-seen interior design photographs from Rue’s extensive collection, Home with Rue is destined to be a timeless classic to help fans, followers, and readers design the rooms and home of their dreams.

Down to Earth: Laid-Back Interiors for Modern Living

Let Lauren Liess, star of HGTV’s Best House on the Block, walk you through her decorating process step-by-step.

Lauren takes you beyond the basics and invites readers to incorporate the main components of her familiar design aesthetic: nature, easy living, and approachability. She wants to help you create a home where humble materials and found objects are celebrated, a home in which both style and soul might endure throughout the years.

With evocative photos and substantive design advice, Down to Earth focuses on creating a lifestyle that inspires creativity and functionality. Chapters here include Point of View; Timelessness; Something Old, Something New; Nature; and Simplicity. Lauren believes that creating a home means creating the lifestyle you want—relaxed, unplugged, natural, and full of beauty. Here she shows readers how to incorporate six guiding principles in six unique homes:

  • A new farmhouse
  • A classic American historical home
  • A lakeside contemporary house
  • A modern villa
  • A turn-of-the-century American foursquare
  • A cedar and glass house on a bluff

Home decor books offer a wealth of inspiration and ideas to help you transform your living spaces into stunning reflections of your personal style. From modern minimalism to vintage charm, these books showcase a myriad of design concepts, color palettes, and innovative approaches to interior decor. They empower you to think outside the box, experiment with textures and patterns, and curate a space that truly feels like home. Whether you’re seeking guidance on furniture arrangement, color schemes, or accessorizing, these books provide a wealth of knowledge and expert advice to assist you every step of the way. 

***All book descriptions courtesy of Amazon

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