7 Great Decorating Books


It’s fun to visualize how you’ll live and then to see if you can create that vision in real life – which is really what decorating is all about, isn’t it? But first you need the vision and sometimes we just lack that, even the best of us.

But, don’t worry here’s a list of 10 Decorating Books to get inspiration from and make you home look more beautiful.

1. Bring the Outdoors In: 20 Garden Projects for the Decorating and Styling Interiors

1. Bring the Outdoors In: 20 Garden Projects for the Decorating and Styling Interiors

Nothing enlivens a room like a touch of nature. Taking the terrarium trend to the next level, this stunning guide will inspire crafters, garden lovers, and décor fans to turn flowers, leaves, and branches into striking, organic décor. Acclaimed designer and stylist Shane Powers presents 20 simple yet arresting projects for bringing natural tranquility to any space. Suited for garden enthusiasts and black thumbs alike, the projects use a range of live and dried plant materials to create colorful dried floral garlands, eye-catching willow wreaths, intriguing water gardens, and timeless succulent landscapes. With step-by-step instructions, styling and container ideas, helpful resources, and gorgeous photography, Bring the Outdoors In offers countless ways to welcome the natural world into any space.

2.Paper to Petal: 75 Whimsical Paper Flowers to Craft by Hand

2. Paper to Petal: 75 Whimsical Paper Flowers to Craft by Hand

Make playful party decorations, luscious bouquets, and sophisticated floral centerpieces with inexpensive tissue and crepe paper. Paper to Petal walks you through the easy basics of transforming simple materials into a vibrant display of fanciful handmade blooms suitable for every occasion.
Design experts Rebecca Thuss and Patrick Farrell inspire you to get creative with their time-tested techniques. Customize every petal, leaf or stem to go dramatic or delicate; mimic nature or fashion your blossoms in any color you can imagine to make something uniquely personal. You’ll be amazed how easy it is to produce these gorgeous flower projects. These exquisite blooms never wilt, are always in style, and are endlessly fun to create, share, and give to everyone you love.

3.Decorating with Style

3.Decorating with Style

Forget perfection – Decorating with Style gives you the confidence to take risks with interior design, embrace what you love, and fill your home with infectiously fabulous stuff: comforting, inviting and imbued with personality. Decorating Abigail Ahern style is about creating spaces that make you happy – not just buying the latest ‘it’ chair. According to the internationally renowned interior designer, the most successful homes always have an element of the unexpected.

4.A Life Less Ordinary

4.A Life Less Ordinary

Be inspired by Igigi’s unique textures and natural palette to create your own haven of calm Zoe Ellison and Alex Legendre have created a beautiful shopping and interiors experience with their unique store i gigi – a haven of beautiful gifts and unique pieces for your home. The muted, earthy colour palette is chic and modern and yet utterly timeless, allowing their pieces to fit seamlessly into any home. In this, their first book, they share their secrets and open their hearts as they describe the journey they have taken, what makes them tick, their philosophy, their friendship, their inspirations, ideas and interiors. i gigi is a destination store, selling the idea of a beautiful yet practical and achievable lifestyle.

5.The Comfortable Home: How to Invest in Your Nest and Live Well for Less

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Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams know that the key to comfort is how you set up your home.
For two decades, their home furnishings have been synonymous with relaxed style. For them, comfort and beauty work in concert; they are never opposing ideals. Gold and Williams’s elegant collection of home furnishings is often the first—and last—place people go when they want pieces that are perfect in scale, comfort, and price.

6.Design Rules: The Insider’s Guide to Becoming Your Own Decorator

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Recipient of the Gold Medal in the Living Now Awards-Home Improvement
The essential do-it-yourself guide from one of the top designers in the country that uncovers the secret home design rules used by the pro.

7.Compendium of Interior Styles

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Aside from fashion, the most immediate extension of the human body is the décor with which we surround ourselves. This book explores the relationship between interior architecture and interior life, between the mental and the ornamental. Taking readers inside some of the most beautiful houses in the world, subjects range from the medieval era to the 20th century, covering design from the Belle époque era to contemporary aesthetics.

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