Interior design books are inherently a great source for design inspirations. Whether you looking for designs inspirations for your home or you simply just love reading, you cannot go wrong with a good interior design book with amazing visuals. There are so many interior design books out there, so it can be quite overwhelming when trying to find the right one. Here, we’ve put together the top 5 useful and inspiring interior design books that are more than just another decor book.
These books have been written by some of the most talented interior designers and enthusiasts, from renowned interior bloggers to the most creative design professionals.
This design book was written by the entrepreneur of Magnolia fame Joanna Gaines. In this comprehensive guide, Gaines walks the readers through various ways to create a home that reflects the personalities and the stories of the occupants. Room by room, Jonna gives you an in-depth view of how these styles are incorporated, and also, how to match the genres you’re drawn to, in other to be able to create a space that looks and feels distinctively yours.
Homebody does not only help you assess your priorities when designing your dream home, but it also gives you practical steps on how to embrace and navigate your unique style. From rustic, farmhouse, or contemporary, whatever you are into, this book is sure to inspire your design aesthetic.
ELEMENTS OF STYLE
This New York Times bestseller was written by the Boston-based interior designer and blogger Erin T. Gates. Gates started out as an interior blogger in 2007 before establishing her own interior design business. Her works have since been featured in several publications such as House Beautiful, The Oprah Magazine, Elle Decor, Better Homes and Gardens, Architectural Digests, and Ladies Home Journal.
In Elements of styles, Gates shares her best advice, do’s and don’t, and lessons learned from her ten years of experience in the interior design industry. This decorating guide also features lots of amazing design inspirations in professional photographs that you’ll marvel at.
Gates invites the readers to her home in this book, as well as the homes she had designed for her clients. From choosing the right kitchen counter materials to decorating a kid’s room, she is sparing no details.
This ultimate guide to thinking like a decorator was written by the interior designer and stylist extraordinaire Emily Henderson. From learning how to arrange the most eye-catching vignettes on any surface to tricks to repurpose items, this book is definitely worth the read! This book showcases 1,000 design ideas from 75 highly enviable rooms for styling the most aesthetically pleasing, functional, and livable rooms.
At the heart of Styled are Henderson’s ten simple steps to adding a maximum interest to any space. In this book, Henderson draws the curtain on interior designers’ secrets. After reading, you will find yourself thinking like one.
This is the book you should be reading to learn how to mix patterns, get amazing deals on accents and furniture, and learning how to visually balancing a space. This is a captivating inspiration source for interior design enthusiasts, as well as people looking to style their home like a professional.
THE NEW BOHEMIANS
In this inspiring book, LA-based interior designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are bloggers, artists, entrepreneurs, boutique owners, ex-pats, and urban farmers. They embrace an unconventional, free-spirited, no-rule lifestyle in all areas of their life, including their humble abodes.
With just a fine line between work and play, the new bohemian home often incorporates an art gallery, restaurant, showroom, photography studio, office, and even a pop-up shop. This book also includes exclusives interviews with the owners.
The New Bohemians explores 20 homes located predominantly on the West and East coasts. It features 12 DIY projects created by Blakeney, inspired by these new bohemians, which offers insight into achieving this aesthetic.
Furthermore, each home featured in this book is accompanied by “Adopt a Look,” a section that broadly offers styling, decor, and shopping advice for creating your own bohemian-inspired home.
INTERIOR DESIGN MASTER CLASS
A classic in the making, this book features one hundred lessons from America’s top 100 interior designers. This is a comprehensive guide detailing the process of designing a home. From the fundamentals to the finishing touches, what more can one possibly ask for? This tell-all book from the experts themselves and they are sparing no details. Grouped by theme, the subjects range from practical considerations and details to inspiration and style.
It features renowned designers such as Victoria Hagan (on Light,), Bunny Williams (on Comfort), Etienne Coffinier and Ed Ku (on Floor Plans), Kelly Wearstler (on Glamour), Thomas O Brien (on Vintage Modern), Char-lotte Moss (on Couture), Rose Tarlow (on Books), and Jeffrey Bilhuber (on American style).
Every single piece is matched with visuals of the designer’s work to illustrate the principles being explained, alongside informative captions. This is the perfect book to read if you aspire to be an interior genius yourself!