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20 Must-Have Home Decor Books

Hello, friends!

If I had it my way, I’d have a day each week that was just full of drinking coffee and reading design books. I just can’t get enough and I feel like I have this insatiable hunger for design tips! I have an ongoing list of books on my wish list, and I’ll soon be purchasing them one by one (as soon as I’m done reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, of course).  

I love flipping through the pages of decor books because they’re just filled with inspiration. Since we purchased our house last winter I’ve been busy dreaming up of different ways to make it ours. But I realized there is nothing stopping me from using the items I already have to create a look I love. I knew nothing about styling mantles, book cases, tables, or even a room before I dove head first into this passion for design. Since then, I’ve picked up a few tips and the more I learn, the more I want to know more! I feel like I do that often, I can’t just dabble, I have to dive.

So, here are 20 Must-Have Design Books that I’ve got my eye on from Amazon (some I already have and love)! So go ahead and join me, dive right in to discover a new design read to get you inspired!

20 Must-Have Design Books:

  1. A Touch of Farmhouse Charm: Easy DIY Projects to Add a Warm and Rustic Feel to Any Room | Liz Fourez

  2. The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful | Myquillyn Smith

  3. Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves | Emily Henderson

  4. Domino: The Book of Decorating: A Room-by-Room Guide to Creating a Home That Makes You Happy | Deborah Needleman

  5. Elements of Style: Designing a Home & a Life | Erin Gates

  6. Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home | Emily Schuman

  7. The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes | Justina Blakeney

  8. The Inspired Room: Simple Ideas to Love the Home You Have | Melissa Michaels

  9. The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate and Live Well | Deborah Needleman

  10. Apartment Therapy Complete and Happy Home | Maxwell Ryan

  11. Black and White (and a Bit in Between): Timeless Interiors, Dramatic Accents, and Stylish Collections | Celerie Kemble

  12. Coastal Style: Home Decorating Ideas Inspired by Seaside Living | Sally Hayden

  13. Modern Rustic | Emily Henson

  14. Decorate: 1,000 Design Ideas for Every Room in Your Home | Holly Becker & Joanna Copestick

  15. Pretty Prudent Home: Your Ultimate Guide to Creating a Beautiful Family Home | Jacinda Boneau

  16. Natural Accents: Outdoor-inspired Design and DecorStacy Risenmay

  17. American RusticChase Reynolds Ewald

  18. Collector’s Style (Better Homes & Gardens) | Better Homes and Gardens Books

  19. Home Decor Cheat Sheets: Need-to-Know Stuff for Stylish Living | Jessica Probus & Alice Mongkongllite

  20. The Big-Ass Book of Home Décor: More Than 100 Inventive Projects for Cool Homes Like Yours | Mark Montano 

So, what do you think? Are there any books on this list that caught your eye? Are there books on this list that you’ve read already? I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below!

What kind of books do YOU like to read?


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20 Must-Have Home Decor Books