When it comes to decorating your home – take some advice from the experts. These books are a fab way to inspire and help you get the look you’ve seen in the glossy magazines.
Kitchen And Bathroom Faucets: Choosing One That Works And Looks Great [Kindle Edition] by Michael Cimicata
Don’t underestimate the power of attention to detail – choosing the right bathroom and kitchen faucets could be the making or breaking of your design. Michael Cimiata offers great advice on various brands, styles, models, and types to consider, when remodeling either of these two important areas of your home. Great advice for faucet finishing touches!
Domino: The Book of Decorating: A Room-by-Room Guide to Creating a Home That Makes You Happy by Deborah Needleman
The team at Domino magazine have done a fantastic job of passing on the know-how to creating a stunning room design. You’ll learn how to approach every room in the house – including the home office and kids’ rooms. The photography throughout is stunning – really helping to inspire and visualize each room’s the final look.
Fresh Paint: Fun & Easy Ways to Decorate Your Home (The Fresh Paint Series) by Glenwood Sherry
‘Fresh Paint’ focuses exclusively on the painting aspect of decorating – with images of the room from a wide-angle perspective, rather than a close-up swatch – this is very helpful. The paint effects and colors throughout the book are fresh, vibrant, and wouldn’t look out of place in any family home, modern apartment, or even a minimal designer loft.
Use What You Have Decorating by Lauri Ward
Excellent book for anyone on a budget, Lauri Ward advises taking advantage of all the great stuff you already have – transforming it using color, different layout, and by adding some reasonably priced materials and items. She’s a great advocate to developing your own personal and unique style – after all it’s you who’s going to have to live with the end result!
Decorate: 1,000 Professional Design Ideas for Every Room in Your Home by Holly Becker
Lots of interesting and fresh ideas to kick start your creativity and get you well on your way to a breathtaking, yet very personal look for your home. Author, Holly Becker, highlights a superb range of styles such as, modern, earthy, bohemian, minimal, second-hand, floral, and urban.
The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate and Live Well by Deborah Needleman
‘The Perfectly Imperfect Home’ is about creating a comfortable and relaxed home, yet at the same time being super stylish. Deborah Needham reveals how to certain well-chosen and placed items, can make all the difference to the feel of your home.
There are lots of wonderful how-tos and styling tips to help you create a look that appears effortless, beautiful, and inviting.
Pad: The Guide to Ultra-Living by Matt Maranian
If your looking for something a bit more hip and trendy – Matt Maranian provides the low-down on how to create a style that’s packed with your own style and flare. All the projects contained in the book are affordable and cover all aspects of the design process including, mirrors, lighting, plants, and paint effects and finishes.
Pad even goes beyond designing to offer lifestyle and entertaining advice – there’s even some theme ideas and recipes for that party to launch your re-styled home.
Second Home: Find Your Place in the Fun by Better Homes
This one’s definitely for the wish-list – how to find and decorate your ‘second’ home or weekend getaway. The photos alone make this book worth having – just awesome and truly beautiful. And even though having another home may be pie-in-the-sky at the moment – all the decorating and design tips can equally be applied to your current abode.