There was a time when the world thought hardback books were an endangered species, but thank god publishers caught on. With an eye catching cover, books are now not only for reading but a great styling piece within Interior Design. Same price, double the use = win win.
I think it’s really important to find the right balance when purchasing a new book. Yes, you obviously want something that looks pretty (especially as a blogger). But substance and content is equally as important. I want to learn something new. I want to leave the bookmarked page thinking about new ideas and the way I may do things differently.
With quite a lot of interior lifestyle books available, from industry professionals to like minded bloggers, I wanted to share with you my own personal favourites. Hopefully this post will encourage you to have a read and be inspired.
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I first heard about this book from other interior bloggers. I knew it was a must have since I have started to introduce greenery into my home. From the inspiring DIY’s and informative plant care tips, (because lets face it, we all need a little lesson in keeping plants alive) this book not only looks good but you can really take away the information and put it into practice. I have seen some brilliant DIY’s inspired by this book which I cannot wait to try myself.
Yes, I will admit it, the spine of this book is what completely drew me in to make this purchase but I am so glad it did! This book is stunning and fits in with any style of décor and the pages of inspiration and tips are endless. The book takes you through every room of the house and makes you think about the way you live. The focus is on how you incorporate everyday living into the styling of your home to make it not only beautiful but more importantly practical. Plus you get to know a little more about Erin and her blogging journey and just how relatable she is.
Now Emily is a girl after my own heart. With a love for styling and a nod to bohemian glamour this book sums me up to a tee. But even if your style is completely different, Emily’s tips and tricks for arranging rooms, bookshelves and any vignette are genius. You will find yourself looking around rooms within your home plucking ideas right from the book. And you’ll definitely want to incorporate them into your space. The final dressing of a room can take a lot of planning and usually requires a specific formula. From different heights, textures and shapes, this book will prove a interiors bible in any home.
This was the first interiors book I ever bought. For quite obvious reasons it was purely down to the modern bohemian décor and endless pages of inspiration. Even if the overall look of bohemian décor could be a little too much for some, this book allows you to pick up specific ideas and styling techniques which would work in many homes. I personally adapt these ideas and incorporate them into a more modern monochrome boho décor but the formula is still the same.
Nowadays, we are not only interested the aesthetic of our homes. We also want to achieve an organised and contented home life. In ‘Everything in its Place’, Rebecca Winward demonstrates how our own experience of every room in the house can be improved. For example, this could be through a canny choice of storage solutions that balance form and function. She also addresses the fact that, while storage is inherently practical, it also holds huge potential for decorative impact. Rebecca teaches the readers what to store where and what best to store it in. The book goes on to discuss the storage demands of different items (clothes, books, equipment) and even storage by style, from minimalist, vintage, rustic, modern etc.
This book is essential when throwing any kind of gathering, party or event. It’s split into ten sections covering a range of different colour palettes and styles, from Bright’s, Moody and Evening Sparkle. Themes can be used for birthday parties, bridal showers, dinner parties, smaller crafting parties and a host of other occasions. There are various step-by-step projects for you to try your hand at. Plus a range of creative suggestions for decorating a table, backs of chairs to welcoming guests and making any occasion feel extra special.
If I have missed any interior books that are your favourites, please leave a comment below as I would love to know what they are!