17 Best Interior Design Books 2021
No matter how passionate about design you are, there is always room for a little inspiration every now and then. An interior design book, which is a simple way to dress up your coffee table, desk, or bookcase, can improve your decorating skills. Whether you want a more stylish living room, a more comfortable bedroom, or a relaxing bathroom, this collection of interior design books is full of tips and tricks more than enough to give your home some personality.
“Live Beautiful” by Athena Calderone
In Live beautiful, Athena Calderone, the creative force of lifestyle site Eyeswoon, offers a glimpse into houses of accomplished creatives ranging from decorators like Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent to fashion designers like Jenna Lyons. They share the inspiration behind their well decorated homes and how the average homeowner can recreate the look.
S is for style: the Schumacher decorating book
If you are obsessed with patterns like stripes and flowers, this is for you. In this coffee table book, Schumacher – the iconic fabric and wallpaper company – celebrates the creative way designers have used their most beloved prints over the years.
The house edit
The Home Edit’s Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin have curated spaces for everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Gwyneth Paltrow. If you haven’t had a chance to steal advice from their Netflix show, Get organized, now’s the time to sit down with their book, which is packed with tips to make just about any room look more polished.
Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want To Leave: Target Exclusive Edition
If you consider yourself a fan of HGTV Upper Fixator, where Chip and Joanna Gaines turned old homes into Instagram-worthy properties, add her book to your collection. There you will find ideas for decorating with antiques, experimenting with industrial decoration, etc.
Kelly Wearstler: evocative style
When it comes to great interior designers, there is nothing better than Kelly Wearstler. Evocative style shows Wearstler’s mastery in creating spaces that tell a story, whether it’s mixing vintage and contemporary pieces or experimenting with unique textures and organic shapes.
The new southern style
Look no further than photographer and interior stylist Alyssa Rosenheck to uncover the truth about Southern style, through glimpses of her gorgeous home as well as those from design influencers like Leanne Ford. This refreshing look at southern culture, including its emerging design trends, will inspire you to bring more charm to your own abode.
Leave it to interior designer Max Humphrey to reveal what it takes to achieve a modern American aesthetic. Consider decorating with ginghams, vintage maps, flea market treasures, and custom furniture, all with an emphasis on creating an interior that feels layered and lived in.
Rebecca Atwood: Living With Pattern Coffee Table Book
There is an art to layering patterns in an interior and Brooklyn-based textile designer Rebecca Atwood shows exactly how it’s done in this book. A healthy mix of design inspiration and practical advice makes this title a must-have for any decor lover.
Elements of family style: elegant spaces for everyday life
It’s no secret that lifestyle blogger and decorator Erin Gates knows all about designing a great room. Steal a dose of its style with this book that contains all the tips you could possibly need to make your home stylish, comfortable and, above all, functional for a busy family.
Designed for life: interiors gathered for all styles
Sometimes you just need to flip through a book of perfect pieces to find a brilliant design idea for your own space. Amber Lewis’ Designed for life has over 250 photographs that offer tips on paint colors, cushions, lighting, and just about any other design element that has always interested you.
Everything: a guide to maximalist style
More is more is the perfect way to describe Abigail Ahern’s All. Learn the ins and outs of maximalist design aesthetics, from bold color to mixing furniture styles.
Beautifully Organized: A Guide To The Function And Style Of Your Home
An organized space never fails to exude beauty, and Nikki Boyd Beautifully organized just proves that. This inspiring book will encourage you to rid your home of clutter once and for all and highlight items that have special meaning to you.
Can I enter ?: Discovering the world in other people’s homes
new York Magazine editor Wendy Goodman has covered some of the most breathtaking homes in the world over the years. In May I come in?, she opens the doors to over 75 of her favorites and showcases some of her own memories and photos along the way.
“Home Trip” by Caitlin Flemming
Any travel enthusiast would appreciate this book’s engaging look at homes around the world, from Portugal to Marrakech. His beautiful photographs and tips for furnishing a world-inspired room make him perfect for any obsessive design.
Home for the soul
We can all do our part to live more sustainable lives and Home for the soul offers thoughtful interior design tips to point you in the right direction.
“Most Beautiful” by Mark D. Sikes
What does it take to make your home more beautiful? This is the premise behind Mark D. Sikes’ coffee table book. The great designer, known for his love for the blue and white color palette, shares some of his best all-American spaces that are both sophisticated and comfortable.
Jungalow: Decorate wild
Let yourself be inspired to be a little more daring with your design style, thanks to the next book by Justina Blakeney, Jungalow: Decorate wild. Read it cover to cover and you will feel more confident in choosing color combinations, being bold with patterns and stepping away from traditional design principles.
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