Great Reads for Home Decorating Inspiration

Whether you’re tackling a complete renovation of your kitchen, or looking for a new DIY project, here are three recent books that are sure to offer guidance and ideas.

Above: An image from Nomad: A Global Approach to Interior Style (Chronicle Books), the latest book from Australian designer Sibella Court. During her 20-year career, Court has traveled the world, collecting indigenous textiles and handcrafted objects, and finding ways to incorporate them into interior spaces.

Above: Nomad: A Global Approach to Interior Style is $25.64 from Amazon.

Above: For those who love a good DIY project, Mark and Sally Bailey are full of ideas. In their latest book, Handmade Home (Ryland Peters & Small), the couple offers advice on how to bring handcrafted pieces such as ceramics, textiles, and art into the home to create a distinctive environment reflecting the interests of the inhabitants. Above R: From the book, an image of a paint-spattered cabinet by Leslie Oschmann of Swarm. “This wouldn’t be difficult to recreate if you’re feeling brave,” says Sarah Bailey; Handmade Home is $19.77 at Amazon.

Above: London journalist Caroline Clifton-Mogg shows how to create a sanctuary for work in even the smallest of nooks in her new book A Space of My Own (Ryland Peters & Small). Clifton-Mogg showcases a number of design solutions, ranging from whole rooms to desks tucked under stairs.

Above: An image from A Space of My Own; a table on wheels and an oversized lamp on a pulley offer adjustable lighting for an artist; A Space of My Own is $19.77 from Amazon.

For more inspiring home design reads, Remodelista recommends: Unclutter Your Life in One Week by Erin Rooney Doland; The Right Color by Eve Ashcraft; and Books Do Furnish a Room by Leslie Geddes-Brown.


Elisa F.
Elisa F3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Debbie Crowe
Debbie Crowe5 years ago

Thanks for the article. I think I am going to look for the 'Unclutter Your Life in One Week' by Erin Rooney Doland. I have way too much stuff, so that will be an interesting read.

Brittany Flint
Brittany Flint5 years ago

Thanks for sharing! :)

Jim Richards
Jim Richards5 years ago

I've just started pottery super ideas for me ..thanks much!

AndyNoMail O.
Past Member 5 years ago


Ana P Martinez
Ana Martinez5 years ago

Great ideas!!!

Lindsey Williams
Lindsey Williams5 years ago


Carmen S.
Carmen S5 years ago

thanks for sharing these

Annemarie W.
Annemarie L5 years ago

thanks, ill check some out

Emily S.
Emily S5 years ago

I like changing my house up every once in awhile! :)