One of the best parts about summer, is that it seems like there is more time to relax and read a terrific book. Not only can reading be relaxing and enjoyable, but it can also be informative. Many homeowners, whether they are just moving into a new home or looking for a style refresh, turn to home décor books for help. Here are our top 10 summer reading picks for the home décor obsessed.
- Live Beautiful by Athena Calderone
In Live Beautiful by Athena Calderone, you will receive creative insight from a wide network of interior designers and creatives. Some of these people include Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent, and Jenna Lyons. Athena offers her colleagues creative insights on home-décor and even gives you a glimpse of their own home decorating styles and how to achieve their look for less.
- The Home Edit by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin
Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, of the Netflix hit show Get Organized, brings you helpful advice on making any room in your house look more organized in their new book The Home Edit. Clea and Joanna have a ton of experience in organizing homes for many celebrities including Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow.
- Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave by Joanna Gaines
If you are a fan of Home Décor, you have probably watched or at least heard about HGTV hit television show Fixer Upper starring Joanna and Chip Gaines. They have a knack for taking old, outdated homes and turning them into beautiful homes for families of all types. Just like the show, Joanna’s book, Homebody, has no shortage of helpful home décor tips including finding antiques to decorate with and incorporating industrial décor into your designs.
- Travel Home by Caitlin Fleming
If you are a travel enthusiast, you will love this book by Caitlin Fleming. In Travel Home, she explores homes around the world including places like Portugal and Marrakesh. She then shares photography and insights on how to incorporate those worldly designs into your own home.
- Modern Americana by Max Humphrey
Do you love the Modern Americana aesthetic? If so, Max Humphrey’s book, Modern Americana, is for you. He dives into the world of gingham design, custom furnishings, and designing with old maps and flea market treasures.
- Jungalow: Decorate Wild by Justina Blakeney
If you are a new homeowner needing inspiration for design ideas, look no further than Justina Blakeney’s book Jungalow: Decorate Wild. Throughout the book, Justina inspires homeowners to be bolder with their home design trends. Some of her suggestions are to choose wild color schemes, unique patterns, and steering away from the typical traditional design trends.
- Rattan: A World of Elegance and Charm by Lulu Lytle
In Rattan: A World of Elegance and Charm, Lulu Lytle explores the world of Rattan through the ages. She wanted to bring the weavers’ knowledge to a broader audience after hearing that Angraves was closing its workshop in 2010. This was England’s last remaining rattan weaving workshop.
- Made for Living: Collected Interiors for All Sort of Styles by Amber Lewis
For many homeowners, moving into a new space to decorate can be overwhelming. Made for Living: Collected Interiors for All Sorts of Styles offers over 250 photographs of beautifully designed rooms to seek inspiration from. Along with the pictures, Amber Lewis offers helpful advice on paint colors, lighting, and other design elements you might face in your own home.
- Home Stories by Kim Leggett
Every house has a story of how it became a home. In Home Stories by Kim Leggett, she presents unique homes and shares how the personal items within the room’s help the story come to life. It will inspire you to start telling your own story within your home décor.
- Wild Creations by Hilton Carter
Have you always wanted to experiment with your green thumb and add plants to your home décor? Hilton Carter’s Wild Creations is the book for you! She offers plant project ideas with step-by-step instructions, design trends, and plant-care essentials. When you are through, you will be one step closer to having your own home oasis.