Great Books on Interior Design

Home Décor Cheat Sheets: Need to Know Stuff for Stylish Living

The Home Décor Cheat Sheets can show you the timeless design rules for a coordinated space. These cheat sheets are colorful illustrations that are easy to understand. They teach you all you need to know to beautifully decorate, arrange, and furnish your home. In a few seconds, you can learn the concepts that are vital in giving your home an inspired look, including the best way to:

– Use Natural Light to Brighten Rooms
– Fit the Rug to the Room Perfectly
– Use Throw Pillows to Add Elegance
– Match Furniture Styles Properly
– Arrange Wall Art Stylishly
– Create Dramatic Lighting Effects

When it comes to your knowledge of interior design, are you starting at square one? Don’t worry, this paperback is a comprehensive primer into design lingo and the proper styling and sizing of nearly every type of foundational décor element on the market.

Jessica Probus, the author, is an interior designer. She walks newbies through the various types of shade mountings, tile patterns, and the best way to choose the right size rug for a living room versus a bedroom.

The Complete Photo Guide to Window Treatments, Second Edition

This guide is the most comprehensive book on the market. It offers the reader inspiring location photography and step-by-step instructions for making 50 projects. Window treatments include different curtain styles, roller shades, Roman shades, cornices, valances, swags, and formal draperies.

You can even learn how to make more technical shades like outdoor blinds and roller blinds using shade fabric. Homewners in Sydney are loving outdoor blinds at the moment because they block out the sun, wind and rain, creating an additional room in your home.

These are designed for DIY sewers. This book is valued by trade schools and professional workrooms since it teaches professional methods for installing window treatments, sewing, and measuring. This book is updated with photography and includes the latest styles in window treatments, making the second edition a must-have.

Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating

When styling a beautiful space, it’s about more than just hanging a piece of art strategically or placing furniture in the right place. It’s also about the intangible elements like scent, mood, and familiarity. These elements can make your home a space you want to spend your time.

Blogger and Interior designer Lauren Liess has divided her “field guide” into three parts for decorating beginners. This can help you consciously consider each room and find the best way to make your home come alive.

Readers are inspired by a room’s unique style, which includes lovely framed botanical prints and Liess’s textile patterns which are inspired by weeds and wildflowers. The book is divided into three sections. The first section focuses on fundamental design elements, with each chapter devoted to a specific element, including furniture, lighting, and color.

The second section addresses the intangible elements of design, including creating mood and aesthetics. The third section tackles the specific challenges that are unique to each room of the house.

The Complete Book of Home Organization

From apartment solutions to small spaces, this book covers it. It also includes a 15-week total organization challenge that can help you tackle a large, messy home.

Home organization and design go hand in hand, so this book is a must-have for people who want to decorate their home. There are many ways to store your treasures and art, and other less attractive items. However, you can make these functional extras tidy and seamless. This book teaches you the art of creating aesthetically pleasing storage spaces that flow within your home, instead of having storage that look like an afterthought or eyesore.

7 Must Read Books on Home Remodeling

Having a smooth and cost-efficient home renovation can be achieved by proper planning and execution. Get the wise and effective advice from the professionals and experts who can help you come up with a cost-effective home remodeling solution. Without hiring the services of an expert, homeowners can also opt to resort to best selling home remodeling books to help them get acquainted with the essential tools, strategies on how to execute their plans and achieve their dream houses.
To help homeowners and individuals with remodeling their homes, below is a list of 7 Must Read Books on Home Remodeling which can help assist individuals in achieving their vision of a perfect and comfortable dream home:

1. “Dream Home: The Property Brother’s Ultimate-Guide to Finding Fixing Your Perfect Home” by Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott

Emmy-nominated The Property Brother’s vital tips on buying materials to achieve your dream house. With the effective tips provided by the famous brothers, homeowners can easily attain their dream homes by simply following the guides.

2. “Not So Big-Remodeling: Tailoring Your-Home for the Way You Really Live” by Sarah Susanha and Marc Vassallo

This great book helps homeowners to think and act like a real architect and demonstrates how you can make your home look larger and attractive. Any home can be larger than life and can be made beautiful and conducive for living by following the effective tips offered by this book.

3. “Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home” by Julie Carleon, Margot Quralnick, and Matthew Williams (Photographer)

One of the number one authorities for home renovation, gives vital advice for homeowners on how to remodel their houses in style. Homeowners can have the option to turn their boring homes into chic ones by resorting to follow the useful tips written in the book.

4. “Renovation: 4th Edition” (Completely revised & updated) by Michael Litchfield

This book is considered as the “bible for all home remodeling guides and a much sought after book by homeowners. The famous guide book for home renovation gives its readers the chance to turn their simple homes into attractive abodes with its budget friendly tips.

5. “What Your Contractors Can’t Tell You: The Essential Guide to Building and Renovating” by Amy Johnston

This book offers homeowners ideas to help them attain their vision with cost-effective and efficient measures. Any homeowner would want to renovate their houses for a change from the once boring one to a more comfy one with a stay on budget plan and this book offers them the practical and useful tips. Also safety information like tips on dealing with asbestos. Clear Asbestos Removal is an Adelaide company that does just that, they share their tips in the book. For more information you can visit for some safe tips on identifying and removing asbestos.

6. “The Visual Hand-book of Building & Remodeling: A Comprehensive-Guide to Choosing the-Right Materials & System for Every-Part of Your Home” by Charles Wing

A classic reference book on home remodeling, this wonderful book is an updated edition and gives essential information needed by homeowners.

7. “How to Design and Build Your Own Home” by Lupe DiDunno

Considered as the best illustrated home renovation book, it provides readers ways to design their own homes. The book also gives practical advice on buying tools and materials to help you with executing your home remodeling.

5 Essential Home Design Books

Home is where our story begins. No one wants that story to begin with designs of someone else. What’s the point of home is then? Designs suggested by contractors often seems technical and complex. You are building home not a factory! Given below is a list of books which will float you to a shore of building happy home

1) Home Plan Doctor-the essential companion for anyone buying a home design plan -by Larry W. Garnett

Often while making a property purchase, we get confused by variety of factors considered. You might consider a spacious house, but forget durability of house. One way or the other we tend to miss out on factors to be considered. The book provides readers with a checklist and also explains basic principles of home planning. From selecting the plan desired to designing each room, this book has it all. Achieving your dream home is not much of task if you have this book handy

2) Living in Style: Scandinavia by Karin Gabraek

Scandinavia has some of the most gorgeous and unique homes. So why not take some clues from these most heavenly homes. The book covers home designs from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. People visit these countries to treat themselves that quality elite time, so how satisfying is the idea to get that elite touch to your home. The book suggests Breathe taking and verdant landscapes showcased by oversized windows are quite extensively featured in the book.

3) American Rustic by Chase Reynolds Ewald

Those beautiful Rocky Mountains, lakes flaunting beauty of nature are sites to die for. The idea of complementing this scenery with house seems very enchanting and intricate. As beautiful the idea seems it might be a bit complex to mingle up the house with undertone of nature. American Rustic seems to be a right book and solution to such problems. The book captures various designs which fuses ideas of rustic design with modern living. For instance the book shows electric ski home in Rocky Mountains. Visuals provided by Audrey Hall serves perfect ideas for furniture as well as settings to make them look magnificent.

4) 150 best mini interior ideas

Now a day’s social networking sites are flooded with ideas of micro living. Ever wondered how you can look classy and sophisticated in such a house. 150 best mini Interior ideas work perfectly to solve this problem. The largest home featured in book is 1,119 square feet. The book showcases wonderful ideas. The book tours 150 brilliant compact residences. This book works as a guide to design a cosy and vibrant environment. It’s not necessary to show the elite class in grand homes, a smartly designed home works equivalently.

5) Sand castles: interiors inspired by the coast

Vacations at beach, sand touching your bare feet, smell of salt in the air and cool breeze filling you with enthusiasm, the thought itself mesmerizes us. The book covers interiors ranging from bohemian fashion to classic look. It suggests right elements to complement your home with a coastal décor. What makes the book different from others is the ideas are not inspired from specific country but entire world.


10 Books to Read Before You Die

Books play a crucial role in our daily life. Books are our friends in real sense. They demand nothing from us. They give us plenty of joy. We also learn a lot from them. They take us in a different world of imagination. The importance of reading books can’t be in words. It’s something you understand on by real experience.

The following is a list of 10 must read books in your lifetime;

1. The Things They Carried -Tim O’Brien

The things they carried by Tim O’Brien is book that cuts across the genre of war and fiction. As a matter of fact is transcends the genre of fiction. The first- person narrator of The Things They Carried is a writer and a combat veteran of the Vietnam War. The book documents events that proceeds and precedes the war, in addition depicting the war itself. The lifespan covers more than 30 years in the life of Tim and his fellow fighters.

2. The Stranger – Albert Camus

This book is a fictitious, challenging, haunting masterpiece of literature. The book has managed to express the themes and concepts of existential philosophy in a very perfect manner. It is a fun to read book, especially for examining our role the universe and human nature.


3. The Brothers Karamazov -Fyodor Dostoevsky

This book is regarded as one of the best masterpiece ever written. The book has undoubtedly changed many peoples’ lives. The story revolves around the life of an old man, Karamazov, a filthy spendthrift lech and his three sons. Each son has unique character each representing different side of Russia character. Ivan the tortured intellect, Dimitri the spoiled one, and Alyosha the spiritual searcher. Dostoevsky say that Alyosha is the hero. He represents a certain Christian idea. Alyosha in the end stands for meekness and brotherhood in face of temptation. Dostoevsky suggests that these are the qualities that will redeem and preserve Russia.

4. The Name of The Wind – Patrick Rothfuss

This is one of greatest piece of literature ever written. The characters are so real, the action is so convincing and it has a captavating story to narrate. One of the most interesting things about this book is that the magic is well embedded in the world of the book. All seems real; the consistence is perfect and the world seems so believable.

5. The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

The book tells the epic story Edmond Dantes and how he spent 14 years in a dungeon for a crime he did not commit. This story takes you through the journey of Edmond Dantes, the boy growing up to become The Count of Monte Cristo.

6. Flowers of Algernon – Daniel Keyes

This is a highly original and wonderful book concerning a mentally challenged man called Charlie whose dream was to be smart. One day, his dream came true. Some scientists working on an experimental operation of raising ones intelligence to a genius level selected him and suddenly his life was transformed.

7. Slaughterhouse – Five-Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-five revolves around the life of a young man, Billy Pilgrim. Billy believes that some aliens have abducted him. It is through this book that Billy learns about time travel, a skill he uses regularly. This book changes the whole way of thinking about time, life and death.

8. The Lords of The Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

“One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them”. Thisis one of the famous quotes of J.J.R. Tolkien, The Lords of The Rings. It is a fantasy book that you will not want to miss before you die.


9. To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee

This piece of literature takes you through a deceptively simple story of a southern family in a southern town caught up in a cataclysmic moral crisis. This book keeps you enthralled till the last word.

10. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy

This book transcends the genre of science fiction and it is made to laugh at itself while still honoring its rich tradition. Adam’s sense of humor also borrows deeply from the fields of science, philosophy, and this particular book, Adam used wit and sarcasm to bring across a rather crucial point about this thing called life and the way in which we go about living it. This is the funniest novel that you will ever read.



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