I haven't kept up with updating my monthly reading blog post, so considering how the books have piled up on my "read" list, I figured I'd categorize them.
I'm a sucker for interior design books, and yes, they do count as books "read" in my tally! From home decor, to DIY, and more academic architecture books, my interests are wide. I love to gather inspiration, learn tricks and simply dream about making spaces my own while I wait to own my own space one day.
So here are 5 books that have inspired me lately.
1. Own Your Space: Attainable Room-by-Room Decorating Tips for Renters and Homeowners by Alexandra Gater (2023)
I've been following Alexandra on Youtube for years now and loved how her book perfectly compiles all the tricks I've learned with her during all her beautiful makeover videos. A really great guide for beginner DIYers!
2. Every Room Should Sing by Beata Heuman (2021)
Colorful, exuberant and quirky are the adjectives that come to mind when flipping this through this beautiful book. I'm probably gonna borrow it again!
3. Shared Living: Interior Design for Rented and Shared Spaces by Emily Hutchinson (2019)
I don't have roommates anymore and only share my home with Octave, but who knows, my dream of living in a commune might happen someday, and I'm always curious to see how other people manage to blend their styles harmoniously.
4. Home Therapy: Interior Design for Increasing Happiness, Boosting Confidence, and Creating Calm: An Interior Design Book by Anita Yokota (2022)
I love a book that ties the visual with the emotional. Furniture placement, lighting, color, all these elements can have a major impact on your mental health and relationships.
5. The Interior Design Handbook: Furnish, Decorate, and Style Your Space by Frida Ramstedt (2020)
Wow this one blew my mind! This is really the book everyone should read before designing their home. You'll learn all the basic principles behind interior and styling and the reason why it's important to follow them. Golden ratio, golden spiral, proper window and lighting fixtures heights, proper rug sizes, you'll master it all!
Here are a few more interior design books I liked.
Do you love home decor books as much as I do? Which one is your favorite?