By Laura | 31st May 2018

Our favourite interior design books

Redesigning your living space can be a real challenge, but with the help of these fantastic interior design books, you’ll learn how to tie everything together and make the process loads of fun too.  

Whether you’re looking for decorating tips or a complete overhaul of your home, we’re sure that this list will offer you everything you need to make your decorating a success.

Farrow & Ball: How to Decorate by Joa Studholme & Charlotte Cosby

Focusing almost exclusively on how to use paint and wallpaper to effectively create the kind of living space you desire, How to Decorate offers loads of fascinating insights for the home decorator. You’ll learn how use colour charts and natural light to find the best colour schemes for you, along with an understanding of the importance of your floor and woodwork colour choices.

Mad about the House: How to decorate your home with style by Kate Watson-Smyth

Building on her hugely popular blog, Kate Watson-Smyth brings us one of the best interior design books available today. Her upbeat and humorous style is complemented perfectly by her vast knowledge of interior design – whatever your budget!

Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves by Emily Henderson

Interior design isn’t always about massive upheaval, redecorating or huge expense – sometimes it can be as simple as rearranging your living spaces and adding a few key pieces to achieve the desired effect. In Styled Emily Henderson opens up and shares her 10-step design process for turning any room into a masterpiece – a skill she assures you is within your grasp. You’ll learn what to get rid of, what to keep, where to move your furniture to maximise space and impact, and how to think like an interior designer.

Kelly Hoppen Design Masterclass: How to Achieve the Home of Your Dreams by Helen Chislett

If you’re struggling to keep your design projects within budget and on time, you need this book in your life! Helen Chislett shares her years of experience as a professional interior designer to ensure that you cover all the bases and plan your campaign effectively. This fantastic book offers much more than that, though – it’s also full of design ideas to whet your appetite and help you create the space you desire.


Follow the advice in these great interior design books and take all of the headaches out of your home decorating projects... you never know, you might find yourself with a whole new career in interior design!

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