Now more than any other time I find myself having more time to revisit some of my favorite home decor books, specifically my top 5 favorite decor books.
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Being at home more these days has afforded me more time for reading, so I wanted to share my top 5 favorite home decor books.
If you are like me then you have a stash of home decor books that you love but maybe have not read in a while.
I wanted to share with you some of my favorites, some are older than others, but still in my top 5 because they are still relevant today.
Something that I love about all these books is that they are not about spending money and I love that.
They serve as inspiration for creating a home that speaks to you and your family.
First up is written by one of my all time favorite bloggers whom I have met and spent time with at her amazing barn here in North Carolina.
Cozy Minimalist Home
Written by Myquillyn Smith.
The tag line on this book says it all, “More Style, Less Stuff”.
Myquillyn is one of the first bloggers I started following many years ago at The Nesting Place.
I have loved following her journey from a “stuff manager” as she loving refers to it, to a “cozy minimalist”.
Her home and instagram feed, @thenester is minimally stunning.
She educates people on decorating their homes in a way that is not about filling a space with things, but creating room for your spaces to breathe.
This book walks you through bringing your space together with what you have from beginning to end.
If you are struggling to breathe life into your space without clutter this book will inspire you.
Speaking of being inspired, this next book is full of inspiration for your home.
The Inspired Room
Melissa Michaels is another blogger at the Inspired Room Blog. I have followed for quite some time and love her design esthetic.
I shared this book in a previous post, that shows just how favored this one is and I refer to it often.
In the opening page of her book Melissa says, ” create a home inspired by your life and what you love and then your home will inspire you”.
That says it all.
She gives some great tips while walking you through how she created her inspired home.
From the very beginning she talks about creating a retreat like feel in your home as well as a functional space in which to live.
She shares DIY’s like creating a water jug lamp, creating a roman shade and how to embellish items you already have.
There are tips for furniture placement, pattern mixing (which I personally love) and setting goals for your home.
This book is perfect for anyone who is looking to create inspiration in their home and for those that may be setting up their first house.
Her book is sure to become one of your top favorite home decor books.
If you are looking to create a certain mood in your home this next book is a great tool.
Written by Chris Madden , this one is a tool for finding your personal style.
This particular book is separated into sections:
These are all elements we can add into our homes regardless of our specific style.
For each specific style it gives you tips for everything from layout, lighting, colors textures, patterns and accessories for each.
Under these moods are tips for traditional, modern and eclectic decor styles within each mood.
According to Chris, “if you love something, you can make it work in a room”, I love that.
If you love something and really want to use it regardless of wether it goes with your style or not.
You can and should make it work.
My favorite mood, which comes as no surprise, is serene.
I really love many styles of decor but really love the thought of adhering to a particular mood.
Regardless of the size of your space there are so many ways to create the home design and mood you desire.
Small Space Style
Written by Sara Emslie.
This book is intended for those living in small spaces.
I personally do feel that this book is good for anyone trying to create a more functional space, regardless of size.
Instead this book is more about creating well thought out spaces and making the best usage of your spaces.
My home is what i considered to be midsize and I have learned so much about using my spaces more wisely and that is why this is one of my top 5 favorite home decor books.
There are lots of ideas for creative storage solutions that can be used in any size home.
This book also serves as a resource to those that are considering or moving toward down sizing and moving into smaller scale spaces.
At the end of this amazing book are a list of helpful resources for everything possibly needed for small space living.
Last but not least is one of my newest favorites.
Little Farmstead Living
Written by Julie Thomas and you can find her on instagram @littlefarmstead.
This book is about “Creating a Country Life Just Past the City Limits”.
One of the sweetest little books I have seen in a while, especially for anyone wanting to create a hobby farm or just the feel of that at your current home.
Julie tells the story of their families dream of owning a small farm and leads you into creating the same.
She shares how to create the farm feel in your home with furniture and accessories for inside and outside your home.
There are ideas for animals, gardening and some awesome recipes.
Seasonal ideas for decorating and entertaining are also included within the chapters of this lovely jewel.
Also included are some of her favorite resources for antiques and vintage markets as well as what to look for at such places.
Pictures in this book are so pretty and a true depiction of farmhouse living.
If you are needing some home decor inspiration any one of my top 5 favorite books are not only beautiful to look at but will help you begin to make your home just what you want it to be.
Till next time