Sometimes your home needs a total makeover, and sometimes it just needs a little “something” to liven up a room. Whether you’re hoping to make a change to your living space that’s big or small, here are a few guides to help you along the way:
Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating by Lauren Liess – Provides inspiration for bringing elements of nature into the interior design process and includes a room-by-room decorating guide.
Love the Home You Have by Melissa Michaels – Offers advice on how to transform a room from plainly livable to fabulously lovable.
Elements of Style: Designing a Home & A Life by Erin Gates – Organized by room, this decorating guide offers advice, inspiration, and ideas for designing a home that reflects one’s personality and style, including choosing kitchen counter materials, dressing a bed with pillows, and picking a sofa.
Think Small: Make the Most of Every Square Foot by HouseBeautiful – Shares strategies for decorating small spaces, showcasing rooms that have been adorned with repeat patterns and textures, multipurpose furniture, fake views, or bold colors.
It’s The Little Things: Creating Big Moments in Your Home Through the Stylish Small Stuff by Susanna Salk – Featuring beautiful design vignettes and arrangements from today’s top designers, “It’s the Little Things” inspires us to be personal and artful with our decorating choices, creating spaces that reflect our personality.
Flea Market Fabulous: Designing Gorgeous Rooms With Vintage Treasures by Lara Spencer – Presents information on how to find flea market treasures and incorporate them into home interiors, with tips on making a decorating plan, overcoming the limitations of each room, and the best ways to restore and reinvent flea market items.
Design Mom: How to Live With Kids, A Room-By-Room Guide by Gabrielle Stanley Blair – A mother of six and a popular blogger offers an illustrated manual for making the rooms of your house organized, creative, functional and stylish despite the insanity and chaos that comes with having a family.
Matthew Mead’s Ultimate Recycled Style Guide by Matthew Mead – Features several projects taking simple everyday items and recycling or upcycling them into unique pieces of home decor.