Designer Books for Home Decor

Are you looking for the best designer books for home decor? Here is an amazing lineup of home decorating books that you will love! Give them as gifts for Christmas, holidays, and birthdays. And don’t forget to get a couple of them for yourself!

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I love magazines, don’t get me wrong.

But a book holds so much value in my opinion. Some books cost the same as a magazine these days.

Books are one of my favorite things to buy. And if I am honest, sometimes I don’t read them. Sometimes I buy them for their covers!

That’s not true of this stack of designer books for home decor. I mean the reading part – I am definitely reading these amazing books! Plus, the covers are gorgeous on all of them!

Win, win!

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Here is a list of the home decorating books that we are taking a closer look at in this post with links in case you decide they need to be on your shelf too!

Oh, and a few extras that are not on my shelf yet! But they will be soon!

**Some books do not have Amazon images, just click the link in the list below to purchase!

list of designer books for home decor:

Here are some additional books not in the video (or on my shelf yet!) but I am sure you will love them!

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The home decor designer books I am sharing with you today are not just for display. They are books that will inspire you to read through, look at the beautiful images, and then create a home you love with the ideas the books share.

Home Stories by Kim Leggett

Home Stories is up first. Kim Leggett’s tagline is “Design Ideas for Making a House a Home” and she holds up to that promise. She talks about the importance of curating a home over time with items and pieces that have meaning to you and your family. Isn’t that a beautiful idea? We want our homes to have meaning and not just have the latest trends because they are popular.

Vintage Home by Country Living

Vintage Home is filled with beautiful images of the loveliest vintage finds you can imagine! From dishes to linens, wood furniture to chippy painted furniture, textiles to glassware, this book has all the vintage goodies in its pages! The editor shares what to curate, where to find the pieces and how to display them.

Feels Like Home by Marion Parsons

Marion is the long-time writer at Miss Mustard Seed blog. She has shared countless tutorials and inspirations over the 11+ years she has blogged and this book is no different! In it, she shares how to create a home that you love now, not the one you are waiting for or the one you hope to have one day. But the home you have now. Isn’t that refreshing??

Salvage Style by Leslie Linsley

The tagline “Decorate with Vintage Finds” couldn’t be more appropriate! The author shares how to find the amazing vintage goodies and then how to use them in your home! Leslie goes through room by room and gives examples and ideas on how to use the vintage finds we come across at auctions and estate sales. Sprinkled throughout the book are specific items to look for while out shopping. And the photography is amazing!

Shades of White by Fifi O’Neill

Who says decorating in white isn’t interesting?? Once you get this book in your hand, you will see how Fifi uses shades of white, textures in white and other neutrals like wood tones to create beautiful serene spaces in any home. You will see that not all whites are the same and that different whites can look beautiful together. This book is anything but boring!

Make Something Good Today by Erin & Ben Napier

Don’t you love the HGTV show “Home Town”? My hubby and I love the show and the couple that host the show! The beauty of their style speaks to my restoration-lovin’ heart. They look beyond the mess of neglect in a home and bring it back to its former glory. This book helps you to understand who this couple is by exploring their past, how they met, what stories and values are important to them, and how they started the show. This book is their story.

Home Body by Joanna Gaines

Do I really need to even say anything about this book?? We all know her and love her easy, family-oriented style. But the question is, do we know our own style? Joanna (I say that like we are friends!) will guide you through the steps to find and define your own style. The book is like an encyclopedia filled with information about styles of decor. You will have a wealth of home decor knowledge with this book on your shelf!

Cozy White Cottage by Liz Marie Galvan

If you love a cozy white cottage aesthetic, then you will want this book! Liz Marie lists 100 ideas to bring a sense of coziness to each and every room in your home. She starts with the living room and brings ideas for furniture arrangement that is an invitation to sit and enjoy the company of others. After that, you are led into the dining and kitchen areas. Her ideas are fun and easy and most important, attainable. You will enjoy every one of her 100 ways to love the feeling of being home that she shares in this book.

**BONUS: Liz Marie has another book coming out soon that is similar to this one for the Seasons! I have that book listed in the book list section of this post near the top!

YouTube Video | Decorating Book Review

I thought you might enjoy a little book chat by our fireplace, so I created this video for you to enjoy! Hop over and watch. While you are there, join our journey on YouTube by subscribing! Thank you!

more amazing home decor books

My friend Lynn over at Living Large in a Small House, has compiled an amazing list of home decor books. She has included some on the organization that I need to get!! Here is the post:

Home Decor Books Make a Great Gift

blog hop with my friends

Each month, some of my blogging buddies and I get together and share what we have been up to on our blogs. The links are below the graphic

Some of my blogging friends are doing amazing things on their blogs this week! I’m sure you’re going to love each one!

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If you are headed to the next stop on this blog hop, head over to Do’s blog – she has a fun project for you!

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  1. Leslie Watkins says:

    I am such a book lover, too. I love to pull them out seasonally and reread and reposition for displays all over the house. Genius gift ideas, friend! Happy weekend!

    1. Yes, and these books have lovely covers and lovely content! Happy reading Leslie!😊

    1. You and me both Paula! Thanks for stopping by 😊

  2. What a great gift idea! My daughter recently moved into a new house and these would be perfect to give her for Christmas! Thanks Cindy~

    1. Books are always a great gift idea! Your daughter would love any of them! Thanks for stopping by 😊

  3. I’m have these on my list to buy after the holidays. Drink coffee with the fire and read when Q4 is over and relax a bit!

    1. Bring on the coffee and a good book!! 😊

    1. How exciting Rosemary!!

  4. I want a whole library of designing book! These are so great, thank you for sharing.

    1. You are welcome Melba! Thanks for stopping by 😊

  5. Cindy, any of these books would make lovely gifts for someone. I have most of them and use them in my home styling. They are filled with wonderful decorating ideas too. I agree with you, a library of designing books would be awesome!

    1. We could fill book shelves with amazing decorating books Tammy! 😊

  6. Such a great post for this time of year!! I love the book Salvage Style. Thank you for sharing these recommendations with us.

    1. So glad you enjoyed the post Anna! There are so many amazing books out there😊

  7. That’s an impressive collection you have going there! I want them all. Now I know what I want for Christmas.

    1. We can never have too many books! 😊

  8. I love decor books! I always refer back to them. What a great gift idea.

    1. Yes! Books always make great gifts! Thanks for stopping by Marie! 😊

  9. So many of my favorites decorating books made this list, Cindy! I just put Shades of White on my Christmas list too. Liz Marie’s 2nd book, Cozy White Cottage Seasons is just as good as her 1st book Cozy White Cottage. I don’t know where she comes up with half of her ideas but they always blow me away. Thanks so much for putting this together, I definitely found a few new ones to check into! Hugs, CoCo

    1. I haven’t gotten Liz’s book Seasons yet but it looks amazing! She overflows with creativity! Hugs to you too CoCo!😊

  10. I love books too, and have many of these. The Napier’s book is one of my all time favorites! Beautifully written. Just started Feels Like Home and I’m loving it! You’ve provided such an amazing list!!

    1. Thanks Kim! It was so easy to come up with a list because so many home decor bloggers are writing books!

  11. These would all make good gifts. I have a few of your choices in my and am looking forward to some down time to read them 🙂

    1. Down-time for reading?? That sounds amazing! Thanks for stopping by and so glad you enjoyed the post Rachelle!

  12. I am always on the look out for new books to add to my collection. Thank you for these recommendations!

    1. You are welcome! Thanks for stopping by! 😊