Hey Peeps! Who doesn’t love a good book… especially about beautifying your spaces?! Today I’m sharing my list of favorite home-related books…
1. “Homebody” by Joanna Gaines
I think we can all agree that Joanna Gaines really brought the farmhouse look front and center a few years ago when she and Chip first entered the spotlight… and she knows what she’s doing! I love her book “Homebody” because she does such a good job of breaking the big world of interior design into understandable, achievable types.
This book is a great read (and the pictures are gorgeous!)
2. “Magnolia Table” by Joanna Gaines
Ok, yes… it’s another Joanna Gaines… and it’s not design related; however, it is HOME related! And a lot of the recipes in this book aren’t all “fru-fru.” She uses real ingredients that people already shop for, but she also takes time to talk about cooking helps make a home… and I really like that!
3. “City Farmhouse Style” by Kim Leggett
Y’all, this is one of my absolute favorite design-esque books! Anytime that I’m looking for some inspiration (and don’t feel like getting stuck on Pinterest for an hour) I can flip through the pages and get all kinds of ideas! Multiple homes are featured throughout the book, and they’re all so beautiful. And Kim shares so many unique ideas for how to merge farmhouse style with city living.
4. “Make Something Good Today” by Ben & Erin Napier
Before reading this, I already loved Ben and Erin’s show “Hometown” on HGTV, but after reading it, I love it 100x more! I love reading the stories of how people make it to “fame,” and this book is so full of real-life struggles and victories. If you like their show at all, you need to read how it all came to be. I think you’ll have a new found appreciation for the work these two do.
5. “InstaStyle” by Tezza
This book is basically all about Instagram… how it works, ways to improve your feed, why [fill in the blank] is important in social media. I just love learning more about how it all works, and how it can get better. There’s also tips on design, finding your style and curating images and things that you love and are representative of you. It’s great!
6. “Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff” by Chip Gaines
If you’re ever looking for a motivational, business-related book with a great sense of humor, this is it! If you’ve ever seen Chip on TV, you know how goofy he can be, and he made sure that comes through in this book. Again, I love knowing the “before the fame” stories, and this one is special because it’s not only how Chip did it, but how he thinks you can do it, too.
7. “Work in Progress: Unconventional Thoughts on Designing and Extraordinary Life” by Leanne Ford & Steve Ford
I just finished this book this past week, and I think I may read it again. The design talk, the self-love talk, the take-a-chance talk, the think-outside-the-box talk… it’s got all the things and more! And after reading it, I LOVE these two! One of my favorite points that Leanne makes in her sections of the book is that she is and always will be a designer first, and a TV personality second. She didn’t set out into the world of interior design to get a TV show (she actually got turned down after their first sizzle reel), she set out to be a true creative… and a camera crew just happened to get thrown in the mix somewhere along the journey.
It’s such a good read!
8. “Spark Joy: an Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo
I’m sure you’ve all heard of this book, and I feel like it will forever be a great January/Spring Cleaning read. These tips on tidying up and making the most out the space you call home can really be life changing… and while I haven’t really purged everything I own, I do ask myself “Is this something I really love?” much more often while I’m out shopping. And if the answer to that question is no, I typically move to the next thing… unless it’s on major sale 😀
So, that’s my round-up on some great reads for the home decor lover! Let me know which ones you pick up or what books of this subject that you love that I may need to get!