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Best Home Decorating Books: The Ultimate Collection

Looking for the best Home Decorating books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. Home Quick Planner: Reusable, Peel & Stick Furniture & Architectural Symbols (1993)

 Best Home Decorating Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe Home Quick Planner includes 700 precut, reusable peel-and-stick, 1/4-inch scale furniture and architectural symbols, plus a 5,600 square-foot floor plan grid to help you design your own building, remodeling and decorating projects. (Also good for moving.) Symbols include everything you need from tables, chairs, couches, beds and pianos to every standard kitchen cabinet and appliance, an extensive assortment of bathroom fixtures and cabinets (for example, twelve sets of sink designs, six different showers, and a dozen various baths and whirlpools), plus windows, doors, walls,…
Author(s): Daniel K. Reif

2. New Decorating Book, 10th Edition (Better Homes and Gardens) (Better Homes and Gardens Home) (Better Homes & Gardens Decorating) (2011)

 Best Home Decorating Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe Better Homes and Gardens New Decorating Book has been the decorating resource readers have turned to for more than half a century. Like its predecessors, the Tenth Edition features solid instruction, hundreds of examples, and clear interpretation of design guidelines that generations of readers have come to expect. But this new edition of the classic decorating book also reflects today’s approach to decorating—mixing styles for personal expression with an awareness of budget. Organized in two parts, the first section is filled with room-by-room decorating guides and home tours to cover broad sweeps of decorating…
Author(s): Better Homes & Gardens

3. Textile Testing and Analysis (1998)

 Best Home Decorating Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis user-friendly guide to textile testing methods equips readers with the skills necessary to interpret data, analyze results, and to predict general levels of performance. Presents basic, practical information on methods and techniques used to analyze textile fabrics for end-use performance and worldwide product quality standards. Explains the theory behind testing and uses a theoretical base in analyzing test results in order to predict fabric performance. Includes lists of applicable test methods, illustrations of test instruments and procedures, and examples of problems and analyses. Includes “Interpreting Results” sections that…
Author(s): Billie J. Collier, Helen H. Epps

4. Floor Finishes, Etc (Creative Touches) (1996)

 Best Home Decorating Books: The Ultimate CollectionSeries: Creative Touches Paperback: 64 pages Publisher: Cowles Creative Publishing (June 1996) Language: English ISBN-10: 0865738785 ASIN: B001QCX3PK Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.2 x 0.2 inches Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,184,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #100928 in Deals in Books #260 in Interior Floor Design #6220 in Research Reference Books Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Home Decorating Institute, Cowles Creative Publishing

5. But Where Do I Put the Couch?: And Answers to 100 Other Home Decorating Questions (2019)

 Best Home Decorating Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhen you have a home decorating question, do you wish you had a team to consult? Now, you do! Home decor experts Melissa Michaels (The Inspired Room) and KariAnne Wood (Thistlewood Farms) answer 101 actual queries from readers like you. As Melissa and KariAnne help solve these everyday decorating dilemmas, you’ll learn more about…        What to do first, how to update your entire house, and decorate on a budget.   How to find your personal decorating style, choose a timeless look, and make your home both kid and style friendly.   Get foundational guidelines for…
Author(s): Melissa Michaels, KariAnne Wood


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Author(s): Jan 1, 1990

7. Codes, Regulations, and Standards in Interior Design (2011)

 Best Home Decorating Books: The Ultimate CollectionCodes, Regulations, and Standards in Interior Design shows interior design students and practitioners how to make the incorporation of code requirements an integral part of their design process. The text develops a clear understanding of the reasons for, the history of, the meaning and application of, and the enforcement of applicable codes, regulations, and standards to real problems in Interior Design. Hurt instills in students that codes, regulations, and standards are not “necessary evils”, but are there to assist them as designers in understanding and applying the principles of life…
Author(s): Samuel L. Hurt

8. Home Decorating For Dummies (2003)

 Best Home Decorating Books: The Ultimate CollectionDo you long to create picture-perfect rooms but can’t quite seem to achieve them? Do you want better functioning spaces for working, playing, or living? Do you clamor to express your personal style? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, you’ve turned to the right source for real answers from the pros. Home Decorating For Dummies, 2nd Edition is for all kinds of people in all kinds of decorating situations, including: Each part of Home Decorating For Dummies, deals with a broad area of decorating, and each chapter contains specific and detailed information. You’ll discover tips on Home Decorating…
Author(s): Katharine Kaye McMillan, Patricia Hart McMillan

9. Boston Tea Parties: Recipes from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Revised Edition (2000)

 Best Home Decorating Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe historic Boston Tea Party, organized by colonists in 1773, has forever underscored the strong bond between Boston and her cup of tea. The fact is that Bostonians have not only loved their tea, but have also enjoyed sharing the rich traditions inherent in tea parties. presents the best of the tea tradition, Boston style. This new, completely revised edition of a classic cookbook features 230 recipes for everything from satisfying petite sandwiches to delicious tea breads to irresistible cookies and cakes, and also includes a guide to ingredients and tips on how to brew the perfect pot. Lavishly illustrated with art from the…
Author(s): MFA Senior Associates

10. Decorating: The Smart Approach to Design (Creative Homeowner) Your Go-To Guide for Good Design; Learn the Principles that Professionals Rely On to Create Tasteful, Comfortable Rooms (Home Decorating) (2011)

 Best Home Decorating Books: The Ultimate CollectionNot everyone can be an interior designer. That’s why Decorating—The Smart Approach to Design is the perfect go-to guide for real people! Learn how to: You can live beautifully in a home decorated with personality and polish—by you! Trendy styles and colors may come and go, but good design is lasting. In this book, you’ll learn how to use the fundamental decorating principles that design professionals rely on to create tasteful, comfortable interiors. Decorating—The Smart Approach to Design teaches the nonprofessional how to create a color palette, choose appropriately scaled…
Author(s): Editors of Creative Homeowner, Home Decorating

11. The DIY Home Planner: Practical Tips and Inspiring Ideas to Decorate It Yourself (Thistlewood Farms) (2018)

 Best Home Decorating Books: The Ultimate CollectionPopular home decor blogger KariAnne Wood has created this delightful and inspiring home planner just for you. With her infectious joy and humor, KariAnne is there to hold your hand on the decorating road ahead.Infused with witty, simple, and can-do advice, The DIY Home Planner is packed with unique features to help you realize your decorating dreams: Discover these and other amazing tips in every area of home décor from painted wall treatments to light fixtures to accessories to floors…and so much more!…
Author(s): KariAnne Wood, Michal Sparks

12. Contemporary Visual Merchandising (5th Edition) (Fashion Series) (2010)

 Best Home Decorating Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe trusted visual merchandising resource for students and professionals alike, introduces every aspect of modern visual merchandising, from point-of-purchase displays to signage. Replete with photos and illustrations, it illuminates the fundamentals of good design, walks through projects from concept to completion, and presents unique strategies for bringing charm, distinction, and excitement to any store. Updated throughout, this edition adds a new chapter on visual merchandising to multicultural consumers, and another on green initiatives and environmentally-aware visual design. It contains new…
Author(s): Diamond Professor Emeritus, Jay

13. smog studio: LOFT P (2012)

 Best Home Decorating Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn Loft P Per-Johan and Caroline Dahl draw from their research and practice in architecture and urbanism to extract the spatial typology of the loft. Departuring from the synchronized celebration and critique of Modernism, which spurred the emergence of loft architecture in Lower Manhattan during the 1950s and ’60s, the book deploys the design and construction of Loft P in Malmö, Sweden, to extrapolate the architectural significance of the loft. The loft became a real estate success in the 1970s that spread beyond New York City, yet, however, often lacking a critical approach to architectural design. By recognizing the historical and…
Author(s): Per-Johan Dahl, Caroline Dahl

Best Home Decorating Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some home decorating books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Rental Style: The Ultimate Guide to Decorating Your Apartment or Small Home

Author(s): Chelsey Brown
ID: 2552000, Publisher: Skyhorse, Year: 2020, Size: 99 Mb, Format: epub

But Where Do I Put the Couch?: And Answers to 100 Other Home Decorating Questions

Author(s): Melissa Michaels, KariAnne Wood
ID: 2405926, Publisher: Harvest House Publishers, Year: 2019, Size: 31 Mb, Format: epub

Home Improvement Tips and Tricks : Hands-On Projects and Decorating Ideas on a Budget

Author(s): Christina Salway
ID: 2479201, Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated, Year: 2019, Size: 61 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really hot items according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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