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Best Interior Decorating Books Reviewed & Ranked

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Interior Decorating books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Residential Interior Design: A Guide to Planning Spaces, Third Edition (2016)

 Best Interior Decorating Books Reviewed & RankedResidential Interior Design: A Guide To Planning Spaces is the industry-standard reference for all aspects of residential space planning, with a practical focus on accessible design, ergonomics, and how building systems affect each space. This new third edition has been updated with the most recent code information, including the 2015 International Residential Code and the International Green Construction Code, and new content on remodeling. Packed with hundreds of drawings and photographs, this book illustrates a step-by-step approach to design that…
Author(s): Maureen Mitton, Courtney Nystuen

2. The Interior Design Productivity Toolbox: Checklists and Best Practices to Manage Your Workflow (2014)

 Best Interior Decorating Books Reviewed & RankedDesign is only part of an interior designer’s job—you’re also responsible for scheduling client meetings, conducting design surveys, creating drawings and specs, and overseeing installation. Multiply by the number of projects on your plate, and you have a recipe for overwhelming disorganization. The Interior Design Productivity Toolbox helps you juggle multiple projects with ease, with a comprehensive self-management system tailored to the needs of interior designers and decorators. Features include: If you need to get organized and get back to work, you need The Interior…
Author(s): Phyllis Harbinger

3. The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book updated & revised: Everything Interior Designers Need to Know Every Day (2018)

 Best Interior Decorating Books Reviewed & RankedThe Interior Design Reference & Specification Book collects the information essential to planning and executing interior projects of all shapes and sizes, and distills it in a format that is as easy to use as it is to carry. In this new, revised edition, you'll also find interviews with top practitioners drawn across the field of interior design. Some of the topics this excellent reference will explore with you include:- Provides a step-by-step overview of an interior project, describing the scope of professional services, the project schedule, and the design and…
Author(s): Chris Grimley, Mimi Love

4. Foundations of Interior Design: Studio Instant Access (2017)

 Best Interior Decorating Books Reviewed & RankedFoundations of Interior Design, 3rd edition, offers a thorough update to this introduction to the creative, technical and business aspects of the interior design profession. By surveying design history, the elements and principles of design, professional practice, and more, Susan Slotkis provides a practical and comprehensive overview. This new edition provides a wide range of examples of design in different styles and applications. Projects and applications designed by both individuals and as collaborative efforts locally and globally are featured, from rural America to modern Dubai. The…
Author(s): Susan J. Slotkis

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

 Best Interior Decorating Books Reviewed & RankedThe 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),…
Author(s): Daniel K. Reif

6. The Color Scheme Bible: Inspirational Palettes for Designing Home Interiors (2012)

 Best Interior Decorating Books Reviewed & RankedWhen it comes to decorating, the endless color choices available are enough to overwhelm the most determined home decorator. solves that problem, and with hardcover sales of 100,000 its value is well proven. This lay-flat paperback edition is sure to be an equally popular choice. With 200 color scheme ideas to choose from, is an easy-to-use and inspiring reference to using color in the home. It describes how colors interact and the effects they have on a room. It explains how to choose colors that complement each other for a subdued effect, and which colors and combinations energize a room. The…
Author(s): Anna Starmer

7. SketchUp for Interior Design: 3D Visualizing, Designing, and Space Planning (2014)

 Best Interior Decorating Books Reviewed & RankedAlready a common and popular tool for architects and landscape architects, SketchUp is increasingly finding a place in the professional workflow of interior designers. SketchUp for Interior Design is a practical introduction for interior designers and students who want to learn to use the software for their unique needs. The book covers the basics of creating 3D models before showing how to create space plans, model furniture, cabinetry, and accessories, experiment with colors and materials, incorporate manufacturers’ models into project plans, and create final presentations and animated…
Author(s): Lydia Cline

8. Interior Design (4th Edition) 4th by Pile, John F. (2007) Paperback ()

 Best Interior Decorating Books Reviewed & RankedPaperback Publisher: Pearson ASIN: B00M0RVNXO Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews 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?…
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9. Interior Design Illustrated (2012)

 Best Interior Decorating Books Reviewed & RankedFor over three decades, Francis D.K. Ching’s integrated, comprehensive approach to presenting the elements of architecture and design has helped millions of students and professionals alike visualize and make sense of complex concepts. As functional as it is beautiful, this richly illustrated Third Edition of Ching’s classic, Interior Design Illustrated, is a visual introduction to designing for interior spaces, to the building elements and environmental systems within them, and to the details of furnishings and interior finishes. Beginning designers will appreciate this updated and expanded edition’s for its concise and…
Author(s): Francis D. K. Ching, Corky Binggeli

10. Interior Design by Stephanie A. Clemons (2015-08-20) ()

 Best Interior Decorating Books Reviewed & RankedPaperback Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox (1775) ASIN: B01K3LBZVI Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews 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): Jan 1, 1775

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

 Best Interior Decorating Books Reviewed & RankedPopular 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. 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 Interior Decorating Books Reviewed & RankedNot 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

13. Interior Design Reference Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Pass the NCIDQ Exam, 6th Ed (2013)

 Best Interior Decorating Books Reviewed & RankedInterior Design Reference Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Pass the NCIDQ Exam offers a comprehensive review of all NCIDQ exam content areas….
Author(s): David Kent Ballast

14. Interior Design and Decoration By Whiton & Abercrombie (5th, Fifth Edition) ()

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Author(s): Jan 1, 2002

Best Interior Decorating Books Reviewed & Ranked

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Interior design : a true beginner's guide to decorating on a budget

Author(s): Micthell, Karen
ID: 2084964, Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform;Karen Mitchell, Year: 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed 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 resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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