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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?

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.
Author(s): Maureen Mitton, Courtney Nystuen

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.
Author(s): Phyllis Harbinger

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.
Author(s): Chris Grimley, Mimi Love

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.
Author(s): Susan J. Slotkis

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.
Author(s): Daniel K. Reif

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.
Author(s): Anna Starmer

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.
Author(s): Lydia Cline

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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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.
Author(s): Francis D. K. Ching, Corky Binggeli

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

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.
Author(s): KariAnne Wood, Michal Sparks

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.
Author(s): Editors of Creative Homeowner, Home Decorating

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

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

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 Library Genesis and download some interior 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.

Beginner's Book of Home Decorating and Interior Design: Learn the art of cleaning and organizing your home

Author(s): Adil Masood Qazi
ID: 3520150, Publisher: PublishDrive, Year: 2018, Size: 763 Kb, Format: epub

Decorating a Room of One's Own: Conversations on Interior Design with Miss Havisham, Jane Eyre, Victor Frankenstein, Elizabeth Bennet, Ishmael, and Other Literary Notables

Author(s): Susan Harlan; Becca Stadtlander
ID: 3602756, Publisher: ABRAMS, Year: 2018, Size: 11 Mb, Format: epub

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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