7 Best Interior Design Books for Non-Designer

Do you want to gain interior design knowledge for the new home improvement project? In this article, we will show you best interior design books for beginners.

Are you new to the interior design project?
Since your home is the place where you spend most of your time, we believe you can make it a much better place to live by simply learning a little bit of home decoration or interior design. With some books about interior design on hand, you will find that interior design is actually easier than you think.

Moreover, you can avoid cost overrun. The interior design contract is too complicated, you will have to deal with the legal terms if you want to use an interior designer, for example, Statement of Work, Project Timeline, Approval Process, and Termination Clause. Some costs are subject to change due to the change in work scope, the time required to complete a project, the change in decorative items, seasonal price change and so on.

Find the Best Books about Interior Design
One of our readers asks if we can recommend a book for her home improvement project. To provide the list of books about interior design for beginners, we reach out to the team of architects and interior designers and ask them to help. Then, we rank books about interior design as below,

- We develop the list of books about interior design by checking the bestseller lists on Amazon.com in 2 categories, namely, interior design and home decorating.

- After that, we remove the books that are not really about interior design from the list.

- We also remove interior design textbooks from our list because we think they are not practical enough.

- We select the books about interior design that provide guidelines and principles, but just books that filled with beautiful photos.

- We use customer's feedback on Amazon.com to make the final cut.

- The end result is best books about interior design for beginners.

7 Best Interior Design Books are as below:

  1. A Touch of Farmhouse Charm: Easy DIY Projects to Add a Warm and Rustic Feel to Any Room by Liz Fourez

  2. The Complete Book of Home Organization by Toni Hammersley

  3. Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves by Emily Henderson

  4. 501 Decorating Ideas Under $100 by Better Homes and Gardens Home

  5. Simple Decorating: 50 Ways to Inspire Your Home by Melissa Michaels

  6. Better Homes and Gardens Flea Market Style: Fresh Ideas for Your Vintage Finds by Better Homes and Gardens

  7. The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate and Live Well by Deborah Needleman

We believe it is quite important to be able to apply interior design knowledge to your home improvement project. So we sincerely believe the books about interior design on our list will really help you achieve your goal.

What are some books about interior design that you love and why?

- Atkinson, Paul. "Do it yourself: democracy and design." Journal of design history 19.1 (2006): 1-10.

Last review and update: November 7, 2018
About the Editor
Ben Benjabutr is the editor of Book Worm 4 Life. He holds a Master's Degree in business with 10+ years of work experience and 8+ years of experience in blogging and online content production. He enjoys reading books about business, lifestyle and literature and he loves to share what he learns from books. You can connect with him via Quora.