Are you a brand new homeowner ready to decorate and organise your space? Maybe you’re in the middle of working on a fixer upper? Wherever you are in your homemaker journey, one of these gorgeous books is bound to inspire you.
Here is a list of nine home improvement books you’ll definitely want to have on your shelf.
These books help with everything from decorating ideas to helpful tips and DIY projects to keep you inspired and motivated as you make your house a home.
These gorgeous books also make excellent gifts for your favourite homemaker.
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The Complete Book of Organisation
The Complete Book of Organisation by Toni Hammersley from A Bowl Full of Lemons, is a must-have for your home library.
It includes organising tips for apartments and small spaces as well as a 15-week total home organisation plan that can inspire you to tidy up even a large home.
With step-by-step instructions, detailed illustrations, and handy checklists, your home will look Pinterest-worthy in no time!
Its high-quality design and full colour images make this book a wonderful gift, too.
The Inspired Room
If you’re ready to decorate, The Inspired Room is your go-to guide. Created by Melissa Michaels, the designer behind the The Inspired Room blog, this gorgeous book features full colour images of her real-life family home.
Inside you’ll find real-life solutions and decorating ideas you can apply to any style or size of home with no special DIY skills required. And, they’re affordable!
You’ll be inspired to make your house a well-loved home, too.
Inside, you’ll find, inspiring photos, and encouraging insights to help you embrace your own authentic style.
With ideas and solutions for every room in the house, this book is bound to become a favourite.
Homemakers: A Domestic Handbook for the Digital Generation
Homemakers: A Domestic Handbook for the Digital Generation by Brit Morin will inspire new homemakers to learn a range of domestic skills room by room in a house, as well as cooking advice in the kitchen and health and beauty tips in the bathroom.
Simple, beautiful, and stylish, this book offers ideas for creative living to encourage and enable the digital generation to make.
This book would make a wonderfully practical gift for anyone moving out of home or heading off to college. Much as we try, we can’t always teach them everything the need to know before they fly the nest!
100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know
This one might not seem that gorgeous on the outside but on the inside… It’s a thing of beauty.
The Family Handyman’s 100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know gives you the knowledge you need to be a better homeowner. Get all the information you need to make informed decisions, avoid frustrations and save thousands over the life of your home.
Here’s just a small sample of what’s inside:
- The smartest thing you can do before going on vacation
- Make burglars bypass your house
- The most effective way to cut heating and cooling costs
- Boost curb appeal without remodeling
- What to do when the power goes out
- Make appliances last years longer
- The key to drip-free faucets
- Get faster downloads and better TV quality
- Plus, incredibly easy repairs for appliances, plumbing, flooring, walls, furniture and more!
I think you’d agree, that makes it the perfect housewarming present!
Love the Home You Have
Along with The Inspired Room, Melissa Michaels is also the author of Love the Home You Have.
Too often the house of our dreams is something or somewhere other than where we live. In this book, Melissa reveals how to transform your rooms (and your life) from plainly livable to fabulously lovable.
A home is about so much more than décor! This gorgeous book holds your invitation to fall in love with the home you have and embrace the gifts of life, people, and blessings right where you are. And that’s the essence of living your best life.
A Touch of Farmhouse Charm
If you’ve ever dreamed of creating a home full of farmhouse charm, the is the book you’ve been waiting for.
Learn how to make handmade decorations yourself with projects that require minimal effort, yet create instant farmhouse charm and rustic appeal. Do it yourself and add a unique style to your home that’s as warm and inviting as you’d expect a farmhouse to be.
Real Life Organizing
Real Life Organizing offers clutter free storage solutions and advice that can help you create a Pinterest worthy home on a small budget.
Learn how to organise your home, simplify life, have more time for the things you love and start living your best life.
Cassandra Aarssen, the organising guru from YouTube’s ClutterBug channel, reveals her tips, tricks and secrets to a clean and clutter free home in just 15 minutes a day.
Find your own style confidence with this little secret: decorating can take months and tons of money, but styling often takes just minutes… And uses what you already have.
Even a few little tweaks can transform the way your room feels.
In this book, Emily Henderson show you her ten easy steps to styling any space. From editing out what you don’t love to repurposing what you can’t live without, you’ll learn how to make your own style magic.
Lovable Livable Home
If you have kids or pets, you’ll love this guide to a comfortable, functional and stylish home.
From DIY projects to ideas for home organisation, Lovable Livable Home by Sherry and John Petersik features is packed with thoughtful advice and inspiring photos to help you transform your home into a beautiful and family-friendly space.
Gorgeous Books for Your Coffee Table
Each of these gorgeous books make excellent coffee table books, too. So, if you already own books that look as good as these, make sure you have them out on display.
What are your favourite home improvement books? Share the ones you love with us in the comments below.