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12 Home Decorating Books I Love

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I just moved into my first house with my husband Ryan. We came from a one bedroom apartment that was mostly furnished with things we found next to the trash can so we’re basically starting from scratch. To guide me in the hundreds of decisions I’m now making, I’ve turned to my collection of home decorating books. Here are 12 of the books that are getting the most use, rabbit eared pages and all. See if any of your favorites made the list.

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  • Decorate 1 of 12
    Decorate
    This book is absolutely filled to the brim with inspirational images and practical tips. Every page is a feast for the eyes.
    Click here to buy Decorate
  • The Family at Home 2 of 12
    The Family at Home
    A home with a slide next to the stairs?! Sign me up.
    Click here to buy The Family at Home
  • Anti-Depressive Living 3 of 12
    Anti-Depressive Living
    If you love color, mod designs and quirk - this is the book for you. Jonathan has so much personality, it's good for a laugh too.
    Click here to buy My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living
  • Home Rules 4 of 12
    Home Rules
    Oh, Nate Berkus. How can you not like this charming man? Even though this book is a few years old, his style is so classic you can't go wrong with his tips.
    Click here to buy Home Rules
  • Real Homes, Real People 5 of 12
    Real Homes, Real People
    I'm sure none of you are strangers to the site Apartment Therapy. They took some of their most loved, real spaces and compiled them into this book. Each page is more inspiring than the next.
    Click here to buy Real Homes, Real People, Hundreds of Design Solutions
  • Design Sponge at Home 6 of 12
    Design Sponge at Home
    Not only does this book feature real homes, it is loaded with great DIY tutorials too.
    Click here to buy Design Sponge at Home
  • Domino 7 of 12
    Domino
    It seems like a blogger bemoans the downfall of Domino daily and for good reason, the magazine just got it right. Help it live on with this delightful book.
    Click here to buy the Domino Book of Decorating
  • The Nest 8 of 12
    The Nest
    This book is geared towards first time home buyers just starting out. I love the doable and affordable tips and resources.
    Click here to buy the Nest Home Design Handbook
  • The Perfectly Imperfect Home 9 of 12
    The Perfectly Imperfect Home
    The title really says it all. This book isn't about perfection and old fashioned interior rules, it's about creating a livable home. You'll love the charming illustrations.
    Click here to buy The Perfectly Imperfect Home
  • Downtown Chic 10 of 12
    Downtown Chic
    If you're not familiar with the Novogratz, you should be. The married couple (and parents to six children!) have a very eclectic style that makes for very fun spaces you'll be amazed by.
    Click here to buy Downtown Chic
  • The Selby Is in Your Place 11 of 12
    The Selby Is in Your Place
    Speaking of quirk, this book is full of it. I love the character each of the homes has and of course the beautiful photos by Todd Selby draw me in too.
    Click here to buy The Selby is in Your Place
  • Undecorate 12 of 12
    Undecorate
    Every home featured in this book is jaw dropping but at the same time they feel realistic instead of staged. I rabbit eared nearly every page.
    Click here to buy Undecorate

top image: Ashlee Raubach

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