Written by Jenny McFarlane

5 of the best interior design books

From interior design that will make you happy to Orla Kiely’s iconic prints and tips on achieving the cottagecore look, these interior design books are full of home styling tips that get the Good Homes seal of approval…

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1. Home: The Joy of Interior Styling

Packed with inspiring quotes and handy tips on how to pick seasonal shades, Home: The Joy of Interior Styling, by Vtwonen (2018), combines clever ideas with beautiful pictures. Click here to buy Home: The Joy of Interior Styling (Lannoo, £27.50)

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Front cover by Alexander Van Berge

2. Mad About the House: How to Decorate your Home with Style

Kate Watson-Smyth is an award-winning interiors blogger. Her book, Mad About the House: How to Decorate your Home with Style (2018) delves into the wardrobe for colour inspiration – pick your favourite colours to create bold rooms with the personal touch. Click here to buy Mad About The House (Pavilion, £12)

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3. Brilliant & Wild: A garden from scratch in a year

With its easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, Brilliant & Wild: A garden from scratch in a year (2018) by Lucy Bellamy is the go-to guide for a low-maintenance and wildlife-friendly garden space in 12 months. Click here to buy Brilliant & Wild (Pimpernel Press, £14.55)

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Front cover by Jason Ingram

4. A Life in Pattern

From Orla Kiely’s most iconic pattern, Stem, to the evolution of her print designs encompassing the worlds of fashion, homewares and beyond, A life in Pattern (2018) offers a peek into the iconic designer’s archives. Click here to buy A Life in Pattern (Octopus Publishing, £25)

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5. Happy by Design, by Victoria Harrison

From the influential Editor of Houzz, Happy by Design (2018) offers bite-sized and affordable design ideas that are accessible to all, from young renters to busy families. The book explores everything from the paint colour named the happiest to the science of getting a good night’s sleep. Click here to buy Happy by Design (Octopus Publishing, £12.99)

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