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5 of the best interiors books for makers

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Are you a maker with a love of interior design? Do you go wobbly at the knees when you see an artistically cluttered wall or a personalised staircase? Does upcycled or homemade storage give you the goosebumps?

Maker Spaces White Artistic Craft Room

You're in the right place. Today we've rounded up five of the best interiors books for makers, bound to put you in the crafty mood or maybe just to give you a healthy dose of interiors envy...

Whether you're looking for home decor inspiration or DIY ideas for your craft workshop - or you simply love to flick through the pages of a book to get your own creative juices flowing - we've got you covered with these coffee table interior book beauties. 


Life Unstyled by Emily Henson

Life Unstyled stylishly lived in rooms

Photography by Debi Treloar

This beautiful book is all about embracing imperfection, making the most of the space you have and the things that you love! Nobody really wants to live in (or manages to maintain!) a show-home house and Emily Henson shows that homes can be beautiful, creative and inspiring but at the same time a little rough around the edges, with signs of everyday life throughout.

A real home is a happy home and every crafter knows that clutter is just part of the creativity, right?!

Life Unstyled by Emily Henson


Annie Sloan Paints Everything

Annie Sloan painted furnture and walls

Photography by Christopher Drake

The latest release from Annie Sloan is a must-have book for colour lovers and texture addicts; painters and decorators; upcyclers and Chalk Paint® fans everywhere! Full of creative paint techniques and ideas for personalising furniture, walls, floors, curtains, blinds, pillows and shades; this is your go to book if you just want to paint.

And if you're not a painting pro, don't worry. Annie will guide you through the steps as though you're following a craft project... now that's something we can all understand!

Annie Sloan Paints Everything


Maker Spaces by Emily Quinton

Maker Spaces creative interiors

Photography by Helen Cathcart

This beautiful interiors book was the inspiration for this blog post, so of course we had to include it in our round up! Maker Spaces takes a tour around 13 gorgeous and creative homes, studios and workspaces, owned and decorated by some of the best-known makers and designers. If you're looking for style inspiration and ideas for storing your crafty bits and bobs, look no further.

Maker Spaces by Emily Quinton


Selina Lake Botanical Style

Botanical style Selina Lake flowers in the home

Photography by Rachel Whiting

There's no nicer way to bring colour and life into a home than with floral arrangements and nature inspired decor! Selina Lake's book showcases some beautiful ways to use botanical style in your home - whether you fancy wallpapering your staircase, or simply adding a wild flower arrangement to the kitchen table!

Crafting and nature often go hand in hand and we think you'll love the colour palette and homemade feel of the interiors in this book.

Botanical Style Selina Lake


The Creative Home by Geraldine James

The Creative Home - window photos

The title says it all really...this book is a beautiful collection of some of Geraldine James' favourite and most creative ways to decorate your home. With a range of different styles - from sleek and minimal, to Aladdin's caves belonging to collectors of anything and everything, thrifty chic-style rooms furnished with second-hand buys, and renovated homes with no expense spared - you're bound to find interiors inspiration aplenty in this creative anthology.

The Creative Home by Geraldine James


We hope you've enjoyed this round up of creative interiors books - which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter!


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