Did you know that Thursday the 6th of September is National Read a Book Day? Almost certainly a librarian’s idea, it is a day to encourage reading, whether fiction, ebooks, travel or home decor. At Twenty 5 Design, we live and breath beautiful interiors and we’re also aware that a relaxing read is decidedly good for the soul. So if you’re on the hunt for some home decor tips, why not take time out this Read a Book Day. From the art of balanced living to the incredible secrets of colour, here are 5 interior design books to get your ideas flowing.

The Little Book of Hygge

The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well is Amazon’s number 1 bestseller in the interior design category. Written by Meik Wiking and from The Happiness Institute of Copenhagen, the book explores the art of creating intimacy and cosiness for a happier home environment. If you love roaring fires and beautiful soft lighting, this engaging interior design book is most certainly for you.

Mad About the House

Mad about the House: How to decorate your home with style is a publication created by Kate Watson-Smyth. Dedicated to helping you make the most of your space, the read is packed full of ideas and inspiration to suit every budget. In the book, Kate also touches on the rules of rug layout (yes rug rules), explains how to expertly buy a sofa and demonstrates perfecting lighting in almost any room.

Farrow & Ball How to Decorate

In 2016, Farrow & Ball released their debut colour bible, How to Decorate: Transform your home with paint and paper. Providing a highly practical guide to the successful use of paint and paper in any home, Farrow & Ball’s many tips include creating accents and making the most of a feature wall. If you’re partial to a spot of Wimborne White, this interior design book is well worth a read.

The Secret Lives of Colour

Voted as Radio 4’s book of the week, The Secret Lives of Colour explores the unusual stories of seventy-five fascinating shades. The author, Kassia St Clair, has turned her lifelong obsession into a thought-provoking bestseller and her book will help to navigate you through the wonderful world of colour.

Interior Design for the Perfect Party

We love this ingenious book by Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring, Decorate for a Party: Creative Styling Ideas for Gatherings. Because once you’ve had your home renovated, you’re going to want to show it off of course! This stunning source book is packed with decorating tips and techniques that will ignite your creativity. From a cosy dinner with friends to an interior design reveal party, this book delivers budget-friendly ideas that suit every occasion.

We hope you have enjoyed exploring the latest interior design bestsellers. Should you take part in this year’s Read a Book Day, the inspiring collection covers a wide scope of cultures and decor styles. If you’d like to skip the homework all together, however, there’s your reason right there for meeting with our encouraging team. For expert guidance and creativity in abundance, visit our showroom to begin your interior design story.