Are Interior Decorating Books Really Worth the Cost?

List: Posted: 12/10/10

Making changes to your home can be fantastic and fun, especially when you decide to do them yourself.  When you are looking for interior decorating ideas, you will find that there are many places to gather inspiration.  One option that is quite popular is interior decorating books.  However, the question is whether these books are really worth the high cover prices.


Interior decorating books can easily cost thirty dollars or more.  This may be small in terms of your overall budget, but unless your exact idea is found within the pages, it might not be the best way to spend money.  You may find that you can get the book from the library, and there are ample places to buy used interior decorating books, including the Internet.


Another reason interior decorating books might not be worth the expense is the simple fact that you are unique.  You don’t want a carbon copy of someone else’s space.  Interior decorating books can give great ideas, but you can save money by simply taking photos of homes and apartments that contain design elements that appeal to you.  Recording interior decorating shows from channels like HGTV can also be quite helpful, and these shows offer numerous tips on redecorating on almost any budget.


At the end of the day, interior decorating books can be helpful.  You may wish to consider purchasing them used, however, or even seeking inspiration, ideas, and tips from alternate sources.  Remember that there are options; simply choose the ones that work best for you and for your space.

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