With Mothers Day almost here we have some beautiful decorating books for inspiration for you or your Mum.

Here’s a collection of some of our favourite decorating books.

Shaynna Blaze - World of Colour

Booktopia – Shaynna Blaze – Design With Colour & Style

Australia’s own Interior Design expert Shaynna Blaze is passionate about helping people uncover their own personal interior style. In this book, Shaynna explores the elements of colour and style and explains how you can use them to transform your home with beautiful photography and practical examples,

Shaynna has collaborated with Molmic Furniture to create the “Elegant Muse” Collection.  This very stylish collection is all about the classic shape, structure and sophisticated style  You can also find this collection at Sofa and Soul in Richmond.

Mrs. Howard Room by Room

Booktopia – Mrs. Howard – Room by Room

Mrs. Howard, Room by Room is the follow-up to Phoebe Howard’s Joy of Decorating and takes readers even deeper into the design process, revealing the seemingly small but essential tips and tricks that will help them decorate their own homes with Mrs. Howard’s celebrated Southern style and taste.

The book is divided by room, with chapters addressing living rooms and libraries, bathrooms and kitchens, bedrooms, children’s rooms, and even outdoor spaces all with beautiful images.

The Thoughtful Home

Booktopia – The Thoughtful Home by Tahn Scoon

This beautiful book by Tahn Scoon is both Artful and inspirational. A guide to home decorating offers a gentle nudge to those who may be struggling to pull together an interior design scheme for their home. Home décor and magazine stylist Tahn Scoon, shows you how to look at our possessions and space anew, and rekindle a love for all that is old, faded and well-worn, with imperfections evident.

Belle Australian Homes

Booktopia Belle – Beautiful Australian Homes

Belle Beautiful Australian Homes showcases more than 40 outstanding residences designed by Australia’s leading architects and interior designers. The 348-pages takes readers inside a stunning line-up of original abodes conceived by designers such as Thomas Hamel, Meryl Hare and Hecker Guthrie to Iain Halliday, Greg Natale and many more.

Stuart Rattles musk farm

Booktopia – Stuart Rattle’s Musk Farm

In 1998 Australian designer Stuart Rattle purchased the dilapidated Musk schoolhouse and surrounding grounds. Over the following few decades it was to become his most enduring project – a true labour of love, with every detail of the buildings and grounds carefully considered. A sanctuary where Rattle could freely express his own taste. Now, this tribute to the much-loved designer takes you through every room and garden, with stunning photography by Earl Carter and Simon Griffiths. A beautiful memento of an extraordinary person.

All royalties from sales of this book go to Friends of Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens.

An affair with a house

Booktopia – An Affair With A House by Bunny Williams

No matter what its size or location, everyone wants their house to become a warm and welcoming environment in which friends and family can gather. For Bunny Williams, one of the America’s premier interior designers and John Rosselli, one of New York City’s most respected antique dealers, this home is an eighteenth-century New England manor house.

 You can read more about some of our favourite decorating books on DIY Decorator.