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Apartment Therapy Complete + Happy Home

I am not going to lie, I absolutely judge a book by it’s cover. When I saw the Apartment Therapy Complete and Happy Home cover I thought….I want to live in that living room!!!


This book is full of beautiful home decor pictures that will inspire great ideas for your own home! The book is broken down in to three main parts: Setting Up Your Home, Living in Your Home and Maintaining Your Home.  It helps you chose the right type of house, and different styles of decor to fit your lifestyle and tastes. Don’t let the title fool you though. This isn’t so much about an apartment as it is a house. But the concepts can apply to both.

There are sections of the book that break down how to have a good flow through the home, what the appropriate type and size light fixture is for a bed side table, even framing unexpected pieces like sports equipment or functional items to create a differnent vibe and added storage space!

Not all of the design styles are my taste, but it provides great ideas to apply to things that I do like. It talks about what to do with small rooms to make them look larger, how to chose paint and floor finishes, etc. Plus, there is an outdoor section! Learn how to have a garden with minimum acerage, set up your deck to entertain  and maximize your small patio space.

One of my favorite sections of the book is in the back. There are useful guides with home repair tips and other great information. When you first purchase your home, you are just so excited and overwhelmed with the newness of it all that you’re not quite thinking what it is going to take to maintain it!!! And the best part? There is a yearly guide broken down by months to keep you on track with keeping your house clean, healthy, and happy! Starting January 1, 2016, I plan on writing down each month’s goals in my planner and see how the schedule works for me. I think I am going to love it!

You can read more about the author here and read more about the book here.

**I received this book from Blogging for Books but all opinions are honest and of my own. **

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18 Comments

  • Reply Katie @Runningwithwine October 6, 2015 at 8:37 am

    That yearly guide is gold! There is a guide to bedside table lighting??? I’ve never even thought about that before, I’m just like this lamp is pretty it can go here.

  • Reply laura October 6, 2015 at 8:37 am

    I looove getting ideas from books like this. I wish I had more time to get my house the way I want it!! Love the idea of putting everything in your planner!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine October 6, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Love, love home decor, ideas and tips books. I do sometimes judge too and this cover says a lot!!! Hope you had a fun day yesterday and I know you hate Tuesdays so I hope it flies by with ease!!! 😉

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph October 6, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Repair tips like general repair tips? I like that idea.

    I never read home decor books. I just follow my whim. LOL

  • Reply Jackie October 6, 2015 at 10:16 am

    I never realized that owning a home would be like having a second job. It’s so much work to keep on top of everything.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo October 6, 2015 at 11:11 am

    That’s nice… I need a plan to keep me in check with my home… I just cant stay on top of it.

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky October 6, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    i have AT on my feed and i read it every morning! i had no idea they came out with a book 🙂

  • Reply Erin LFF October 6, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Oh awesome. I absolutely need to read this!!!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista October 6, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    I totally judge a book by it’s cover too most of the time. Definitely want to pick this up – amazing!

    Green Fashionista

  • Reply kristen October 6, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    this sounds fabulous! love the sound of the stuff at the back.. and yes totally judge a book by its cover #noshame lol

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston October 6, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Absolutely interested in adding this book to my collection – i love anything home decor as evidenced by my post today LOL! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply alyssa October 6, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    I loooove Apartment Therapy and could click through that site for hours on end. I’m definitely a few years away from the home ownership phase of my life, but this sounds like it would be a great resource to get my hands on when that time is near! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Reply Amanda October 6, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Wow. My apartment looks like shit suddenly. lololol

  • Reply Kerry October 8, 2015 at 5:47 am

    It is always nice to get tips to make your house more a home. Sounds like a good read.

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