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Books to Inspire Your Interior Design

In celebration of the Cheltenham Literature Festival starting this Friday, we’ve chosen some famous novels to inspire an interior design scheme.

We love books and all things literature here at My Interior Design School, but even if you’re not a bookworm, the latest novel or classic work could be the starting point for a fabulous new look in your home.

The Great Gatsby

Books to Inspire Your Interior Design

How about The Great Gatsby, the iconic novel from the 1920’s celebrating the jazz era and all things art deco?

If this famous literary work inspires you, your makeover will be bold and opulent.

These strong lines and geometrics will give an elegant sophisticated look to your home. An art-deco inspired look can be stunning in a contemporary or period home.

Embrace dark colours, metallics and think old-school glamour!

Driving Over Lemons

Books to Inspire Your Interior Design

If you’d prefer a warm, Mediterranean feel in your home, take inspiration from the charming Driving Over Lemons novel set in the hills of Andalucía.

Colour, texture and natural elements will play a big part in this design scheme.

Inspired by the warm tones of the Spanish earth, blue skies, olive groves and lemons, your look will embrace earthy tones, woods, with comfort at its heart.

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Books to Inspire Your Interior Design

Who could not be seduced by the blues and whites of a Greek island in Louis De Bernière’s 1994 romantic novel?

You could use this colour palette in many rooms of your home. Just check the aspect first to make sure you choose the right shade of blue and you’ll soon be enjoying a Greek island-inspired interior!  

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