Apartment Therapy Complete + Happy Home by Maxwell Ryan & Janel Laban

We all know the kitchen is the center of a happy home — but what about the rest of it? If you’re in the process of moving, setting up a new home, or just brushing up your space to make it a little cozier and happier for the holidays, then may I suggest our brand-new book: Apartment Complete + Happy Home? It’s full of inspiration and solutions for all parts of your home.

Apartment Therapy, our sister publication, has published several books, but this is the latest and perhaps the most helpful of them all. It’s full of beautiful photos of real homes, but it goes far beyond pretty and deep into useful, as it steps you through identifying your personal style and color preferences.

There are pages and pages of practical advice and solutions for things like choosing paint, tile, and other surfaces; layering rugs; measuring for curtains; and hanging art. (I always need help with that last one!) There’s advice on indestructible houseplants, and how to keep your entryway uncluttered.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

There’s plenty of eye candy here, but always tied to the practical, as the book goes on to show room after room of smart decor ideas, like a treehouse bedroom for kids and a glam fairy-tale living room for those who want a little romance.

From beginning to end, this is a book that focuses on real solutions and inspiration for everyday living in a cozier, happier home. Sure, I may be a little biased, as I love our sister publication’s warm and approachable voice, but if you are here at The Kitchn, you probably love it too, and I don’t want you to miss out on this book — a perfect gift for yourself or another homebody this holiday season.