Of all the people who need a pocket version of Apartment Therapy to tote around, new homeowners (and new home renters) are at the top of the list. Good news: There's a book for that. If you know somebody who's just settling in to their own space, be their hero this holiday season and gift them a copy of Apartment Therapy's new book, Complete + Happy Home. There are 300 reasons why this book is the best resource for finding your style and decorating a home, but here are three you might not have thought of...
1. Learn the science of layouts.
One of my personal favorite sections of the book is part of the first section on setting up a home, where you see the same living room laid out in four totally different ways. New homeowners who are planning their space for the first time will love the lesson on how different strategic furniture placements affect the flow and feel of a room.
2. There's great inspiration for renovations.
The meat in our Complete + Happy Home sandwich is 200 pages full of beautiful photos of real homes, which are exclusive to the book. This section of the book is sorted by room, which makes it the perfect place to get started daydreaming about future home renovations. Your giftees will surely find something to inspire their style–the book covers everything from a Moroccan game den to a modern 80's bathroom.
3. It'll teach them how to take care of their home.
Part three of the book is all about keeping your home in good working order; you'll find quick cleaning tips, organizing basics and a detailed list of fix-it-yourself repairs. But the best part of the book for new homeowners might just be The Year-Round Healthy & Happy Home Calendar: A month-by-month resource for what needs to get cleaned, maintained or decorated seasonally.
Want to see more? Visit the Complete + Happy Home page to learn more about our best book ever, take a peek inside and find out where to order it.