Homebody By: Joanna Gaines


If you keep up with me on social media, you know that I’ve had a long-standing love for Joanna Gaines. Her incredible hair and ability to effortlessly transform a space has always been admirable. So, imagine my excitement when I discovered that she'd be releasing a new book titled Homebody. I woke up early Saturday morning to head to Barnes and Noble to purchase my copy. So many of you hit me up on social media to ask about the details the book, if it was worth the purchase, what does the book consist of, etc. This post is all about me telling you everything you need to know about Joanna Gaines’s Homebody book. 

The first question that was a bit of a debate for me was pricing. Barnes and Noble had an entire section dedicated to Joanna and her husband Chip. I picked up the book and the first thing I checked for was the cost. When I realized it was $40 I was a little skeptical. I don’t ever remember spending more than $20 for any type of book. So, I sat down to read the first several pages to determine if, in fact, the book was worth the cost. It absolutely is. I got through the first several pages and instantly knew that Joanna’s book would be an excellent resource for me when it comes to my interior projects. The book is very eloquently written with beautiful visuals. You can tell that heart, time and effort went into putting this book together. So, to answer your question, the book is very much worth the purchase. 

“From the beginning, I wanted this book to be a practical and useful guide that would empower and motivate anyone who reads it to acknowledge that they’ve got what it takes to create spaces they never want to leave,” – Joanna Gaines

The book is roughly 300 pages long. Joanna begins the book by giving a breakdown of 6 commonly used design styles so, that readers come into the book being able to identify what their design preference is. The book also gives a breakdown of how to will learn how to attack common design problems and blend style. It’s full of detailed images of her family’s farmhouse-inspired home. Using visual and written examples from her own farmhouse as well as a range of other houses, this is the perfect guide how-to guide on creating a home that best fits your personality and personal design style. If you’re a lover of interior design, this is an incredible book. (These are honest feelings from someone who hasn’t fully completed the book.) It’s worth the purchase and serves as a great gift this holiday season for yourself or someone you love.

Interiors + DecorAmber Janae