If you're looking for some inspiration on your next design project, or just want to add some new blogs to your list of favorites, this part 2 of our list of Top Interior Design Blogs of 2023 is sure to be a great place to start.
Are you planning to renovate your home, or moving into a new home and in need of some fresh decorating tips? Perhaps you have a room that you aren’t sure what to do with, or maybe you just want to spruce up an indoor space with some simple additions or alterations?
For those of us who don’t have a knack for interior design, it can be difficult to know where to start. Looking at the “blank canvas” of an empty room, or wondering how to change a decorated room, can be very frustrating.
This is where finding some inspiration can be extremely helpful. There is no shortage of interior design-related content online, but it can be hard to find examples that are both inspiring and informative. That is why we have sorted through thousands of interior design blogs to find what is really worth reading, and curated a selection that we would recommend to anyone.
In our last blog article, we shared 12 of our favorite inspirational interior design blogs. In this article, we will explore 12 more blogs where you can find inspiration for your next interior design project. Whatever your budget and preferences, and whether you are a total beginner or have plenty of experience in interior design, you are sure to find something helpful here.
My Design Chic
My Design Chic was founded by Beth Woodson and Kristy Woodson Harvey, a mother-daughter duo from North Carolina. Beth and Kristy have a philosophy of embracing “beauty for the sake of beauty” in the home. They believe that decorating your home in a way that you find beautiful is the first step towards a happy life—an ethos that is reflected in all of the site’s content. The whole site is attractive and appealing to browse, and the house tours and practical interior design tips are designed to inspire and educate.
The Lone Fox YouTube channel has been extremely popular since 2018, with well over one million subscribers tuning in for DIY interior design tips and inspiration. The channel’s founder Drew Scott launched the blog as an extension of the channel, as a space to share more details (and shopping links) of the supplies used in his videos. This site is great if you are looking for affordable, DIY creativity for the home. What’s more, the site also sells various handmade home accessories, from mugs and candles to clothing.
Amber Interiors is a renowned residential design studio based in California and founded by influential designer Amber Lewis. The Amber Interiors blog focuses on the company’s interior design projects, with stunning photographs of clients’ homes that display Amber’s love of “light filled rooms, colorful textiles, natural elements, earthy textures, and brushed metals”. When it comes to expertise in interior design, Amber Lewis is one of the best, and this blog is full of inspiration.
All Sorts Of
All Sorts Of is not the only blog that showcases Amber Lewis’ design inspirations. Amber has another popular blog called All Sorts Of, which focuses on “all aspects of design, lifestyle and entrepreneurship.” As well as offering plenty of handy tips on business, style, and other lifestyle topics, All Sorts Of is full of useful tips on interior design, from choosing paint colors to moving into a new home. Each article comes with gorgeous photographs of beautiful interior design projects.
You have probably heard of the fashion and beauty magazine ELLE, but you may not know that it also has an interior design blog, ELLE decor. ELLE decor is full of articles on how to design and decorate interior spaces, how to carry out remodeling and renovations, and even tours of the homes of celebrities. If you are looking for modern, innovative designs that stand out, this blog can be an excellent source of inspiration.
Remodelista is a blog that really goes into detail on all things home decor and interior design. As well as providing examples of interiors to inspire you, Remodelista also offers deep dives into specific products, remodeling guides, and design dispatches. This blog has built a reputation as a highly curated sourcebook for the home, and it even has a sister site, Gardenista, which offers the same for outdoor design.
Home Designing is a blog with a simple yet ambitious mission: “to help people visualize, create & maintain beautiful homes.” Every aspect of home design is explored. The blog provides ideas and inspiration whatever your chosen style and indoor space. Articles on Home Designing include room-by-room design solutions, in-depth product and gift guides, and examples of existing homes from all over the world. The site’s in-depth explorations into specific design styles are particularly informative and inspirational.
Young House Love
Couple John and Sherry Petersik have fixed up plenty of homes, designed products, and even written books and created a podcast on interior design. Their expertise in DIY and interior design has been collected in their excellent blog Young House Love, which features thousands of examples of inspiring house makeovers and ambitious renovations, including the couple’s own personal projects. Unlike many other blogs, smaller spaces are often focused on, and creative ways to make the most of interior spaces.
Anika’s DIY Life
Blogger Anika Gandhi grew up in India, where she learned various handmade crafts. Her lack of access to power tools led her to develop impressive handmade DIY skills, and she decided to use this expertise to develop a blog, Anika’s DIY Life. Anika’s DIY Life aims to “empower and inspire you with ideas, tools, and skills you need on your journey to fill your life with DIY”, and there are plenty of useful articles on how to carry out home decor DIY projects with minimal resources. Not only are the results impressive and inspiring, but images of each step of the process are also included so you can follow along.
Better Homes and Gardens
Better Homes and Gardens magazine, which is based in Iowa, is a staple of the interior design community. The magazine’s blog is every bit as informative and well-researched, with articles written by interior design and homemaking experts. On the site, you can find practical tips on effective cleaning, organizing and storage, and other home and lifestyle topics. Each article includes step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow, and the examples provided are sure to inspire your own projects.
Anita Yokota’s blog, named after herself, is unique among interior design blogs. Before becoming an interior designer, Anita was a family and marriage therapist, and she uses her experience in this field to inform her designs, with a focus on how projects can increase wellbeing in the home. The philosophy behind the site is to “use the psychology of intention to design functional homes where we can deeply connect.” This ambition is fulfilled with Anita’s impressive knowledge of interior design, and articles full of practical DIY and design tips.
Lauren Liess and her husband David run an interior design firm based in Virginia and even host their own show on HGTV called Best House on the Block. Alongside this, Lauren also runs her own blog. Lauren’s blog combines her interior design expertise with her love of imperfection (for example, “a chip in the good china”) and the outdoors. Lauren chronicles her daily life in her blog, which unsurprisingly is full of handy design tips and inspiring home design projects.
Find Your Design Inspiration
Checking out these interior design blogs is a great way to explore the many possibilities of how indoor spaces can be transformed, whatever your budget, resources, and preferred style. Whether they are written by professionals or by talented amateurs, they are sure to inspire you and teach you useful tips that you can use in your own interior design projects. If you're looking for some great brands to pair with such beautiful aesthetics, consider brands such as Cane Line and Essentials For Living to liven up your space.
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