Do you have a room—or even an entire home—that you need to decorate but you just aren’t sure how? It may be a renovation project or you may even need to design from scratch. It can be very difficult to know where you should start and to find ideas, especially if you don’t have experience in interior design.
While writers get the dreaded “writer’s block”, you may be experiencing “decorator’s block” or “designer’s block”! You want your living space to look great, but just don’t know how to make that a reality.
Taking inspiration from the experts can help you to get out of this creative rut. There are countless websites and blogs out there that showcase interior design projects and useful design tips. However, with so many sites out there competing for your attention, it isn’t easy to sort out what is worth looking at from what is not.
That is why we have explored thousands of interior design blogs and brought you only the best. These blogs are run by knowledgeable and trustworthy designers with plenty of experience under their belts. Here are 12 of our picks of the best interior design blogs of 2023 you should check out for inspiration for your design project.
Homey Oh My
Homey Oh My is the blog of Amy Kim, who was born in Chicago and now lives in LA. Since 2013, Amy’s interior design blog has rapidly grown in popularity due to its easy-to-follow design and DIY tutorials, which include all the information you need to follow. Homey Oh My also features a variety of room inspirations, mostly in a minimal, modern, monochrome style.
POPSUGAR is a blog which aims to inspire and empower women, and includes sections on fashion, health, celebrity, and more. The blog’s Home section, which caters to interior design, DIY, inspiration, product guides, and all other things home, is full of great content. As well as peeks inside celebrity homes, POPSUGAR Home also provides useful decor tips and affordable product recommendations.
Beth Diana Smith
Beth Diana Smith is a New York-based interior designer with years of experience in bringing interior spaces to life. Beth wants spaces to tell their own stories, and her style is unique, colorful, and ornamental. Art, textures, and patterns are Beth’s bread and butter, and her blog archives are an excellent resource for inspiration. If you prefer your living spaces to be diverse, decorative, and full of interesting curios, this is the blog for you.
Reading My Tea Leaves
Reading My Tea Leaves was awarded the title of 2017’s Best Small Space Living Blog by Domino, and this is no surprise! This blog is particularly useful if, like many of us, you have a smaller home and need to be economical with space. The blog’s founder, New York-based Erin Boyle, has a minimal approach to decor, with every feature needing to be “beautiful, useful, and meaningful”. The blog promotes sustainable, affordable, and straightforward ways to transform your smaller living space.
Fresh Design Blog
The UK-based Fresh Design Blog is run by interior design and property writer Rachel Newcombe, and offers a particular focus on affordable design and DIY tips and product recommendations. Although the blog focuses mainly on the modern and contemporary design styles, there is a huge variety in the spaces that are showcased. If you want practical, affordable tips, Fresh Design Blog is worth checking out.
Even if you are completely new to the world of interior design, you have probably heard of HGTV, or Home and Garden Television. This network is home to popular TV shows such as House Hunters and Sarah Beeny’s Renovate Don’t Relocate. What you may not have heard of is HGTV’s blog, which showcases all kinds of design inspiration and tips on cleaning, DIY, and gardening. If you love HGTV’s programming, checking out their blog is definitely worth your time.
Home and Design
Home and Design is one of the most popular interior design magazines in the US, and its blog is every bit as worthwhile. While the site focuses mostly on high-end design projects, there is plenty of inspiration that you can take from its content, regardless of your living space and budget. If you are looking for extremely detailed deep dives into grand renovation projects, room by room, the Home and Design blog is certainly worth a look.
Although the popular US-based interior design blog Design Sponge is no longer being updated, there are still countless inspirational posts from its expert team of writers in the archives that you can browse. All kinds of design styles are covered, so there is sure to be something for you. DIY tips, “before and after” transformations, and all other kinds of top-quality design content can all be found here.
Blogger, designer, author, and shop owner Liz Marie is obsessed with finding interesting and stylish items for the home, and her blog LizMarieBlog showcases plenty of examples. On LizMarieBlog, you can find useful DIY tips, product recommendations, and inspirational content. The whole blog has a cozy cottage aesthetic, so if this is your favorite style, take a look!
House of Turquoise
Sometimes you are looking for a very specific type of inspiration rather than a general overview of many different styles. Blogs like House of Turquoise cater to specific tastes—in this case, the color turquoise! Erin, the blog’s founder, is obsessed with the color (and its variants, teal, robin’s egg blue, aqua, sky blue, seafoam green, and ocean blue), and the blog showcases everything you can do with turquoise in the home. Despite this specific focus, there is plenty of variety in rooms and styles showcased here.
In My Own Style
In My Own Style was founded back in 2009 by blogger Diane. The blog provides plenty of affordable and practical decorating, DIY, and lifestyle tips—with Diane’s own family home and personal projects often used as examples. If you are looking for inspirational projects that you can replicate yourself without a huge budget, In My Own Style is likely to be a valuable resource.
Thrifty Decor Chick
Thrifty Decor Chick is a phrase that perfectly describes the site’s founder Sarah. Since 2008, Sarah’s blog has been a way for her to showcase her personal house projects and express her distinctive creative flair. As expected from the blog’s title, Thrifty Decor Chick has a focus on affordability, although this does not come at the expense of style and creativity!
Find Your Design Inspiration
While you may not personally feel inspired by every single blog or project showcased here (after all, our tastes are all different!), you are sure to find something that sparks inspiration in the above content. What you replicate may be nothing like the project or tip that inspires you, but what is important is that it gets you out of a creative rut. Keep an eye out for our next Interior Design Blogs to Inspire You article, where we will showcase another 12 fantastic blogs.
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