Whether you’re hunting for the latest trends, looking for tips on decorating a bedroom, or simply searching for some classic, old fashioned interiors, the internet can be a fantastic resource for some highly tailored inspiration.
However, with so many websites, blogs and apps all dedicated to personalising your home, it can also feel like a bit of a minefield, making it hard to know where to begin.
If you do know where to look, however, you can find a treasure trove of tricks, ideas, practical advice and sumptuous imagery. So we have put together a list of some of our favourite resources to help you get the inspiration you crave in order to achieve a more beautiful home.
With over 4 million interior design photos, Houzz is the world’s largest resource for home improvement ideas. As an encyclopedia of interior design, it can provide you with inspiration for every room in your home, whether you’re starting from scratch or just looking for a final flourish.
It works by connecting millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and professionals from around the world to collect, view, and share interesting items. As well as being able to scroll through photos and add them to your own virtual lookbooks, you can also peruse informational content, buy products directly, and find professional home design services in your area through the app. So whatever your project, it’s well worth a visit to Houzz before you begin.
The brainchild of Holly Becker, an American interior designer living in Germany, decor8blog.com has more than 1,000 pages showcasing the interiors from some of the best stylists from around the world.
There are also pages from the newest decorating books, as well as great finds from other design websites. With the latest trends and tips on everything from creative furniture to colour schemes, it’s a fantastic source of inspiration.
Design Milk is an online magazine that’s dedicated to modern design. It’s perfect for keeping up to date with the latest developments in décor, art, and architecture. As a sourcebook for considered living, curated by New Jersey artist Jaime Derringer, Design Milk will also help you to nail those finishing touches. It will point you in the direction of those really quirky home furnishings, like a wooden table shaped like the state of California or umbrella stands that pass for objets d’art.
Design*Sponge is a lovingly-crafted compendium of tasteful tips and tricks for the home. Whether it’s ideas on how to update a wardrobe with simple embroidery or a guide on how to turn wood salvaged from a barn into a headboard, Design*Sponge contains all the interior design advice you’ll ever need. It’s all neatly categorised for your convenience, and includes clear before and after pictures to make it even easier. And for true inspiration, there’s also a regular feature that lets you take a peek at some of the most stunning living spaces from around the world, from loft apartments in New York to restored barns in New Zealand.