Designing your home's interior can be mentally and physically taxing. There are ideas to sift through, stores to visit, and many toolboxes to be opened. Before any of that, however, there is the matter of inspiration. Where can you find it? How do I know what updates and alterations to make? Well, this is precisely why we've compiled a list of the top 10 interior design blogs to follow, where you can get ideas, get inspired, and get to work making your home interior all that you want it to be. The sites represent a wide variety of designs, tips, and income brackets, ensuring that you can find something below that resonates with you, your tastes -- and your budget. Enjoy!
1. DESIGN MILK
Priding themselves on giving readers their daily dose of vitamin D(esign), this site offers a host of design ideas for interior remodels of all shapes and sizes. They also don't sell ANYTHING on the blog - just good ideas. Check out a sample post here.
For those with a penchant for modern design, this is a blog well worth exploring. Dwell offers fresh ideas on how to give an updated refresh to homes and rooms that range from miniature to majestic. Take a look at these before-and-after photos of a recent kitchen redesign.
3. MAD ABOUT THE HOUSE
For design with a European flair, Mad About the House is perfect for you! Blogger Kate Watson-Smyth is a respected British journalist and design professional whose whimsical blog provides unique musings on home interiors filled with great ideas to jump-start your own projects. To be impressed, click here.
4. LINDA MERRILL
This blog features New England's own talent, with Massachusetts-based designer Merrill featuring her thoughts on home remodeling and a stellar portfolio of her own projects. She features luxury design ideas that can easily be translated into less expensive projects.
5. DESIRE TO INSPIRE
Among the most effective blogs for inspiration on our list, this unique site features work from all over the world that two women -- a Canadian and an Australian who've never met -- have collaborated to find in order to offer design inspiration. This is a fantastic resource to collect ideas for a design style book prior to beginning any remodel of your home's rooms.
6. LAUREN LIESS
The second luxury design blog on the list, Lauren Liess offers up beautiful examples of her work and even includes sketches of her process, allowing these ideas to be tranferred into less expensive endeavors. Don't be overwhelmed; just glean some great ideas.
7. HOUSE BEAUTIFUL
House Beautiful has a ton of information to sift through, and all of it is good. They offer tips on renovation, lifestyle, and gardening, with an entire section devoted to design inspiration!
8. INTERIOR ARCADE
Interior Arcade is designed with the user in mind. The site offers helpful ideas to redesign every room in your home, as well as great insight on furniture for the interior and exterior of your home. Take a look through their gallery here.
This blog is a great resource for addressing the unique, often frustrating features of a home, such as small kitchen space or narrow hallways. They provide just what you need to design those spaces in such a way that allow you to make the most out of any space!
10. LIKE MODERN
This blog features practical tips on how to maximize the various spaces in your home, from organizing your cabinets to installing the perfect bookshelves in those tight corners of a room. You won't be disappointed by their pragmatism -- or their helpful photos.
Now that you know where to look, go get inspired!