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The 14 Best Interior Design Websites


Apr 23, 2020 by Aly J. Yale

Interior design websites aren't just for Marie Kondo and Joanna Gaines types. Sure, they're full of amazing interior design project inspiration and helpful hacks for all kinds of DIY projects, but they also have broader appeal, too.

For one, they can walk you through home repairs and renovations. Whether you're fixing a hole in the wall or just need help refinishing that old furniture, interior design sites have you covered.

They're also a goldmine for home flippers, offering valuable insights into current design trends, renovation ROIs, and other important parts of the business.

As with anything, though, interior design websites aren't all created equal. Are you on the hunt for DIY inspiration, decorating ideas, or renovation projects for your next home or investment property? Here are the 14 best ones to look at:

Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy has it all: quality design photos, helpful DIY tips, and even resources for gardening, home repair, and maintenance. If you want extra inspiration, its house tours section is a particularly good spot to look. You can filter by home type (apartments, houses, studios, and even tiny homes) as well as location.

Houzz

Houzz is designed with home inspiration in mind. You can use it for decor and design ideas, or you can even shop for products, furniture, or contractors. All content is intricately organized -- by room, style, size, and more. There are even comprehensive remodeling and decorating guides you can utilize.

Design Milk

This one's a great hub for all things design. You'll find architecture and interior designing inspiration as well as ideas for incorporating technology into your property. There's even a category devoted wholly to commercial properties, and it's full of furniture ideas, storage solutions, office design inspiration, and more. You can even shop for home decor in the Design Milk Shop.

Architectural Digest

Well-known magazine Architectural Digest covers more than just buildings and architecture. Its website offers a deep vault of design content, color inspiration, and real-life projects from across the world. You'll even find tours of celebrity homes, if you're after some more lavish inspiration.

Laura U

If you're on the hunt for high-end interior design ideas, Laura U is your resource. The website for the Laura U Interior Design firm, it focuses on elegant and higher-end design projects in the Houston area. In the journal section, you'll find trend insights, design tips, and more, all straight from Laura U's team of professional interior designers. Over in the portfolio (and on the firm's Instagram), you'll get detailed peeks into the real-life transformations the team has had a hand in.

Style by Emily Henderson

From design trends to storage ideas to full-on room makeovers, this blog has it all. Started by stylist and designer Emily Henderson, it's a nice mix of DIY and inspiration, with lots of other content thrown into the mix as well (hello, bread recipes!). You'll even find budget-friendly ideas, insights into common design mistakes, and a look at Emily's own home (and the renovations she does to it).

Decor8

Decor8 is the blog of Holly Becker, a well-known design influencer since the early days of blogging. The site offers both indoor and outdoor design ideas as well as inspiration for business owners and brands. If you're really looking for beautiful inspiration, make sure to follow the blog on Instagram. At over 120,000 followers, it's one of the best interior design accounts on the block.

Young House Love

If you're looking for more hands-on help, Young House Love is a good one. Like the other interior design websites on this list, it offers plenty of design inspiration, as well as tons of before and after photos to show real-life transformations. But even better? There's a whole section dedicated to DIY projects (over 3,000 of them) and actionable decorating tips -- all based on the personal experiences of Sherry and John, long-time renovators and hosts of the design podcast "Young House Love Has a Podcast."

Eye Swoon

Eye Swoon is all about visual inspiration. You'll find stunning photos of full room designs, DIY projects, and even detailed room elements -- like shelf and mantel arrangements, tablescapes, and more. If you're a fan, the blog's author, interior designer Athena Calderone, even has books and videos to go along with her web content.

BHG.com

The official website for Better Homes & Gardens magazine, this one is chock full of DIY projects, home improvement ideas, organizational inspiration, decorating tips, and much, much more. If you're looking to work on that curb appeal, there's even a hefty gardening section you can look to (you can even filter by region to make sure you're choosing the right plants).

Old Brand New

If before and afters are your thing, Old Brand New is the place for you. The design blog features a plethora of room transformations as well as redos of things like gallery walls, window treatments, and patios. Old Brand New also features DIY how-tos, art and travel content, and full-on home tours for extra inspiration.

A Small Life

If you're working with limited real estate, A Small Life has you covered. Written by minimalists Melanie and George, the blog offers up design and renovation ideas for extra-small spaces -- like the authors' tiny home, Airstream trailer, and camper van. The A Small Life Instagram is also a great follow, offering bite-size hacks for small living and design.

The House of Wood

The blog of Jen Woodhouse, an experienced carpenter and DIYer, offers all kinds of valuable content -- especially for those into building things from scratch. You'll find detailed plans for building bookshelves, tables, and even bunk beds, and you can even request plans for a specific project you have in mind.

Pinterest

Finally, there's really no better hub for design, DIY, and decorating inspiration than Pinterest (NYSE: PINS). All it takes is the right search term, and you can pull up hundreds of helpful results and photos within seconds. It's particularly good if you're looking for kitchen or organizational help or you want DIY tips or how-to content. Interior decorators Joy Cho and Maryann Rizzo are particularly good accounts to follow.

The bottom line

As you can see, there's no shortage of interior design blogs out there. So whether you're remodeling a space, making some small repairs, or flipping an entire property, there are resources that can help ease the burden. And don't forget the team here at Millionacres. Our content is here to help, too.

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