Designing and making the most out of your home can get overwhelming especially without ideas. Researching like minded designers or bloggers can help spark ideas for your space or even help guide you through the design or DIY process. With so many blogs geared toward different styles and needs you can certainly find the right fit for you and your home. Don’t be afraid to dive in, do the design research and get inspired to be creative with these top design blog picks!
Best Scandinavian Interior Design Blog: COCO LAPINE DESIGN
Created by Belgian Designer Sara Van Peteghem, this blog covers everything Scandinavian in a new refreshing modern way. While there are modern elements to her choice of projects she covers, there is always an underlying clean Scandi feel to each one. After each piece is featured, Sarah gives styling advice and her opinion on what works well in the space. Most of the projects she chooses to feature are all practical, highly functioning smaller spaces or apartments– geared more towards the city dweller.
Best Modern Interior Design Blog: DPages
Written by a team of designers, DPages covers everything from furniture trends, lighting, fabric and landscape design. They always have their finger on the pulse on the designer world of anything modern cool and new. The blog also has an online store called DShop that you can purchase their carefully selected and curated home décor, furniture, lighting and hardware directly from their site! It’s such a nice feature to see not only the blogger curating posts, but also translating that into a one stop shop so that the reader doesn’t have to go searching for the pieces themselves.
Best Rustic Interior Design Blog: Leanne Ford
Leanne Ford’s blog is a great mixture of DIY and rustic design. We all know Leanne from HGTV and how she has mastered the art of rustic chic and the effortless style that she breathes into a home restoration. Her blog covers great topics on how to style art, staging your space, where to buy her rustic fashion pieces, and some DIY projects. Leanne offers a wide range of practical design and style advice while sticking with her rustic signature flare.
Best DIY Interior Design Blog: Collective Gen & Hunted Interior
Collective Gen, by Geneva Vanderzeil is a great DIY blog that has a wide range of offerings. She does a great job in creating community around her site, featuring artists and makers while injecting her own
practical DIY design advice. There is a whole section of her site dedicated to trending designs where she then creates a how-to IGTV video with clear concise instructions for each DIY piece. She has a great eye for clean, modern boho style looks and pieces. Her choices of DIY pieces are also very practical so that they serve a purpose to their creation while looking stylish and chic. So you can be sure that everything she features on her site is well curated to fit that style through and through. Gen also has a book Design Is Where You Make It.
Hunted Interior is another great DIY blog to follow. Kristen Jackson teaches you that you can create a high-end luxurious look yourself and for a fraction of the cost! Her projects mix a level of high and low budget pieces and she’s great at finding statement features for a room that really give it that high end quality bespoke look. So, if you’re looking for a sophisticated luxury interior on a budget, then this is the blog for you!
Best Small Spaces Interior Design Blog: Small Space, Big Taste
Featured in Apartment Therapy this blog by husband and wife team Rae and Ryan follows their design journey living in a 400 sf apartment in Manhattan. This blog not only covers Rae’s solutions in her tiny apartment, but her and her husband interview and travel to other people’s home in the city to cover other people who have mastered the tiny apartment. There are organizational tricks and tips, furniture hacks and versatile furniture finds. This is a great blog for the practical minded apartment dweller looking to maximize their space and create a bit of small moments in your space that create joy.
Best Eclectic & Colorful Interior Design Blog: Old Brand New
Run by artist and tastemaker Dabito, his blog has placed him in Best Decorating Bloggers of 2015 and he’s also been featured in countless creative outlets including the New York Times and Architectural Digest. He is known best for his quirky mix of modern and vintage and his creative use of color. He also runs a creative studio that specializes in branding, design and art direction. With clients like Google and Amazon, you can trust Dabito’s design eye as well as his vast online creative following. This well vetted online resource would be great for those looking to mix unique patterns and styles with bold colors and vintage finds.