Best Home Design & Interior Decorating Blogs 2017January 9, 2017
At Life Home Designs, we live and breathe home design and interior decorating. So to ring in the New Year, we’ve gathered together some of our very favorite home decorating and interior design blogs. From experienced interior design firms to design junkies forging their way in the blogging world, we’ve selected the cream of the crop for your enjoyment.
Table of Contents
2 Modern | 3-rings-design | Addicted 2 Decorating | Aka MOM Magazine | Apartment Therapy | Arteriors | Better Living Through Design | Brabb | Bridget Beari Blog | Carla Aston Designed | Chic California | Cococozy | Completely Coastal | Courtney Price | Curbly | D&Y Design Group | Decoholic | Decor8 | Decorating Diva | Design Rulz | Designlike | Dornob | Dreamy Apartment | EMFurn | Founterior | Franki Durbin | Freshome | From the Right Bank | FurnishMyWay | Gates Interior Design | Georgette Marise | Home Design Find | Home Designing | Home DSGN | Homedit | Houseware Huntress | Houzz | Howkapow | Inhabit Blog | Inmod | Interior Design Magazine | Interior Idea | Interior Style Hunter | Interiors by Jacquelin | Kitchen Solvers | KUOTES | Layla Grayce | Lynne Knowlton | Martyn White Designs | Megan Morris | Modenus | Mosaik Design & Remodeling | My Home Decoration Ideas | My Kentucky LivingPlaces In The Home | Refreshed Designs | Remodelista | Rug Rats | Simplified Bee | Simplifying Fabulous! | Stagetecture | Studio M | The Fashionable Housewife | The Interior Design Advocate | The Modern Sybarite | The Proper Blog | Ultimate Home Ideas | Young House Love
On Houzz.com’s website and app, you can browse millions of interior design photos of every imaginable style. Bay Area co-founders Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen came up with the idea as a result of their own remodeling efforts, and the site has since grown to millions of unique users each month.
3 Rings-Designer Pages
DesignerPages.com is a network for architects and designers to find, manage, and share products and offers a unique alternative to the way the industry does business. The 3rings blog offers editorial featuring finishes, furnishings, and equipment for commercial design and construction categorized by contract, green, kitchen & bath.
A pioneer of the design blog movement, founder Holly Becker began the Decor8 blog (pronounced decorate) when she was still in design school in Boston. A decade later the site has a full staff and features the finest and most original decorating pieces, often from Holly’s travels around the world.
An authority in the niche of interior design and architecture, Freshome was started in 2007 in Romania and has grown to receive millions of monthly viewers each month. The site features thousands of archived articles and tens of thousands of images of inspiring interior design and architectural styles.
Better Living Through Design
The BLTD team searches the web each week to bring you the most stylish, functional, and appealing design elements out there. It’s like having your own incredibly knowledgeable and stylish personal shopper. From home furnishings to gadgets, each of their posts has a link back to the retailer so you can check the product out for yourself.
This website founded by a group of friends who share unique sensibilities and a passion for interior design elements. They love thrift and high-end alike, and treat every new purchase as an equally important decision. After years of coaching each other through dozens of remodels, they decided to create an online forum to share their finds and expertise.
Founder Carmen Natschke, the Decorating Diva herself, believes that the creative act of decorating is entirely influenced by personal experiences and inspriations. On the pages of her blog, she shares inspiring photographs of decorating ideas, beautiful architecture, art, design, fashion, beauty, luxury and travel.
Dornob is an interactive design archive that features a wide variety of navigational options for searching architectural, interior, and furniture designs. They specialize in unique and non-traditional designs, from over-the-top luxury to cutting-edge design innovation. You can browse through their main categories and subcategories to find your favorite styles.
One of the most well-known design blogs out there, Apartment Therapy’s mission is to help people make their homes beautiful, organized and healthy. They believe that a calm, healthy, and beautiful home is foundational for success and happiness, and that it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, but rather anyone can use their own creativity, innovation, and personal style to make each home their own.
Home Design Find
The Home Design Find tea scours the globe to bring the hottest design trends, innovations, and must-have products right to your desktop. What began as a daily catalog of great design finds online for personal reasons has evolved into a public space that covers everything from furniture, architecture, kitchen, bath, interior design, lighting and more.
2Modern is, as the name suggests, a top retailer for modern design elements. Featuring furniture, lighting, and home accessories, the site was founded and has grown independently to be a powerhouse of authentic, thoughtful modern design. Marrying a keen eye for design with a passion for customer service, 2Modern carefully curates a collection of beautiful modern design for their customers.
Young House Love
John and Sherry of YoungHouseLove.com began the site to document their own DIY remodeling journey. They love all things DIY, home improvement, and design, and have fixed up three houses together along with writing books, designing products, running their website, podcasting and, of course, raising their two children, Clara and Teddy.
Executive by day and interior design and home furnishings designer by night, Cococozy.com founder Coco never knew her site would grow to the popularity it has. She began writing in 2008 to share her own personal style inspirations, and she has now branched out into designing textiles, home furnishings and coming soon, bedding and painted floor tiles.
Bridget Beari Blog
The Bridget Beari blog is an inside look into the Bridget Beari design firm based out of Richmond, Virginia. Susan Jamieson, the interior designer who is the creative force in the firm, logs her life, travels, and design sensibilities. Her designs have been featured in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, D.C. and all throughout Virginia.
Wife, mother, and interior designer, Cristin Bisbee Priest launched the Simplified Bee Blog in 2009 as a place to share her passion for interior design, home organization, and entertaining. Her design firm by the same name believes in delivering inviting interiors that are traditional with a modern twist. Her favorite aspect of design is combining organizational techniques with beauty.
Franki Durbin started her blog under the name Life in a Venti Cup in 2006, and it has since grown to feature her own line of glamorous home accents and framed artwork. The blog itself features the best of luxe living, iconic fashion, vibrant lifestyle elements, far flung destinations and is full of chic.
Homedit.com connects hundreds of thousands of readers across the globe with an extensive array of home design photographs, information, and inspiration. Launched in 2008, their diverse selection of tastes and styles is designed to help each reader perfectly reflect their own personal creativity in their home.
Studio M Interior Design founder Michelle Jennings Wiebe has been designing since she was a little girl. With over 20 years of personal experience in interior design, she considers each of her client’s homes a blank canvas on which to create. Her blog features home decorating tips and advice from her unique sensibilities and expertise.
Arteriors was founded in 1987 by Mark Moussa, and it is a go-to resource for interior designers, architects and set designers all over the world. Their lighting, accent furniture, mirrors and accessories are award-winning, and have been featured in prominent design magazines for years. Their blog follows new designs and features of the company.
Home Designing provides a daily dose of inspiring homes, outstanding architecture and beautiful design. Their mission is to help people visualize, design and create beautiful homes. The blog features architectural details, rising design trends, inspiring interior spaces, and cool homes.
Run by architect-turned-blogger Ronique Gibson, Stagetecture features everything from home décor to Christmas dinner recipes. Ronique’s mission is to help people make their home life easier through with creative lifestyle ideas, food recipes, and inspiration for every part of your home.
The self-described one-stop-shop for all things design, Modenus is a carefully curated collection of inspiring and innovative new brands and products from around the world as well as editorials on trends, events, even recipes and holiday gift guides. They also provide designer profiles for professionals to showcase their projects and passions to Modenus’ extensive audience.
This blog embodies Manhattan-based interior designer Robin Barron’s unique style, fusing fashion, interior design, and pop culture. Simplifying Fabulous! has become a valuable and credible source for design inspiration, trend forecasting and a peek behind the multifaceted curtains of the interior design world, featuring regular interviews with renowned designers and prominent design bloggers.
Designlike is a regularly updated source of news and articles relating to design and architecture. Follow new trends in design or be inspired on how to beautify and personalize your environment and quality of life. Covering architecture, decorating, design, furniture, technology and gadgets, you’re sure to find something that interests you.
The Refreshed Designs blog is a treasure trove of ideas, tutorials and practical steps that simplify living and the spaces we do it in. Designer Kelly Anderson shares new posts each week geared toward helping the reader find balance in all areas of life: home, work, and health.
Inmod was founded out of a passion for iconic modern design and a bold determination to bring it to the masses. They offer thousands of furniture, lighting and décor items to home & contract markets, including an exclusive collection of world-renowned mid-century iconic replicas, and their blog features decorating ideas and design inspiration.
From the Right Bank
The blog began when the founder moved “from the right bank” of the Seinne in Paris back to the United States, and explores ideas for living la belle vie (the good life) which, to her, is a life that is filled with both physical beauty and meaning.
D&Y Design Group
D&Y, or Decor & You, is a full service interior design company, offering exclusive products, management resources, and inspiration for homes and businesses. Their blog features expert interior design and decorating tips with beautiful photographs to inspire you to create a well-designed, original space in your own home.
DreamyApartment features all things for home living, decoration and interior design ideas, photos and patterns of rooms with different styles and trends as well as tips for modern home decoration. Their resources are designed to make any apartment a happy home. You can also get the apartment rental info, relocation tips, rental prices, pictures and floor plans, etc.
The Kuotes is the blog of New York-based interior designer Kathy Kuo. It is a resource purposefully created for interior designers and design-savvy individuals. They feature chic design tips and beautiful photographs, as well as invite their readers to become part of the conversation by commenting on posts, tagging their designer friends, and sending in content requests.
Founder Maya loves the sea, and if you love it as much as she does you probably want to bring it in to your home, no matter where you love! Her blog helps you do just that, through decorating ideas, inspiring interiors, homes, products, and creative DIY projects.
Carla Aston Designed
Dallas-based interior designer believes in helping her clients create meaningful, beautiful, functional spaces to nurture their lives and loved ones. Her blog, Designed w/Carla Aston, which has become her passionate hobby, is where she shares her love of good design with others, and chronicles her travels, design projects, and her own home’s interior.
My Home Decoration Ideas
Social media: Facebook
“My Home Decoration Ideas” gives the latest interior design news, trends contemporary architecture and home design news. They have categories for every room in the house, as well as garden and a “home automation” category. Browse their useful tips and beautiful photographs and be inspired!
Lynne Knowlton’s goal is truly help her readers design the life that they want to live, both at home life and in one’s business life. She wants to inspire her readers to make their houses a home, to travel, to design their online lives, step out of their comfort zone, and to keep it real.
The Modern Sybarite
Richard is the creative eye behind Richard Rabel Interiors + Art, Ltd., a Manhattan studio offering interior residential design, decorating and art advising services. The word “sybarite” brings to mind images of luxury, pleasure, chicness, good taste and beauty. The Modern Sybarite Blog puts all these into today’s context while scouting the globe for the very best.
Courtney Price is an acknowledged leader in new media- covering interior design, lifestyle, technology, food and travel. She is an editorial contributor to Huffington Post, Traditional Home, and Dering Hall, and her blog features the best of her unique style and sensibilities.
Devoted to the future of homes, InHabitblog.com is a weblog that documents inspiration. They help their readers to visualize, create and maintain their beautiful homes by providing information on the latest trends and products that create the dream homes. Their resources focus on inspirational home ideas for renovation, remodel, and decoration.
Blogger Melina Divani’s infinite passion is interior design. She is a serious “decoholic”! On her blog, you will find many ideas for decorating your home, from the latest interior design trends, ideas, new product designs, home decorating photos and picture galleries.
BRABBU is a design brand that produces a diverse range of furniture, casegoods, upholstery, lighting, rugs, art and accessories that tells stories from the nature and the world. Their blog features design ideas, impressive interiors, profiles of up-and-coming designers, and the best of luxury products.
What the folks at interior design blog Founterior really love is the beauty of design. They like it in all shapes and sizes – from the macro structures to the micro cosmos. The blog features inspiration for home, stunning architectural specimens, functional and chic furniture design, and all things home décor.
The Backroom Blog for luxury furniture merchants Layla Grayce invites you along on their design journey. They find inspiration everywhere – from vintage photographs to influential tastemakers to the fresh colors of a summer salad – and want to share with you their discoveries every step of the way.
Gates Interior Design
Founder Amanda Gates is a professionally trained Interior Designer, Feng Shui Practitioner, podcaster and award-winning blogger. Her driving passion in her work is to help teach others how to create intimate relationships, build memories, foster personal growth, and honor a person’s truest self in a place they call home.
Designrulz.com was established in September 2009 with a mission to provide the most complete information for architects around the world. They have created an online information resource for the community of thousands. They are interested in quality, production, expression, or realm, according to so-called aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.
Alex Ion started Decoist in early 2009, as a passion. With time, Alex became more and more obsessed with fancy interiors and contemporary designs. Decoist is a web magazine that features daily posts architecture, furniture and interior design. They are committed to sharing all kinds of ideas to make your bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens or offices look prettier.
The Interior Design Advocate
Donna Hoffman, the interior design advocate herself, has been featured on many major television networks and considers it her personal mission to destress the decorating process for everyone she sets out to help. She believes in advocating for her clients and readers, taking them under her wing and guiding them through the decorating process so they can realize their decorating dreams!
Blog founder, mother, and style enthusiast Adrienne is obsessed with all things style. Interior design, fashion, beauty, and style are all things that she loves and day-dreams about, and chronicles on her chic blog. On it you will find decorating tips, hot new trends, recipes, and lots of beauty.
HomeDSGN is a daily source of interior design ideas and inspirational homes. Featuring inspiring spaces from around the world, you can brose by style, house or apartment, selected works, and even browse house and apartment listings. You’re sure to find a style that inspires you or a place you might even call your own.
Rog and Cat, shop owners and bloggers, run Howkapow, a colorful online shop based in Bristol, UK. They stock home and kitchenware, ceramics, lamps and lights, prints and posters, accessories, jewelry and gifts from independent designers and illustrators. You’re sure to find something in their whimsical collection of housewares.
Interioridea bestowa their readers and customers with motivation, inspiration and immersive ideas. Behind the scenes of Interioridea is a team made purely of professionals and experts each specializing in their own fields. Specialist architects, skillful designers, experienced writers and polished photographers, all with the same goal in mind: to inspire the world.
Content writer by day and interior design blogger by night, Houseware Huntress is blog founder Jenna’s outlet for her homeware addiction. She’s wild about interiors, obsessed with design, and an avid follower of interior trends. Her blog follows her personal adventures in home décor as well as inspiring and current houseware designs.
Rug Rats offers an extensive range of styles and colors of high-end carpet lines from top manufacturers. Their blog covers all things rugs, from the pros and cons of area rugs, the merits of certain designers, ways to use rugs to brighten up your home or promote your business, and details on rug manufacturing features that are helpful to the consumer.
Kitchen remodel experts Kitchen Solvers are committed to making your kitchen makeover the best it can be. Their blog features tips on how to choose contractors, architects, pick out the best elements for your kitchen remodel, and financing and planning tips.
Interiors by Jacquelin
Interiors by Jacquelin is a fashionable interior design blog full of inspiration and the most stylish interior trends of the season. Blogger Jacquelin specializes in e-design, which is an online interior decorating service. You’ll love this one-stop shop for chic interior design and stylish living.
Mosaik Design & Remodeling
Mosaik Design & Remodeling is a Portland-based company which was established in 2002. The owners, Erin Davis and Scott Jaworski, have over 40 years of combined experience and expertise. Their blog features remodel and design tips and considerations.
EMFURN offers one of the best selections of contemporary furniture, modern furniture reproductions and lamps at affordable prices. Their blog features the best of contemporary design trends, decorating ideas and inspiration, designer spotlights, and furniture selection tips.
Ultimate Home Ideas
Ultimate Home Ideas has a huge selection of home ideas and inspiration. From kid’s rooms to fancy sitting rooms, they’ll share the furniture, lighting, shelving, and all other interior design ideas to make get the creative juices flowing for designing your dream interior.
FurnishMyWay’s blog covers a multitude of topics from home decor and fashion, to art and cooking recipes. Writing about a broad range of tastes, styles, and ideas, Furnish My Way delivers diversity. They strive to reach readers’ needs, interests, and personal styles.
Interior Style Hunter
Interior Style Hunter is an award winning London based interior design blog, written and updated by Grant Pierrus. With the belief that everybody should have access to good design, he set up the Interior Style Hunter as a way to share his passion and knowledge of interior design and help other to be more confident in creating beautiful spaces for themselves.
Georgette Marise provides vision and knowledge to help develop and provide to their clients by creating an environment that is functional and aesthetically pleasing. Their website helps inspire their clients by educating, assisting, and informing of upcoming trends and designs.
Curbly is a DIY design community for people who love where they live. They are committed to helping everyone create a happy, beautiful home. They believe that with the right tools and knowhow, every person can create a place that fits their personality. Curbly helps you bring out the best in your home.
The Proper Blog
Lexy Ward is the founder, editor, and craft boss of PROPER. Proper is a blog that “encompasses all things that inspire one to live in a properly improper way.” From recipes to projects to parties and more, there are endless amounts of inspiration to be found. Here she shares her work and various collaborations.
The Fashionable Housewife
The Fashionable Housewife began as “The first and original fashion blog just for moms.”
In May of 2005, Sarah-Jean Ballard launched this blog to be specifically geared towards housewives and moms.
Aka MOM Magazine
AKA Mom Magazine is the go-to-guide for today’s modern mom. The blog glorifies moms while encompassing the fact that they are all things woman: a mother, a wife, a professional, an eco-conscience consumer and a fashionista. AKA Mom encourages moms to be the best they can be in all areas of their lives and offers the advice and tools to help them do it. With all the complexities of motherhood, modern moms can rely on AKA Mom Magazine as a resource and a retreat for their demanding yet rewarding lives.
Addicted 2 Decorating
Social media: Facebook – Twitter – Instagram – Pinterest
This blog, addicted 2 Decorating, created by Kristi Linauer. At her blog, she has shared, taught, and inspired others to tackle their interior decorating projects on their own. There she shows others that they could have gorgeous homes, even if they didn’t have a lot of money. On her blog, you will find where she chronicled her projects in her home, with almost no help from anyone else.
Megan Morris is the founder and CEO of MHM Professional Staging, LLC, an acclaimed staging, event planning and design company in Orlando, and has worked in home staging and design for the past ten years. Her expertise in visual displays and space planning has been recognized and honored in several design competitions. She has also been featured on FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, HGTV, Bravo and CNBC and appeared on radio and television as an expert in her field.
Places In The Home
Welcome to Places in the Home- Here you’ll see ideas and read the story of the life lived by Darleen Laningham. She will show you how to take a house and make it a home. On her blog, you will learn Darleen’s approach to interior design, interior decorating, home decor accessories, and color. Learn to design and decorate it with a sense of you.
My Kentucky Living
Blogger Sheila of My Kentucky Living considers her own house a giant art project! She enjoys creating an environment where her family can feel safe, secure, and loved. She and her husband are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life. This French teacher, realtor, and interior decorating enthusiasts loves to share tips about decorating and looks she loves on her stylish blog.
Interior Design Magazine
Interior Design Media is the global, industry-leading design publication, website and events company serving the interior design, architectural and facility management audiences. For over 80 years, Interior Design magazine—published by SANDOW, which builds smart businesses driven by innovation and design—has been the essential design authority for every professional, on all projects, throughout the design process. Interior Design Events connects the industry, promoting creative leadership, innovation and collaboration across a wide range of practice areas and platforms. Interior Design’s digital companion, interiordesign.net, is the go-to site for relevant and real-time content for the industry’s largest and most engaged design audience.
Martyn White Designs
Created in 2014, Martyn White Designs has become a platform for creativity and passion in interior design, photography and art. Exhibiting inspiration and discovery, the blog regularly showcases the very best in interior and luxury furniture design. Recent features have included iconic brands such as LINLEY, Tom Dixon and Boca Do Lobo with the introduction of talented designers such as Copper Dust, Vitamin and Markus Johansson.
An avid lover of all things opulent, Martyn has experience and understanding in all aspects of the luxury sector. With an academic background in interior design and a desire to inspire, the website is a clear demonstration of this passion, featuring his own works from a multitude of areas.