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Top 10 Interior Design Blogs for Home Decorators

Follow our editor's favorite DIY blogs for the best tips and tricks for your home.

ByKimberly Dohner| Last Updated:08/31/2022
Black, white and grey living room designed with sofa, chair, tables, artwork and plants by interior decorator for blog website.

The Best Home Decor Blogs for Staging and Designing

Looking to transform a space and need a little inspiration? With so many home design bloggers out there, it can be difficult to narrow down the very best.

Luckily, we’ve done the research for you — our list of the top 10 interior design blogs is perfect for every kind of DIYer, from budget-friendly newbies to innovation-seeking veterans. Each winner listed below comes with our favorite characteristics about them and our editor’s picks so you can dive right in.

You’re going to want to bookmark these design blog winners in each category.

Top interior design blog winners infographic.

1. EyeSwoon | Easiest to Follow

EyeSwoon is a refreshingly simple, organized site — a minimalist’s dream. Athena Calderone is an interior designer from NYC, spurred on by her love of food, design and decor. She transforms ordinary spaces into “feasts for the eyes,” and her digestible advice is proof that she’s great at it.

Comb through EyeSwoon for easy-to-follow decorating ideas, from color trends and stylish floor lamps to patio entertainment and entire room makeovers that’ll make you swoon.

What We Love

Editor's Picks

  • Simple layout
  • Easy to navigate
  • Detailed lists of decorative items

2. Cassandra LaValle | Longest Running

Everyone has to start somewhere. Cassandra (previously known as Coco Kelly) speaks to DIY home design beginners. An interior stylist based in Seattle, her portfolio is broken down into straightforward categories that reflect her projects — kitchen, home and restaurant. From there, every post comes with a mood board and an explanation of inspiration so you’re in-the-know.

Don’t be shy about blowing up every image so you can model her design in your own space, too.

What We Love

Editor's Picks

  • User-friendly
  • Mood boards
  • Motivation explanations

3. Mad About the House | Celebrity Recognition

Kate Watson-Smyth brings her website to life with every post reading like a journal entry. You get to know Kate and her interior design style easily, feeling as though you two are friends. No wonder her vision stands out to celebrities — gaining recognition from Diane Keaton, Ellen DeGeneres and Elton John, as well as blog features in the Wall Street Journal and Heart Home magazine.

Motivation will strike you when you visit this site, whether you’re an interior design newbie or a seasoned pro.

What We Love

Editor's Picks

  • Casual voice
  • Design tips for everyone
  • Private viewings of celebrity homes

4. Style by Emily Henderson | Best for Beginners

Emily’s casual (and fun) writing makes her interior design blog the best for beginners.

Although she’s been in the design space for over 10 years, Emily makes it clear she has moments of mental blocks and isn’t shy sharing her inspiration with her readers. This is what makes her blog so great — you won’t be playing guessing games when you apply her design tips and tricks in your home.

What We Love

Editor's Picks

  • Simple to follow
  • Easy projects for beginners
  • Remembers what it’s like to start off as an interior design DIYer

5. Lone Fox | Social Media Star

Drew Scott, the Lone Fox blog creator, stands out in that he first established himself on YouTube.

With well over a million subscribers and charming videos, it’s no wonder Drew’s popularity blew up — and his blog alongside it. His social media presence translates into striking design blog posts, from DIY artwork and seasonal decor to tiny room makeovers.

What We Love

Editor's Picks

  • Real-time video design tips
  • Talent speaks to popularity
  • Lots of DIY posts to follow and apply

6. Chris Loves Julia | Most DIY Projects

Chris and Julia get right down to business with all of their DIY interior design projects. They leave nothing to the imagination, which is great for any reader who needs direct, no-nonsense advice. Use the search box to queue up easy DIY projects on just about any topic you can think of.

With over 24,000 entries, there’s no doubt you’ll find what you’re looking for.

What We Love

Editor's Picks

  • Easy site to navigate
  • Variety of projects to follow
  • Seemingly limitless DIY entries

7. Kelly Wearstler | Most Extravagant

Kelly Wearstler’s Los Angeles studio has been synonymous with professional interior design for years. The blog illustrates projects all around the world, plus partnerships with big names like Louis Vuitton, Ann Sacks and Pinterest.

Kelly herself is known for her visionary residential, hospitality and commercial environments. Her jaw-dropping blog may not be for the faint-of-heart, but it’s sure to appeal to the interior design DIY pros out there.

What We Love

Editor's Picks

  • World-renowned
  • Bold and polished style
  • Motivational lookbook tab

8. Apartment Therapy | Best for Renters

Enjoy creative advice and interior design wits from various writers from around the world on this on this leading blog. Now a household name, this one isn't only fun for renters — they post inspiring (mostly themed) articles for any level DIYer. You’ll find yourself bookmarking their easy how-to guides and weekend projects like we did.

Get lost in this colorful, motivational site and transform your space without feeling overwhelmed or intimidated.

What We Love

Editor's Picks

  • World-renowned
  • Bold and polished style
  • Motivational lookbook tab

9. Old Brand New | Budget-Friendly

This simplistic, yet vibrant interior design blog will turn a beginner into a DIY pro in no time — all while on a budget. You’ll learn how to plan awe-inspiring changes that’ll make your friends and family jealous, especially when they learn how little money you spent.

Their advice is easy to digest, and they’ll take you back to the basics with tips like mixing materials and balancing patterns with neutrals. Also, they’re not shy about partnering with popular brands like Amazon, eBay and IKEA so you can replicate their purchases without breaking the bank.

What We Love

Editor's Picks

  • Great tips for newbies
  • Direct links to decor items used
  • Partnerships with inexpensive brands

10. Clever | Top Overall

Architectural Digest created Clever to appeal to a wide-range of readers who like interior design and wish to make changes in their own spaces, whether they’re renters or homeowners.

Their blog’s layout is like Pinterest meets Instagram — a scroller’s dream. There’s truly something for everyone, from posts about decorating a bigger apartment and small spaces that showcase style to bookshelf ideas to update your library and IKEA-inspired kitchen upgrades. We recommend starting with their trend forecasting submissions — you won’t regret it.

What We Love

Editor's Picks

  • Scannable layout
  • Something for everyone
  • Sheer volume of interior design ideas
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Inspiration Strikes

That’s it — our list of top 10 design blogs to pull inspiration from and upgrade your home.

Are you ready to start re-designing your space? Check out our minimalist decluttering guide before you begin, study up on tax-deductible home improvements or learn how to paint your house to build your DIY confidence.

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