Top 10 Interior Design Blogs for Home Decorators
Follow our editor's favorite DIY blogs for the best tips and tricks for your home.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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