Our top 5 design inspiration blogs

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Our top 5 design inspiration blogs

The Internet is a wonderful thing for the aspiring interior decorator. It’s crammed full of useful how-to videos, design blogs dedicated to DIY and photo galleries to inspire you. There are also social media platforms like Pinterest that give you virtual mood boards of inspiration for anything from picking a bathroom sink to remodelling your entire home.

So how do you find the right information and inspiration in amongst all of these websites? To help you out a bit, we’ve narrowed the list of great blogs down to just five. These are our favourite sources for design ideas that are guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing.

1. HOMEMAKERSonline

Naturally we’re starting right here at home with our very own blog. We strive to constantly update you with new, current and trendy ideas for decorating, building and designing. A scroll through our Home Tips section will show you detailed how-to lists, the latest trends for your home décor and some great ideas for your garden.

HOMEMAKERSonline is one of the better design inspiration blogs

2. Style by Emily Henderson

Emily Henderson is a very well-known name in the international interior design world. She is a host on HGTV and contributes to their popular, design-inspiration website on a regular basis. In addition to being on TV, she is a stylist with her own interior decorating company in Hollywood and has even written books on the subject.

Style by Emily Henderson is a beautiful blog that captures her love of vintage and of being a little bit weird. The blog also has several contributors – the team that works for Henderson’s design company. It’s a celebration of interior decorating and living your life surrounded by good style.

3. A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess has become something of an online sensation. The blog covers a wide range of topics, including DIY how-to and beautiful home styling. Written by two sisters, the website is aimed at helping readers to create their very own homemade life. It’s a must-read for anyone who loves DIY projects.

4. Apartment Therapy

This is one of the biggest blogs in the industry and a massive resource for anyone redesigning, redecorating or remodelling. The website has been going since 2004 and is full-to-bursting with ideas, inspiration, how-to articles and the latest trends. The philosophy behind Apartment Therapy is to arm you with the tools needed to create a home that you love living in.

5. Miss Moss

Miss Moss is a local South African blogger who writes about the things she loves, and design is a big part of it. This blog is featured in numerous local magazines. In 2012 it made the UK Telegraph’s list of top 20 interior design blogs. If you love pretty things and enjoy reading about where people find inspiration, then this is the website for you.

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