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Whether you are looking for some quick DIY tips or you’re planning a larger makeover, all the inspiration you need is just a few keystrokes away. With thousands of design websites on the internet, finding exactly what you need can be overwhelming. So, I’ve compiled a list of some worthy sites that I think deserve a look:
You’re probably already familiar with Architectural Digest. It’s been around in print version since 1920. And, while architecture is a focus, it also features interior design prominently. The web version offers plenty of design inspiration from all over the globe. The website’s menu includes a section for architecture and design, a section for clever designs, a section featuring celebrity style, a section about lifestyle, and the AdPro section has articles written by the designers themselves.
The Maxwell Ryan-created Apartment Therapy is one of the best websites for design inspiration. There are how-to guides, along with tips and tricks for everything home-related— from gardening to finance. Also on the site, you’ll find tours through homes in cities around the world, style and design tips, and shopping guides.
Young House Love
If you like comparing before and after photos, Young House Love is the site for you. Renovation pros Sherry and John Petersik detail their personal experiences with renovating, as well as their personal successes and failures from dozens of home renovations. There’s an extensive DIY section with more than 3000 projects to choose from, as well as helpful tips that run the gamut from decorating to home maintenance.
The Houzz site was created with design inspiration in mind and can be a terrific resource for ideas. Houzz also allows you to shop for furniture and products, as well as find contractors in your area with valuable reviews of their work. Houzz magazine online shares specific articles on each room in the house, children's areas, DIY projects, architecture, decor and much more.
Style by Emily Henderson
Celebrity designer/stylist Emily Henderson shares inspiration, not just for design but also storage ideas, DIY projects, recipes, parenting and relationship discussions, shopping guides and more. The site offers budget-friendly ideas, insights into her own home renovations, and mistakes she’s made (and learned from).
Better Homes and Gardens
BHG is the official website for Better Homes and Gardens magazine, and it’s jammed full of organizational ideas, decorating tips, DIY projects and home improvement ideas for both the house and outdoor spaces. The site also includes gardening hints and tips based on region, new and old recipes, and more design ideas than you’ll ever need.
If you’d like to discuss any of these sites, or you need some local recommendations for contractors or design stores, please don’t hesitate to reach out.