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Trawling social media and Pinterest for design ideas you can transfer into your own home can be super fun and rewarding, but sometimes you just need a few go-to accounts that really showcase the best of the best.
Here we’ve named the 20 sites we turn to first – bloggers who curate and create amazing looks from around Australia and the world. Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are our picks for the home and design leaders you can count on for fresh ideas and sweet inspo!
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The brainchild of Jen Bishop, The Interiors Addict covers everything décor and homewares in one handy spot. You’ll find interviews, features on designers, news, tips, and design ideas – all helping you achieve your interior design dreams.
In/Out is where award-winning interior designers Arent&Pyke showcase their work. This blog is based in Sydney and headed by Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke. You’ll love how their work is inspired by what they see and find, resulting in a feel that is clean, simple, and homey.
Founder Chris Carroll describes his blog as ‘your world, decorated’ – and he really delivers on this promise. With regular segments on Channel 7, The Life Creative works with big brands to create amazing looks on modest budgets.
As a favourite from The Block, Katrina Chambers’ self-titled blog takes her wealth of experience and turns it into a hub for design, lifestyle, DIY, and interior styling. Relatable and real, it offers that something extra with detailed how-to posts – you’ll never be at a loss for ideas here!
With a focus on homewares, GETINMYHOME features some amazing looks that you can recreate at home, all displayed with some gorgeous photography. Creator Emily Osmond has lots of smaller decorating ideas perfect for those just getting started and people who don’t have time to do major home improvements.
If you’re looking for the complete package, you’ll love decor8. Run by founder Holly Becker (an American journalist and author) alongside a team of passionate writers, this fun blog has daily posts covering everything from food and flowers through to business and home design.
If you’re all about building a sustainable future, Design Hunter is the blog for you. Showcasing architecture and interior design, creator Kim McFayden uses stunning visuals to convey the warmth, texture, sustainability, and beauty contained in the structures and homes featured.
Nicknamed the “Design Duo”, this pair is famous from winning The Block back in 2014. Their namesake blog highlights their continuing success in interior and furniture design, as well as their notable portfolio of collaborations. With a strong network of social followers, their blog has tips and guides, inside looks into projects, and lifestyle articles that will keep you busy for hours.
Creator Dana Tomić Hughes calls Yellowtrace a “design inspiration and resource for creative and curious minds”. You’ll find architecture, design, art, photography, lifestyle, and news and events on this site, and it only takes a few minutes of exploration to understand why it has been featured in Australian and international online and print publications.
Interior designed Vivian Panagos has built Ish & Chi to be a platform to share interviews with creatives, decorating and style ideas, and a strong portfolio of projects. The amazing use of colour and texture in her work will never fail to impress – and it will keep you coming back regularly for fresh ideas!
Sydney-based blogger Briar Stanley uses Sunday Collector as a place to share ideas and thoughts about motherhood, DIY projects, recipes, lifestyle, and interiors. Gentle pastels and neutral tones transport your mind to a chilled-out Sunday afternoon, and you’ll love the variety of articles on offer.
When it comes to recycling furniture, Paint Me White has you covered. A collector, treasure hunter and up-cycler of old furniture, Gold Coast-based decorative painter Sandy has a trove of before and after shots of gorgeously transformed recycled furniture. Trust us when we say this is all the inspiration you need to transform that old buffet or cabinet that lives in your shed!
Founder Maya Anderson says House Nerd is for those who are ‘obsessed with houses’ – and if you follow her blog, you’ll know this to be true. She shares intimate glimpses into homes of all shapes, sizes and styles, along with elements of DIY, cool shops, interesting people, and before/after comparisons. Perfect for those who love a good sticky-beak into other people’s houses, this is the perfect place to get your fix of styling.
The Happy Home, started by Belinda, is your go-to place for interiors, renovating, decorating, and craft. Born of a desire to record the journey of creating a home that reflects the family within, you’ll love seeing the transformation of style over the years, getting ideas for activities, and seeing plenty of pics for inspo.
An online magazine, est covers interiors, lifestyle, and travel. Bringing you “global living with an Australian twist”, you’ll love having the ability to keep up with the latest in interior trends from around the world.
The ultimate online guide for men today, Designer Man Cave was created by Sydney-based interior guru Kate Abdou. Kate is all about keeping the featured looks simple and strong while not losing individual personality in designs.
Houzz is a platform for renovation and design, bringing owners and professionals together in a visual resource hub. It all began when founders Adi and Alon renovated their home and struggled to make the pieces fall into place to create their vision. Since then, Houzz has grown to become a genuine community of people who share a common interest in design and renovation – more than 35 million homeowners, design enthusiasts, and construction pros are in this space.
A stylish home doesn’t come easily to everyone, but Gina Ciancio is doing her best to change this. Her blog, Style Curator, brings together original articles about upcoming artists/designers, how-to articles, top finds, and interviews with industry professionals. Whether you’re looking for advice or inspiration, you’ll find it within these virtual walls.
Budget Home Living is a great place to start your search if you are looking for style at an affordable price. With an eye for a great bargain, it's definitely worth a visit.
Last (but not least) we have The Design Files. Another design blog extraordinaire, this site has been featured in so many publications it would take us all day to list them. It covers Australian design in all its forms, from architecture and interiors to gardens, food, and art and craft.
Design can be so personal – even if you’re a complete minimalist, the way you style your home gives every person who steps through the threshold an insight into who you are. That’s what we love about the people behind these websites: they can help you pull together different elements to create something truly yours.