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10 Interior Design & Home Decor Blogs You Should Be Reading

Tayla Nova
If there's one thing the pandemic has taught us, it's the importance and influence of the spaces in which we spend most of our time: our homes. Homeowners and renters alike are recognising how crucial our living spaces are for everyday wellbeing. So, people worldwide are reclaiming their spaces not only to make them look good but to truly work for them and their needs—and we are loving it. 
If you are looking for new interior design ideas to make your space sing, we have gathered a collection of the best home improvement blogs to help guide you as you embrace a home refresh. Whether you’re knee-deep in an entire home renovation or seeking simple and easy home styling tips, we have some scroll-worthy design inspiration for you.

The Interiors Addict: A complete home renovation and design blog 

The Interiors Addict is filled to the brim with practical advice, interior decorating hacks, inside tips from real-world builders, furniture reviews and everything in between. Founded by Jen Bishop, a former journalist and magazine editor and a self-identifying "ordinary girl with no design qualifications", Interiors Addict aims to be inclusive of everybody and anybody with an interest in home improvement, no matter their budget or whether they rent or own. 

The Interiors Addict website is conveniently structured so you can browse by room, seeking bedroom decor ideas, before jumping into real-life renovations of laundries, bathrooms and home offices. There's even a shopping section so you can find the latest in furniture and home decor items, all in one place.  

Read Blog Post: From monochrome to bold and beautiful:stylist's bedroom revamp. By Jen Bishop, The Interiors addict

Dot And Pop: For dreamy visuals and creative design tips 

The tagline reads "for lovers of design," and Dot and Pop is precisely that—a visually dreamy space to discover design trends and renovation inspiration for design lovers worldwide. This all-encompassing home design blog explores interiors, architecture, renovation, lifestyle, and art with shoppable mood boards, complete home tours, and extensive product breakdowns. 

This blog is brought to you by Eve Gunson, a seasoned renovator with over ten years of experience in the design and building space and a keen eye for home decorating ideas. Eve often discovers hidden gems in her styling work and takes to the blog to share her newfound treasures with her audience. Eve also offers E-styling packages for those seeking personalised advice to bring their space to life.

Read the Blog: Coastal Cool - The hottest trends in kitchens right now! By Eve Gunson, Dot + Pop

The Design Files: Binge-worthy visual storytelling 

Remember curling up with a really good magazine? The Design Files brings OG print nostalgia to your screen. With inspiring home decor ideas, practical tips and tricks to implement in your own space, and inviting photos that enrich every article, you cannot go past The Design Files when searching for a home design blog. 

Founded by Melbourne-based stylist Lucy Feagins in 2008, The Design Files has since flourished into Australia's most popular digital design publication. The team is passionate about original content, regularly bringing their audience in-house photoshoots and stories of their latest design discoveries. 

Read the Blog:A Mediterranean-Inspired Transformation Of A 1980's Perth Home. By Amelia Barns, The Design Files

Bed Threads: For a bedroom makeover, you'll stay obsessed with 

While Bed Threads is known for being the home of bedroom inspiration, it doesn't end there. Beyond their expertise in bedroom design ideas, the Bed Threads blog also covers every other room in the house, with interior designers' guides to home improvement and science-based tips for curating your space.

When you've finished lurking on the Bed Threads blog, you can also pop over to the Bed Threads store for quality bedding to bring your bedroom design inspiration to life. Their collection offers cheery shades and super soft natural fibres, ensuring your bed is treated to the very best bedding on the market. 

Read Blog Post: 9 Design Mistakes You're Making in Your Small Bathroom. By Juna Xu, Bed Threads

Apartment Therapy: Affordable apartment design and styling

We, for one, are obsessed with home tours. There's something undeniably juicy about peeking behind the doors of a stranger's house and taking in all the little details to replicate in your own space. Apartment Therapy brings literally thousands of tours to your doorstep with the house tours sector of their blog. You can narrow your search by location, style, rental, or size, allowing you to customise your scrolling to your preferences. 

Launched in 2001 by interior designer Maxwell Ryan, the blog's title is adapted from Maxwell's personal nickname, "the apartment therapist." Apartment Therapy has stuck to its roots, with the simple goal of sharing tips to help people worldwide transform their homes. 

Read the Blog: DIY Projects Saved This Mid-Century Modern House From Bad ’90s Updates. By Diana Paulson, Apartment Therapy.

Design Milk: For modern home design galore

Are you ready to invite effortless home decor concepts into your home? We have found just the place for you. Design Milk "fills your cup to the brim with design finds", from architectural trends to interior design ideas to little doses of fashion, technology and art.  

Founded in 2006, Design Milk continues its almost 20-year mission to focus on sustainability, discover emerging talent, and inspire its audience of design lovers. This modern design blog is overflowing with inspiration to help you unlock your home's potential. 

Read the Blog: Elevating Kitchen Design With a Modern Aluminium Masterpiece. By Caroline Williamson, Design Milk

Broadsheet: For a dose of colour with eclectic home decor ideas

Broadsheet invites eye-catching shades and joyful interiors onto your screen (and hopefully eventually into your home!). What's better than welcoming interior visuals, well-researched advice columns, and budget-friendly home accessories? If, like us, your answer is, well, nothing, then the Broadsheet home design blog is the place to be.

Broadsheet is an Australian publication covering food, culture, city life, entertainment, and, of course, home and lifestyle. Broadsheet contributors have their fingers on the pulse when it comes to the latest and greatest brands, products, and design trends, making it easier than ever for you to keep up. 

Read the Blog: Graduated From Flatpack? These 17 Australian Furniture Brands Are Worth The Investment. By Alice Jeffery and Emily Mcevoy, Broadsheet

The Local Project: The best of local design 

The Local Project helps you style your home like a pro with local residential and commercial design project features. The blog features profiles and Q&As with design movers and shakers, giving you an inside scoop on their design journeys. 

The Local Project was founded in 2016 by Aidan Anderson, a furniture craftsman turned champion and platformer of local design gems. Aidan started covering Australia and New Zealand and has since expanded to incorporate design projects from North America. The website is complete with "the local marketplace," a product directory where you can discover the perfect piece for your space.  

Read the Blog: Barefoot House by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects. By Bronwyn Marshall, The Local Project. 

Est Living: Discover 'exceptional living' through architecture and interiors 

Unlock statement design like never before with Est Living. Effortlessly combining architectural feats and interior trends, Est Living is a one-stop shop for breathtaking home design inspiration. The 'Where Architects Live' series will have you falling in love with spaces where no details are left unturned. As the title suggests, you are welcomed into spaces where prominent architects reside. 

Est Living is an Australian publisher and design resource established in 1943. The publication has spent years showcasing original designs worldwide and championing projects here in Australia. 

Read the Blog: My Space | Lucy Folks Australian Home. By Yvette Caprioglio, Est Living.

Three Birds Renovation: Helping you to create your dream home

How does a dream home come together? One home improvement tip at a time. Three Birds Renovation is a blog dedicated to exactly this, sharing practical home design inspiration for every budget. 

Brought to you by three best friends and busy mums, Bonnie, Erin and Lana, Three Birds Renovation has worked together to transform loads of properties, all while taking their audience along on the journey. From flipping homes to releasing a book and launching a renovation and styling school, Three Birds Renovation has grown exponentially since its humble beginnings. You can peruse the latest updates on their projects on the blog, along with so much more. 

Read the Blog: 7 Essential Steps To A Home Renovation. By Three Birds Renovations.

Tayla Nova
Tayla is a Brisbane-based freelance writer with a background in fashion design, a passion for sustainability and a knack for storytelling. As the host of one of Brisbane's Best Airbnb's ( Thanks Urban List), Tayla has a passion and talent for interior design and home improvement. This is something she picked up studying for a bachelor of fashion design at ESMOD in Paris, the world's first fashion school. A digital nomad — she can be found occasionally working from far-away surf camps with sunglasses on to combat the sun on her screen. When at home in leafy green Paddington, she's a table-setting aficionado and has one too many books on her bedside table.