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8 Home design websites that make decorating fun

Lauren Fairbanks is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor who has penned for AOL, Young Money, and Eating Well Magazine, among others. She's also the founder and editor of LifeStyler, a NYC centric guide to budget living.

Decoration inspiration

Redecorating can sometimes be a hassle, especially when you lack decoration inspiration. Fortunately, a quick browse online through the enormous array of home design websites will not only give you home decorating ideas, it will simplify your DIY home improvement desires. We've sorted through the masses and picked out our favorite eight home design websites that will make your home decorating a fun and easy process.

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1Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy is a well-known home decor and design blog that has hundreds of awesome ideas for DIY decorating. The blog even has mini-sites for New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, D.C. and Boston, as well as a main site. The mini-sites have a daily listing of cool local finds on Craigslist and offer ideas on ways to spruce up those Craigslist home decor items.

2Design Sponge

Design Sponge is similar in content to Apartment Therapy, but offers tons of before-and-after photos that readers send in while doing their own home renovations. You get home improvement ideas on everything from bathroom renovations to bedding to DIY garlands.

3Eddie Ross

The former Bravo Top Design contestant, Eddie Ross has a fantastic blog that details his weekend thrift- and antique-store trips scoring vintage trinkets and furniture that he turns into beautiful arrangements for himself and his clients.

4Home Goods

Home Goods is actually a home decor store, but the site has a great content section dedicated to crafting the perfect "Mom Cave," with articles and photos showing ways to redecorate areas in your home for less than $50, stylish storage options and other home decorating ideas from Elaine Griffin, a well-known interior designer who has worked with Oprah and a host of other big names.

5HGTV

This is the online version of the television channel and offers tons of DIY home expertise for the regular Jane to build and design to her heart's content. The HGTV site features makeover and design tips and a fun section dedicated to rating other readers' home spaces.

6Elle Decor

Elle Decor offers a host of funky design concepts that aren't necessarily budget-friendly, but are certainly bold and fun. There's a strong focus on designs and properties in New York City -- some favorites are the Celebrity Bedroom and the Sensational Sleeping Quarters series.

7Casasugar

Casasugar is a great find for the design-obsessed who are looking for more budget-friendly options for their home space. The home website also features great Q&As with other design influencers and draws inspiration from a variety of design magazines.

8Remodelista

Remodelista is a website that focuses on global home design ideas, featuring stores and design ideas from all over the world, such as Dille & Kamille, a popular Belgium- and Netherlands-based home furnishing store. The home design website has a good range of options for home decorating that go from cheaper Ikea-type solutions to more expensive designer models.

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