Where to find inspiration for your home

A home makeover — whether it’s a child’s bedroom, a home office or your living room — can be a really rewarding and fun job. Get a little extra design inspiration from these fantastic online resources.

Decorating ideas

When you’re planning a renovation or makeover, it’s wise to consult as many different sources as you can, brainstorm a million great ideas and then take the best and work out exactly what you want. Thanks to the internet, we have a fantastic wealth of online resources at our fingertips. Kick off the creative process and get inspired by these beautiful design websites and blogs.

Interior design

SheKnows: For all kinds of interior design ideas, from going green to Mad Men-inspired makeovers, you can find it all right here on SheKnows.

Apartment Therapy: Apartment Therapy lets you take a peek inside some of the most beautiful homes in the world. Take house tours, search by individual room and explore various projects and décor styles. You’ll also find some great ideas for green design and small inner-city spaces.

The Selby: The Selby takes you inside the homes of the rich, the famous and the just plain wacky. Check out the gorgeous habitats of people like models Helena Christensen and Erin Wasson, as well as many incredible artists, writers and designers. Also check out The Selby’s great book — it’s sure to give you plenty of great inspiration!

Chez Vosgesparis: This blog is a lovingly-compiled collection of interior design and home decorating ideas. The blogger is a stylist, painter and DIY fan, so you can imagine the gorgeous finds you’ll come across. If you like Scandinavian and French design, you’ll love this.

Down and out chic: This blogger has a good eye for beautiful interiors and has compiled hundreds of great home pics into one convenient site, which is great news for you! You’ll also find nice colour references, but avoid getting distracted by the clothes…

Craft DIY

More Design Please: From amazing DIY home ideas like lace doily lamps to inspiring house tours and great colour references, this blog dishes up plenty of inspiration. You’ll also find a great list of links running down the left-hand side.

Craftzine: Find pretty DIY homeware ideas here, such as decorative paper lanterns.

Papernstitch: The papernstitch blog shares DIY project ideas, home decor and a bunch of cool products from designers and crafters. It’s updated several times a day.

CountryLiving: You’ll find a great range of DIY projects for the home on this website — anything from decoupage to tablecloths.

Colours

Creature Comforts: Check out the “colour inspiration daily” section for some gorgeous colour palettes.

Designspiration: Click on a picture you like and a complementary colour palette will pop up so you can search for other pieces in the same colours. This is a great way to see what colours work together and it will give you some good references to print off and take to the paint store.

Homewares

Pinterest: This online pinboard lets members share their favourite finds from the internet, whether they’re gorgeous homewares, great DIY ideas or just a cute picture of a puppy…

Etsy: From furniture to bath to kitchen to woodwork… If you can dream it, you can probably find it on Etsy. There’s not only plenty of beautiful handmade products available for sale, but also many great vintage and new goods.

Retro Age Vintage Fabrics: If you’re considering upholstering your furniture, making a new cushion or bedcover, or even creating a fabric canvas for the wall, this site offers a huge number of great vintage fabrics.

More home makeover inspiration

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