Whether you’re a renovation rookie, seasoned doer-upper or industry insider, blogs are one of the first places you should look for design inspiration. Accessible to anyone, from anywhere, you can keep up with the latest trends on the daily (unlike a coffee table book or monthly mag). Plus, with the growing number of blogs out there, there’s probably one that nails your style – it’s like having your very own personal design assistant in your pocket.
If you’re hungry for some interior design inspiration and don’t have the time (or will) to filter through thousands of blogs, let us help.
We’ve selected our top picks of design blogs below that are sure to satisfy your design appetite this year.
1. The Design Files
The Design Files is Australia’s most popular design blog and it’s not hard to see why. With over 325,000 Instagram followers, Melbourne stylist Lucy Feagins founded the blog which covers everything from interiors and architecture through to food and furniture. And if that wasn’t enough, films, podcasts, collabs, events and exhibitions are a regular on The Design Files too.
2. The Design Chaser
Founded in 2012 by interior stylist Michelle Halford, The Design Chaser is a global blog with a focus on Scandinavian interiors and design.
Michelle also works with big name brands like Nespresso, Karen Walker and Fisher & Paykel, plus we get regular glimpses into her own home that’s filled with beautiful Scandinavian furniture, artwork and homewares that evolves with seasons and trends.
3. The New
Curated by writer, stylist and designer, Alana Broadhead, The New shares the very best of design from New Zealand and around the world. Alana regularly showcases inspiring design and designers through beautiful photographs, features and interviews, and she’s even recently opened her very own design store, Sunday Home Store, on Waihi Beach.
4. Dot + Pop
Dot + Pop is the blog of Eve Gunson - lover of all things interior, design, homewares, architecture and renovation. Dot + Pop firstly began as an inspiring blog and has since progressed into an interior styling and interior design business as well as an online homewares store that sells a curated selection of beautiful pieces.
5. The Interiors Addict
Former journalist and magazine editor Jen Bishop founded The Interiors Addict in 2011. What originally started as a hobby is now Jen’s full-time job - something Jen manages alongside her work as a speaker, brand ambassador and event host.
Rich with plenty of renovation advice, before and afters and shopping guides, The Interiors Addict should be on your list of go-to blogs this year.
6. Studio Home
After beginning life as NZ’s very first design blog in 2008, Studio Home has covered, collaborated and worked with many up-and-coming Australian and NZ designers. However, as its founder Julia Atkinson-Dunn evolved, so did the blog - Studio Home is now all about her ‘ponderings around the home, gardening and art’.
Roomie founder and designer Tina Stephen has over 10 years in the design industry and as well as her blog, she also offers an online decorating service. Her blog has lots of practical advice, like guides to making your own mood board, choosing the right lighting (her speciality), and plenty of homeware recommendations and shopping lists.