When you’re looking for design tips, it can seem as though there’s an endless array of conflicting information out there. From the advice of friends and family to companies aiming to sell you a product or service, navigating the many sources of ideas out there can be tough. We see it all the time. When our clients are in doubt, we always recommend they turn to the Internet to visit some of the great design sites out there. Here are some of our favorite sources of interior design tips on the web.
Okay. We admit it. We’re addicted to the channel and the website. Whether or not you watch the home improvement shows on TV, the HGTV website is full of great ideas for improvements, design, maintenance and a whole lot more. Definitely worth bookmarking!
Yes, it’s a directory website, but Houzz.com also has a lot of great design and construction tips on their blog. If you want to find inspiring ideas, it’s a great resource.
Decoist.com is a great design and décor resource. With different rooms divided into different categories and sections, it’s easy to find the information you’re looking for. The site’s DIY section offers great ideas that handy people can tackle themselves.
MagnoliaMarket.com is the website of HGTV stars, design gurus and construction wizards Chip and Joanna Gaines. Like their show, this site showcases the couple’s country chic style. If you’re into repurposed items, antiques and shabby chic, this site is a must see.
You can’t talk about décor websites without mentioning ElleDécor.com. Possibly one of the biggest pros to this website is that it is an international site, so there are a lot of different influences to explore. Whether you love European style or have an Asian flair, you can find something great on the site.
If you like to be on top of design trends and new materials and products, then Homedecornews.com is a good place to find your information. The site features design and décor news as well as how-to’s and articles, so there’s something for everyone.
What did we do for inspiration before Pinterest? If you’re looking for design ideas or tips, this is the only site you really need to visit. Browse ideas by style, look for DIY only tips, get green building and reclamation projects or go room by room. Be warned, however, Pinterest is a time thief for design lovers, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself spending hours on it!
The Internet is really an endless source of design tips. If you want to find inspiration, ideas or news, you’re sure to find it on one of these sites or other similar sites. Combine them, print them out or make your own sketches, create a wish list and then contact us. We’re always ready to help our renovation customers with design ideas, tips and advice, and when you’ve refined your ideas, we can help make them a reality.