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Here Are the Interior Design Blogs We Loved in 2021 [Editor’s Picks]

The world of interior design is ever expanding as more people fall in love with the art of decorating the space they live in. And, from Pinterest and Instagram to offline catalogs, there’s no shortage of inspiration sources for those who want to journey into decor and design. Plus, the internet is also filled with many wonderful design blogs where passionate people share their experience and expertise in creating beautiful installations in their homes.

With that in mind, we wanted to bring you some of our favorites that we know you’ll love. These blogs were chosen because they meet the criteria in our methodology, which includes frequency of posting, social media and quality of online presence, among others. If you have a design blog you love, be sure to tell us about it at media@rentcafe.com and we’ll be sure to check it out and add it to this list, if applicable.

So, next time you’re browsing for inspiration for a new project, consider this list. We guarantee you’ll find something you like! Without further ado, here are some of the best decor blogs out there, from the big names to the up-and-coming design aficionados:

Elle Decor

Elle Decor offers a mix of everything design inspiration, no matter the style or trend you’re going for. From inspiration for gift-giving and makeovers to a look inside celebrities’ classy homes, you can find it all here.

House Beautiful

At House Beautiful, inspiration will likely find you. With features of cozy and stylish interiors, as well as expert advice and trends spotlights, this blog has everything you want and more.

Apartment Therapy


We can’t talk about design trends without Apartment Therapy — especially for our many apartment-dwelling readers. Not only does this blog contain design ideas, but it also explores trends, DIY makeover spotlights, usable advice, and tried and tested tips. Whether you want inspiration from a celebrity’s style or a local’s own experience, this is the place to get it.

Studio McGee


Studio McGee is the destination to go to for styling guides, design tips and specific room inspiration. Browse their catalog to see seasonal trends and get inspired to cohesively combine pieces, colors and textures.

Better Homes & Gardens


The home of DIYs and makeovers, Better Homes & Gardens is your go-to guide for decorating ideas, as well as a place to learn from expert designers how to best make use of your small space or your decorating accessories. Here, you can learn how to organize your home, use color in your design, deal with storage and more.

Jungalow


For everyone who wishes to embrace their free spirit, Jungalow is the perfect source of inspiration. Learn how to use the beauty of your own wilderness and embrace your creativity to bring to life a unique design style that you can call your own.

EyeSwoon


EyeSwoon is a space for creativity and beauty that was founded by Athena Calderone, who shares her insight and experience with her readers. Here, you’ll find styling tips and comprehensive guides to help you make informed choices whenever you want to change something in your home — be that a rug, curtains or furniture.

Houzz


Houzz is a central hub for professionals to showcase their projects and find new clients, which means you can find plenty of inspiration here. No matter your style, find designers you align with and get inspired from their installations and projects. Or, explore completely new trends to see if they fit your own signature look.

The Spruce


From window treatments to lighting to kitchen tiles and cabinet colors, no detail is too small to overlook. On The Spruce’s blog, you can find all the inspiration you need to make your space truly feel like home. Embrace a certain style or focus on smaller-scale projects to change the look of a room by following expert tips for design and decor.

Mad About the House


Journalist Kate Watson-Smyth started this blog to feature wonderful designs and designers who embrace creativity. In it, she educates her readers on decorating their living spaces specifically with unique and unusual decor items so that their homes can truly showcase their personalities and stories.

All Sorts Of


All Sorts Of is Amber Lewis’ passion project in which she shares her advice on decor and design with everyone. It’s a resource for inspiration and information about everything interior design.

CocoCozy


Do you want design style tips that feel personal? Colette Shelton of CocoCozy has made it her mission to deliver this to you. On her blog, you can find staple design styles, as well as how-to guides and tips for decorating and preparing your home for all occasions.

The Inspired Room


Melissa Michaels created The Inspired Room to share her love for clean, affordable and aesthetic design. If you’re looking for targeted decor tips and inspiration, The Inspired Room has made it easy. Browse articles by room type and learn how to decorate with their style guides and resources.

Paper & Stitch


Paper & Stitch offers its readers DIYs and design for the modern life. Founder Brittni Mehlhoff has a background in art and painting, so this blog should fit like a glove for the artistic souls. Take a look for inspiration by color, decor focus, style, room or interest to find something that fits your signature design.

Elements of Style


Founded by Erin Tubridy Gates, Elements of Style is the place where she shares her love for design and architecture, as well as home building and decorating. Covering trends and tips in interior design and decor, the blog offers many inspirational pieces on style solutions and source spotlight, as well as designer Q&As and shopping guides.

Dream Green DIY


Dream Green DIY is a passion project that features original tutorials on everything DIY, as well as decor tips, stories and inspiration, including reviews of popular items. Here, you can find tutorials, how-to guides, checklists and more for your next home makeover project.

The Design Sheppard


Stacey Sheppard created The Design Sheppard to showcase projects, products, and concepts that she found and loved while browsing for inspiration herself. On this blog, you’ll find many innovative how-to pieces and guides, as well as trends presentations and item reviews.

There you have it — some of our all-time favorite design and decor blogs for inspiration! Have we missed your favorite? Or do you have a passion project where you share your enthusiasm with the world? Let us know and we’ll check it out. And, if you found your name on this list, make sure to grab this badge and show your readers that you made our list!

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Mihaela Buzec
Mihaela Buzec is a writer and online content developer for RentCafe. She covers topics about everything related to the renting lifestyle, from decorating and interior design to finding the right apartment, frugal living, money saving advice, and more. She dives deep into topics of interest, writing well-researched comprehensive guides on subjects such as renting with pets, saving on utilities, or avoiding rental scams to help renters stay informed and live smart. Mihaela is a versatile writer whose work was also published on many blogs and websites in a variety of industries: real estate, design, lifestyle, college life, and personal finance. Mihaela holds a BA in English and German Language and Literature, an MA in Current Linguistics, and she is currently pursuing a PhD in neurolinguistics. With a background in academic writing, she is a passionate reader, writer, and researcher, looking to always expand her knowledge. You can get in touch with Mihaela at mihaela.buzec@yardi.com.

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