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Australia has some talented individuals, particularly when it comes to interior design blogs. And as interior design is such a burgeoning industry, we can continue to see the growth of online décor inspiration.
Builders Academy confirms there’s a ‘40 per cent growth in employment for interior designers over the past five years, and predicts more growth between now and 2019.’
Not only are there a wide range of helpful and informative interior design blogs out there but they all have exceptionally creative names— as you’ll see below— which you won’t be able to get out of your head..As interior design aficionados, we believe it’s our duty to bring you the cream of the crop when it comes to Australian interior design blogs. Let us know which one is your favourite in the comments.
When blog hopping, it’s easy to get lost in the world of design but it’s certainly not wasted time. If not for interior design blogs, how else would we decide what type of transformative artwork is going to suit our homes, tastes and budgets?
Take these two pieces of artwork from Wall Art Prints, for example.
Often you don’t know what you’re going to like in your home until you start looking and interior design blogs are the perfect place to source that inspiration. Whether you’re looking for colour suggestions, decorating tips or product recommendations, Aussie bloggers have you covered.
Here are 20 best interior design blogs in Australia to inspire and delight you.
1. Design Addicts Platform
Design Addicts Platform explores and shares great interior design from Australia and around the globe. Their bloggers are all either qualified designers or design addicts who provide objective articles based on design trends they love. Their coverage is vast and includes architecture, interior design, furniture, art, fashion and photography.
2. Katrina Chambers Life & Design
You may recognise Katrina Chambers as a contestant who made her mark in 2011 on Channel Nine’s hit TV series, The Block. Blogging since 2006, she is a mother of three who, in her Katrina Chambers Life & Design blog, covers all things design, lifestyle, DIY and interior styling. In 2012, she took out the Kidspot Top Blogger of The Year Award.
3. Get in My Home
Emily Osmond’s Get In My Home blog may look simple but it oozes passion. The theme is appealing in that she loves covering global trends and then sourcing local products that fulfil those needs. That means many of the products she covers are from Australian designers and makers. If you want to learn where the sexiest fish and chip shop is in Australia, Get in My Home has you covered!
4. Sunday Collector
Run by Sydney based interior decorator, Briar Stanley, Sunday Collector features useful information on interiors, DIY, food, entertaining, motherhood and more.
Bringing her knowledge from nearly a decade on blockbuster movie sets (such as The Great Gatsby, Wolverine and more) and freelance for popular design magazines, Briar shares about design trends as well as making life easier around the home.
5. We Are Scout
This award winning creative lifestyle blog covers all the facets of a dream home: design, craft, inspiration and as the blogger puts it, ‘curated goodness.’
With a range of tantalising home tours, selection of scouted homewares, super fun DIY tutorials plus an assortment of advice on upcoming holidays and celebrations, We Are Scout are an all encompassing website that is also pleasing to the eye.
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The centre of inspiration for the imaginative and wild minds out there, Yellowtrace is a hub of interiors, architecture, design, stories, travel and art.
With an exclusive vibe for those in the know, it offers a sassy European edge. Plus, you’ll discover leading design ideas and it’s a bountiful source of creativity.
7. Oh joy!
Joy’s article The Evolution Of A Baby’s Room is the cutest thing to cross our screens in a while! Oh Joy publishes multiple posts per week that focuses on design, fashion and food. Furthermore, it’s visually bright, colourful and fun so you can get completely lost in the imagery and blog’s mood.
8. The Design Files
The Design Files, which has been running since 2009, transformed from a blog to an ezine after it was named by The Times (UK) as one of the world’s Top 50 design blogs. The e-zine covers architecture, interior design, gardens, food and art. Editor Lucy Feagins is a “go to” design aficionado much loved by Australian media including The Block, Triple J and ABC radio. Take a look at the Australian homes section to experience online tours through gorgeous Sydney and Melbourne homes.
9. House Nerd
With the by line ‘peeking into other people’s places,’ how can you go past this interiors blog complete with salacious renovation shots? For the curious and slightly voyeuristic, this fresh blog will have you gasping with an overload of inspiration from real places.
It’s not just interesting to look at but it’s filled with very practical advice and tips such as choosing great lighting and the right paint colours and even how to make beautiful shampoo bottles.
10. The Stylish Splash
A cacophony of delicate pinks and other candy colours, The Stylish Splash is run by Yvette Wilson, who is an award winning stylist who blogs about family, fashion, and importantly home interiors. With a penchant for lovely and creating pleasing vignettes, this is a blog that you’ll add to your favourites tab.
Check out this post on styling a kid’s bedroom.
11. The Little Design Corner
Sydney blogger and mother of three, Clare, offers up design and lifestyle inspiration in her blog The Little Design Corner. Who better to go to for inspiration than a busy woman? Clare’s got it all covered— food, fitness, school, time management. Truth be told her Mums in Design, Home Tour, Design Inspiration and Style on A Budget are must read sections. The photography is gorgeous and the writing is fun.
The Little Design Corner blog inspired us to highlight this quirky, fun print from our kid’s room collection to share with you:
12. A Beach Cottage
Full of whimsy and dreamy nautical vibes, A Beach Cottage blog is a showcase of old furniture, easy coastal vintage style and a casual beach house lookbook. It’s awash with gorgeous photos of scenery, recipes, blog posts and interior style.
If you have a penchant for white cottages and languid vacations, then escaping to A Beach Cottage is for you.
13. Interiors Addict
Style without the snobbery. And that’s why we all love it! Editor Jen Bishop is not a qualified interior designer but that’s why the Interiors Addict blog is so good. Jen— and her team of prolific bloggers— are easy to relate to. Plus, with 90,000 Australian readers it’s now more of a news site than a blog. Her success is our win!
ArchitectureAU is an online magazine is the peak publication for the architectural industry in Australia, with a hardcopy publication of the same name.
However, it is more than home décor: it offers an array of indepth articles on houses, landscapes, industry people and state of the art projects. For those who take their design seriously, you can’t go past this epic magazine and blog.
15. Rebecca Judd Loves
The multitalented Rebecca Judd, who is a speech pathologist, model, author, TV presenter and mother (and happens to be married to AFL star Chris Judd) has created a blog of her favourite things. A carefully curated site of all things, the Postcards host brings us everything in beauty, fashion, travel and high end furniture and home looks. She is partial to lush fabrics and looks, embracing velvets and deep maroon colours and all things super trendy.
16. Elements at Home
Nearly a decade into its lifespan, Elements at Home is a dedicated home style site run by Interior Stylist and Colour Consultant, Kristie. This interior design blog offers product reviews, industry hot topics, indoor and outdoor design tips and more.
‘I am energised by anything with an eclectic, quirky and mid-century form. I am in love with paint colours and how they transform a space and the feel that colour brings you when it’s around.’
17. TLC Interiors
As the name suggests, this Aussie blog, run by Chris Carroll, delivers thoughtful and caring advice, tips and inspiration for every room in the house. With insider gossip and exclusive tours of some of Australia’s most fabulous homes, this interior website is perfect for the design voyeur. It will have you extending the renovation budget faster than you can say ‘this week’s reveal.’
18. Miss Kyree Loves
Full of cute and glowing surprises, Miss Kyree Loves is an Australian decor blog that provides insight to modern family life, fashion, kids toys and clothing, social media tips and— of course— interior design.
If you love discounts and all things joyous and happy, then you’ll love this blog.
19. Designer Man Cave
One blog that’s slightly different from all the rest above Designer Man Cave! And is especially pertinent for men who appreciate style! This blog is all about living, working and playing like a gentleman! It’s not the crude man cave definition we might think it to mean. This blog is definitely about showing men how to welcome everybody into their spaces, not locking them out!
20. Style Curator
Style Curator is an award winning interior design blog, created by Gina Ciancio in 2014 as a passion project and which has blossomed into her fulltime job. This well informed site offers plenty of inspiration, original articles about artists, latest products and tips and advice.
Also, it’d be remiss of us not to mention our own helpful interior design blog. You can subscribe to Wall Art Prints blog by signing up for our newsletter, so you never have to miss the latest trends and inspo.