Interior decorators need loads of inspiration to keep their ideas fresh and flowing.
With the internet at your fingertips, there are many great online resources with beautiful images and innovative ideas to provide you with all the creative motivation you could want. These are some of our suggestions:
Blogs and websites
There are endless decorating and design blogs and websites out there, brimming with cutting-edge styles from all over the world. Interior decorating blogs and websites can be an incredible source of inspiration, while keeping you up-to-date with the latest trends in your industry. The list below includes a few of our favourites:
With gorgeous photographs and an exploration of different styles, Houzz doubles as an online design tool. You can post questions and browse the works of professional designers.
- Design Milk
Design Milk is an online space that provides sources, informative columns, modern interior design, art and architecture.
- Décor Mentor
More than just a website, Décor Mentor provides an online community for both consumers and designers.
- Design Crisis
Blogger Erin Williamson shares her design tips and experiences, complemented by exquisite visuals.
Freshome can be used as a learning resource for interior decorators and designers. This user-friendly site is overflowing with design ideas and inspiration.
The informal tone of this online resource makes it both fun and accessible for users.
Pinterest is an image-sharing platform where people post images of ideas and styles that they like. It is absolutely filled with home decorating ideas. The best part is that you can find them all in one place, which will save you hours of internet searching.
You can pin all your favourite web images on a virtual board to store the ideas that inspire you. This can become both your public profile and a personal online idea-book. You could also use it to view portfolio examples for when you put together your own interior decorating portfolio of your own work.
Here’s a list of a few interior design/decorating pinners/accounts to follow:
- Grant K. Gibson: An American designer with eclectic style.
- House of Jade Interiors: A gallery of mixed patterns, colours and clean lines.
- Charlotte Moss: A New York interior designer and author boasting interesting garden inspirations.
- Glamorous Places: Designer Mark D. Sikes and his lavish, vogue style.
- Kelly Wearstler: Great visuals ranging from residential and commercial interiors to furniture collections.
Every up-and-coming interior decorator should consider creating an Instagram account. Not only can this serve as an online portfolio of your work, but it can also increase your client base and expose you to other game-changing professionals in your field.
A simple hashtag search on Instagram, such as #interiordesign, can reveal extraordinary material to help you get your creative juices flowing. Some interesting Instagram accounts and designers to follow include:
- @kajastef: A Scandinavian interior and minimalist fan displaying striking visuals
- @myhouseidea: The Instagram account of an architectural online magazine, loaded with photos of innovative interior decorating and design ideas
- @furniture_decoration_istanbul: For lush designs and elaborate styles
- strong>@design_interior: A compilation of various designers’ ideas and work
- <@housetohomeuk: For home styling tips, room ideas and expert advice
So create a profile, display your work and follow your favourites! There’s no reason to run out of creativity. If you’re interested in interior decorating, you should also read: 7 Skills Every Interior Decorator Needs to Have.