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5 Places Online Where You Can Find Inspiration Before You Decorate

Have you ever flipped through a magazine or scrolled Instagram and thought, I want my house to look like that! If you’re in search of cool house ideas that you can pull off yourself, you’ve come to the right place.

If you want to find inspiration and decorate like the people who create those gorgeous images you covet, then read on. Here are 5 places to look for inspiration for your home.

1. Apartment Therapy

Don’t let the name fool you, this is not a site just for apartment dwellers. But it’s a site for big inspiration where you can see real spaces, before and after.

Browse their images for ideas to decorate your own. Consider using ideas from their images to create a design board. You’ll see many designers and bloggers on this page who use a photo editor online to create pre-planned design mock-ups of their space before they dig in to redecorate.

2. Style and Emily Henderson

Emily Henderson uses her background as a stylist and applies the same principles to home design. She blogs about the design process and the thinking behind the decisions. While she is different from sites like Houzz, she shows real spaces, often her own and her clients and how she transforms a space.

In the last year, she and her family purchased a second vacation home that was a real fixer upper. She had her followers involved in decision making. Each step of the way she shared the thinking and inspiration for her design decisions.

3. Houzz

Few sites offer the kind of volume and variety that Houzz does. It’s one drawback can be how easily you can be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of options.

Houzz photo galleries offer visitors ideas galore, no matter your design aesthetic.

The site offers products for rooms from garage organization to master bedroom furniture and everything in between. It also offers the ability to create room mock ups using their design features.

You can also connect with local professionals if you want to skip the DIY option in your quest for beautiful decor.

4. Pinterest

Pinterest isn’t just for finding the best cake recipe or how to braid your daughter’s hair. Many home decor bloggers also have big Pinterest pages where they are posting their pictures with links to their blogs.

You can go on Pinterest and search for the best paint colors for black front doors. You can search for white kitchens and crown molding options. Interested in creating unique shelf decor displays for your bookcases, a million ideas are at your fingertips.

5. Living the Southern Life from Southern Living

Let’s face it, the south knows how to do everything from a beautiful table to a beautiful home. Southern Living magazine online offers a rich section in DIY inspiration. You can search for their photo database and read about the process in articles.

This site will teach you how to set a gorgeous table for your next family get together and to add fresh flowers for the perfect finish.

Use Others for Inspiration to Decorate Your Home

In today’s digital world, there is an endless supply of online inspiration if you want to find ideas to decorate your home. Use these sites for inspiration and don’t be afraid to plan out your next magazine-worthy room.

For other home decor ideas, visit our Lifestyle section often.