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The Top 10 Design Inspiration Blogs

March 14, 2017

Are you a landlord who’s looking to freshen up your rental in between tenants? Or maybe you’re a renter who’s in need of some rental-friendly ideas to turn your space into a cozy abode?

Look no further! At Renters Warehouse, we’re all about making life easier –and better for landlords and tenants alike; which is why we’ve compiled this list that features some of the best design-focused blogs from across the net. Whether you have a whole house to yourself, or –like many people today, are working with somewhat cozy quarters, there are plenty of inspirational resources that will help you to make the most of what you have –and transform your space into a stylish, comfortable, and welcoming home –one that you’ll enjoy coming back to at the end of the day. And for landlords? There are plenty of simple and budget-friendly suggestions to take your properties up a notch, allowing you to create beautiful properties that will get noticed, and rent faster.

Many décor and design websites today are all about working with small spaces, and rented accommodation –and there are lots of ideas for customizing homes, without making any permanent changes.

Ready to see what’s possible for your property? Go ahead and take five! Grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and soak up the visual inspiration. Enjoy!

1. Apartment Therapy

Looking for décor tips? Apartment Therapy is the blog that we recommend –in fact, it’s made it to the top of our list. Full of helpful ideas and inspiration, this massive resource should be every renter’s go-to destination for all things apartment living. This blog is organized into helpful sections, including Renter’s Solutions, Small Spaces, DIY, and so much more –allowing you to quickly and easily find what you’re looking for –and then some! Be sure to pay it a visit if you’re thinking about embarking on any DIY projects.

2. A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess is the work of two sisters, Elsie and Emma, who teamed up to launch a down to earth blog about everything creative –including home design. Their ideas will inspire you to try your own DIY projects, and their inspirational photos will walk you through the process. There’s even a section that features a look inside each of their homes –with photos that are certain to motivate and inspire. See Elsie’s home and Emma’s home.

3. Old Brand New

Old Brand New was founded by photographer, graphic designer, and art director –Dabito. Full of beautiful images, lots of color, and plenty of DIY project inspiration –you’ll also get a regular dose of current décor trends, allowing you to keep up with what’s happening in the world of interior design.

4. Design*Sponge

Design*Sponge attracts a wide group of diverse, yet devoted readers who can’t seem to get enough of the beautiful photos, DIY projects, and tried and true home design ideas. There’s even a section dedicated to interiors –the perfect stop if you’re looking for inspiration and ideas.

5. Desire to Inspire

Desire to Inspire is a blog that showcases décor, design, and beautiful things for the home. This blog was founded by two friends –Kim and Jo, who happen to live on opposite sides of the world: Australia and Canada. Although they have never met –they are united on one thing: great design. Their blog is a unique sort of stop –and one that never disappoints!

6. The Hunted Interior

The Hunted Interior was founded by designer and blogger Kristin Jackson –who’s passionate about helping her readers to discover, and find their own style. A former hotel designer, Kristen is a master at creating a luxurious space on a budget, while making every dollar count. Her belief is that isn’t the amount of money you spend that gives you home style, it’s how you bring the space together –a point that she continually demonstrates on her blog!

7. Niche Interiors

Niche Interiors is an interior design firm specializing in contemporary, eco-friendly design. Their blog features plenty of visual inspiration, and also highlights new décor and design trends. Not only do they provide insider tips for improving the style and function of a home, they even include links to purchase the items in photos, as well as the name and color code of the paint that was used –very handy.

8. A Part of Life

A Part of Life is another apartment-friendly blog, that’s jam-packed full of valuable advice for renters –including tips for getting organized and ideas for decorating in line with the changing seasons. You’ll want to add this one to your bookmarks –it’s a valuable resource for all apartment dwellers. 

9. Dwell

Dwell believes that good design is an integral part of everyday life, and they aim to demonstrate that a modern house can also be a comfortable one. Dwell keeps their audience updated on the latest developments and innovations in modern design and architecture.

10. Homedit

Finally, be sure to head over to Homedit –a design blog that features plenty of interior inspiration and DIY project tips. This blog is another very renter-friendly resource, with a section devoted to apartments, full of ideas just for renters.

So if you’re looking for new ideas and concepts, be sure to bookmark this list. Keep up with some of the latest trends in design and décor, or get fresh inspiration the next time you’re looking to upgrade a bathroom. No matter what project you have in mind, you’re certain to find helpful suggestions and ideas in this collection of blogs –which we believe are some of the finest for renters and landlords alike.

Which design blogs do you frequent? Share your favorites with us in the comments!