If you’ve not read my blog recently, say in the last 6 months, you might not know that we are renovating, BIG time. Currently it is all outside work that is going on, but it won’t be long until we start on the inside stuff and I am facing the daunting task of making final decisions about fittings and fixtures. Now I need a LOT of help when it comes to make big decisions like this… I mean what do I put on our bathroom floors that will be both easy to lay, functional, easy to keep clean, and look good?
To help with the daunting task of decision making, and because sometimes it is just easier to get lost in house dreamland instead of actually making any of these decisions…. I spend rather a lot of time looking at inspiring homes and interiors online.
Of course Pinterest is now my drug of choice when it comes to things like this. It is perfect for quick visual hits to ponder over. I have an ‘Inspiration for our Home‘ board and there are heaps of other peoples great house and interiors boards to peruse!
Other sites I like to peruse…
Desire to Inspire, Decor8 and Design Sponge are all full of lots of good stuff.
I really like the Design Files because it has lots of Australian content… much better to drool over items that I might actually be able to buy here, you know, when we win lotto!
It was the Design Files that I first saw Jane Hall’s home showcased and oh wow, beautiful! You can see more of Jane’s style on her blog Salvation Jane.
I like Shelterness because it has lots of great doable and DIY ideas. Lots of ‘real’ images of interiors mixed in with a few of those unattainable magazine home type photos. Remodelista is all about renovating so it’s right up my alley
There are also some great Tumblr Blogs packed with inspiration – two of my favs are This Pretty Space and My Ideal Home. And the Decorating Forums are a fab place to get lots of friendly, Aussie based, real life advice and ideas… I think I am about to become it’s most frequent poster! LOL
What are your favourite places to find house and home inspiration online?
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my links were home inspired today too! will check yours out over lunch!
Deb Wild Hope says
WOW! I love ALL your Pinterest inspiration! Could drool over it for hours. Good luck with completing your renos.
We want to do some renovating and I am always looking for good websites to drool over!
I’ve been following along with my inlaws house build http://www.thehalls.com.au/ and finding other home building blogs. I love to read about it. Don’t ever want to do it myself.
Janice @ learning4kids.net says
Thanks for these great links! I am really loving Pininterest…..awesome ideas!
I don’t think I could ever design a home interior! You have guts!
I am in “paralysis by analysis” mode. Have yet to do anything concrete to start the renovation.
I love Houzz (http://www.houzz.com/) which is is little like Pinterest where you can create our own idea book.
It only has a little Australian content though.
Thanks for all the other sites to check out!