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The opportunity to be creative in decorating your own space is a deeply personal and rewarding experience. There’s fun in choosing big investment pieces to adding decorative accents and finishing touches. One of the problems I faced when I moved out was feeling uninspired by my cookie cutter condo that felt unoriginal and characterless. That’s when I started perusing online sources for inspiration, looking at how other people decorated their spaces or found ingenious solutions to small spaces. It even helped me with making lists for my next big apartment shop so I knew what was trendy and what to look out for when shopping.
Here are 5 home décor sites to bookmark:
Lonny or Lonny Magazine is a lifestyle and home décor magazine emphasizing accessible home design. Lonny features design ideas, market trends, and thousands of photos of homes to draw inspiration from. My favourite part of Lonny is perusing different rooms and finding inspiration for each part of my apartment. You can also filter photos by style to find inspiration that matches you.
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A Beautiful Mess is a smorgasbord of everything including style, DIY and home décor. The home section on the site offers photos of redesigns, DIY home projects, progress reports, and shots of the author’s work in various home magazines. It’s a great space to get cheerful inspiration or pick up a new weekend project or two.
My Domaine (formerly Domaine Home) is a beautifully designed online magazine dedicated to home, food, travel, and career and money. One of my favourite features of this site is the Before and After section which captures extravagant redesigns and reveals that always make my jaw drop. My Domaine also offers a robust home tour, how-tos, décor ideas and a DIY section, as well as a section dedicated to shopping their design recommendations.
Refinery29 is a bustling hot spot for news of all sorts including fashion, beauty, health, entertainment and home décor. Refinery29 does a great job of providing educating and entertaining content in one go. Their articles are well thought out and jam packed with information and beautifully shot visuals for maximum impact.
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Similar to Refinery29, Popsugar got its start providing fashion and beauty content, and has swiftly moved into the home décor realm. One of my favourite things about Pop Sugar is their abundance of easy-to-digest articles — many of them in listicle format. Not only are they informative, but also I find myself jotting down notes or bookmarking articles to reference for the future.