Finding flooring and design inspiration online can prove more difficult than you might expect. There is a lot of content to wade through, and it can be hard to find trustworthy experts who really know their stuff. Perhaps more importantly, whose design style aligns with yours? You can’t go wrong following the blogs of trusted brands for flooring and design ideas (such as ours), but there’s so much more out there. How do you find the best of the best?
Flooring and design magazines and television networks regularly compile lists of high-quality blogs for inspiration. Generally, these lists pop up at the beginning of the year as design trends are established for the year ahead.
We’ve compiled a list of eight of our favorite flooring and design blogs for you to follow. Bookmark them and use them as references when you need inspiration for your next home remodel or for decorating ideas for the upcoming season.
8 Inspiring Flooring and Design Blogs to Follow
Wit + Delight – This trendy blog is the creation of Kate Arends, a St. Paul-based marketing consultant and design expert. She’s worked with major brands such as Target, 3M and Fossil. Her blog has been around for eight years and has more than 3 million followers who love her ability to showcase home design and decor that comes from a variety of places. Arends’ blog also provides information for readers with different budgets.
Decor8 – Writer and stylist Holly Becker began the Decor8 blog as a way to share decorating ideas and trends to inspire her followers’ home design. New content is posted daily. Posts tackle topics such as how to incorporate the latest “it” color and design tips that can be gleaned from looking into someone’s home and viewing the bits and pieces that make it unique. You’ll love her ideas as well as her calm and accessible approach to all things lifestyle.
The Inspired Room – For two years in a row, Better Homes and Garden readers voted Melissa Michaels the Reader’s Favorite Decorating Blogger for her blog, The Inspired Room. It’s easy to see why. Her blog shows you how to design your home on a budget, and she doesn’t believe in sacrificing what you love to do it. Her blog has been around for 10 years, and that decade of experience shines through in her content. You’ll get housekeeping tips, gift ideas, sneak peeks into her personal home projects and, of course, decorating advice.
A Beautiful Mess (ABM) – Owned by sisters Elsie and Emma, ABM is a lifestyle company that features recipes, DIY projects, home decorating inspiration and truly inspirational before-and-after room makeovers. This blog has been around since 2007. Over the years, they’ve expanded their brand to include books, apps, online classes and an original product line. With this much under their belts, you can trust them for style advice and inspiration.
Young House Love – This blog is managed by John and Sherry, a young couple with a passion for DIY and home remodeling. They’ve personally renovated three homes, and their blog shares their successes, failures and more than 3,000 free home projects for you to try. They’ve written several books, and their own line of lighting and hardware has been sold at Target and Home Depot. It’s safe to say these folks know a thing or two about home design.
Dwell – Yes, Dwell is an extremely popular design magazine, but it also has tons of free online content that is sure to inspire you. Its feed delivers the trendiest furniture, flooring and design articles featuring vast and iconic architecture, decorating tips for tiny spaces and everything in between. You’re guaranteed to find something you love on this abundant and well-curated website.
Remodelaholic – This DIY blog was created by Cassidy and her husband to showcase all of their remodeling projects and to provide help to those who are looking to update their homes. They’ve completed five different project houses since the blog launched, so you’re sure to find plenty of helpful content on their website. Want to build a table out of rustic wood pallets? Or how about a tutorial on how to swap out a showerhead? No matter what you are looking for, you’ll probably find it here.
Creative Home (Mohawk Flooring) – We love Mohawk Flooring, and the same can be said about its Creative Home blog. In addition to providing fantastic flooring advice, tips and showcases, the blog offers content that goes beyond just floor coverings. The company’s experts will help you get your porch decorated for the upcoming holiday season as well as assist you in finally organizing that closet you’ve been stubbornly keeping closed tight.
Do you have any favorite flooring and design blogs that we haven’t listed? We’d love to hear from you! Want to talk to a real life expert about your home remodel? We’re always here to help. Visit your nearest Ogden’s Flooring and Design showroom and let us know what you’re working on. We’ll show you samples and project ideas that will work for you.