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8 Top Australian Home Decor Blogs

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shutterstock_159952223Home decor is one of the most popular blogging topics on the Internet today, and with so many people looking for ways to spruce up their current home rather than find a new one it’s little wonder. When written and designed correctly, a home decor blog can be full of inspiring ideas and can give you the drive to get stuck into a DIY project, hit the shops or phone up your local builder. A foolproof formula includes knowing the readers, varying subject matter and a grasp on all the latest home decor trends.

Here is our pick of the bloggers getting it right:

8. The Painted Hive

Kristine with a “K” describes herself as a mother, wife, paint brush wielder, part-time perfectionist and a decor-aholic. A self taught interior decorator, Kristine loves nothing more than to share her real projects, fresh ideas, budget DIY projects, furniture revivals and thrifty decorating tips. Essentially, this blog will show you how to turn your trash into treasure. You’ve got to love the sound of that!

7. Darling Street

Penny is a lover of all things home decor, renovating and DIY. She loves to share her ideas with her readers, whether it be painting an old side table, creating a memo board or restoring an old vintage clock. The home decor addict is also a theatre actress you may recognise from roles such as Nessa-Rose in the Australian theatre production “Wicked”.

6. The Design Hunter

The Design Hunter is a retail business offering unique design services by a range of talented individuals – all coming with a vast range of experience and style. The blog offers creative ways to fashion practical living spaces and perform duties such as taking care of indoor plants, while giving a good insight into what inspires other home decorators.

5. A Beach Cottage

If coastal living is your idea of a dream location, you will love Sarah’s beach cottage blog. Having moved into a battered old white cottage in search of a sea change from England, Sarah has transformed her home into the epitome of simple coastal vintage style. Her blog offers a tour of the cottage, lots of yummy recipes and fun ideas to give beach cottage furniture a new look.

4. DIY Decorator

DIY Decorator is a complete online directory for every quality homeware and decorating tool you can imagine. As well as big chains you’ll also discover small independant gems, and finding what you’re after is easy thanks to it’s simple search guide. The blog offers plenty of tips from how to style a coffee table through to the planting of spring bulbs.

3. The Interiors Addict

The Interiors Addict comes to you via Jen Bishop, an ordinary girl with no design qualifications but a serious love of all things decor and homeware. She is hugely passionate for what she does, and for the last 18 months has been running the blog full-time. Whether you rent or own, Jen’s belief is that every person should enjoy their home and through her blog she’ll show you how to do just that.

2. The Design Files

The Design Files has been named as one of the world’s top 50 design blogs and, when you consider the range of topics it covers from art and graphic design to interiors, architecture and illustration, it’s easy to understand why. Started in 2008, the Design Files has gone on to produce regular features for the country’s top design mags, and the blog will leave you feeling permanently inspired.

1. Yellowtrace

Award-winning interior designer, Dana, was a senior designer at a leading architecture firm when she decided to set up her own boutique practice from home. Through her blog she offers tips and innovative ideas for interior design, architecture, product design and installations. It’s this varying range of topics and continued creativity that puts Yellowtrace in our number one spot.

Have we missed a home decor blog you can’t live without? We’re always looking for new inspiration, so submit your entry to Style Timber Floors and it may just make our next list!

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