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Top 40 DIY and Decorating Designs

The human race is a race that thrives on its capacity to effect certain changes into the world, just so this world can be turned into a home for people to live in. And so, in the biological sciences, you are taught the concept of the ‘habitat’ – where the original arrangement is altered so that living is ensured in its best quality.

This self-same idea of the ‘habitat’ is the same operative principle behind interior design and decoration. Interior design is all about transforming a previously drab and boring space into a space that’s truly liveable, a space where people will not just exist, but more importantly, live. That’s what this list is all about – the 40 best blogs that deal precisely with designs and decoration that’s DIY.

theinteriorsaddict.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★

Those who are passionate about interior design and about doing it themselves will surely find a best friend in The Interiors Addict blog. The blog is basically about the many ways by which you can work your way around a given space, and as you work your way around it, the blog also teaches you how to never compromise beauty with simplicity.

The Interiors Addict manages to combine a healthy mix of expert advice and easy language, so that the beginner will not feel alienated. It’s a great blog to read as you start your own DIY journey.

ikeahackers.net

Originality ★★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★

Here is a blog that helps you to see that your mother was right, after all: if you want something done, and if you want it done right, then you’ve got to do it yourself. Modeling and basing on the excellent quality of IKEA products, the articles on this blog teach you all about the world of IKEA hacking.Known for the simple efficiency of its products, it’s no wonder that many people will want to get into IKEA hacking.

 

What makes this blog even better is that it’s collaborative. You can pose a question, or you can contribute your own hack. You can even help out in the answering of specific questions, making DIY decorators a community in themselves.

diy-decorator.com.au

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★

This blog has a very specific niche: home decorating. If you’re looking for inspiration and for ideas on how to decorate the house you just purchased, or if you’re just bored with the fact that your house has looked the exact same way ever since you were born, then this blog is most definitely the blog for you. With countless tips on how to brighten up a room and many other common concerns for the DIY house decorator, this blog is truly a must-read for beginners and experts alike.

thedesignfiles.net

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★

The Design Files is every reader’s dream come true, especially if you happen to have a strong and passionate preference for all things DIY, such as design and interior decorating. This blog has everything covered. From garden maintenance tips to ideas on how to turn your house into a haven, down to recipes you can try your hand in – The Design Files is bound to have it for you.

 

The blog also has special articles that feature people who have already made it big in the field of DIY. So, if you need that extra dose of inspiration, read up.

tlcinteriors.com.au

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★

What does TLC stand for again? Tender Loving Care, that’s what TLC means. More importantly, that’s also the kind of care that you’ll be exercising towards every single room and corner of your house, if you read the TLC Interiors blog. Emphasizing the power and value of simple but impactful pieces for any room, TLC Interiors will surely teach you how to say much without having to say a lot, at least, when it comes to interior design.

lilyfieldlife.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★

Sometimes, when you look through blogs, especially those that claim to be all about stuff that you can do all by yourself, what you’re really looking for is the kind of blog that’s capable of giving you an authentically personal touch. This is exactly what you’ll be getting from Lilyfield Life. With Lilyfield Life, it’s all about the author’s personal experiences with transforming pieces. For instance, there you’ll find stories about the author bringing life back into an old cabinet, and many other similar exciting experiences.

 

Perhaps, if DIY design is your passion, then you’ll find solace in the fact that there are many like you who share your passion, which is what Lilyfield Blog reminds you of.

stylecurator.com.au

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★

Style Curator is a blog that features DIY interior design and decoration tips and principles, but the blog also manages to take it to a whole new level. You see, apart from all the articles written about how to successfully design your kitchen, or your barn, or your office, Style Curator also involves its readers in a way that’s really irresistible – through the regular #stylecuratorchallenge. This challenge is where you’ll be asked to design a part of your own home, and then your design will compete with those of others. If you win, you get exciting prizes.

 

What’s great about that is that it involves its readers – as a reader, you don’t just read Style Curator. You also become one.

thepaintedhive.net

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★

One of the things that you’ll probably look for whenever you look through blogs about interior design is how well the designers are able to change how a particular given space looks. With The Painted Hive blog, your eyes are rewarded with generous helpings of before and after pictures, all intended to show and to prove that these design styles are stuff you can do yourself, too. By simply looking at the pictures and paying attention to the tips, you can surely learn so much from this blog. (Plus, the articles are well-written, too, which makes it an excellent read.)

repurposeandupcycle.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★

A blog that’s entitled Repurpose and Upcycle is its own justification – especially if it fulfills that very purpose. This blog gives you a lot of original and fresh ideas, all geared towards the awareness that really, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, but only if you know how to transform it correctly. Upon reading this blog, you’ll certainly be inspired to always see the good in everything, even in the pieces you thought were good for nothing.

house-nerd.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★

Here you have a blog that takes renovation and home improvement seriously. With the author calling herself a House Nerd, all the articles tackle the nitty-gritty details about designing and decorating your own house just to make sure that no space is ever worthless. Also, there are articles that showcase other people’s houses, so that you, as reader, can easily find inspiration and begin doing the decorating yourself, as well. The language of the blog is very simple, too, making it very understandable to read.

apairandasparediy.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★

A Pair and a Spare is one great blog, from the design of the blog itself down to its very content. The blog dares to cover all aspects of design, which means including your need for a wardrobe rehabilitation as well as your need for home improvement. Thus, you’ll quickly learn from this blog that a house may very well look only as good as its owner; as you improve your home, you also need to step up your clothing game, too.

getinmyhome.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

Get in My Home is an award-winning blog, and for good reason. The tips you can find from this blog are all priceless, and to add to that, you can also learn from the best, because the author herself rubs elbows with her fellow interior designers, all armed with their own valuable tips. This blog also has a lot of product reviews so that you’ll know the ups and downs of the stuff that you’ll be purchasing, all for the sake of DIY decoration and design.

misskyreeloves.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★

With articles written with such a personal and honest sort of writing, it’s difficult to not get hooked on the Miss Kyree Loves blog. The articles begin from a perspective of a mother who, in wanting to provide only the best living for her family, has also sort of mastered the art of DIY design and decoration. Truly, wisdom does not come from books but through experience, and this blog provides such strong proof of that.

thelittledesigncorner.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

The Little Design Corner, also an award-winning blog, is one that directs itself towards empowering all DIY designers to just keep doing what they love. With tips on how to do it yourself as well as strong sources of inspiration through countless pictures, The Little Design Corner is sure to catch your attention as well as your heart. This blog will surely convince you that if you haven’t gotten into design yet, then perhaps today would be a good day to begin.

ishandchi.com

Originality ★★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★

Some blogs about interior design content themselves with giving out tips and ideas about decorating and brightening up a room. Ish and Chi, on the other hand, does not settle with and for that. Ish and Chi sets the bar high with articles with tips, as well as substantive interviews with great designers armed with a treasury of experience. There are also a lot of cutesy fashion tips, which means it’s not limited to home improvement.

emilyaclark.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

A blog with many awards under its belt, the Emily A. Clark blog is everything it is known for, and gives you even more than what you expect. Usually DIY design and decorating blogs just settle with the task of tip-giving, which you can then apply to whatever your need is. Emily A. Clark, on the other hand, is a blog that sets the standard for exceeding expectations. There are several varieties of topics for you to choose from – DIY hacks, best tips for pairing pieces without going over the budget, and many other interesting ideas which you can also share with your friends.

cocokelley.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★

Coco Kelley is a blog that quietly but surely hits all the right notes. Its attractiveness begins in a simple flowery design, which catches your eye just enough to make you keep reading. Also, the blog itself features a lot of interesting topics ranging from interior design which you can do yourself, to travel ideas, down to some lifestyle hacks that are definitely applicable. If you’re feeling a little down, then a quick visit to this blog will surely brighten up your day.

handyman.net.au

Originality ★★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★

Here’s one common misconception about DIY interior design and decoration – that it’s only largely a woman’s world. Of course not. In the age of learning how to do things by yourself, men are also learning to take an active part in making sure that the house is turned into a home, and this is certainly what men will learn from Handyman. Handyman is basically a Do-It-Yourself blog, teaching you how to do the basic house fixture installments and repairs all by yourself. It’s not just a fun read; it’s more importantly challenging, and everyone knows how men all love a good challenge.

thedesignconfidential.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★

The Design Confidential blog is a blog that already makes you feel that you’re at home, just by looking at it. Its design is one that is so incredibly welcoming, with an interesting combination of bright colors in a backdrop of grey. The way the discussions are presented in the blog is likewise all-embracing, as each paragraph clearly brings every detail to life. All in all, it’s an excellent read.

2craftand2create.wordpress.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★☆☆
Social Media ★★★★

Although the design of the blog is pretty simple, 2blogand2create grabs your attention because of the premise on which it is based – a mom gets into the activity of crafting and creating with her two little girls. Tugs at your heartstrings, doesn’t it? As you read more, you realize that the blog’s appeal lies in the way it makes crafting and creation so accessible, and makes you understand that really, anyone can do it.

3and3quarters.net

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★☆☆
Social Media ★★★★★

This blog takes on a seemingly ordinary task that is usually attributed to old women – quilting, but 3and3quarters elevates it to an entirely new level. With a young author who manages to give quilting a surprisingly exciting twist, the blog easily hands out tips and tricks for quilting. 3and3quarters also gives you several design ideas that are so good, you’ll immediately want to learn to make quilts (in case you still don’t).

aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

From desserts to purses, A Spoonful of Sugar has it all. This is a blog that strongly convinces you of the beauty of doing things yourself, mainly because by doing it yourself, you can freely add your own personal touch. Whether it’s for your own cookie or your own wallet, making it yourself certainly removes any unwanted possibility of getting bored easily. Reading A Spoonful of Sugar kind of tells you: “You made your bed, now sleep in it and have the time of your life.”

mel-allwrappedup.blogspot.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★☆☆
Social Media ★★★★

All those who are bored with the same outfits being sold in malls, all those who believe that they deserve better than the possibility of buying the same shirt or dress with the next person – the All Wrapped Up blog is certainly for you. Written by an author who’s sincerely passionate about making her own clothes, this blog is designed (pun intended) for any person who shares the same passion. Complete with pictures, the write-ups are extremely fun to read.

ballesbazaar.blogspot.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★☆☆
Social Media ★★★★

Are you the kid who always received knitted sweaters for birthdays and other holidays, but you never seemed to figure out how to knit? Worry no more, because Balle’s Bazaar is here to rescue you from sheer knitting ignorance. The articles present you with cute photographs of the author herself as well as of the knitted clothes that she makes, showing you how fun it really is to let your creative side flow free. What’s more, these sweaters are excellent gift ideas (as exemplified by your childhood memories of sweater gifts, of course).

craftqueenaus.blogspot.com.au

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★☆☆
Social Media ★★★★

The Craft Queen Blog is one that is not too generous with words. In lieu of the words (which sometimes get in the way of your point), the blog rewards your eyes with a lot of pictures, literally showing you what words could sometimes fail to convey. That is where the strength of this blog lies, and it’s perfect for those who are into crafts but don’t really intend to read too much.

craftgossip.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

Probably one of the most all-inclusive blogs that deal with DIY design and decoration, CraftGossip is definitely not mere gossip. Covering all areas such as crocheting, jewelry making, to having your very own Do It Yourself sort of wedding, CraftGossip helps you to ensure that not one strand of thread or hair is out of place. Because of its inclusiveness, the blog then easily slides into becoming one of your favorite go-to blogs for your DIY projects.

craftyrie.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

CraftyRie’s subtitle for the blog says it all: chaos and creations. The blog is poignant in its honesty and rawness, showing you how every project of creativity necessarily begins in chaos. With pictures that rightly show you the before and after conditions, CraftyRie pushes all the right buttons with its readers – enough encouragement for the times of chaos, and enough appreciation when creativity shines through.

jembellish.blogspot.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

Jembellish is a blog that actively promotes both creativity and collaboration. With the many projects that the author herself presents, as well as the many invitations for readers all over the world to share their own projects in what the blog calls A Round Tuit, it’s easy to see why the blog is a go-to site for all those who are into DIY projects. With an attractive purple and lavender color scheme, the blog is pleasing to look at, and even more fun to read.

coledabbles.blogspot.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★

This blog takes its title very seriously: Dabbling All Day executes a lot of serious dabbling. As a blog, Dabbling All Day is basically a collection of articles that show how the author dabbles in so many things in her everyday life. From baking, to knitting, to cooking,to growing certain plants, to candle-making, and so much more, Dabbling All Day proves to the rest of the world that dabbling can be immensely rewarding, if done correctly, of course.

flowerpress.blogspot.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★

As a blog, Flowerpress enumerates its niches through the following description: art, design, fabric, print, vintage, thrift, cook, knit, garden, sew, nature, family, life. And, truth be told, the blog really deals with all of these with the same passion for every topic. Complete with recipes and step by step instructions, it’s difficult not to get caught up in all the projects that are just waiting for you to do them. Flowerpress will certainly inspire you to go all the way for DIY.

handmadekids.com.au

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

If you think the blog name sounds cute, don’t worry. The blog will not be a disappointment. If you’re looking for a blog that focuses mainly on handmade creations specifically designed for kids, or at least materials that are oriented towards keeping the family together, then you’ve found it in Handmade Kids. Get a load of gift ideas, costume ideas, as well as ideas for everyday things like pillows and cups, made even more special because they’re all DIY.

kaetoo.blogspot.com.au

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

Kaetoo tackles every imaginable topic that deals with DIY design and decoration. From tips on how to manage and furnish empty spaces and how to make the best out of them, to topics that discuss how to make great costumes or masks for children in Halloween, Kaetoo has it all. This broad spectrum of topics makes Kaetoo an easy preference for any person who is passionate about DIY projects.

koch.com.au

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★☆☆

Flowers. Because you probably see them everyday, or they have become an all-too common sight, it’s easy to fall into the assumption that flowers need no great deal of attention. But of course, those who are in the design industry know how flowers are important, as well as knowing where and how to position them. In the Koch blog, this is exactly what you will learn to understand – not all flower arrangements are created equal, after all.

makeandtell.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

Some kids get all excited for show and tell, where they’re content to bring some interesting thing to school and talk about that object in front of the rest of the class. The Make and Tell blog, however, pushes you to see that it’s not enough to just show something; there’s still more to be said about your power to create, and even more so when you do choose to use that power. Once you see this blog, you’ll almost immediately be reminded that you can do it yourself, too.

vickisfabriccreations.blogspot.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★

This blog begins this way: “If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting time,” which is a line attributed to Billy Joel. Vicki’s Fabric Creations, although a bit too simple in appearance, does not compromise with the value of its content. On this blog you find articles that were obviously written by someone who does love what she is doing, pushing you to do exactly the same. Or, at the very least, to try your hand in it, too.

tractorgirl.com.au

Originality ★★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

Easily one of the best-looking DIY blogs around, Tractor Girl is a blog that is a little unique in its niche. While other DIY blogs will focus on home improvement, or crafts, Tractor Girl teaches you about the DIY aspect of branding and of establishing your name in a business. Dealing with topics such as creating your own brand art, and many other related topics, Tractor Girl provides you with the arsenal you need to be more confident in setting up your name in whatever business you desire.

thewhimsicalwife.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★★

Everyone knows what happens when wives get whimsical: they make magic happen. With its subtitle ‘Cook, Create, Decorate’, The Whimsical Wife is a blog that effectively gets one message across: being at home is not an excuse to not get creative. When you’re at home, you can simply make do with what you have, and, using your creative juices, give life to whatever recipe, gift, or home improvement you can manage to produce.

thecrafttrain.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★☆☆
Social Media ★★★★★

While this might appear to be a blog for kids, make no such mistake. The Craft Train is a blog that’s created by a woman who found more meaning in getting creative with paint, glue, glitter, and other similar materials. Covering topics such as costumes, knitting finger snakes, and making bookmarks with multiplication tables, The Craft Train is all about meaningful fun, the kind that’s experimental and educational, all at the same time.

gomakeme.com

Originality ★★★★
Design ★★★★
Social Media ★★★★

By simply looking at the appearance of this blog, and at how all the elements of the blog design just fall into place, it will be very difficult for you not to fall in love with it. Combining an irresistible design that mixes pink and grey with content that’s further beautified by photographs of the best quality, Go Make Me as a blog will surely be one of the most unforgettable DIY blogs you will ever encounter.