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Need inspiration? Check out these home decoration tools and websites

Whether it’s time to upgrade your sofa, replace a rug, or do a complete home décor makeover, there’s plenty of inspiration and DIY tips online.

Gone are the days of needing assistance from an interior designer to turn your house into a home.

Once you jump online, interior inspiration is almost as common as cat videos, with numerous websites, blogs and social platforms dedicated to home décor DIY ideas, styling tips, expert advice and shopping.

If you’re looking for interior ideas and inspiration, we’ve compiled some great online destinations that will help you design, style and shop like a pro!


Image courtesy: Pinterest press centre

Pinterest has become a go-to destination for discovering and sharing creative ideas and inspiration.

With its simple search and ‘pin’ function, users can easily create endless boards of inspiration with images, quotes and ideas.

Naturally, interior design and décor lends itself perfectly to the platform and has taken off with thousands of interior pins. You can also get quite specific with search terms to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Depending on your style, you can look through pins that fall into categories such as “rustic”, “monochrome”, “French” and “art deco”, among others.


Image courtesy: Houzz press centre

Houzz is a great source for the Aussie home renovator and decorator for sourcing and saving home inspiration photos, acting also as a directory of local design and construction professionals.

Houzz even curates pieces of furniture, appliances and products for all parts of the home so you can shop without leaving the house.

On top of this, the website provides tips and advice from experts as well as a discussion forum where anyone in the Houzz community can share their before and after reveals, along with the story of their journey and any useful lessons they learned along the way.

InsideOut on YouTube

Video courtesy: Inside Out's YouTube channel

Sometimes the smallest of changes or a few new items can add a whole new look to a room.

Whether it’s styling a bed or arranging a coffee table, there are a lot of ways to add some “wow” without a big budget or total overhaul.

Inside Out’s YouTube channel is a testament to this, with some useful tips and how-to videos that are definitely worth a watch.

Katrina Chambers

Katrina Chambers is perhaps best known for being a contestant on Channel 9’s renovation reality TV show ‘The Block’ in 2011, but that's not all she's known for.

Her design, lifestyle and interior blog, operated by her since 2006, has built an impressive following over the years.

Katrina shares a bunch of awesome DIY ideas and tips that will inspire you to paint, create and style for days.

The Interiors Addict

The Interiors Addict is a one-stop shop for all things interior design and home styling. The website caters to budgets big and small, offering décor tips, recommendations and ideas.

For added inspiration, the ‘House Tours’ section takes you inside some truly beautiful Aussie homes.

It’s important to remember to take the time to research and find a style that suits you and your home or room.

Start by creating an online mood board of inspiration and collate the things you love. Before you know it, you’ll be an interior design pro from the comfort of your own lounge!  

Become a home décor wiz through online tools and communities thanks to fast broadband over the nbn™ network. Check your address to see if you can connect.

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