Best Places to Look for Home Inspiration

Sometimes when you are going through the process of buying your first home, even in the beginning stages it’s daydreaming about the end that gets you through. Even though it might be a little while before you’re ready to decorate, it doesn’t hurt to take a look at some home inspiration to get you excited about the journey, right? In fact, it would do you some good to print a few of these off and create a mood board that you can look at when you need a little encouragement to keep saving for that deposit.

Interior styling is a pretty big deal online, which means you’ve got lots of options to get inspiration for your new home. Here are our top 3 platforms you can use to look for some #inspo as well as our favorite accounts to stalk at the moment.

Instagram

Instagram is all about the aesthetics and home decor is one of the most popular types of content on the platform. No matter what style you have you’re sure to find accounts for inspiration on Instagram. Plus – with stories and more engagement on accounts you’ll often get great insight into how places have been styled and where items have been purchased. Home organisation is also having a big moment on the ‘gram and there is no better time to get your self sorted than when you’re moving house.

Here are some decor-heaven accounts.

@inspire_me_home_decor
@theblushhome
@gypsytanhome
@the_real_houses_of_ig

Did you know you can follow hashtags on Instagram? Check out #homedecor #homestyling and #homeinspiration for some goodies.

Pinterest

The OG of inspiration. Pinterest will have you deep diving on the platform for hours thanks to all the creative photographs and projects shared. With Pinterest, you can start your own electronic mood board then pin photographs to it, keep track of products you like and what style you want to go for. You can explore the site to see what others are doing, or use the ‘pin this’ browser extension button to manually pin anything you see on the web. A great way to keep all of your inspiration organized for when you’re ready to decorate. Plus, DIY is a huge thing on Pinterest so you’re bound to find some fun ideas to try in your own place. Open the app and start your search with something simple like ‘home inspiration’ and make a board of your own to collect your ideas!

YouTube

YouTube is the best for long-form videos where you can really see home renovations or room makeovers come together. If you’re interested in transforming your space and want to learn how people do it, YouTube has some great options. You’ll also find a lot of inspiration if you search ‘home tours’ or ‘room tours’. Organisation channels can help you start your new home off on the right foot.

On YouTube check out these channels for some great tips:

Mr Kate
The Sorry Girls
Kristen McGowan
Ashlee White
Sarah’s Day

Ok so we may be getting a little ahead of ourselves, but it doesn’t hurt to dream, right?

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