Once you know what budget and rooms you’re working with, deciding on a theme and style is the next step. If design isn’t your thing, there are plenty of great magazines, design websites and apps to help get your creative forces into gear.
Here are our top three sites to get inspired for your next renovation project:
This very popular website and app allows users to share photos and catalogue their ideas to inspire others in the Pinterest community. Once you’ve registered, you can search whatever project or idea you’re interested in and browse countless moodboards. The best part is your search can be as vague or specific as you like.
Channel 7’s ‘House Rules’ has joined forces with Home Beautiful Magazine to develop a handy app for your next renovation. Check out the impressive home reveals as they happen on TV, save your favourite rooms, and shop straight from the app. Home Beautiful magazine offers their style expertise with thousands of inspirational renovation pics for you to download. You can also create moodboards that you can share instantly with family and friends on social media to get their opinion.
One of the most influential interior design sites on the web, Apartment Therapy shares design ideas, trends, and inspiration. The site offers DIY projects that include before and after transformations and simple solutions you can try by yourself. It also features virtual house tours where readers can enter homes and ‘get the look’ by purchasing the same furniture pieces straight from the site.