After almost a decade in the industry, I get to work with a lot of talented design bloggers, and my love for them runs deep. They offer inspiration, educated opinions, and well researched design ideas that they share in an organized and engaging way. My pro tip. . . let these wonderful, creative, and articulate professionals do all the design research dirty work for you!
With the amount of information we now process every day, it’s amazing we can make decisions at all. We’re in a time where our local marketplace is just a Google search away from getting the best product and finding exactly what you need. But who has the time to sift through all that information? How do you trust what you’re buying?
If you are anything like me, you kind of know what you want, you want to make a good decision, and you are willing to spend some time on it, but not ten hours every time you need to buy something. This is where talented online experts, bloggers, and influencers come into play since it’s their job to be the experts.
Curious who my personal favorites are right now?
Here is my list of the 10 best bloggers and design inspiration resources in the home design and décor world. I recommend you follow accounts with varying styles to help you create the home you’ve always wanted. Check out my tips on each influencer’s personal style and what they offer. And while I know Lauren, Angela, and Sherry personally, all the blogs I am recommending are so beautifully written that I feel a connection to everyone on the list.
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Get Inspired by these 10 Designers + Bloggers
#1: Bless’er House
Lauren Shaver of Bless’er House was the very first DIY blogger Romabio ever worked with – and there is a reason for that. She has proven to be one of the most approachable and authentic home décor enthusiasts and bloggers online.
Style – Modern farmhouse and Southern charm
Why follow @blesserhouse – Her design and style are approachable, affordable, and beautiful. She will give you full tutorials on DIY projects and multiple selections for buying décor items to style a room. Come for the tips, stay for the consistent and engaging newsletters, and get to know Lauren, Robert, and her family in real-time on her Instagram Stories. And yes, they’re as cute a couple in person as they are on their blog and social media. All that love and creativity is legit! Shop her rugs, paint, and lighting.
Emily Henderson is a legacy home design, fashion, and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging and writing for a long time and you can tell. She takes the reader on a journey and provides lots of details and fun insights along the way.
Style – West Coast chic meets modern farmhouse
Why follow @em_henderson – Emily and her team provide you detailed and thought-out options for buying specific items in your home like chairs, tables, bar stools, and rugs. She gives you all the know-how for how to place things in a room, is always a good reference to styling your home, and seems like the neighbor you want to live next door.
#3: Young House Love
Sherry and John Petersik are veteran design bloggers and all around wonderful people. My admiration for their design style predates our working relationship, and I’m not only a fan of their blog but also their podcast!
Style – Modern, timeless and clean with absolute attention to detail and practical use of space
Why follow @younghouselove – Sherry and John have been blogging and designing multiple houses and have over 3,000 bits of updates on their site! After their move to Florida, they slowed down on social media but still post on their blog and podcast. They are very detailed and will tell you exactly how to do something with step-by-step instructions and Sherry and John are just as much fun in person as they seem, and I will always recommend their blog. Think of it as binging an online classic.
#4: Noting Grace
I first fell in love with Jen Fancher of Noting Grace’s beautiful photographs. She has a way of visually communicating her love of home and DIY design that is both inspiring and relaxing to scroll through.
Style – Modern farmhouse with a touch of uncluttered, antique details
Why follow @notinggrace – in addition to being a cost-conscious and detailed DIY designer, Jennifer Fancher is a talented photographer filling her blog and social feeds with beautiful photos you’ll never tire of. She’s also an exceptional writer and can communicate instructions (especially on how to use power tools) very clearly. Her blog posts are sprinkled with lively personal anecdotes and personal inspiration to compliment the creative elements. You’ll arrive for the design inspiration and stay for the entertaining, daily Instagram Stories that feature her lovely family and if you’re lucky – her amazing singing skills!
Sandra’s passion for French Country design was so exciting to discover. We followed her for quite a while before she ever tried Classico Limewash – which was the perfect compliment for that classic, clean but also cozy European design style.
Style – Upscale French Country aesthetic with a touch of modern New England design
Why follow @sandramorganliving – Sandra’s blog is more of an inspiration destination – an eclectic resource covering everything I love about blog reading. From home décor, travel and fashion to recipes and wellness, you can always count on a beautiful photo and beautifully written post to kick start your week with a wealth of inspiration. I love her Instagram Reels as well.
#6: Jenny Komenda
Jenny Komenda is the founder and creative director of her own brand (jennykomenda.com) as well as the Juniper Print Shop (IG: juniperprintshop) which offers a modern, southwest design aesthetic for her followers.
Style – Modern, Southwest aesthetic meets boho chic
Why follow @jennykomenda – While Jenny concentrates mostly on DIY, there are projects she’s taken on that have required professional contractors. I value this balance because let’s face it, who has time or energy to DIY everything? Her beautiful photos and detailed project descriptions will have you inspired and hooked. She’s also not afraid of color which is refreshing.
#7: Angela Rose Home
Angela is a self-proclaimed fearless DIY designer focused on empowering her audience to pick up their tools and turn their Pinterest pins into reality, “stop pinning and start doing” is her mantra.
Style – Modern, classic, and sophisticated, with a touch of whimsy
Why follow @angelarosehome – Angela is more than a DIY designer – she inspires with her creativity coupled with a warm and transparent authenticity that helps moms relate as well as aspire to juggle home life and home projects. She is a DIY maverick! Seriously, I can’t begin to do half of what she does in her home and she consistently posts on her Instagram Stories, stays connected to her followers, and provides you with behind-the-scenes videos as well as accessory, tool, and self-care product recommendations. Her website and blog are easy to navigate, and her Pinterest account is an endless wealth of inspiration.
Valeria Jacobs of Rebecca and Genevieve is the creator and principal designer behind the CA-based home design and renovation brand, Rebecca and Genevieve, which has taken Instagram by storm.
Style – Modern west coast boho design with a touch of metropolitan charm
Why follow: @rebeccaandgenevieve – Valeria is a fearless renovator that documents her projects carefully inspiring even the most timid DIYer. Her eye for clean and modern design paired with a love of color within a neutral palette creates inviting and cozy living spaces with a bohemian flair. She loves curves and clean lines and organic feeling design. Her ‘refresh’ video tutorials and Instagram Reels show how to update a space by switching only a few accessories, art or rugs.
#9. Sara Bendrick
DIY Network landscape artist and Instagram exterior designer with an eye for color and creative but practical flare.
Style – Custom, modern landscaping
Why follow @sarabendrick – Sara is best known for guest appearances on HGTV’s Property Brothers consulting on landscaping design, and for her own show that once aired on DIY Network (now part of the Magnolia Network, “Lawn and Order”). She is loved by homeowners and celebrities alike for her ability to pull together a custom solution for landscaping and exterior design that is both beautiful and practical. She often incorporates the existing or updated exterior color of the home into the overall plan for a true exterior home update. She is brilliant with creating outdoor living spaces in the tiniest of yards and making large areas look and feel cozy as well as beautiful. Lots of DIY tool tutorials as well.
Sara McDaniel of Simply Southern Cottage is one of the most talented designers we’ve followed and worked with that really understands color. She can take the most unusual combinations and start immediate trends. Her love of design and saving old structures is infectious.
Style – Colorful farmhouse meets Southern cottage chic
Why follow @simplysoutherncottage – Sara’s work has been photographed for magazines around the country. Her thoughtful use of bright colors in a modern farmhouse design strategy has captivated audiences on Instagram. Her partner is a renowned magazine photographer, so you’ll see beautiful photos on her feed. She is always good about uploading video Reels as both DIY tutorials and behind-the-scenes of her design projects. Based in Louisianna, Sara has a very modern, Southern design aesthetic that is easily transferable to other parts of the country. If you like color, you’ll love Sara.