With everyone forced to spend more time indoors, you might be getting tired of staring at the same ol’ decor. Having some of this spare time on your hands gives you the chance to research and gather some inspiration for new home decor ideas that you can introduce to your home.
In this blog, we look at where you can find the best home decor ideas and inspiration for DIY projects that will help you spruce up your home. We’ll be looking at the inspiration that runs through NZ and around the globe - including Instagram pages you can follow and a few celebrities who aren’t necessarily experts, but love to share their own home decor ideas.
We all spend hours scrolling through content on Instagram everyday and we just can’t help it! It’s a visual platform with plenty of aspirational imagery and videos to give you fresh ideas for your next home decor refresh.
Finding home decor ideas on Instagram is simple - all you need to do is search using #hashtags, and you can save any posts you want to look back on into folders. A few good hashtags you can use to get started are #homedecor, #homedesign, #homeinterior and #homeinspiration.
Here are a few pages that are worth a follow for the fresh inspiration you’re looking for:
Erena Te Paa shares her home decor transformations in incredible detail for her followers to be able to replicate them. So whether you’ve got admiration for her work or looking for some inspiration, her Instagram page is worth a follow.
Clever Poppy is an Instagram page owned by Julia Stuart who adds her own twist on home decor as a mother and content creator. Her feed is filled with plenty of crafty DIY projects that will inspire you to get creative!
Homestylemags’ Instagram page is full of creative interior design ideas that are trending in homegrown New Zealand, so if you’re after a Kiwiana feel to your home, don’t wait around - follow them and find your next home project today.
Former Block NZ winners Alex and Corbans’ Instagram is filled with beautiful interior home spaces. Their talent for home design is inspired by nature and will give you some earthy tone ideas for your decor.
Interior design blogs have a wealth of information on home decor to give you fresh ideas for your home. If you’re looking for a digital version of your favourite design magazines, many NZ magazines have online blogs where you can find aspirational interior styling ideas from industry experts.
Here are a few tips on how to find these blogs - use Google to search up phrases like ‘home decor inspo NZ, ‘interior design ideas NZ and ‘home design ideas’. To give you a headstart on your search, here are 2 blogs that could help you on your search for inspiration:
Studio Home is an NZ design blog that’s been around since 2008 and shares fresh inspiration and ideas for your next home and garden refresh.
If you’re looking for fresh ideas and DIY projects, Home and Garden is a blog that serves as a one-stop solution for interior design tips and inspiration for your home.
Pinterest is perfect for finding creative ideas for your home decor. In fact, Oberlo found that “Most Pinterest users are on the platform for Home Design Inspiration”. Every pin represents an idea in the form of an image or video that has been saved by users from previous searches. The pin includes the link to the website and a comment section that users can use to discuss with each other. Simply search for ‘home decor ideas’ and your next inspiration could be a pin away.
It’s not surprising that we admire and idolize celebrities enough to convince us to purchase a product or service they use - and it’s the same when it comes to home decor. The reasoning behind that is that we are inclined to purchase a product that celebrities use because we trust them and aspire to be like them.
Evie Kemp is a kiwi designer and illustrator that’s known for her bold home decor that can help you draw inspiration for your own home.
Chrissy Tegan loves to share her cooking ideas and home design antics on social media. While some of her ideas are on the classier side that may not be easy to find or afford, it still works as great inspiration for something you can replicate for cheap.
Home Decor Ideas To Get You Started
Now that you know where you can find some inspiration, why not start off your home decor refresh by spicing up your living room? Here are a few simple home decor ideas to get that ‘Celebrity Instagram’ look for close to nothing!
Coloured Feature Wall
Warm up your living spaces with a coloured feature wall. Painting a wall can add a splash of colour to your home to stand out from your furniture and give it that 'Pop'. It's an affordable idea that you can tackle yourself - all you need to do is grab some paint and paintbrushes, and you're good to go. Not sure where to start? Check out this video below to learn the basics on how to paint a room:
Dulux NZ’s Instagram feed is a great place to source colour palate ideas from experts in the architecture and design industry. From trendy coloured rooms to home makeovers, their page has it all.
Habitatbyresene offers creative design ideas to help with painting your coloured feature wall, including instructional DIY videos to help you every step of the way.
A lounge is not complete without throws or warm blankets for those cosy movie nights. Instead of leaving them on the couch or storing them in another room, buy yourself a wooden ladder to hang your blankets on, or even use it as a decorative piece.
We all know that kids love to write on the walls - so why not give them a space to do just that? You can purchase chalkboard or blackboard paint from many of the stores in NZ where paint is sold, or just search online. Use your chalkboard wall to write down your chores, grocery lists, food plans or even use it as a sketch wall for decorative purposes - the possibilities with this are endless!
Found the inspo you were looking for? Now that you know where the best spots to find inspiration are, just remember that you don’t always need to indulge in luxuries to get that ‘Instagram look’. Sometimes, basic home decor ideas can do the job.
With all the effort you’ve put into refreshing your home decor, a dirty carpet could completely ruin the look! Give your carpets some extra love and give them a deep clean to ensure you’re feeling houseproud from floor to ceiling.
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