Decorating magazines can be inspirational and informative, and reading quality decorating magazines online is often better than flipping through the print edition. Not only do they store and carry easily in an e-reader or pad, leaving your coffee tables clean and clutter free, but most online design magazines are free.
Especially with the advent of Pinterest and other ways to clip and save images online, online decorating magazines make it easy for DIY decorators and professionals to build design boards and other idea stations online, making them easily accessible while shopping or working with clients.
Below are my top picks for online decorating magazines. Some of these are to the trade, some are extensions of magazines that are currently in print, some are more crafty than design, but all are wonderful ways to not only keep up with what is going on in the world of decorating, but are also great for inspiring you to transform your own home into something beautiful!
Note that many of these magazines also host blogs that are also great resources for decorating ideas.
- Online Decorating & Design Magazines
These magazines have a strong decorating focus, but you may find other inspirational ideas for your home within these pages since many of these magazines also feature food, crafts, travel and more.
- Covet Garden
- Lonny Magazine
- Online Home Living Magazines
These magazines offer a great combination of crafts, travel, entertaining and decorating ideas.
- By Fryd
- Pure Green
- Sweet Paul
- Other Recommended Reads
Some of my favorite bloggers have listed their fav online decorating magazines. Find more inspiration in the links below.
- French Decor Magazines via Confessions of a Plate Addict
- Online Magazines via Decor Happy
- Decorating Print Magazines Online
These websites are extensions of very popular decorating and lifestyle print magazines, and their websites offer a wealth of information on home living, design and decorating.
- Better Homes & Gardens
- Coastal Living
- Country Living
- Elle Decor
- HGTV Magazine
- House & Home
- House Beautiful
- Martha Stewart
- Real Simple
- Romantic Homes
- Southern Living
- This Old House
- Traditional Home
- Out-of-Print Magazines
These were once craft & decorating print magazines that have now ceased production, but you can still find great ideas on their websites. Unfortunately, as more print media transitions to the web, we may see this listing grow.
- Fresh Home
- To the Trade
These magazines are online interior design or decorating trade magazines, and are great for keeping up with what is going on in the interior design world, as well as good resources for finding home decor, fabrics, furnishings and other products. Not a registered designer but interested in purchasing to-the-trade-only products? See our Guide to Furniture's list of resources.
- Interior Design - the go-to trade magazine for professional interior designers
- Interiors & Sources - more for commercial applications but still a good resources
- Furniture World - website for the trade magazine of the furniture industry
- Architectural Digest - website for this interiors and architecture magazine that features extraordinary (and extraordinarily expensive) homes and finishes
Decorator's Tip: New online magazines are popping up all the time. Issuu is a great place to find online publications that feature all things regarding your hobby and home.