Resources on Interior Design
About.Com's Guide to Interior Decorating
Take your time and really check out this site because it is filled with a surprising number of articles on a wide variety of decorating ideas and tips. Let's start with paint. There's a guide to the top 8 paint manufacturers, and if you scroll down the page after reading the paint manufacturer's guide you'll find a whole array of additional painting articles. There are also articles on interior paint finishes, interior paint colors and even an article filled with very useful drying tips. Click on Banish Boring With a Bathroom Update and you'll find all sorts of helpful information on updating and decorating your bathroom. There are articles on decorating Boy's Rooms, including such topics as themes for boys' rooms, rugs, furniture that can stand up to kids, plus some inspirational ideas for making a room your boy will actually like. If you've got a kid going off to college there's a wonderful set of articles on decorating a dorm room, including 8 steps to creating your dorm room, 10 best dorm comfort items, themes for dorm décor and more. You'll find helpful articles on bed linens, bathroom fixtures, designer kitchen appliances and a whole lot more. If you're considering giving your home or any part of your home a make-over I highly recommend that you check out this site; no matter what your plans are this site has an article or a tip that can make the job and your life a whole lot easier.
Waverly Interior Designs
If you need any form of interior design inspiration, this is the site you want to visit. The photos are breathtaking and inspiring. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Waverly Wall Covering and Wall Paper. Get ideas and inspiration for everything from floor cushions to kids' rooms to shower curtains to wallpaper and a whole lot more. View the Waverly Gallery of gorgeous Great Rooms, which is certain to fill you with awe-inspired ideas. There is a wonderful section filled with Frequently Asked Questions that will probably answer a lot of questions you've always wanted to ask but didn't know who to ask them of. This is an extremely stylish site, filled with style, grace, and charm. If that describes your taste in home decorating then I can't think of a better place for you to be.
Outdoor, Corner Fireplace Designs and Information Available Here
Before you decide on the right design choice for your home, educate yourself about your options, including outdoor, corner fireplace designs. This site also provides information about mantle and hearth designs to consider.
Interior Design Magazine
This is the digital companion to Interior Design magazine. Published by SANDOW, Interior Design magazine has been the definitive resource on interior design for more than 80 years for architects, interior designers and other design professionals. It showcases groundbreaking interior design projects and events, important new products, and provides up-to-date news and in-depth research on the interior design industry. On the site you'll find projects in numerous categories, including kitchen and bath, hospitality, healthcare, office, retail, residential and more. There's an extensive video section of videos on walkthroughs, designer interviews, events, tradeshows and showroom tours, as well as product reviews and hall of fame documentaries.
Kids' Room Decorating Ideas from Parents.com
The website for Parents magazine provides lots of information for decorating kids' rooms. One article makes the point that decorating a kid's room will be your most fun decorating projects, because, Where else can you paint with crazy color, stencil a raceway on a wall and go crazy with posters? The site offers ideas and information on decorating with different themes, organizers, funky furniture, wall decoration, and many other decorative touches such as an alligator dimmer switch, a hockey stick curtain rod, and ideas for drawer knows, valances, lamp shades, bed curtains and more.
Interior Design Education
This informative site features a state-by-state directory of interior design schools, plus featured schools and matching reviews. A news section discusses interior design industry news, and an article database features information about interior designers versus decorators, interior design skills, school accreditations, interior design careers, and interior design specialties. Membership to one of the primary interior design associations is an indication of an interior designer's qualifications and professional standing, but more importantly, it often aids in getting clients, and interior design associations are featured.