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5 Interior Design Magazines to Check Out

Photo: Michaela Satterfield

Photo: Michaela Satterfield

Sometimes, design inspiration comes easily. The perfect piece pops out of nowhere. The right style for a space just falls into place.

Other times? Not so much. Inspiration doesn’t always strike, and sometimes design requires a lot of thinking. When ideas aren’t flowing, there are plenty of ways to get through the designers’ block.

One of my favorite ways to do this is to flip through design magazines. Filled with beautiful photography, handy tips and clever articles, interior design magazines never cease to bring me bright ideas.

Here are 5 design magazines you’ll want to subscribe to:

  1. 417 Home

    417 Home is a magazine based in Springfield, Missouri. It releases four issues every year. The magazine includes home spotlights, event information and plenty of design inspiration. To keep up with local design, this magazine is a must-read.

  2. Interior Design

    The name says it all. This magazine is one of the leading interior design publications. It’s been around for 80 years, so it knows what it’s talking about. Check it out for design inspiration from all over the globe.

  3. Architectural Digest

    This internationally published magazine is also on top in the world of interior design. Published monthly, it offers design from all over the world. Read about travel destinations and products, as well.

  4. Kansas City Spaces

    This magazine is a part of the well-known newspaper Kansas City Star. It offers design advice from designers and lots of local inspiration. As a bonus, it has a food section.

  5. Coastal Living

    This magazine is geared towards those who enjoy waterfront living. Brimming with plenty of coastal design tips and inspiration, you’ll also find travel advice mixed in. Plan your dream home and dream vacation all at once.

These five magazines are sure to get the design ideas flowing. Go read and be inspired— all from the comfort of your sofa.

Michaela Satterfield

James Décor Writer