Our Top Interior Design and Expat Blogs of 2022

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The Best Interior Design and Expat Blogs of 2022

Whether you are moving abroad and need some well-researched tips to help you wade through German bureaucracy, or you’re a homeowner looking for interior design inspiration, we have the perfect blogs for you. Here we present to you the best international blogs of 2021, divided into two categories: the best Europe-based interior design blogs, and the best resources for expats living in Germany. After scrolling through these superb online magazines, you’ll surely be inspired. Happy reading!

Best Interior Design and Home Blogs

Decor8 Blog

Founded by Holly Becker in 2006, Decor8 is a blog for those who love aesthetics. As an award-winning blogger and interior design expert with years of experience, Holly helps her readers find their personal home style. Featuring beautifully photographed interiors, Decor8 brings design styles perfect for apartments and German homes alive.

  • Concept: 5/5 points
  • Content: 5/5 points
  • Design: 5/5 points
  • Total: 5/5 points

Coco Lapine Design

Coco Lapine Design is managed by Belgian designer Sarah, who is currently based out of Munich. With gorgeously lit photographs featuring aesthetic interiors, Sarah’s blog is wonderful inspiration for apartment interior design.

  • Concept: 5/5 points
  • Content: 4.5/5 points
  • Design: 4/5 points
  • Total: 4.5/5 points

Newniq

Based out of Berlin, Newniq is run by friends and creative partners Julia and Judith. With a focus on interior design, the blog has articles about furniture choices, living accessories, as well as lifestyle, travel, and exterior design. For balcony design inspiration or to learn about the latest interior trends, head to Newniq.

  • Concept: 5/5 points
  • Content: 5/5 points
  • Design: 5/5 points
  • Total: 5/5 points

Happy Interior Blog

The Happy Interior Blog has been inspiring interiors and bringing joy into homes for over 10 years. Started by Igor Josifovic-Kemper, the blog focuses on beautiful interior design, breathtaking travel destinations, and a passion for houseplants and nature.

  • Concept: 4.5/5 points
  • Content: 5/5 points
  • Design: 4/5 points
  • Total: 4.5/5 points

Designsetter

Designsetter is a blog for those who love aesthetic photos of interiors as well as style and décor tips. Self-described as an international magazine about minimalist style, designsetter features hand-picked collections of stories about design, interior styling, lifestyle, and culture in both English and German.

  • Concept: 4/5 points
  • Content: 4/5 points
  • Design: 4/5 points
  • Total: 4/5 points

Delightfull's Unique Blog

While Delightfull is an online designer lamp shop, their blog features all the latest trends in the interior design world. From the newest collections of trending designers to unique architectural projects from all over the world, Delightfull is a designer’s dream blog.

  • Concept: 4/5 points
  • Content: 4/5 points
  • Design: 4/5 points
  • Total: 4/5 points
Be inspired by these beautiful interior design and home blogs.

The Socialite Family

The Socialite Family is a unique blog which offers a new perspective on interior décor and lifestyle. Based in cities across Europe and North America, these families share their ideas on family life, design, and style. The blog is as aesthically beautiful as the interiors of the homes they feature.

  • Concept: 5/5 points
  • Content: 5/5 points
  • Design: 5/5 points
  • Total: 5/5 points

Seelen Sachen

Written by Austria-native Nora, Seelen Sachen (‘Soul Matters’) is a delightful blog about all things home-related. The German-language blog features beautiful photographs of her inspiring home life. With tips on everything from how to set a holiday-themed table to recipes for homemade spices, you’ll enjoy every minute spent on Nora’s gorgeous lifestyle blog.

  • Concept: 5/5 points
  • Content: 5/5 points
  • Design: 5/5 points
  • Total: 5/5 points

Craftifair

Here you will find inspiration for styling your home, unique DIY project ideas, and recommended décor shops and labels. Antonia from Cologne writes her blog (in German) with a beautiful sense for details and aesthetics. The blog features stories about everything from furniture ideas to travel destinations.

  • Concept: 4/5 points
  • Content: 4/5 points
  • Design: 5/5 points
  • Total: 4.5/5 points

Get the look! Pimp your room

This blog’s quirky name matches the light-hearted tone of Munich-based writer Anette. Her interior design and lifestyle blog features a mix of styles, from Scandinavian to minimalist to boho-chic, Anette showcases her home in stunning photographs that inspire her readers across Europe.

  • Concept: 4/5 points
  • Content: 4/5 points
  • Design: 4/5 points
  • Total: 4/5 points

    Lobster & Swan

Started by British photographer and stylist Jeska, Lobster and Swan is a dream for those who love aesthetically moody photography and country-chic interiors. Jeska’s blog features recipes, décor ideas, gardening tips, and travel inspiration. Her blog is quite simply breathtaking, and a perfect escape into the English countryside.

  • Concept: 5/5 points
  • Content: 5/5 points
  • Design: 5/5 points
  • Total: 5/5 points

Coco Kelley

While Coco Kelley is an American blog, founder Cassandra LaValle features stunning interiors from around the world on her gorgeous website. Find yourself transported to scenes inside homes that look like they could be straight out of a fairytale. Take a tour through a whimsical Palm Beach home or a historic Mallorca town house—-wherever you end up, you’ll be inspired by the clean design aesthetics and the engaging graphics.

  • Concept: 5/5 points
  • Content: 5/5 points
  • Design: 5/5 points
  • Total: 5/5 points
These lifestyle and interior design blogs will give you tips on how to live your best life at home.

Best Blogs for Moving to and Living in Germany

Expatica

Expatica is an excellent resource for expatriates and internationals around the globe. Featuring tailored information and guides around topics such as moving, working, and living abroad, Expatica aims to bring the global expat community together.

  • Concept: 5/5 points
  • Content: 5/5 points
  • Design: 5/5 points
  • Total: 5/5 points

Settle in Berlin

Founded by expat Bastien Alibert, Settle in Berlin has gathered an expansive number of resources to guide Berlin newcomers through the experience of moving and living in Germany’s capital. The aim of the blog is to assist people who are moving to Berlin long-term. Here, you can find answers to questions about registration, tax returns, unemployment, insurance, visa applications, and more.

  • Concept: 5/5 points
  • Content: 4/5 points
  • Design: 4/5 points
  • Total: 4.5/5 points

How-to-Germany

One of the top online resources for expatriates moving to Germany, How-To-Germany informs expats about everything you could need to know about living and working in Germany as a foreigner. With frequently updated articles, the blog features current developments on everything a newcomer might want to know.

  • Concept: 5/5 points
  • Content: 5/5 points
  • Design: 3/5 points
  • Total: 4/5 points

IamExpat

IamExpat Media is a clear leader when it comes to online resources for internationals living in the Netherlands and Germany. With daily updates, news, information, and resources, IamExpat answers all your burning questions about daily German life. You’ll find everything from job listings to lifestyle tips here.

  • Concept: 5/5 points
  • Content: 5/5 points
  • Design: 5/5 points
  • Total: 5/5 points

My Life in Germany

Founded by Hong Kong native Sindy, My Life in Germany is a comprehensive guide for non-Germans looking to assimilate. Sindy’s blog is written specifically for those who aren’t fluent in German or well-versed in the ins-and-outs of German bureaucracy. From dealing with authorities at the visa office who don’t speak English to understanding the nuances of German culture, expats will find all they need to know here.

  • Concept: 5/5 points
  • Content: 4.5/5 points
  • Design: 4/5 points
  • Total: 4.5/5 points

Mademoiselle in DE

Mademoiselle in DE, also known as Yamini von Gotham, provides up-to-date resources and information for freelancers and so-called solopreneurs moving to Germany to start their careers. With blogs covering topics ranging from how to apply to a freelance visa to a dummy’s guide to dating a German, Yamini has almost all aspects of German daily life covered.

  • Concept: 5/5 points
  • Content: 4.5/5 points
  • Design: 4/5 points
  • Total: 4.5/5 points
Find out everything you need to know about moving abroad through our list of top expat blogs.

Wise.com Blog

With topics ranging from how to become a United States citizen to international debit cards to which apps are best for running your local business, Wise’s content is as expansive as it is informative. The blog is developed for more than 32 countries and almost just as many languages. Here you will find information relating to living abroad in almost any capacity.

  • Concept: 5/5 points
  • Content: 5/5 points
  • Design: 5/5 points
  • Total: 5/5 points

The Local

Reporting daily news from around Europe, The Local provides an inside look into foreign cultures. The platform is dedicated to informing readers on current issues in a way that breaks down barriers and brings together cultures from around the globe. Featuring stories and information on everything from current events to language learning, The Local is the largest English-language news network in Europe with more than 5 million readers every month.

  • Concept: 5/5 points
  • Content: 5/5 points
  • Design: 5/5 points
  • Total: 5/5 points

Housing Anywhere’s Blog for Internationals

A platform for renting rooms and apartments in cities across the world, Housing Anywhere’s blog for internationals is an especially helpful resource for expatriates looking to move to a foreign country. With information specifically related to moving to and living in European cities, the blog provides guides ranging in topic from top LGBTQ Student Organizations to in-depth neighbourhood guides for a multitude of European metropolises.

  • Concept: 5/5 points
  • Content: 5/5 points
  • Design: 5/5 points
  • Total: 5/5 points

Dispatches Europe

Started by two expats living in Germany and Turkey, Dispatches is the first integrated news and entertainment platform dedicated to connecting English-speaking students and skilled workers from around the world, from corporate expats to startup techpats. Featuring first-hand accounts of buying property in foreign countries, information on the new Digital Nomad visa, and guides on how to start a startup, Dispatches covers the A-Z of expat life in Europe.

  • Concept: 5/5 points
  • Content: 4.5/5 points
  • Design: 4/5 points
  • Total: 4.5/5 points

Expat.com

Dedicated to life abroad, Expat.com provides up-to-date information and advice on finding jobs, housing, and daily life in foreign countries around the globe. The website's comprehensive guide for expatriates is currently present in 197 countries and available in 5 languages, including English.

  • Concept: 4/5 points
  • Content: 4/5 points
  • Design: 3.5/5 points
  • Total: 4/5 points

Welcome Center Germany

Welcome Center Germany is dedicated to helping foreigners move to Germany seamlessly. With countless resources and information pertaining to all aspects of life in Deutschland, the blog aims to reduce potential challenges for settling in.

  • Concept: 4/5 points
  • Content: 5/5 points
  • Design: 3.5/5 points
  • Total: 4/5 points
Moving abroad to start your own business? These blogs have all the resources you need to get started.

All About Berlin

Featuring guides on all aspects of life in Germany’s capital, All About Berlin answers any question a newcomer might have. From buying eyeglasses to how to dispose of a Christmas tree, the blog uncovers the secrets of day-to-day life in Berlin.

  • Concept: 5/5 points
  • Content: 4/5 points
  • Design: 3/5 points
  • Total: 4/5 points

Expatrio

Expatrio’s goal is to make a foreigner’s move to Germany as seamless as possible. Their blog answers many common questions for new arrivals, including how to open a blocked account, health insurance questions, and visa appointments. The blog also features personal stories from like-minded people that relocated to Germany to study and to work.

  • Concept: 5/5 points
  • Content: 5/5 points
  • Design: 5/5 points
  • Total: 5/5 points

Expat Exchange

Expat Exchange has been helping globetrotters move overseas since 1997. Their resources are nearly endless and cover countries all over the world. Expat Exchange’s goal is to help expatriates move abroad as easily as possible by allowing other expats to share their own journey. Here, a wealth of knowledge is available ranging in topics from health insurance to real estate.

  • Concept: 5/5 points
  • Content: 5/5 points
  • Design: 5/5 points
  • Total: 5/5 points

Expat Arrivals

Launched in 2009, Expat Arrivals is now one of the leading sources for expatriates with detailed information on more than 220 countries. Their blog provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on destinations all over the world, for travelers and expatriates alike.

  • Concept: 5/5 points
  • Content: 5/5 points
  • Design: 5/5 points
  • Total: 5/5 points

My German Expert

Not sure how to file your freelancer taxes? Looking to import your vehicle from overseas? My German Expert has coverage on wide-ranging topics on all of the potential challenges faced by foreigners moving to Germany. Their mission is to simplify the German bureaucracy that many newcomers find overwhelming.

  • Concept: 5/5 points
  • Content: 4/5 points
  • Design: 3/5 points
  • Total: 4/5 points

Written by:

Catherine Norris

Tennessee native Catherine loves writing about her new home in Berlin. From interior design inspiration to new developments in the German real estate market, Catherine’s got it covered.

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