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The Best Interior Design Podcasts to Spark Your Creativity

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What if you could become a better interior designer with the press of a button? Even the best designers must focus on growing their skills and there is no better way to learn from other professionals than by finding a good interior design podcast. Unfortunately, as with any other type of podcast, it’s tough to separate what’s hot from what’s so last year. Which interior design podcasts should you listen to in order to take your skills to the next level?

Keep reading to discover the answer!

Why Listen To Interior Design Podcasts?

Below, our guide walks you through the interior design podcasts that are worth your time. Before we go any further, though, we need to answer the big question: why are podcasts the best way to learn new ideas and boost your skills?

First, the best podcasts about interior design are the ones hosted by genuine subject matter experts. And whether you’re in college or a working professional, the best way to learn something new is to find experts who have both the knowledge you need and a real passion to share it.

Second, podcasts are suitable for any budget. You can listen to podcasts for free each and every week. And in many cases, the podcast can teach you more than a design textbook that sells for hundreds of dollars.

Finally, podcasts are versatile. You can listen to podcasts as part of your daily commute, while you exercise, and even while you relax around the house. Instead of just fiddling with the radio or turning on the TV, you can use podcasts to grow your knowledge and skills.

But which interior design podcast should you start with? Here are just a few that we recommend.

Style Matters

Style Matters is a great interior design podcast with two charming co-hosts, Karen June Grant and Zandra Zuraw. These two specialize in helping people transform interior spaces like living rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens into personal extensions of someone’s personality.

The podcast has been running since 2014. Over the years, the two hosts have brought in dozens of great artists, designers, stylists, and cultural tastemakers. Whether you need new ideas for that pitch meeting or just want to renovate your home, this podcast is worth a listen.

The Chaise Lounge

Do you consider yourself an “all business” person? In that case, you’ll love The Chaise Lounge. After all, this is an entire podcast devoted to the business of interior design!

This podcast will do things like deep dives into the aesthetics of famous designers, but it also offers plenty of great advice about improving an existing interior design business. So while we think all designers will really dig this podcast, it is particularly good for interior designers who are looking for ways to grow their careers with the help of podcast host Nick May.

The Young Architect

Not that long ago, podcast host Michael Riscica launched The Young Architect to help struggling students pass their architect exams. Now, as a more established professional, he uses the podcast as a platform to interview industry professionals about their craft.

For professional interior designers, this podcast is great because the interviews usually dive into what the professional architects did to achieve success and build their brand. Instead of reinventing the wheel, young professionals can simply listen to this podcast and get inspiration for what steps they should take next.

The Style Files

Some of our favorite interior design podcasts are basically extensions of an existing brand. For example, we already loved Paloma Contreras’ La Dolce Vita blog. So when she launched The Style Files podcast, we knew it was going to be a winner.

In this podcast, she interviews awesome designers such as Bunny Williams and Nick Olsen. Contreras is funny and engaging as a host, and her guests offer a continuous stream of amazing industry advice that every designer should write down.

A Well-Designed Business

Sometimes, the most difficult part of running an interior design business is the business aspect. Even if you’re the most talented designer on the planet, that doesn’t mean you’re going to instantly know how to build a company and regularly generate profit.

That’s where A Well-Designed Business comes in. In this podcast, host Luann Nigara, interviews professionals and offers business advice throughout each week.

If you’d like to learn important skills, including how to better communicate with clients, then you need to listen to this podcast each week.

How To Decorate

How To Decorate is a podcast that does exactly what it says on the can. Whether you’re a professional designer or a flustered homeowner, this podcast focuses on helping you decorate in innovative and dynamic new ways.

Podcast topics are often small and intimate, including how to pick the right paint color for a room and how to make areas like dining rooms really pop. If nothing else, this podcast will serve as a powerful source of inspiration for you to go out and design as you have never designed before!

The Design You Podcast

In terms of podcast names, we love the clever titling of the Design You Podcast. The name is a play on words because even as it focuses on improving your design skills, this podcast also helps improve you as both a designer and a person.

For example, any given episode may combine advice about gaining clients with advice about achieving a healthier lifestyle. And you may even learn how to make social media work for you instead of having it simply drain your time and your sanity week after week.

The Great Indoors

The general mission of The Great Indoors podcast is that hosts Sophie Robinson and Kate Watson Smyth walk you through how to turn a house into a home. And as the name of the podcast implies, they help listeners learn how to make the interior of their homes just as captivating and magnificent as anything you could find in the great outdoors.

Part of the reason this interior design podcast resonates so much with us is that the COVID-19 pandemic forced most of us to stay in our homes for far longer than we normally would. If that isolation made you dream of renovating your home into something astonishing, this podcast can help you turn that dream into a reality.

Monocle On Design

We love Monocle On Design in part because it’s a “jack of all trades” podcast. Sure, design may be the primary focus. But in any given episode, you’re just as likely to learn about fashion or architecture as you are to learn about furniture and decoration.

And the best episodes of this podcast help designers learn how everything is connected. Our home architecture, our living rooms, our closets…our entire aesthetic tells the world who we really are. And this podcast helps anyone who is brave enough to realize they need to learn a little more about every aspect of design.

At Home With Lauren Keenan

“The home of your dreams” is a phrase that gets tossed around quite a bit. But how do we actually come up with the dream homes in our minds? Better yet, what can we do to make our actual homes as fabulous as the ones hidden inside our brains?

These are the questions that At Home With Lauren Keenan sets out to answer. In this podcast, Keenan speaks to interior design experts, retail gurus, and artists to discover what the latest trends are. So whether you want to renovate a space or just want to stay on top of these emerging trends, this podcast is for you.

Wingnut Social

In our roundup of different podcasts about interior design, we’d be remiss not to mention our own. So last, but certainly not least, is the Wingnut Social podcast!

What sets this apart from other interior design podcasts? In short, Wingnut Social has been designed from the ground up to help you grow an interior design business. Because of that, our primary specialty is marketing.

Have you ever wondered how to create a logo that best reflects your brand? Or how smart delegation can help you grow a firm? Have you pondered the role of video and how it can help your business explode in popularity?

Wingnut Social is here to answer all these questions and more. And along the way, you’ll learn everything you need to know about growing your business!

Grow Your Business Today

Now you know what the best interior design podcasts are. But do you know who can help you grow your business so it reaches its full potential?

Here at Wingnut Social, we specialize in marketing strategies that help showcase your talents to the world. Are you ready to stop struggling and start showing everyone what you can do? To get started, all you have to do is contact us today!

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