For most people it doesn't take long to realize by looking around at their home that improvements are required. You might want to keep putting it off, but you know your home is looking a little dated and that you need to redecorate. Many turn to home decor magazines for ideas and inspiration. Home decor magazines and catalogs let common folks like you and me peek inside the magical world of home decorating. They offer helpful tips and suggestions we can use when redecorating our homes. The pictures give us a clear understand, while the text guides us in our decision making efforts. There are a myriad of home decor magazines in the magazine racks at your local bookstore or magazine outlet. Decorating ideas abound on their pages, and beautiful pictures inspire us further to be bold and daring in our decor choices. Catalogues also give us the chance to buy our wares directly from them while we are at a fevered pitch to have their very room layout down to the drapes and carpet. You can find magazines such as these online as well, which includes online magazines or ezines as well as typical printed magazine subscriptions which will come straight to your home. New interior design magazines are being published constantly. Some of the more popular variety are listed below. Better Homes and Gardens -- This magazine focuses the reader's attention on information about things homeowners would be interested in, and their family. Ideas for decorating your home and your garden are included. Better Homes and Gardens is also well known for their annual publications which cover certain topics in depth. Country Living -- A monthly magazine chock full of ideas for country living, décor, crafts, antiques and such. Great pictures. They include tips on cooking as well for those into that sort of thing. This interior decorating magazine also details furniture and window treatments, fireplace, historic colors, architecture and fabric. Traditional Home -- As the name implies, this magazine is all about historical homes and how to decorate them. They talk about places you can actually visit to take notes and feel the ambiance of various traditional decorating styles. In particular they discuss furniture, window treatments, fabric and color schemes. Elle Decor -- A semi-monthly publication devoted to modern design, that leans a little to the French style. Luxury is the word. They write about ways that typical homeowners can transform their home into these luxury abodes. In addition you may find that these publications offer insights or perspectives you find pleasing: House Beautiful Southern Living Architectural Digest Touch of Class Magazine Domino Magazine Metropolitan Home One of the more popular interior design catalogs, known for their cheap home decor is Pottery Barn. Their stores are available in much of the country. They offer a wide variety of styles and prices. You will also find that many craft magazines are helpful as they show not only how to make things you can use in your home, but great photographs displaying those made items in ways you might find helpful and inspiring. Unfortunately there aren't many free magazines available, but you can find some newsletters to subscribe to online that may keep you up to date on the latest home fashion trends. Home decor magazines provide a great resource and inspiration. Their expert guidance offer help while making decisions about various techniques, step-by-step instructions, and great ideas which can help you achieve a desired look.