There’s a little source of inspiration, full of beautiful prints and patterns and gorgeous home interiors, that I don’t think enough people know about: the Spoonflower magazine.
This is a seasonal digital publication. The latest issue is Summer 2020. If you’re in the U.S. you can also request a printed issue.
For those of you who don’t know, Spoonflower is an online digital printing service offering custom-printed fabric, wallpaper and home decor products. But there is so much more to it than that – it’s a community of more than 4.5 million amazingly creative artists and designers. Spoonflower makes it possible for all those individuals to design, print and sell their own designs! This was something, not long ago, impossible to achieve for people like you and me, but thanks to technology and people with dreams we can now easily do it without going bankrupt.
Spoonflower’s seasonal magazine delivers easy DIY projects (plus free patterns), trending colors and design themes, and tips on how to personalize your life and home—all using Spoonflower’s eco-friendly, custom printing process. With 300+ surface patterns from 150+ designers in each issue, you’ll discover inspiration here that you won’t find anywhere else for entertaining, kid’s rooms, apparel, home decor and more.Spoonflower
An awesome feature on the digital version of the magazine is the option to click anywhere you see a design or product info and be taken to the associated page on the Spoonflower website. This is great if you, for example, want to discover more designs from a specific artist or check out some collections more closely.
The Spoonflower magazine is chock-a-block with pattern, colour and decor inspiration, and it’s a great way, for us creatives, to keep an eye on trends and get an idea of what’s selling in the real world. It goes without saying that it’s never about copying other people’s work, but about fueling our creative engines to enable us to come up with original designs that are dripping with our own signature style!
Other contents included are:
- Artists’ highlights
- DIY projects
- Tips & tricks
- Colour palettes
- Gift ideas
I’ve selected a few spreads from all issues for you to get a feeling of what you can find inside the magazine, but I do encourage you to go and browse through all of them as each has their own gems.
You can browse the latest issue right below…
I hope you find the Spoonflower magazine useful. Do you have any magazines, digital or printed, that you love and use for inspiration? Please share them with us in the comments below… We can never have too many of those!