I love the internet. I love the internet because it's an amazing amazing place to get ideas and to inspire creativity. When I was younger, my mom and I loved going to St. Emily's craft fair; we'd get all sorts of ideas for Christmas presents and house decor. Now it's as easy as going online.
When I was planning my wedding (and even after I got married) one of my favorite sites was Weddingbee. Weddingbee is a wedding site (duh) that features many different brides and shows their planning processes. I really enjoyed following certain brides that has similar styles to my own, and I've gone on to read their personal blogs now that they're married as well. I found so many great wedding and decor ideas from that site! I highly recommend it to any brides.
Another site I really like for design ideas and "before and afters" is Design*Sponge. I really enjoy their "before and after" furniture posts. Some are incredibly intricate jobs that would take forever, and others just go to show what a nice coat of paint can do!