15 Beautiful Free Online Magazines

I have always loved magazines, from the glossy pages of my first subscriptions as a toddler, to the refined pages of a Kinfolk magazine. But magazines tend to be pricey, and not very eco-friendly. While I miss the texture and smell of printed paper, and the ability to carry, collect and keep print publications, I have found in free online magazines a way to reconcile my love for magazines with my small budget. Below are my 15 favorites, all full of inspiration and pretty pictures.

1. Sweet PaulSweet Paul, my personal all time favorite, is a visually stunning quarterly lifestyle magazine for anyone looking to make simple yet elegant meals and stylishly easy crafts, or just needing a dose of inspiration.

2. Knot

Knot is a new quarterly free online magazine full of DIY ideas and scrumptious recipes. The imagery is  impressive and the design is perfection. Although it's currently only available in French, the magazine is  so beautiful that it's still worth a visit even if you have no clue what bonjour means.

3. Styled

Styled is another gem, filled with gorgeous photos, creative DIY projects and tutorials, recipes and lovely printables.

4. Luscious
Luscious is the ultimate free online magazine for foodistas. It's a quarterly magazine, all about embracing seasonal ingredients in the kitchen, jam-packed with gorgeous pictures, simple and delicious recipes, lovely styling, and beautiful typography and design.


UPPERCASE, "a magazine for the creative and curious" inspired by design, illustration, craft and creativity, is one of the most refined and subtle I know of. It's actually a printed quarterly magazine, but it can also be read online for free.

6. Rue

Rue Magazine is a bimonthly digital lifestyle, interiors and entertaining magazine, full of colors and ideas to inspire.

7. N.E.E.T.

N.E.E.T. is a quarterly online publication, dedicated to showcasing independent designers and up-and-coming fashion photographers, illustrators and writers. Full of beautiful photographs and eclectic inspiring articles.

8. Magnolia Rouge

Magnolia Rouge is a quarterly inspirational online magazine. Packed with innovative wedding ideas, fun and original real weddings, fresh color combinations and inspired themes, it showcases the most beautiful, stylish and colorful images.

And also:

9. Lonny- design and decorating
10. Sister Mag- lifestyle
11. Adore Home- home and lifestyle
12. Matchbook- lifestyle
13. Gatherings- lifestyle and creativity
14. Sweet Living- everyday living
15. RĂªverie- wedding

If you read and love (or write) a free online magazine, please let me know so that I can check it out and add it to the list!

Update! Suggestions from the comments: Emma (suggested by Liz) | Sweet Lemon (suggested by Lexilooo) | What Liberty Ate (suggested by Lili) | Indie Lovely (suggested by Anne)


  1. thanks for this great list for inspirations !

  2. Anonymous4/09/2013

    Emma Mag is great.

  3. Anonymous4/09/2013

    Thanks for sharing! A few of these have been on my radar (though I somehow missed that they were available online). I'll definitely be coming back to look through them.

  4. Heather4/09/2013

    I think I may have been living under a rock - how did I not know about these magazines! I am a big magazine hoarder and impulse buyer which is both expensive and space invading. You have changed my magazine world - thank you very much!

  5. I love Sweet Lemon Mag too!

  6. Anonymous4/09/2013

    Excellent suggestions - its amazing how many talented people are out there, creating FREE magazines - so much inspiration, so little time! :)

  7. This is a really great post! Some really fun, free online magazines out there that I didn't know about. Thanks so much for sharing!
    I follow you on Bloglovin :)

  8. Thank you so much for including us in list! We feel really honoured to be among such gorgeous magazines :-)
    Many greetings from Berlin,

  9. Wow, thanks for sharing these!! I'm totally going to check them all out. :)

  10. Holy cow! I love you, I love you. I am familiar with a few of these but not all. This is such a goldmine of digital mags. Thanks!

    Love, Richelle from Lynn + Lou

  11. Thank you so much for sharing! I've never really looked for online magazines, but you made me want to read them all! :)

  12. Thank you for including Gatherings in your short list of emags! We are thrilled to be included with so many of our personal favorites!
    Glad to know you and your lovely blog too.
    Ps. we are always on the lookout for fabulous contributors (like yourself) if ever interested.

  13. Great selection, I love this one too: http://issuu.com/gabrielaiancu/docs/what-liberty-ate-magazine-3/1

  14. Love this list. digital mags are my fave.
    I publish indie lovely, a free digital mag.
    it's on my blog: http://www.indielovely.com
    Would love to be included in your list!

  15. these online magazines are really awsome and very creatively designed thanks for sharing with us.

  16. Thank you SO much for including my magazine!! I'm utterly honoured to be mentioned in the same lineup as these titles!!

  17. wow, what a great list of inspirational (and FREE!) magazines! great work :)


  18. Thank you....this is absolutely beautiful!

  19. Anonymous11/25/2013

    Like the list! What about Hearthome magazine and Covet Garden?

  20. Oh beautiful more reading and inspiration for the cold winter months! Thanks!

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