If you’re looking for interior design inspiration, there’s no better hunting ground than blogs. The bloggers, often design journalists or stylists, have done all the hard work for us, sourcing the best of new ideas and products around. They range from slick blogs by top designers and magazines to more eclectic collections written by people with a passion for home interiors. Some of these are very practical and budget-conscious, while others are very much high-end and aspirational. Clever Clicker have compiled the top 10 to take a look at, whether you’re looking for the latest trends or just some ideas to brighten up your home.
1. Love Chic Living
The very popular lovechicliving.co.uk covers all aspects of home interiors and is aimed at showing the more financially accessible end of the market – specifically for the family home. Plenty of achievable ideas, practical suggestions, and also competitions.
2. Room to Bloom
Room to Bloom is the work of Dutch interior designer Ursula, who lives and works in London and specialises in kids’ interiors. Her blog is an account of the things that inspire her, from wallpaper and bedding to kids’ wardrobes and accessories. Very beautiful imagery.
3. Heart Home Magazine
Hearthomemag.co.uk is another comprehensive ‘homes’ blog, covering everything from supermarket ranges to the high-end designer retailers. You’ll also find recipes, competitions and a shopping directory.
4. Polly Rowan
Pollyrowan.com is written by British textile designer Polly, who now lives in Australia. Lots of lovely ideas on how to bring some individuality in to your house with simple attainable projects.
5. House to Home
If it’s the younger members of your family you’re looking to please, try housetohome.co.uk. A plentiful supply of ideas, with lots of styles to choose from, whether it’s modern or traditional, nursery or teenage ‘den’ that you’re looking for – also craft videos, mood boards, shopping guides. The website itself is a round-up from the UK’s leading interiors magazines, including LivingEtc, Ideal Home and Homes & Gardens.
6. Abigail Ahern
Abigail Ahern is one of the UK’s leading design bloggers, and her award-winning blog at Abigailahern.com is very beautiful and full of all the things that inspire her.
7. Mommo Design
Kids’ bedrooms often are somewhat sidelined on blogs, but Mommodesign.com, by an Italian blogger, also focuses solely on designing with kids in mind. The site is in English, with plenty of design and shopping ideas from across Europe.
8. The Beat that my Heart Skipped
London blogger and journalist Rohini Wahi started her blog thebeatthatmyheartskipped.co.uk in 2007. It now includes a recently launched new kids’ section.
9. From Moon to Moon
If a more bohemian, eclectic style is your thing, then From Moon to Moon might be more up your street. It covers the whole home, from kitchens to nurseries, and carries a vastly varied content.
Still stylish and aspirational, but more ‘home-spun’ and individualistic in approach,
moregeous.com is written by Manchester-based builder and property developer Sian. It follows her renovation projects, as well as all the things that inspire her.
New year, new you, new interior.