Inspiring Blogs and Communities

Home Decor and Lifestyle Blogs and online communities are a fantastic source of inspiration, here are a few of our favourites from around the world...

 

If you want to learn the best ways to paint and update your furniture then look no further than the Annie Sloan blog. She gives fine examples of her work, as well as others, and gives thorough tutorials on how to achieve the looks. Annie Sloan is known for her use of colour and for making painting fun, and this blog doesn't disappoint.

 

If you like nosying around other people’s homes, Apartment Therapy is the blog for you. Profiling homes around the world with colourful pictures and inspiring words, this blog is sure to give you design ideas – from the best ways to keep plants in your bathroom to how to remove wallpaper with vinegar and hot water.

Your home for all things Design. Home Tours, DIY Project, City Guides, Shopping Guides, Before & Afters and much more, if you’re a home and product design addict, you’ll definitely get your fix on Design Sponge since the blog is updated regularly throughiut the day.

 

Lifestyle Laundry is a highly inspirational blog as it shows us how everyday design can be ultra cool yet obtained in an effortless way. Eva describes to us how to add colour to our rooms without being overwhelming, as well as detailing how to have a practical home while remaining stylish.

 

Lobster and Swan is the product of Interior Stylist, Jeska. Here she shares all things that are close to her heart, you will find everything from her favourite home design ideas to her new favourite recipes. Her love for her subject is apparent in her articles which bring a sense of warmth to an already colourful and inspirational blog.

 

We just love this blog and Kate's very honest articles that we can all relate to! Mad About The House covers everything from dreamy interior inspiration to storage solutions for those of us with messy children! Kate is funny and light-hearted yet always stylish, creative and practical.

Carole Poirot is the writer of this blog where you will know doubt fall in love with her photography as much as her written updates. Her passion for interiors is apparent immediately, but so is her love for the simple pleasures in life. Mademoiselle Poirot is heart warming and honest and a joy to read, we are sure you will love it as much as we do!

Makelight is one of our favourite blogs and we love the mix of pieces written by Emily. She shows us everything from ways to make your children’s outfits a little more fun, to her weekly ‘Floral Friday’ updates. She has certainly given us many a good idea for our homes and little ones since the blog started!

 

Swoon Worthy is the personal interior design blog of American-born Kimberley Hughes, who now resides in a stunning Edwardian property in Manchester. In her own words, she is on a mission to “banish the beige and boring from UK homes!” Focusing on a different aspect of her eclectically decorated home in each post, Kimberley tells the ongoing story of her property’s style journey, dishing out handy tips along the way. 

 

at{mine} is an online community for home and interior lovers. Members can share images of their homes and describe the inspiration behind their style. Frequented by many leading stylists and bloggers at{mine} gives you a chance to look through the keyhole of some beautiful abodes. Many featured items are tagged so you can shop for the products you love!

 

Houzz is a fantastic platform for home renovation and redesign. Like Pinterst, you can pin images from other users to your own idea books. Houzz contributors provide a lot of interesting and inspiring articles and it is also a great space to network with other homeowners and professionals, sharing any advice or dilemas.

 

Pinterest, as we are sure you're sure aware, is an online pinboard. Unlike other social bookmarking sites, content shared on Pinterest is driven entirely by visuals. In fact, you can’t share something on Pinterest unless an image is involved! A great source for inspiration of all sorts but especially interiors, fashion and food, Pinterest is still one of our favourites!

 

Dear Designer is definitely one of our favourite blogs! It follows Interior Designer and Writer, Carole King, and her inspirations and latest design infatuations. We personally love everything she posts, although she does make us want to change our home on a weekly basis! We hope you enjoy as much as we do!

 

Apartment Apothecary is a great blog written by Katy Orme. She uses the space to share her ideas on how to make homes look and feel better. What we love is how she posts her personal decoration projects and suggests great craft and decor ideas. A fantastic blog to follow!

 

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