In the 21st Century, home design isn’t just about buying odds and ends for your home that look nice. There’s a lot more to it than that. It's about becoming inspired, trying new things, pushing boundaries and living and breathing a completely new you! But how can you get this inspiration? Who offers this kind of advice?
Fear not, we’ve got the answer. You may think that design bloggers or home design websites just talk about specific ranges of furniture, trying to flog you their latest range, but they don't! They are in fact the answer to the above questions! Don't believe us? Keep reading
Apartment Therapy is one of the best websites around...because they are pretty much the haberdashery of ‘hip home ideas’. I.e. they cover pretty much all ground. They include; house tours, design and inspiration, DIY, organisation and cleaning, remodelling, money, shopping and video content. They also include and an eclectic mix of lifestyle ideas, from technology, travel and wellness, to news, culture and mindful living. Their tongue in cheek style of writing really makes you feel wanted as a consumer, which is credit to their journalists.
Having wrote for Elle decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge (to name but a few), East London based Rohini certainly knows what she's talking about. She’s also a major trend setter in the UK, with many a follower hanging off her every word for the latest seasonal guides. This beautifully designed blog has been around since 2007 now, and it just gets better and better. Engaging and enthralling content make even the drabbest of home design ideas come to life like never before, and it's ‘entertaining’ section certainly is a revelation.
If you're looking for something current, then visit Lonny. Regarding absolutely everything ‘home’ related…
- If it's trending on social media - they’ll tell you
- If it's just come out - you’ll know straight away
- If Pinterest are passionate about something - you'll see it here
We've literally not seen anyone as ‘on the ball’ as these guys. Especially when it comes to ‘the find’, which sources some of the finest trinkets, furniture, latest food and ideas for pretty much every area inside and outside of your home. Sign up to their newsletter here
Quite simply one of THE best female bloggers this side of the moon, Abigail Ahern isn't just a great writer, she is also a fantastic photographer. Abigail is one of those journalists who can immediately paint a picture in your mind - even if you had your eyes closed. Her knowledge of homes and interiors is immediately apparent as she weaves all of the necessary ‘buzz words’ into a unique recipe featuring home living, design ideas, people, places, features, a book club, and her ‘house club’ section. Aspiring bloggers look no further…. this is remarkable.
Travel blogger Holly Becker searches the globe for design ideas – just for you lovely people. The self-proclaimed interior stylist has already brought out 3 best-selling books, with a fourth on the way… and that’s only a smidgen of what she has to offer. You’ll happily sit and gorge on her eclectic mix of design ideas, arts and crafts, books, magazines, decorating tips, DIY, recipes and the latest trends! This one’s not to be missed. You can contact the team here
Without trying to sound like an M&S advert, ‘Love Chic Living’ isn't just a blog, it's a Pinterest coaching, makeover tutorial loving, ‘top tip’ teasing super blog...with pretty much all the advice you need to become a super chic style icon! That’s correct… listen to all of the advice on this blog and you’ll soon become the next Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen! (if you so wish). The actual genius behind the blog is multi award winning QVC presenter, Jen Stanbrook. Her achievements include:
- Vuelio Top 10 UK Interiors Blog 2015 / 2016
- Amara Interior Blog Awards – Best Designed Blog 2015 Finalist
- Best Style Blog – Brilliance in Blogging 2014
- Best Interiors Blog – Cosmopolian Blog Awards 2013
- Best Interiors Blog Finalist – MAD Blog Awards 2014
- Style Finalist – Britmums Brilliance in Blogging Awards 2013
Oh, and the Best Home Blog Finalist – MADs National Parenting Awards 2012 too.
...so if this isn't someone to listen to, then we give in.
(But seriously though, if you want an unbelievable home with all the mod cons and a strategic eye to spot the newest, most upcoming styles, then Jen’s blog is top of the pops!).