We all need help and advice sometimes when it comes to interior design, and there are countless blogs out there to help us. Finding the best blog for you depends not only on the quality of the information, but also on whether the writer’s tastes are in sync with your own. The perfect design blog is like a friend with a good eye, who knows your style, and is a mine of information on the latest trends and design essentials. Here, in no particular order, are ten of our favourite blogs, each with a distinctive slant and full of good writing, eye-catching imagery and great ideas.
Big, bold and very well presented, this US based interiors blog is a wealth of information with lots of great examples to follow. Each post in its ‘Tours’ section features dozens of images of a single inspirational home.
Visit blog: www.apartmenttherapy.com
Arianna is the editor of HeartHomemag.co.uk and this, her own personal blog, is a reflection of her taste and enthusiasm for beautiful interiors. With a slight accent on the feminine, there are some great ideas here for decorative, pretty designs
Visit blog: www.ariannainteriors.blogspot.co.uk
Mr Bazaar, also known as Will Taylor, is a young man with a passion for all things colourful. His Top Tips provide an excellent insight on how to use bold colours and pastel shades with confidence.
Visit blog: www.brightbazaarblog.com
As its name suggests, this blog by Germany-based American blogger Holly Becker, is a great place to go for decorating ideas and inspiration. Since starting in 2006, decor8 has gathered a lot of respect and attention, and boasts some very impressive statistics, with over a million page views per month.
Visit blog: www.decor8blog.com
Mad About the House
Kate Watson-Smyth is an interiors and property journalist who writes for the Financial Times and The Independent as well as Houzz.com. Her blog reflects her tastes in Scandinavian-style designs and muted colours. The ‘Objects of Design’ posts are a must for anyone with an interest in eye-catching ideas.
Visit blog: www.madaboutthehouse.com
A great resource for anyone with an interest in interior design, product design and architecture, Design Milk consistently delivers the goods when it comes to uncovering great new design ideas and innovations.
Visit blog: www.design-milk.com
The Beat That My Heart Skipped
Easily the winner for best blog title amongst our selection, The Beat That My Heart Skipped gathers daily design inspirations for modern homes with a classic twist. Favouring a more gentle and rustic aesthetic, this blog is a great place to find new approaches to traditional models.
Visit blog: www.thebeatthatmyheartskipped.co.uk
Freshome – Design & Architecture
Freshome is a massive resource for beautiful interior designs and architectural marvels from all over the world. The sheer quantity of ideas shown on this website can be overwhelming, so we recommend you check out the ‘Best of’ section first.
Visit blog: www.freshome.com
This blog has thousands of interior ideas, divided into categories according to rooms. The enhanced images give extra information about the products and items shown, which can really help when you see something you like – and with this blog, you are guaranteed to find something tempting.
Visit blog: www.home-designing.com
Emma’s Design Blog
There’s no denying that our friends to the north have long been beacons of design brilliance when it comes to furniture and interiors. If like many others you are now actively looking to Nordic countries for inspiration, Emma’s Design Blog is a must: full of images of beautiful Scandinavian designs.
Visit blog: www.emmas.blogg.se
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