I’ve got a treat for those of you who can’t get enough home interiors inspiration. There are so many great blogs to read these days (I know I’m still discovering new ones to enjoy), so I thought I would share with you fifteen of my go-to good reads. All with their own distinctive styles and approaches to home interior design, you are sure to find lots of ideas to love. So here we go – in no particular order, join me on the whistle stop tour below and bookmark them for a more in depth read!
Old Fashioned Susie hails from my neck of the woods, Greater Manchester, and so I’ve been fortunate to meet her a few times. Her blog is warm and chatty with a great sense of vintage style, just like herself! Head to Susie’s blog for a cool blend of lifestyle and interiors inspiration, as she renovates her family’s lovely, characterful Edwardian home. You’ll find plenty of fashion and travel thrown into the mix, too.
Jen Stanbrook is the founder of Love Chic Living, one of the first UK blogs I started following back when I began my own blog and she has really been a mentor to me over the years. With a love of style & design for a modern family home, Jen blogs full time and has won many accolades and awards. She also enjoys speaking at events and TV presenting (you might have seen her on QVC). This busy mum to two girls is, like many of us, also addicted to Pinterest!
Penny’s established blogging journey is an interesting one; in 2014 the online homestore Wayfair.co.uk bought her blog, ‘A Residence‘ which she continues to write, sharing her passion for family homes, food, gardening, wellbeing and more. I love the broad range of topics covered on A Residence! Penny is also a travel enthusiast and regularly writes about her adventures with her family.
Pippa Jameson has such vision when it comes to design projects and recently advised me about ways to decorate our hall, stairs and landing. Pippa’s award winning blog is just one string to her bow; she is an experienced Interior Stylist, Consultant, Art Director and has worked for several home interiors magazines. She has also appeared on TV in the series ‘Bad Builders Bang to Rights’. As if she isn’t busy enough, Pippa is also a wife and mother of two girls.
Amanda Cottingham writes one of the top ranking UK lifestyle blogs, The Ana Mum Diary which is filled with a great range of different. I particularly loved Amanda’s recent garden room project, but as well as makeovers and other home and garden inspiration, you’ll find beauty and fashion, food, family and travel! Amanda also edits the Britmums Home and Design round up where she loves to share inspiration from around the web.
Like Susie, Karen is another local blogger to me, so we’ve been able to meet up at a few events. She founded Well I Guess This Is Growing Up back in 2011. With a great sense of humour, Karen describes herself as an interiors geek. She definitely has an eye for quirky, family-friendly décor on a budget and I love following her blog to see the projects she undertakes in her own home, when she isn’t running around after her gorgeous toddler!
Becky Goddard-Hill is an award winning blogger and published parenting author, who somehow manages to juggle writing a number of blogs! Having clocked up ten years blogging experience, Becky loves to feature posts on family, home life, gardens etc. I personally enjoy Becky’s great money saving ideas on her Thrifty Home blog. You can also find her at A Beautiful Space and her brand new blog Colour Lover. Karen Jones’ blog is called The White Approach and she amazes me by being able to combine having sons with living in a perfectly white home! How does she do it? Well Karen actually maintains it’s quite easy to keep a white house – just have a pot of white paint on hand and washable covers on everything! Karen has recently launched an online shop, featuring handmade items, vintage finds and a range of candles.
Carole King is an Interior Designer and author of Dear Designer, a blog where she features all the latest home trends, shopping round-ups and inspiring decor ideas. I have been following her recent cottage renovation with much interest, it looks lovely and you can even stay there as it is available as a holiday home. Carole is also the co-founder and co-editor in chief of Heart Home magazine and is a regular contributor to a wide variety of publications and blogs in the home interiors arena.
If you like your interiors with side orders of fashion, food, health, art and travel features, you will love Arianna Trapani’s blog, Arianna’s Daily. It’s a very inspiring place to visit online and I also love Arianna’s instagram feed – definitely one to follow if you don’t already! She is also co-founder and co-editor in chief of Heart Home magazine (with Carole above), the UK’s first digital interiors/lifestyle magazine. Fifi McGee is a cool chick who admits to suffering from that oh-so-common cushion addiction (yep, me too!). She also can’t resist a nice front door (guilty again!) so she’s definitely one to follow on Instagram, too. With a mix of home inspiration and practical advice, her lovely blog will empower you to feel confident about tackling your home decor and design, making the place you live as nice as can be!
You’ll find Stephanie, a home and family blogger, at Renovation Bay-Bee where she is gradually renovating her 1960s home. A busy mum to 3 children, she loves sharing inspiration to create a beautiful home on a budget. You’ll find a nice, friendly welcome and a mix of home interiors and family features on her blog.
When Molly isn’t working as an art historian, you’ll catch her blogging at Molly and the Princess. Although she loves being outdoors, hiking and exploring in and around Devon and Cornwall, Molly is also a real home enthusiast who loves to share inspiration for stylish, simple living. I love her makeover features in particular!
An interior design writer and blogger, Stacey Sheppard is the founder of The Design Sheppard, a long established and highly regarded blog that focuses on home design with a mix of high end and high street pieces and trends. Stacey also shares her own room makeovers and interior design projects, when she can fit them in between looking after her young family.
Rachel Newcombe is an award-winning writer, editor and blogger. Her Fresh Design Blog is all about modern and contemporary home and garden inspiration. I find that Rachel does some great round-ups of current trends and great homeware buys, which I always enjoy, and she is often busy writing for a number of home interiors and property magazines as well as websites such as Houzz.