When I first started getting interested in interior design in the early 90’s I would buy magazines such as House Beautiful and Elle Décor, in fact I preferred them to Just Seventeen or Sugar, remember them?!
But nowadays there are so many avenues to read about interior design it’s hard to know where to start! So I thought I would share with you my top five favourite blogs that I think cover a wide variety of tastes and of what’s happening ‘out there’!!
My top 5 favourite interior design blogs
1. Abigail Ahern
Abigail Ahern is known for her bold, often dark, use of colour, her bohemian style and for using an abundance of plants and accessories. She has become incredibly well known over the last 10 years and her blog is one of the most influential interiors blogs in the UK.
Started by Grace Bonney in 2004 Design Sponge has grown into a huge online hub for all things interior design! Be prepared to be spoilt for choice on what to read next! There is also a lovely book filled with beautiful eclectic homes and craft ideas.
3. My Scandinavian Home
Written by Niki Brantmark, who is English but lives in Sweden, this blog is all about…..Scandinavian design, did you guess?! It showcases loads of exquisite, pared back and simple interiors with stunning images.
4. All Around Creative Junkie
Since I’m a North East company I wanted to include a few Northern bloggers and this site is great; easy to read and to be inspired by. Graphic designer Cheryl Lumley writes all about getting crafty, upcycling and her thoughts on interiors around the world. She has won several blog awards.
5. Tracing Green
The other Northern blog that I love is Tracing Green. It’s written by architect Adam Vaughan and covers many topics about living in a more sustainable way. There is so much happening in our area and it’s really inspiring.
Hopefully you’ve spotted something you like from my list and before I finish I’d like to give you one last tip which is a couple of useful apps that you can use to collate all the blogs that you enjoy reading so that they are neatly available for you when you are ready to read!
Have you tried a blog app?
The first one I tried was called Feedly which gives you a part of the each blog so you can decide whether you want to read it all or there is Bloglovin’ which lets you read the whole post within the app. Both are easy to use and will easily pick up the larger blogs just by their name.
What interior design blogs do you enjoy? I wonder if they will make my next reading list!