My 15 Favourite Home Design Blogs for Inspiration and a Darn Good Read

15 Favourite Home Design Blogs

Being a home design blogger myself, I think I can claim to know a thing or two about the kind of blogs you love to go back to time and time again. Blogs that offer inspiration, not just from the home design industry, but also from their own projects and homes. It’s the equivalent of snooping round the neighbourhood at dusk before the curtains get drawn. With permission. Reading your favourite blogs is like having a good catch up over coffee. Discussing the latest diy project and sharing the daily lust list, without actually leaving the house. It’s like a network of friends. Sometimes actual and sometimes virtual.

So here is my list of home design bloggers who help me through the day.

Love Chic Living

Love Chic Living

Jen Stanbrook is a prolific blogger, writer and live TV presenter.  Her blog focuses particularly on style for a family home and with a busy family life (she has two girls aged 9 and 12) and lots of strings to her bow (hello, pinterest expert) her posts are full of tips and ideas to take away.

Arianna’s Daily

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Arianna, of course is my good friend and co-editor over on the Heart Home blog. Even if we don’t speak every day, we can at least keep up with each other on our blogs. Arianna’s Daily does carry home design posts but also fashion, food and travel too. That’s when she’s not working on her fabulous instagram feed.

The Ana Mum Diary

Ana Mum Diary

The Ana Mum Diary includes posts on interiors, travel, design, food, beauty and fashion. Amanda Cottingham, the author, is also the editor of the Britmums Home and Design Round-up, where she hunts out all the best of the interior posts written by bloggers in the UK each month.

A Residence

A Residence Blog

A Residence weaves Penny Alexander’s personal blog with everything home and garden from Wayfair UK the homestore. Penny is passionate about travel writing, family homes, house fantasies and makeovers, and likes to ponder what makes a house a happy home.

A Beautiful Space

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Becky Goddard-Hill blogs about family life and her love of home, gardens and interiors, and she’s being doing it for over 10 years. A Beautiful Space is a celebration of the lovely things in life. Which is definitely a pick-me-up when looking for inspiration.

Well I Guess This is Growing Up

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Karen is a self-confessed interiors geek always on the lookout for quirky family-friendly décor on a budget. If you are looking for diy inspiration, this is the blog to find it on.

The White Approach Lifestyle

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White is Karen Jones’s passion. She writes about renovating her all white Art Deco home, using innovative and cost saving ideas and is also the owner of the white approach online store where you can find lot’s of lovely goodies to buy.

Fifi Macgee

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Fifi’s on a mission to help couples decorate their homes so nice they’ll never want to leave the house, and empowers the not-so-confident decorator to unleash their ideas and ‘just do it’ through stories on her blog. She’s also a cushion addict. Enough said.

Renovation Bay-Bee

renovation bay-bee

As well as featuring interiors, Stephanie loves to take us on her journeys with her family and all the fun places they visit together. But I’m addicted to the challenge she has taken on of renovating her 1960’s time warp house and turning it into a attractive, practical and family friendly home on a tight budget.

Pippa Jameson Interiors

Pippa Jameson Interiors

I’m kinda in awe of Pippa Jameson. She’s one of the most talented Interior Stylists I know. She’s also an  Art Director, Consultant and TV Personality as well as the author of her own blog. You may have seen her in the TV programme ‘Bad Builders Bang to Rights’ with Presenter Dominique Littlewood. Yes, just a little in awe.

Tidy Away Today

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Antonia Ludden began blogging four years ago with the aim to inspire people to improve their homes in affordable ways. A self-confessed homebird and interiors enthusiast, she publishes a wide range of house, garden and lifestyle inspiration, as well as collaborating with new and established homeware brands.

Old Fashioned Susie

old fashioned susie

Susie’s journey in renovating her Edwardian home and the mixture of old and new within, make this blog a really inspiring and affordable read. A self confessed vintage maven and Instagram addict, she has a great eye for quirky antiques and one off’s.

Fresh Design Blog

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Founded in 2009, the Fresh Design blog focuses on modern and contemporary home and garden ideas, from aspirational designer buys to affordable high street finds. Author Rachel Newcombe, also regularly writes homes, interiors and property features for a range of magazines, websites and blogs.

Molly and the Princess

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Molly leads a double life of art historian by day, blogger by night. On her blog you will find both home and lifestyle inspiration, as Molly explores the latest trends and products, showcasing them in her own home.

The Design Sheppard

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The Design Sheppard covers both high-end design and more budget friendly high-street finds that can help people recreate the latest design trends in their own homes. Author Stacey Sheppard regularly rounds up the very best products, projects, events and designers that cross her path, all from her home in Dartmouth in the beautiful rolling hills of Devon.

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10 Comments

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    Pippa Jameson

    June 24, 2016

    Wow, thank you Carole, so kind! I am extremely flattered to be on your list xx

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      deardesigner

      June 24, 2016

      You are welcome Pips xx

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    Karen

    June 22, 2016

    I love your roundup and you’ve picked some fab images!
    Thanks for including my Carole 🙂 x

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      deardesigner

      June 23, 2016

      You are welcome Karen 🙂

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    Karen - making spaces

    June 7, 2016

    Such a fab list of lovely ladies!xx

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      deardesigner

      June 8, 2016

      Absolutely Karen 🙂

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    Stephanie

    June 7, 2016

    Great round up of some fantastic bloggers, thank you for including me.

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      deardesigner

      June 7, 2016

      You are welcome Stephanie x

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    Molly

    June 6, 2016

    Fab round up Carole, I love all those blogs too – and thank you for including mine 🙂 x

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      deardesigner

      June 7, 2016

      You are very welcome Molly x

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