At BigBathroomShop we are passionate about interior design, but when it comes to making over your home you may need some inspiration to help you create a space you’ll love. So, to get your creative juices flowing, we consulted our friends at LuvMiHome. We’ve rounded up 10 of the best interior design blogs that are sure to give you plenty of ideas, whether you’re revamping your bedroom, living room or kitchen…
contemporist – this interior design blog celebrates contemporary culture that’s focused on architecture, design, art and travel. By being an online publication, the contemporist is able to be the first source to feature new products and projects by contemporary designers from around the world.
A daily source for architects and interior designers, the contemporist has changed the way design industry professionals get their news.
So, if you’re looking for contemporary interior design inspiration, we highly recommend checking this blog out.
Follow @CONTEMPORIST on Twitter
2. Cupcakes and Cashmere
Cupcakes and Cashmere – created in March 2008 by Emily Schuman, this blog aims to encourage and inspire its readers through fashion, food, beauty and interior design.
More than just a blog, Cupcakes and Cashmere is a mantra and aesthetic that celebrates the little pleasures in life.
Emily has released two books, Cupcakes and Cashmere: A guide to defining your style, reinventing your space, and entertaining with ease in 2012, and Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home in 2015, both of which were a national best seller. Emily has even created her own clothing collection, as well as a bedding and lighting collection, which is inspired by her own home, and features neutrals and decorative accents that can be incorporated into any bedroom.
Follow @byEmily on Twitter
decoist – packed full of inspiration for your home, this site features endless interior design ideas for bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens and offices. Started in early 2009 by Alex Ion, decoist brings you furniture and lighting ideas, as well as dream houses and luxury properties.
Alex has made it his mission to push decoist right to the top. All his attention goes to running the site – from deciding what gets published to ensuring that fans on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest get their daily dose of inspiration.
Whether you’re looking to revamp your living room, bathroom or kitchen, you’ll discover plenty of tips, advice and ideas at decoist.
Follow @decoist on Twitter
decor8 – Holly Becker (an American author, stylist and design expert) first launched decor8 in 2004 as a small interior design studio in Boston while still a student in design school. It was in 2006 that this blog was founded to document Holly’s decorating ideas and to appeal to like-minded people who have a passion for interiors. She is considered a pioneer of the design blog movement and has won various awards for her work.
decor8 began with just 15 readers, and has now grown a global following of nearly 2 million.
decor8 offers a fantastic resource for trend reports, home tours, entertaining ideas, as well as small business tips and travel reports from leading fairs and events. Holly’s wish is for decor8 to become the trusted resource and little black book for interiors and decor.
Follow @decor8 on Twitter
5. Design Hunter
Design Hunter – established in 2009 by interiors writer and stylist, Helen Powell, Design Hunter has become one of the UK’s leading interiors, design and lifestyle blogs. Ranked as a top five interiors blog by Vuelio, Design Hunter is a destination for those who seek understated minimal style, everyday luxury and modern design.
Design Hunter reaches an audience of thousands every day with more than 200,000 following Helen’s Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest updates.
You can expect to find posts on contemporary interiors, architecture, design and lifestyle products, and through a carefully crafted edit of news, finds and inspiration, you’ll discover a stylish view of stunning spaces and places.
Follow @designhunter_uk on Twitter
6. Desire to Inspire
Desire to Inspire – at the end of 2006, Kim and Jo, who have never met before, shared images they had bookmarked on Flickr, one thing led to another, and that was how Desire to Inspire was born! Kim (from Canada) and Jo (from Australia) are both interior design junkies, and when they find that perfect room they just have to share it.
Desire to Inspire is Kim and Jo’s release, and a showcase for their passion for all things beautiful around the home.
The Desire to Inspire blog highlights interior designers and decorators, architects, stylists, photographers and even their own reader’s homes.
Follow @desiretoinspire on Twitter
7. Design Seeds
Design Seeds – back in April 2009, Jessica Colaluca decided to take the plunge to leave her career in a corporate design studio and chance it on her own. During her time at art school and working at companies including Ford, she catalogued her colour-work. The emerging online creative community and the voice that social media offered independent designers, inspired Jessica to reinterpret her journals into a colour blog, and this was how Design Seeds was born.
A great source of inspiration for all those who love colour, Design Seeds has evolved into an international community that shares a passion for nature’s beauty, wanderlust and for discovering inspiration in unexpected captures.
Jessica creates colour palettes that are inspired by images submitted via Design Seeds on Instagram. She has collaborated with a diverse range of global talent including designers, artists and photographers.
Follow @designseeds on Twitter
Design*Sponge – launched in August 2004, Design*Sponge is a daily blog run by Grace Bonney. Updated 3-4 times a day, it’s been declared a “Martha Stewart Living for the Millenials” by the New York Times, and a Top Home influencer of 2017 by Forbes Magazine.
Design*Sponge attracts a diverse group of readers across the world and currently has more than 75,000 daily readers on the main site, over 200,000 RSS readers, 586,000 Twitter followers, 866,000 Instagram followers, 300,000 Pinterest followers and over 328,000 Facebook followers.
The site focuses on the creative community, and covers beautiful homes, objects and trends, as well as the people behind them and their real life concerns.
Follow @designsponge on Twitter
9. Ikea Hackers
Ikea Hackers – is a site about modifications on and the repurposing of Ikea products. These hacks, or modifications, can range from something as simple as adding an embellishment to something that requires power tools and ingenuity.
The site exists largely due to the contribution of Ikea hackers from around the globe. They submit their creations, with the hope of offering alternative ideas to Ikea products.
The idea for Ikea Hackers began in May 2006, when the owner of the site, Jules, did a search on Ikea Hacks and noticed a lot of amazing ideas floating around the web. This then lead her to create a site where all these ideas could be found, and Ikea Hackers was born!
Follow @ikeahacks on Twitter
10. Retro Renovation
Retro Renovation – if you love mid-century and vintage décor, then you’ll love Retro Renovation! The site’s main focus is to help people find the products and resources that are needed to help remodel, renovate and decorate homes in an authentic mid-century style. Resources for pre-war and post-modern home are increasingly featured too.
Retro Renovation is the go-to destination for enthusiasts wanting to restore houses built during the post-World War II boom – The New York Times.
When Pam Kueber renovated her 1951 colonial-ranch house, it lead her on to create Retro Renovation. In Pam’s endless hunt to find products and inspiration that were sympathetic to the style of her home, she learned a lot and figured, why not share all her finds with other like-minded folks undertaking the same journey.
Follow @RetroRenovation on Twitter
We hope you enjoyed reading through this list of interior design blogs! If your favourite blog has not been included on this list, then share with us in the comments below. Please share or link to this list if you’ve enjoyed it – thanks!
Hi, I’m Liz, an interiors blogger. My main focus area is the bathroom, where I aim to inspire anyone who’s planning and designing a new bathroom – you’ll find plenty of tips, how-to guides and a wealth of ideas!