Fresh Design Blog has been going for seven years now (where has that time gone…?!) and things have changed a lot in the interior design blogging world since then, not least in the range of other UK blogs in existence.
Back in the day, there weren’t that many UK-based home-related blogs. Some of the old favourites that I used to read daily have sadly fallen by the wayside over the years, as people have moved on to other projects, priorities have changed or life has taken over.
The good thing though is that many more blogs have started up. In fact, there’s been a major surge in the popularity of home and interior design blogs and there are now heaps of great UK offerings to read with different focuses and design style ideas.
With so many more out there, I don’t always manage to keep up with reading them all every day, but I do enjoy regularly checking in to see what renovations people are tackling, checking out new decor ideas or getting inspiration and ideas.
If you’d like to discover some new reading material too, then here’s a guide to 15 fab blogs!
A Beautiful Space
If it’s ideas for creating a beautiful space that you’re in need of, then Becky Goddard-Hill’s blog is an ideal starting point. Her blog celebrates all the ‘lovely things in life.’ Becky is a very prolific blogger and also writes Thrifty Home, which has some great ideas for home makeovers on a budget.
Ana Mum Diary
The Ana Mum Diary, written by Amanda Cottingham, is more than just a home interiors blog. She writes on a range of lifestyle topics, including travel, food, fashion and beauty, so there’s always something new and interesting to read here. Do check out her recent summerhouse project, as the end result is stunning.
Penny has been blogging at A Residence for six years. It’s a bit of an unusual blog, as it was bought by online homestore Wayfair.co.uk in 2014. Although it’s now owned by a company, the integrity and charm of the blog is very much still in existence and Penny’s passionate about family homes, makeovers and creating a happy home.
Interior designer and stylist, Arianna Trapani, is the star of Arianna’s Daily. She co-founded and co-edited the wonderful Heart Home magazine and now blogs about interiors, fashion, travel, food and lifestyle issues. She posts lots of healthy recipes and always looks stunning in her fashion shoots.
Dear Designer’s Blog
Interior designer, Carole King, is the author of Dear Designer’s Blog. She’s the other co-founder and editor in chief of Heart Home magazine and her blog is packed with home decor ideas, shopping tips and plenty more. She’s recently completed a project transforming a country cottage, which you can now book for a holiday – it looks divine!
Fifi describes herself as a ‘self-confessed cushion addict’ – something I know only too well – so it’s no wonder I can relate to her blog! She’s on a decorating mission and is currently looking to buy a new house that needs plenty of decorating. I’m looking forward to following her progress on this front.
Love Chic Living
I’ve been a reader of Love Chic Living for a while and it never fails to impress. The blog focuses on style and design for a family home and it’s written by Jen Stanbrook, who’s passionate about home interiors. Amongst her recent projects, I loved following the progress of her loft conversion.
Molly and the Princess
If it’s simple but stylish home living that you love, then have a read of Molly and the Princess. It’s written by Molly and the Princess is her bike – something it took me ages to realise! Molly explores the latest trends and products and loves showcasing them in her own home.
Old Fashioned Susie
The lifestyle and interiors blog, Old Fashioned Susie, is penned by Susan Earlam. She loves mixing old and new and is busy renovating her Edwardian home. I love reading about her renovations and also her unusual makeover ideas – do check out what she did to brighten up and personalise a camera case!
Pippa Jameson Interiors
If you’d like to discover more about life as an interior stylist, then Pippa Jameson’s blog is a must-read. As an experienced interior stylist and consultant, she shares blog posts on interior trends and home styling ideas. I particularly enjoy seeing shots of her interior styling shoots and finding out what went on behind the scenes in creating them.
Stephanie is busy transforming her 1960s house into a family home and you can follow her progress on her blog. She’s keen to create a beautiful home, but is mindful of budgets, so you can be sure to find achievable decor ideas.
The Design Sheppard
The Design Sheppard is written by freelance writer and blogger, Stacey Sheppard, and features both high-end and budget-friendly design ideas. She writes some in-depth posts on products, projects, events and designers and is a big fan of wallcoverings.
The White Approach
Love white? So does Karen Jones, blogger at The White Approach! She’s renovating her all white Art Deco home in Devon using innovative and cost saving ideas. What’s more, she’s recently launched an online store full of handcrafted and vintage finds. Definitely worth a browse!
Interiors enthusiast, Antonia Ludden, started her blog four years ago. Her posts focus on inspiring and affordable ways to improve your home and garden. She’s recently converted her bathroom to a shower room and has some great tips on creating gorgeous style in a small space.
Well I Guess This is Growing Up
Self-confessed interiors geek Karen founded her blog in 2011, after the purchase of her first home. You can follow her home renovation journey on her blog, as well as discover plenty of ideas for quirky family-friendly decor on a budget.