As a keen blogger myself, I come across some great sites that educate and inspire. Whether you are planning a home renovation, need some top tips on interior design or simply have a passion for all things homey, check out my pick of the best UK home and interiors blogs. Full of aspirational content and imagery, you will need to set aside a few hours of your day to get through them all – enjoy!
I met Jen last year and was blown away by her extensive knowledge of blogging and interiors, her multi-award winning site Love Chic Living focuses on style and design for a family home. As well as being a brand ambassador on live TV, Jen writes for well-known high street brands, sharing her love of home interiors with a much wider audience. If you are looking for advice on social media, blogging or anything to do with interiors then Jen is your girl. Jen is also a self-confessed Pinterest addict and Mum to two girls aged 9 & 12.
Penny brings to the table a multi-award winning site A Residence, so successful that it was bought by Wayfair (the online homestore) in 2014. Penny is extremely knowledgeable about interiors and covers a multitude of topics including; family life, food, gardens, interiors, wellbeing, relationships and travel. As a travel writer, Penny finds her inspiration from all over the world, making her content unique and inspiring.
Amanda Cottingham has many strings to her bow, she is founder of the top ranking blog; The Ana Mum Diary which covers topics such as home interiors, travel, design, food, beauty and fashion, and if that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she is also the editor of the Britmums Home and Design Round-up. This means she hunts down all of the best interior blog content each month and shares it with all of us, thanks Amanda!
Becky Goddard-Hill is a published parenting author as well as a multi-award winning blogger. A Beautiful Space features articles about family life, interiors, gardens and her love for the home. Having been a blogger for almost 10 years, Becky has a wealth of experience, amongst her favourite design pieces are big wooden kitchen tables, vibrant flowers and pop Art, to name a few. She also writes a Thrifty Home blog which focuses on up-cycles and budget makeovers and if that isn’t enough she has a brand new blog called Colour Lover - all about colour!
Karen is the author of Well I Guess this is Growing up. Started in 2011 after the purchase of her first property, this home and lifestyle blog is now an award-winning site. Karen writes about the journey of her renovations in her South Manchester home, one DIY story at a time…
Karen Jones is the author of the successful blog The White Approach and owner of the The White Approach online store. As you may have guessed from the blog and store name, Karen is obsessed with all things white! She has single-handedly renovated her White Art Deco home using innovative and cost saving ideas. Her site is living proof that with a little creativity and thrifty searching, you really can create the (white) home of your dreams. Karen is a wife and mother to twin boys aged 11 and a 21 yr old son.
Fifi is on a mission to help people decorate their home and to help those who are not so confident, her aim is for people to be inspired by her posts on Fifi McGee and to take on her ‘just do it’ approach. A self-confessed cushion addict, Fifi also has a passion for front doors (or #doorinspiration as she likes to call it)
Stephanie is a home and family blogger over at Renovation Bay-Bee and is currently working on her own home renovation, her aim is to turn her 1960’s time warp house into a practical and family friendly home for her 3 children. If you are looking for some budget conscious ideas then hop over to Stephanie’s site and take a look as she is sharing all of her tips and makeovers.
Antonia Ludden is an established blogger who regularly collaborates with new and established homeware brands to create engaging and original content. She is the author and founder of the well-known blog Tidylife which covers a wide range of content including interior, garden and lifestyle posts. Antonia is a wife and mother to 3 boys and lives in Manchester.
Old fashioned Susie is a lifestyle and interiors blog with a sprinkling of fashion and travel thrown in for good measure. With a background in Fine Art, Susie has a great eye when it comes to interiors and this can be seen with the renovation of her Edwardian home. With a passion for timeless and classic styles, Susie has the ability to spot a quirky antique item or one-off pieces. Susie lives in South Manchester with her husband and two daughters.
Rachel Newcombe is an award wining writer, editor and blogger, as well as writing for big names such Houzz, Reclaim magazine, ebay and Dwell. Her successful blog, Fresh Design, was founded in 2009 and focuses on modern and contemporary home and garden ideas, from aspirational designer buys to affordable high street finds.
I have known Arianna for some time now and I have always been impressed with her drive and effortless sense of style. Co-founder and co-editor in chief of Heart Home magazine (the UK’s first digital interiors/lifestyle magazine) Ari is an Interior Designer/Stylist, blogger, writer and general obsessive photo taker, she is also the author of the award-winning site Arianna’s Daily which covers interiors, travel, food, fashion and general lifestyle, I strongly recommend you check out her Instagram feed which is a visual feast of colour and pattern.
Carole King has just finished renovating her country Holiday let in Norfolk, which has been designed to a standard that you would expect from an Interior Designer, cool and contemporary rooms with a timeless appeal. I’m not sure how she fits it all in as she is also co-founder and Editor in Chief of Heart Home Magazine as well as author of her own award-winning site Dear Designer. Carole writes about current trends in home decor as well as shopping tips and anything else that inspires her.
Stacey Shepard is an experienced freelance writer and blogger who specializes in interior design. The Design Sheppard is her online home where she rounds up the very best products, projects, events and designers that cross her path. The blog makes for a great read as it covers high-end designs, as well as more budget friendly high street finds which help people recreate the latest design trends in their homes. Stacey lives her busy life in Dartmouth surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills of Devon juggling work with her little girls – both under the age of three!