With the weather getting colder and colder with every passing day, and daylight hours still at a minimum, there is no better time to stay indoors and make some home improvements.
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Making some changes to your home can help to keep it feeling fresh, and there’s no better feeling than relaxing in your newly decorated living room – especially if you were the one who decorated it.
Of course, creating that perfect decor – complete with on-style trends and plenty of your personality – can be easier said than done.
While many of us will have a vision of what we want our living room or kitchen or bedroom to look like, realising that vision can be costly and time-consuming.
Whether it’s finding the right colour scheme, picking out the right furniture or tackling the decorating itself, revamping your interior can quickly turn into a pretty big job.
Luckily, the blogosphere is here to help. There are all manner of blogs dedicated to interior design and home improvement, providing advice, hints, tips and recommendations on everything and anything.
If you’re stuck for ideas, want to steal a celeb’s look, or simply need to know how to paint a wall without ruining your carpet, the nation’s bloggers can help you out. So what are our top five favourite home interior blogs?
When it comes to looking at the best interior blogs the web has to offer, there’s no better place to start than with the excellent Apartment Therapy.
The global phenomenon is less of a blog, more of an online community of interior designers, homeowners and anyone who has a passion for great interiors.
Though Apartment Therapy is a vast network of contributors from around the globe, it still manages to keep that personal sense of community we all look for in a good blog.
See for yourself at apartmenttherapy.com
This Home Sweet Home
From the global reach of Apartment Therapy to the homely feel of This Home Sweet Home, a blog from Jersey-based blogger Samantha Stanbridge.
Samantha has a passion for all aspects of home improvement, from DIY to decorating, funky storage solutions to quirky furniture.
And Samantha doesn’t stop there, her blog is packed full of hints and tips for creating easy-to-make photo frames, stationary holders and show curtains – to name but a few!
See for yourself at thishomesweethome.blogspot.co.uk
If you’re looking for high-class from a blog, look no further than interior designer Abigail Ahern’s simple but effective posts.
The simplistic design of the blog reflects Abigail’s unique take on interior design, and her personality shines throughout.
She may tackle certain designs and looks that are rather out of reach of some people’s budgets, but Abigail’s chatty style and handy tips make this a very accessible blog.
See for yourself at: abigailahern.wordpress.com
House of Smiths
What started out a simple blog created by a mum to track her family’s progress as they redid their home has grown to become a stalwart of the interior blogosphere.
House of Smiths is now a huge site, even offering a whole range of homeware in an online shop. But don’t be fooled, its family-driven ethos has remained constant throughout.
Whether you are stuck for ideas or need a bit of help with some DIY, House of Smiths has something for you. It may be more than a mere blog these days, but House of Smiths has everything you might need.
Find out for yourself at: thehouseofsmiths.com
An incredibly useful website that connects homeowners with reliable local tradesmen, more than 50,000 people find decent tradesmen with Rated People every single month.
But that’s not all this handy website has to offer, it also features a great blog that tackles all aspects of interior design and home improvement.
With handy tips pieces and guest posts from top designers and experts, the Rated People blog is your one-stop shop for all things interior.
Find out for yourself at: ratedpeople.com/blog