haart’s Top Interior Design Blogs of 2016


Coastal charm or Scandi chic? Whatever style you desire, we know how important it is to turn your house into a home, so we’ve rounded up our favourite blogs – in no particular order – that will give you the tips and inspiration to create a home you love.

Happy Homebird

The Happy Homebird is written by mum of one, Sam, a self-confessed lover of the British Isles and tea and cake. The quintessentially British blog covers everything from garden and home, to local history and days out. If Sam’s not posting updates on the progress of the leeks, artichokes and strawberries growing in her allotment, she’ll be showing you how to add a little country charm to your home.

Forward Features

When Londoners David and Mark decided to embark on the journey of finding their first home together, they decided to blog about their experience, and so Forward Features was born. They’ve since found a flat and the blog has evolved into a place to share their interior inspirations and updates on the progress of turning their flat into a home.

The Design Sheppard

After working for a design publication, Stacey Sheppard became fascinated by the design world and has since developed a passion for all things interior design. In her blog she shares her favourite design inspirations as well as her own home transformations. With Sheppard puns aplenty, Stacey doesn’t disappoint in rounding up the very best in interior design.

Kate Young Design

In her minimalist yet modern blog, Kate takes us on an international interior journey around the world. From Sydney to Shoreditch, Kate leaves no stone unturned and shows us how to easily bring some continental styling into the home.  Not just a host of pretty pictures though, Kate also shares some very practical tutorials, we love her DIY on how to decorate with branches.

Sarah Akwisombe

Sarah’s alternative, self-titled blog is not for the faint-hearted; be prepared for colour clashing, graphic prints and everything else in between. But Sarah’s very talented at turning what might seem like an enviously unrealistic look, into an achievable inspiration for your home. Her quick and easy home hacks will have you making roller blinds and creating abstract art in just 5 minutes.

The Beat That My Heart Skipped

The Beat That My Heart Skipped is a clean, crisp blog that covers interior inspirations and the latest homeware trends of the season, with a bit of lifestyle, travel and culture thrown in! Written by Rohini, a freelance journalist, who has worked with some of the biggest publications in the design industry, making her more than qualified in forecasting the biggest trends.

The Fairytale Picture

When Alina created her blog, her aim was to make it useful and accessible, and she doesn’t disappoint. With an extensive collection of DIY posts, ‘How to’ guides and video tutorials, it’s perhaps one of the most hands-on interior blogs out there. Our favourites include her guide to upcycling a fence into a ladder and how to turn a washing machine drum into a footstall!

Well I Guess This Is Growing Up

This blog follows a young couple’s journey to renovate and decorate their first home together in Manchester. Headed up by Karen, the blog features and abundance of updates on the progress of their house, handily situated in its own area on the blog and divided up by room.  Karen also shares her practical expertise in DIY tutorials and advice for caring for your home, we particularly loved their post on how to utilise leftover decking in the garden.

The British Feather

Relatively new to the interior blogging scene is houseaholic Gemma, the face behind The British Feather. Gemma regularly features her own home as inspiration for us all whilst giving budget-friendly tips for how we could recreate it, whether it’s sprucing up your bedroom for £50 or how to add some coastal character to your home.

Lucy Loves Ya

Lucy’s blog is a feast for the eyes, bursting with colour and quirk, where she shares the inspiration for her unique style, her own home projects and some impressive interviews with top designers and brands. Her bright and beautiful kitsch styling is a breath of fresh air to the blogging world as she show us how to have fun with interior design.