Are there any good interior design/decorating bloggers (real people rather than interior designer types)

(12 Posts)
Karbea Thu 07-Nov-13 20:02:31

Looking for real life inspiration using real easily accessible stuff, you know ikea, m&s, bhs, matalan, zara home etc.

I've hunted, found loads of American ones and super trend professional ones :/

Thank you!

RunsWithScissors Thu 07-Nov-13 20:06:17

Don't know of any blogs, but have you tried Pinterest? I've found sometimes it can give pretty good results when searching things like "wall decoration" etc.

Karbea Thu 07-Nov-13 20:25:03

Yes I love Pinterest but the pics do still tend to be designery.

RunsWithScissors Thu 07-Nov-13 21:10:15

Ah, they can be. Hope someone comes by with a good suggestion.

Eastwickwitch Thu 07-Nov-13 21:59:16

Oneplan might come along, she will know.

icklekid Fri 08-Nov-13 05:00:23

http://www.younghouselove.com/

http://theletteredcottage.net/

http://www.simplythenest.com/

2 American, 1 English but all down to earth!

icklekid Fri 08-Nov-13 05:00:43

Hi ! It's tricky to offer a one stop place for all ideas - some good sites are USA based - so don't use our fab local suppliers - you can find inspiration by looking at some of the photos. On some sites you can do specific searches ie on Houzz.com you can then adapt the ideas to utilise what's available locally to you .
There's also a 'design dilemma' section on Houzz, where you can post your dilemma and everyday people and design pros will offer help and guidance. It's free to use - very occasionally there's a few odd or not so nice comments - but mostly it's all helpful stuff !

A good designer will see opportunity for adaptation of many everyday or unique things in order to address your needs in lots of ways - not all Designers are just about selling you stuff ( obviously some are ! ) But some work independently and encourage you to be part of the design process and are happy to bounce ideas about until the area / room/ building is just right !

What, specifically, are you trying to achieve ?! Maybe I can offer a more specific answer ?!

Karbea Sat 09-Nov-13 10:43:23

Nothing specific really just after something nice to read that relevant.

I do have a question though, but I'll post that separately. Thank you!

spotty26 Sun 10-Nov-13 11:48:30

I love Madaboutthehouse blog, decorista, apartmentherapy, decor8, vintage junky.

I post a lot on this board so hope people do not mind me mentioning my own blog, www.colporter.tumblr.com I am doing up a house (on a budget!) and will be posting more before and afters.

imme Sun 10-Nov-13 23:05:29

We got a lot of inspiration from
moderncountrystyle.blogspot.co.uk/

DreadfulSpiller Mon 11-Nov-13 13:16:38

Love your blog spotty, I often look at colporter.

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