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10 sources of interior inspiration

A brand new loft is a blank canvas, but even the artists amongst us need to turn somewhere for inspiration. Check out some of these blogs and resources for great ideas on how to outfit your new loft!

1. Instagram

Instagram is a great way to find inspiration, even on the go, via your phone! Make intelligent use of hashtag and profile searches to sift through the selfies and find some design gems. #interiordesign is a good place to start, but if you’re looking for something more specific, try terms related to specific rooms or furniture, like #rug, #livingroom or #kitchendesign (#kitchen yields more results, but a lot more selfies).

2. Pinterest

Similarly to Instagram, use the search bar to find pictures of furniture and interiors from major brands, bloggers, designers, and ordinary folks. You can save shots that inspire you so you can come back to them later.

3. Houzz

Houzz exists to connect you with design ideas via millions of photos and plenty of blog posts. It can also help you find the perfect furniture and accessories to match your style and needs, with tens of thousands of products to choose from.

4. Abigail Ahern’s website

While Abigail is a designer and retailer with her own store, she’s also a prolific blogger, focusing on a range of topics including city guides, business tips and, of course, interiors. While some focus on her own products, others are more impartial, covering topics like lighting arrangements and using certain colours, and some feature enormous slideshows filled with beautiful interior shots. This is a good blog for those who eschew the minimalist and white-walls convention; particularly for anyone who likes darker colours.

5. Mad About the House

Written by a journalist who has been featured in several major newspapers and runs her own interior styling consultancy, this blog includes regular features like ’10 beautiful rooms’ and ‘the househunter’ which are a great source of inspiration and cover a wide range of styles, with a focus on current trends.

6. Dear Designer

Featuring lots of big images, Carole’s blog typically lists the products featured in her photos, meaning if you see something you love, you can actually go and buy it directly, rather than scouring the internet or high street stores for something similar. Keep in mind that many of these blog posts are sponsored and will often focus only on one brand.

7. Bright Bazaar

If you’re someone who embraces bright colours, this is a good blog for you. While tending a bit more towards the neutral tones recently, you can scroll backwards for some really bold looks.

8. Decoist

Crammed with inspirational blog posts covering every room in the house, the Decoist is an excellent resource for those looking to make a change, big or small. The blog features a broad and eclectic mix of styles and there’s sure to be something for everyone as you scroll through – you might just find yourself falling for something you’d never even considered before.

9. Swoon Worthy

Definitely a blog for ladies, Swoon Worthy features some stylish interiors, typically with brash, bold and feminine touches and accessories. Expect leopard prints, black walls and gold pineapples!

10. Dishfunctional Design

This blog features a lot of cool ideas for upcycling and crafts, for those who enjoy making things for themselves and having a truly unique home. Got some old spoons? Why not turn them into drawer handles? Sure, you weren’t the first to think of it, but you can bet the neighbours won’t have done it!

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