The IBA Blog’s Top 25 Interior Blog Posts of February

We have seen a hint of spring in the interior blogging world over the last month which signals the new season is just around the corner. We saw so many fabulous posts in the month it’s always hard to choose just a few but here are our top 25 interior blog posts of February…

 

1. Must-Have: Laundry Room – Minoop

Minoop shows us why a laundry or utility room is so important in the home if you have the space and also exhibits some outstanding inspirational imagery to get you started.

Must-Have Laundry Room

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Blush Pink + Happy Galentine’s Day

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2. Blush Pink + Happy Galentine’s Day – Centsational Girl

Kate from Centsational Girl celebrates blush pink hues and her first Galentine’s Day in this post from February. With a selection of inspiring images, this post shows you how to avoid the little girl look when using the colour.

3. Enhancing the Effects of Time – The Socialite Family

This interview and case study on The Socialite Family explores the home of Interior Designer Barbara Ghidoni and how the family used the raw and historical feel of the place to shape the current design…

Enhancing the Effects of Time

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Study Makeover Reveal

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4. Study Makeover Reveal – Design Soda

On the IBA Blog we know the importance of a beautifully designed home work space so we are always on the lookout for new designs. This fabulous office by Design Soda really caught our eye this month!

5. 5 Ways to Create A Serotonin-Full Home – Get In My Home

Emily from Get in My Home demonstrates how a room can affect your mood and how to ensure that yours ticks all the happiness boxes from changing your lighting to adding some greenery.

5 Ways to Create a Serotonin Home

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Indoor Plant Styling Ideas

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6. Indoor Plant Stylish Ideas – Our Urban Box

Indoor plants are here to stay in 2017 and as we go into spring, now’s your chance to go green in the home. From getting plants off of the floor to grouping them together, find out how’s best to style them.

7. Why You Need a Bar Cart and Other Stories – Hello Pea Green

A home bar is an essential accessory for those that love to entertain. If you are tight on space, a bar cart is a fantastic compromise which doesn’t scrimp on style…

Why you need a bar cart and other stories

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The best inexpensive headboards, nightstands, & dressers

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8. The Best Inexpensive Headboards, Nightstands and Dressers – Driven by Decor

Headboards, dressers and nightstands are usually expensive but essential pieces of furniture for the home, here Driven by Decor has picked their favourite examples and how to style them.

9. My Spring Mantels through the Years – Kelly Elko

The mantelpiece is an often ignored area in the home but lends itself to a wide range of interior stylings both permanent and seasonal. This post on Kelly Elko takes a look at the blogger’s spring mantel looks over the past few years.

My Spring Mantels Through the Years

Image courtesy of Kelly Elko

It’s Time To Embrace Bold Design Choices!

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10. It’s Time to Embrace Bold Design Choices – L’Essenziale

We can be a bit too careful with our home decor at times and this blog post by L’Essenziale tells us to be bold for spring to reflect our personalities in our homes.

11. Style: Let’s Talk About Faux Flowers – Camilla Pearl

With all of the greenery and botanical trends out there at the moment keeping your home filled with fresh blooms and plants can be exhausting and expensive, but with the rise of realistic, high quality versions, is it now the faux flower’s time to shine?

Style Lets Talk About Faux Flowers

Image courtesy of Camilla Pearl

A Little Valentines House Tour

Image courtesy of The White Buffalo Styling Co.

12. A Little Valentine’s House Tour – The White Buffalo Styling Co.

This home tour on The White Buffalo Styling Co. gives a subtle nod to Valentine’s Day themed style by incorporating soft pink tones, we particularly love the touches in the kitchen!

13. Reveal: The Copper Worktop – Number Five Interiors

Copper still appears to be the metallic of choice this year, especially in the kitchen, and we can’t get enough of this brushed copper worktop.

Reveal The Copper Worktop

Image courtesy of Number Five Interiors

Circular style – the top 5 round mirrors

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14. Circular Style – the Top 5 Round Mirrors – Styleophile

Simple round mirrors are a strong style trend emerging this year and the bigger the better. Fabulous paired with bold patterns or dark hues, Styleophile has rounded up their favourite designs.

15. 5 Ways to Prepare for Your (Ever Changing Kid’s Rooms) – Jane Lockhart

Jane Lockhart’s top rule for decorating your child’s bedroom is to let them have a say. This post contains excellent advice to guide you through each stage of their younger years.

5 Ways to Prepare For Your (Ever-Changing) Kid’s Room

Image courtesy of Jane Lockhart

Luxury Lighting Advice from a Professional Interior Photographer

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16. Luxury Lighting Advice from a Professional Interior Photographer – The LuxPad

This lighting advice post by professional interior photographer Joel Duncan is an essential read for anyone looking to update the lighting in their home. Showing how it can make or break a room’s look, the post covers ambient, task and accent lighting.

17. First Look Bright & Colourful Nursery Reveal – Bumpkin Betty

This stylish nursery reveal on Bumpkin Betty will have any new parents or parents to be inspired for their little one’s room, the hexagonal shelves are winners for us!

First Look Bright & Colourful Nursery Reveal

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Interiors Grey Dining Room Inspiration

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18. Interiors: Grey Dining Room Inspiration – Noah and the Girls

Moody hues look exceptionally stylish in dining rooms as these rooms lend themselves well to dramatic designs. Chock full of aspirational imagery, this post will have your reaching for the paint brush.

19. Home Tour Livable Mid-Century Home – Pulp Design Studios

Mid-Century Modern design is a classic style but can be difficult to achieve to still be liveable. In this post, Pulp Design Studios explores one of their projects which centres on this style.

Home Tour Livable Mid Centurary Home

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Pattern Love - Stripes

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20. Pattern Love – Stripes – Our Fifth House

A hint of stripes is a perfect finishing touch to any interior scheme. Our Fifth House shows you how it’s done with a roundup of their favourite striped furnishings.

21. Choosing the Right Throw Pillows for a Grey Couch – The DIY Play Book

Grey has overtaken beige as the neutral colour of choice for many years now and this post on The DIY Play Book demonstrates how to accessorise the ever-popular grey sofa.

Choosing The Right Throw Pillows For A Grey Couch

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Light and Airy Great Room Reveal

Image courtesy of Dwell by Cheryl

22. Light and Airy Great Room Reveal – Dwell by Cheryl Blog

We love a room reveal and you really can’t beat a good before and after shot like this fantastic living room unveiling we spotted on Dwell by Cheryl.

23. DIY Wall Art – Pull Down Wall Hanging – Making Homebase

DIY wall art is an inexpensive way to finish any room and is ideal for any large blank wall spaces. This pull-down style hanging is crafted from beautifully patterned wrapping paper and we can’t wait to try it.

DIY Wall Art - Pull Down Wall Hanging

Image courtesy of Making Homebase

The Dining Room Plan

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24. The Dining Room Plan – Plaster and Disaster

The dining room is one of the top entertaining spaces in the home so should be carefully thoughtout before revamping. Here Naomi of Plaster & Disaster shares her final plans for her dining space and how the project is going so far.

25. How to Mix Whites and Creams in a Room – Switch Studio

It has long been thought that white and cream shouldn’t be mixed together in a discerning interior however as this post by Switch Studio proves, it’s just simply not true!

How to Mix Whites and Creams in a Room

Image courtesy of Switch Studio

2 Comments

  1. Fiona at Styleophile Says :

    Posted on March 1, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Wow – so ready for some inspiration for a new season after that dark, dank winter and these blogs were spot on….thanks for featuring mine too !

    • Emily Bird

      Posted on March 2, 2017 at 10:48 am

      Hi Fiona,

      You are most welcome, we can’t wait for the new season either!

      Kind regards,
      Emily

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