The 25 Top Interior Posts of January

In the very first of our new blog series we have rounded up our 25 favourite interior posts from interior bloggers around the globe. Key themes emerged in January’s posts for example top trends for 2016 and de-cluttering tips to spring clean your home were huge which was no surprise as now is the time to look to and plan for the year ahead. We hope you enjoy the posts below as much are we did…

1. Interior Design Events 2016: A Definitive Guide – The LuxPad

2016 is set to be an exciting year for interior design with dozens of events dotted across the globe celebrating this wonderful industry. The LuxPad has the ultimate breakdown of where to visit this year so get your diaries ready!

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Image courtesy of The LuxPad
Image courtesy of Wear & Wear
Image courtesy of Wear & Wear

2. 3 Home Trends for 2016. Ready, Get Set, Decorate… – Wear & Where

We may only be a few weeks into 2016 but this year’s trends are already making a big impact. Wear & Where have explored three of the biggest colours to burst onto the scene this year in the form of blue, pink and gold.

3. How to Get the Lighting Right: The Sitting Room – Mad About the House

Part II of Mad About the House’s mini-series in collaboration with John Cullen Lighting explores sitting room lighting from picture lights to uplighters. With inspiring images and tips from the experts, this post is all you need to perfectly light the room.

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Image courtesy of Mad About the House
Image courtesy of These Four Walls
Image courtesy of These Four Walls

4. Home Tour | A Reinvention of a 1960s House – These Four Walls

Located by a lake to the north of Copenhagen, the 1960s house explored in this post on These Four Walls is a breathtaking contemporary triumph full of chic Scandinavian charm. Transformed by architects Ernst + Kindt-Larsen, it’s a must-see space for Danish design enthusiasts.

5. Property Purchase: A Roof Over Your Head – Part 1 – Seasons in Colour

In a time where extra space is a luxury many of us can’t afford, Seasons in Colour tells us to look up – to the roof! This post demonstrates the ins and outs of loft conversions, what lofts can be turned into one, what can’t and also a handy link to part 2.

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Image courtesy of Seasons of Colour
Image courtesy of Sarah Akwisombe
Image courtesy of Sarah Akwisombe

6. 10 Signs you Were Born to be an Interior Stylist – Sarah Akwisombe 

Sarah Akwisombe was born to be an interior stylist and in her post she has gathered together the ten signs that you could have been too. From restyling your bookshelves every other week to create the perfect #shelfie, to hoarding coffee table books, you too might just have the stylist edge.

7. New Year: 5 Ways to Refresh your Home – Sacramento Street

The New Year is all about refreshing the world around you including your home. Sacramento Street shows us how it’s done to get a head start on the spring cleaning and to purge the clutter collected over the past twelve months.

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Image courtesy of Flat 15

8. My Favourite Interior Trends for 2016 – Flat 15

Flat 15 explores even more interior trends for 2016 and this one has a staggering nine concepts to sink your teeth into to prepare for any interior projects you have coming up in the new year. From Concrete to 70s inspired wood panelling, there is inspiration for every room.

9. My 10 Home Decoration Resolutions for 2016 – Fifi McGee Interiors

January is also the time of resolutions, be it go to the gym more or try a new hobby. Fifi McGee Interiors takes us through ten home decorating resolution for 2016 which are far more interesting than getting healthy!

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Image courtesy of Fifi McGee Interiors
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Image courtesy of Abigail Ahern

10. Finding Your Colour Inspiration – Abigail Ahern

Abigail Ahern’s post on how to choose the right colour scheme for you is a must read for anyone looking to redecorate. From using the colours in your wardrobe to listening to your own instincts over other peoples’, it will give you the confidence to make a big colour change.

11. 10 Bedroom Decor Mistakes to Avoid – Don’t Cramp My Style

We have all had our fair share of decor mistakes whether it’s buying a piece for the sake of it in a sale even if it doesn’t really fit, or combining too many patterns. In this post on Don’t Cramp My Style you will find 10 things to avoid to make sure your bedroom is always chic.

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Image courtesy of Don’t Cramp My Style
Image courtesy of Swoonworthy
Image courtesy of Swoonworthy

12. The A to Z of Design Tips – Swoonworthy

Swoonworthy’s design A to Zs are essential for anyone with a love of interiors. With something for everyone to learn from experienced designers to those that have never picked up a paint brush, it has everything you need to know before embarking on your next project.

13. Dreaming in Marble #INSPO – The Fashion Ache

Marble is swiftly becoming a huge trend for 2016 and in this post The Fashion Ache shows you how it’s done. From inspirational lifestyles to product snaps for you to get your hands on this trendy print/material, your marble craving will be fully sated.

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Image courtesy of The National Design Academy
Image courtesy of The National Design Academy

14. How to De-Clutter your Interior this January – The National Design Academy

It’s that dreaded spring cleaning time yet again which gives you the chance to throw out the old and tired and spruce up your home. The National Design Academy have created this essential guide for de-cluttering which will leave you with a home akin to the most discerning designers by the time you are finished.

15. Colour Crush :: Pale Pink – Simplified Bee

Thanks to Pantone’s colour of the year announcement in December, the world has gone crazy for pale pinks. Simplified Bee has a colour crush on the delicate tone and this article is full to the brim of inspiration on how to style the hue no matter your interior taste.

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Image courtesy of Simplified Bee
Image courtesy of My Paradissi
Image courtesy of My Paradissi

16. Decor Trend: Minimalist Fireplace – My Paradissi

If you are lucky enough to be blessed with a fireplace in your home, you will know it’s the focal point of the room so the design needs to be spot on. My Paradissi takes a look at the minimalist fireplace in this post to prove that fireplaces don’t need to be ornate to pack a stylish punch.

17. The 21 Most Beautiful Rooms in Pantone’s Colors of the Year – My Domaine

Choosing not just one but two colours for their 2016 colour of the year was a bold choice on Pantone’s part but one that the interior blogging world has jumped upon. In their post from January My Domaine have rounded up their favourite examples of decorating with these fabulous pastel shades.

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Image courtesy of My Domaine
Image courtesy of Dust Jacket
Image courtesy of Dust Jacket

18. Interiors| Grey & White Swedish Apartment – Dust Jacket

Has there ever been a more classic colour combination than grey and white? After reading this post by Dust Jacket we can’t help but think not. With bright airy rooms and every shade of grey imaginable, this Swedish apartment is timelessly elegant and must not be missed.

19. How to Create Drama in Your Interiors Using Texture, Shapes & Shadows – Interior Style Hunter

A dramatic interior is a memorable one and inspired by a recent trip to South Africa, Interior Style Hunter has gathered a list of top tips to create drama using texture, shapes and shadows to add a dash of intrigue to your home.

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Image courtesy Interior Style Hunter
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Image courtesy of Stagetecture

20. Bedroom Decorating Ideas: De-Clutter This New Year – Stagetecture

With more fabulous tips on how to de-clutter your home you can really get organised for the new year and get your home looking stylish again. Focusing on the bedroom it includes tips on how to decorate at the same time as de-cluttering for a complete room transformation.

21. The Fabulous Studio of an Interior Designer – My Scandinavian Home

My Scandinavian Home provides beautiful design inspiration in this post which takes a look at the design studio of Christien Starkenburg, the driving force behind Dutch design consultancy firm Interieur + and handmade furniture brand SlowWood.

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Image courtesy of My Scandinavian Home
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Image courtesy of Pop Sugar

22. 9 Decorating Mistakes Even Design Lovers Make – Pop Sugar

Even the most design savvy of us make mistakes from time to time, but thanks to Pop Sugar’s post you never need to worry about committing a faux pas again. From remembering lighting to not following trends too closely, this post is an interesting read and is essential for design enthusiasts.

23. M is for… Monochrome – Brit Decor

A colour classic, monochrome never goes out of style and should never be forgotten when redecorating your home. A simple scheme that can be dressed up or pared back, Brit Decor demonstrate how to pull the look off.

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Image courtesy of Brit Decor
Image courtesy of Copperline
Image courtesy of Copperline

24. Aldersgate Street – Copperline

Famed for exhibiting the finest case studies around, this month Copperline have featured this Aldergate Street apartment on the Barbican Estate. Created by Mackay + Partners, the spectacular space is a hidden gem in the heart of London.

25. Sixty Soho, New York – Martyn White Designs

If New York wasn’t already on your list of places to go, one look at this post on Martyn White Designs will have you booking a flight to JFK tomorrow. The colourful rooftop garden and the cosy Gordon Bar instantly catch your eye, but look closer and you’ll see every room is a design masterpiece.

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Image courtesy of Martyn White Designs

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