25 Top Interior Posts of May

The interior blogosphere has been abuzz this month with essential interior design inspiration across all types of rooms and trends. Here is our May round up of the best posts we could find from the top bloggers out there…

1. The Best Bookcases on Pinterest – Katrina Chambers

Once a practical storage option for the home, bookshelves are now a stylish interior essential. Not the easiest of items to style, Katrina Chambers shows you what you need to make a bookshelf work in the home and how to arrange books and accessories perfectly.

Image courtesy of Katrina Chambers
Image courtesy of Katrina Chambers
Image courtesy of Oh What's This
Image courtesy of Oh What’s This

2. Friday Interior Find | Family Home Oozing With Style – Oh What’s This

Oh What’s This opens the doors to this 1920s family home designed by LA interior designer Christos Prevezanos. Experimenting with playful patterns and colour pops throughout, it incorporates the Art Deco style of the building and the whole design has an enviable glamorous feel.

3. 8 Interior Design Trends Seen at High Point Market – Cozy Stylish Chic

Twice a year the High Point Market is held in North Caroline which seeks to report on the top interior design trends of the moment. Jeanne from Cozy Stylish Chic headed over there to check out what’s new on the interiors scene.

Image courtesy of Oh What's This
Image courtesy of Cosy Stylish Chic
Image courtesy of Oliver Burns
Image courtesy of Oliver Burns

4. London Craft Week 2016 – Oliver Burns

London’s celebration of the British craft industry was held in the capital in May and we have spotted loads of intriguing posts on the popular event. Here is one of our favourite posts on the week-long celebration by Oliver Burns.

5. The Instagram Interior Edit – Love, Emily Jayne

In this post Emily Jayne highlights one of her favourite Instagram accounts – @denadanielle_designs. Filled with shabby chic and romantic interior inspiration, Emily focuses on the living and dining areas of Dena’s home…

Image courtesy of Love, Emily Jayne
Image courtesy of Love, Emily Jayne
Image courtesy of Brit Decor
Image courtesy of Brit Decor

6. 5 Ways to Dress a Killer Window – Brit Decor

Window dressing isn’t just for shops anymore, it’s for the home too and Bret Decor is on hand to demonstrate what makes a killer window display to ensure no part of the home is left unstyled.

7. How to Turn a Basic Kitchen into a Luxury Space – Cassie Fairy

Kitchens can be the bane of any homeowner’s or renter’s lives, those with plain kitchen don’t despair, Cassie Fairy is here to show you how to transform it into a luxury space to be proud of.

Image courtesy of Cassie Fairy
Image courtesy of Cassie Fairy
Image courtesy of Style Made Simple
Image courtesy of Style Made Simple

8. How to Decorate With Spring Colours: Cherry Blossom Pink – Style Made Simple

Beautiful blossoms are out in force this spring and Style Made Simple have used the delicate pink hues for this style guide. Combined with sky blues and apple greens, it is the perfect springtime colour palette.

9. Derby Days: Saddle Up in Style With These 10 Equestrian-Inspiration Rooms – Laurel & Wolf

There’s a new popular animal trend on the block to rival flamingos this month as seen in Laurel & Wolf’s post on equestrian themed rooms. From horseshoe prints to faux horse head wall art, this new trend will definitely make the neighbours jealous…

Image courtesy of Laurel & Wolf
Image courtesy of Laurel & Wolf
Image courtesy of House and Home
Image courtesy of House and Home

10. 5 Painting Mistakes that Almost Everyone Makes – House and Home

We are all guilty of the odd painting mistake when redecorating but by reading House and Home’s handy guide you can make sure the faux pas never happen again!

11. The Best Flatlay Tips Ever – Seasons in Colour

In case you didn’t already know, flatlaying is the art of creating beautifully layered product, food or fashion shots for the likes of Instagram and Twitter. Here Jenny from Seasons in Colour explains how to make sure your flatlay never falls flat.

Image courtesy of Seasons in Colour
Image courtesy of Seasons in Colour
Image courtesy of Little Green Notebook
Image courtesy of Little Green Notebook

12. Indoor Swings (or How to Be the Coolest Parent in the World) – Little Green Notebook

Swings aren’t just for outside use as Little Green Notebook demonstrates in this inspirational post on indoor swings. Not just for children either, it includes a host of fun snaps featuring indoor swings for reading nooks or playrooms.

13. How to Get the Lighting Right: Lighting Art – Mad About the House

Have you ever looked at the art in your home and thought it looked a bit drab? It could be the lighting! Kate from Mad About the House has written this expert guide on how to ensure your lighting complements your favourite works.

Image courtesy of Mad About the House
Image courtesy of Mad About the House
Image courtesy of Anneli Bush
Image courtesy of Anneli Bush

14. Garden Inspo – Anneli Bush

It’s that time of year to sort out your garden ready for the summer. This post by Anneli Bush is all you need for this year’s garden inspiration and we love the cosy seating arrangements.

15. Restaurant Design Tour: Shot Café, London

Will of Bright Bazaar has explored one of London’s hottest new restaurants this month and it has us dreaming of a visit to SHOT café in the near future! Located in St Paul’s it has been designed by Wilson Holloway and we can’t wait to try it out!

Image courtesy of Bright Bazaar
Image courtesy of Bright Bazaar
Image courtesy of My Warehouse Home
Image courtesy of My Warehouse Home

16. 2016 Interior Colour Trends – Navy Blue – My Warehouse Home

Blue is a long-time favourite in the interior world and for May navy is blue hue of choice as seen on My Warehouse Home. Filled with top products to help you incorporate the moody shade into your home, the colour is a sophisticated addition to any space…

17. 20 Amazing Backyard Living Outdoor Spaces – Home Stories A to Z

If you are lucky enough to live in a country where the climate is predictable in summer you are able to transform your exterior into an extension of your living room. Perfect for outdoor entertaining and dining, an outdoor living room is a must-have for sunny weekends and evenings.

Image courtesy of Home Stories A to Z
Image courtesy of Home Stories A to Z
Image courtesy of Ateliertally
Image courtesy of Ateliertally

18. Replica Furniture: Fakes or Affordable Design? – Ateliertally

The month of May saw the news of a law soon to be passed in the UK, outlawing replica designer furniture, which spread like wildfire across the community. Following on from his original post on the moral dilemmas and implications surrounding the debate, Daniel of Ateliertally has released a new post with more on the popular topic…

19. See This: Exhibition on Italian Fashion Powerhouse Missoni – The Chromologist

Missoni Art Colour opened at Bermondsey’s Fashion and Textile Museum to uproarious praise. The exhibition which focuses on the art behind the fashion and home powerhouses’ design has been an instant hit and here The Chromologist takes a look at the showcase.

Image courtesy of The Chromologist
Image courtesy of The Chromologist
Image courtesy of Coco + Kelly
Image courtesy of Coco + Kelly

20. In the Details: Copper and Brass in the Kitchen – Coco + Kelly

Cassandra of Coco + Kelly has been looking at how to add a flash of warm metal to the kitchen in this post. After deciding copper and brass is better used separately, she has demonstrated what works in the kitchen with these shimmering hues, with some inventive placement throughout.

21. Our Favourite Interiors in Rainbow Colors – Design Sponge

Bold colours never go out of style as Design Sponge’s rainbow gallery shows. From bold pops of colours on feature walls, to bright stairways and splashbacks, the opportunities are endless to add some shade in the home.

Image courtesy of Design Sponge
Image courtesy of Design Sponge
Image courtesy of Laurel & Wolf
Image courtesy of Laurel & Wolf

22. Pineapple Express: The Adorable Motif That’s Taking Over Interiors – Laurel & Wolf

It looks like pineapples are here to stay for the summer and we have seen them popping up all over the interior bloggersphere this month. From pineapple shaped side tables to tropical wallpapers, there are so many accessories available to make sure your home stays up-to-date with the trend.

 23. Japanese Garden Inspiration – Lucy Loves Ya

It’s flower show season and Lucy from Lucy Loves Ya has shared her favourite image from The Japanese Garden in St Mawgan Village near Newquay. The third of her Japanese Garden posts, it showcases the calming beauty these types of garden exude.

Japanese Garden Inspiration
Image courtesy of Lucy Loves Ya
Image courtesy of Abigail Ahern
Image courtesy of Abigail Ahern

24. Creating a Calm Bedroom Sanctuary – Abigail Ahern

As the bedroom is where we get most of our rest, this space should remain a calming sanctuary. Abigail Ahern’s article shows you how to make the most of your bedroom to ensure each night’s sleep is as restful as possible.

25. 7 Colourful Kitchens/Dining Areas That You Need to See – Interior Desire

More bold colour pops can be seen in Interior Desire’s post on colourful kitchens and dining areas, showing that bright is the way to go this summer. We love the colourful world map wall in No.2 and retro feel of No.3.

Image courtesy of Interior Desire
Image courtesy of Interior Desire

3 thoughts on “25 Top Interior Posts of May”

  1. First off I would like to say superb blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if
    you do not mind. I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing.

    I have had trouble clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out.
    I do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10
    to 15 minutes tend to be wasted simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or hints?
    Appreciate it!

    1. Hi!

      Thank you for taking the time to read our posts and comment. One of they key things I do if I am struggling to put my thoughts on the page or if I don’t even know where to begin with a post, is to plan it first. I will write everything I want to say in the post in bullet point form first, then rearrange the points into paragraphs. Then I will start to build on each point until the post starts taking shape – everything will then hopefully start flowing better.

      The introduction can also be one of the hardest parts to write, so if I’m really struggling with it I’ll leave it until the end. This way I will have already written extensively on the topic and will have a better idea on what needs to be in the introduction.

      I hope this helps!

      Kind regards,
      Emily

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