The Top 25 Interior Blog Posts of January

It’s a fresh new year in the interior blogging world and we can’t wait for the launch of #IBA17 over the next few months. A new year means endless new interior inspiration has been popping up on the blogosphere from new trends to look out for, to innovative home projects to put on your to do list over the coming months. Here were our favourite spots during January…

1. A Bright New Home for Philip Gorrivan – The Buzz

To celebrate the launching of interior designer Philip Gorrivan’s newly designed website, The Buzz looks back at one of their favourite projects of his which mixes the traditional with the modern.

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2. How to: Create a Minimalist Interior with Barnaby Lane – The Interiors Addict

The month of January lends itself to minimalism, when we all look to finally declutter our homes. Interiors Addict has showcased Melbourne’s Barnaby Lane Scandinavian influenced furniture in this how to piece.

3. Fitting Our Living Room Mantel Beam – Boo & Maddie

Boo & Maddie showed us why it’s always a good idea to have a chic mantel piece if you have a log burner or fireplace in the home. This chic wooden version was the perfect finishing touch they were looking for…

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4. Decorative Wall Mounting DIY – French for Pineapple

Wood panelling is no longer reserved just for stately homes and they are quickly becoming a chic style statement for any bare wall. French for Pineapple shows us how this new trend can be achieved in any space.

5. Spray Paint DIY Using Rustoleum Metallic Spray – Dainty Dress Diaries

Metallics are set to be a huge trend again this year and spray paint is an interior lover’s best friend if you want to transform everyday items into metallic wonders. This tutorial on Dainty Dress Diaries demonstrates how to give tired household items a new lease of life.

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6. A Minimalist Farm House – Fabric of My Life

Farmhouses don’t need to be quaint and rustic as this post found on Fabric of My Life proves, with their exploration of Reydon Grove Farm designed by Danish studio Norm Architects.

7. That’s a Wrap on Guest Room 2.0 – Chris Loves Julia

We love a fabulous room transformation on the IBA Blog and this guest room reveal perfectly satisfied out cravings this month. We particularly love the antique-style bed frame.

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8. 10 Places to Infuse Your Style in a Bathroom – A Designer at Home

Bathrooms can be one of the trickiest rooms in the home to insert your own personality, with most opting for function over form. A Designer at Home has listed her top ten places to add a touch of your own style to the room.

9. Reader Design Courtney’s Airy Loft – Style Mutt Home

Style Mutt Home takes a look at this stylish Rhode Island apartment which offers an eclectic blend of Mid-Century Modern and bohemian luxe; the statement wicker chair certainly has the wow factor!

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10. Wallpaper Trends for 2017 – Live Stylish Daily

Wallpaper will again be a key look in 2017 and here Live Stylish Daily have explored their favourite varieties from chic textures to bold botanicals which will be seen everywhere this year.

11. Restyle & Refresh: 7 Great Living Room Design Ideas – Maison de Cinq

If you are looking to redecorate your living room this year, head over to Maison de Cinq’s Restyle & Refresh post which is part of their monthly blog hop. Perfect for a New Year update.

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12. New Year, New Design and New Bedroom – Old Brand New

Speaking of new design, this blog post by Old Brand New has us lusting after a sleek new bedroom space. With a nod to Pantone’s Colour of the Year, Greenery, the tropical inspired wallpaper is lifting the January blues.

13. Decoration Resolution for Your Home – ML Interiors Group

New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for you, they can be for your home as well. Here ML Interiors Group have written top design solutions to stick to in the next twelve months.

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14. A Colorado Update Part 2 – Segreto Finishes

Leslie of Segreto Secrets documented the final part of her Colorado home refurbishment on the blog this month which sees the breath-taking transformation of the spacious house.

15. Kitchen Reveal – For Wings & Roots

A new kitchen can change the dynamic of a home entirely and this reveal on For Wings & Roots certainly has the wow factor. The before and after photos are particularly spectacular to see.

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16. Quick Tips to Get Your Kitchen Organised for 2017 – Simply Grove

If clutter has crept into your kitchen over the last year, this is the post for you which will help you make decluttering a habit to hold on to. From smarter storage to being selective about what you display, have a read if you want a chic, clear kitchen this year.

17. The Best Paint Colors for Dark Bedrooms – Hadley Court

Gone are the days where we were told to stick to light and bright colours for the home, dark paint shade are ruling supreme this year especially in the bedroom. Here are the best paint shades for an intriguing dark bedroom.

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18. How to Turn an Old Mirror into a Chalk Board – Making it in the Mountains

In this how to, Kristi from Making it in the Mountains demonstrates how to turn an unused mirror into a stylish chalkboard for all the family to use. As part of her #MonthlyDIYChallenge, this post will inspire your to get crafty.

19. How to Modernise a Traditional Home – The Ana Mum Diary

Although beautiful, traditional homes can gradually start look worn and tired if not properly modernised. The Ana Mum Diary has a selection of helpful tips to make sure you care for your traditional home a modern makeover whilst still keeping the original features.

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20. Pink Skirted Library Chairs – Making it Lovely

Blush pink will still be a strong tone in 2017 and we loved this post by Making It Lovely which not only showcases the shade in all its glory but also gave us fabulously seating inspiration.

21. My Ongoing Love Affair with Navy Blue – Live Laugh Decorate

Navy is a statement wall colour in any room and in this post on Live Laugh Decorate showed us why. The moody hue on the walls brings out the rest of the room’s features for an ultra-stylish bathroom.

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22. 10 Ways to Freshen your Home for the New Years – The Casa Collective

Planning home updates for the New Year doesn’t need to mean big renovations, it can just mean small refreshes which will have a big impact from rotating art to restyling your coffee table.

23. The Best Interior Design Advice I’ve Heard – The Ever Changing Home

We hear so much interior design advice on a daily basis, but what advice is really the best? The Ever Changing Home has rounded up their favourite tips to help you wade through the sea of information.

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24. Interior Design Events 2017: A Definitive Guide

Interior design events are essential for bloggers to visit to stay abreast of new brands, trends and much more. The LuxPad’s definitive guide offers a full calendar of not only UK events but the top shows around the world.

25. Installing Floor to Ceiling Board & Batten – The Tale of an Ugly House

Another way to add interest to plain walls is board and batten cladding which also gives the effect of wood panelling but can be very easy and affordable to install. The Tale of an Ugly House shows you how…

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