We have seen so many fabulous interior blog posts throughout the year and if you are already a fan of the IBA Blog you will know that each month we write a round-up of the top 25 posts we have spotted from the month before. To mark the start of the New Year, we thought we would go back over the top posts from 2016 and select our favourite 50…
1. 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 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. How to De-Clutter your Interior this January – The National Design Academy
January was the dreaded spring cleaning time yet again which gave us the chance to throw out the old and tired and spruce up our homes. The National Design Academy 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.
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5. How to Decorate With the 2016 Pantone Colour of the Year – Brepurposed
In early 2016 Rose Quartz and Serenity were huge news in the interior blogging world and Bre from Brepurpose, after taking a while to come round to the choices, created this excellent decorating guide on how to use them in the home. Preferring to use them separately, each inspirational image is more beautiful than the last…
6. Eight Affordable Ways to Add Glamour to Your Bedroom – Apartment Number 4
Who doesn’t love a touch of glamour in their interior? Victoria Jackson of Apartment Number 4 insists on it and with her handy article from February, now you can too! From investing in a headboard to always making use of home fragrance, your home will have that glamorous edge in no time.
7. Choosing Art // Does It Speak for You – Hunted Interior
Choosing art pieces for the home can be a nightmare. Whether you are fixated on single statement pieces or long for a full gallery wall, staying true to your own tastes can be difficult with so many artistic outlets around. Hunted Interior’s post maintains holding out for the pieces that speak to you to make sure you always love your decor.
8. The Truth About Working as an Interior Stylist (and How to Become One) – The Life Creative Blog
Interior styling may not be the always-glamorous career one might think, but it doesn’t mean that the blood, sweat and tears that go into each shoot aren’t worth it. Chris from The Life Creative Blog documents the trials and tribulations of his profession in this post and also offers essential tips for embarking on your own styling career.
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9. Interior Design Styles: The Definitive Guide – The LuxPad
The LuxPad’s definite guide to interior design styles is all you need to read on how to recreate the hottest longstanding trends in your own home. From industrial to vintage, Scandi to coastal, all the big looks are here to explore.
10. 7 Tips to Make Your Rented House a Home – Don’t Cramp My Style
Decorating a rented home is no easy task as many landlords won’t let you reach for the paint brushes or put anything on the walls. Anna at Don’t Cramp my Style is an expert on transforming rents properties into homes so her 7 simple tips article from March are perfect for those looking to refresh tired rented flats and houses.