You may recall that I have partnered with Apartment Guide to serve as an Official Apartment Guide Decor Blogger! As an official blogger, I will be sharing articles and ideas for exploring your space, city and style.
Today I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite decor blogs. Now, let me preface this post by saying that I could easily have shared TONS more because I gain so much inspiration from so many blogs, but I chose to share these five blogs because I felt like each of them offered some great take-aways for renters such as myself.
That said, let's dive in to the good stuff, shall we?
|photo via Nesting Place|
Nesting Place. I just love the Nester. From her trademark "it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful", to her window mistreatments, to her super easy solutions for adding personality to a space (can we say hot-glued beadboard backsplash?) the Nester - who is a renter herself - helps her readers to make their spaces their own. And her rental house was just photographed for an upcoming issue of a BHG magazine. Proof positive that renting doesn't need to cramp your design aesthetic.
|photo via 6th Street Design School|
6th Street Design School. Kirsten is an extremely talented interior designer (and one of the sweetest bloggers I know!) One of the reasons I love her site is her weekly Etsy inspiration round-up. And if you want to know about fabric, Kirsten is your go-to girl. She shares great fabric sources, styles and deals on her blog. And since fabric is one of the easiest ways to add color and pattern to a space, Kirsten's blog is a great resource for renters.
|photo via Emily A. Clark|
Emily A. Clark. Emily has such great style! I love her blog because she offers family-friendly design ideas that won't break the bank, but that don't compromise on style. She offers real-life decorating ideas with an eye toward design. Good reading!
|photo via Holly Mathis Interiors|
Holly Mathis. Holly's home is an inspiration for those that live in cozy spaces. She packs a lot of visual punch into what she describes as her "small" home. I love the room she just completed for her boys. It has such great layers of color, texture and pattern with personal touches that her boys must love!
|photo via The Lettered Cottage|
Lettered Cottage. If you haven't heard of the Lettered Cottage, you must be new to decor blogs. Lol! But I am more than happy to introduce you. Layla is a fabulous interior designer with a flawless eye, her hubby Kevin is a talented musician/photographer/carpenter. They share amazing budget-friendly makeovers that never fail to inspire me, and their seasonal mantles are some of my favorite and are a great study in how to create amazing vignettes.
If you haven't had a chance to visit any of these fabulous blogs, hop on over!! You'll be glad you did!
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