We at Lighting & Decor read constantly: magazines, websites submissions, social media posts, the never-ending email streams. Even with all our work, we always make time to read through our favorite design blogs.
Blogs have come a long way since they first became popular during the early 2000s, and now they’re more important than ever, especially for e-commerce websites. Having a design blog is a great way to keep in touch with customers long after they’ve made a purchase. It also improves your site’s SEO standing, which will help future customers find you.
No matter how many emails pile up, we always make time to read our favorite design blogs. Here are our five favorite design blogs.
Carrie’s Design Musings
Stylist Carrie Leskowitz provides a good mix of interior design and interviews with her favorite designers and artists. Peppered with life advice and Lesokowitz’s musings, Carrie’s Design Musings encourages readers to “live your best life more Beaut~i~FULLY inside and out.”
Our favorite post: Trending ~ Highpoint
Live Stylish Daily
Fashion meets interior design in this design and lifestyle blog where luxury is a state of being. Headed by renowned interior designer and TV personality Nina Magon, Live Stylish Daily offers everything interior design tips to holiday gift ideas. Each post is beautifully illustrated and chockfull of design advice.
Our favorite post: Fall Design & Decor Tips
Laura U Interior Design
Writer and designer Laura Umansky mixes her love of travel and interior design into a well-crafted and relatable blog. Packed with helpful listicles, Laura U Interior Design offers plenty of before-and-after posts, breaking down interior design lingo for readers outside the profession.
Our favorite post: Perfecting Your Home Office
Greenery may by Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017, but it’s been the color of designer, artist and author Justina Blakeney’s life for much longer. Her blog, The Jungalow, “celebrates color, pattern and plants,” and her posts vary from home design to fashion to plant care.
Our Favorite Post: Bathroom Reveal
Nicole Gibbons Style
With the goal of bringing “serious style into your every day life,” Nicole Gibbons Style aims to be the friend you call when you need a little design advice. Written by interior designer and on-air personality Nicole Gibbons, this blog mixes flea market finds with investment pieces to create great style.
Our Favorite Post: Inside Orange is the New Black Star Adrienne Moore’s Living Room Makeover
Is your favorite interior design blog not on this list? Share your favorite blog with us in the comments!