No matter how you spend your time online, there’s a strong chance you’ve stumbled across an online blog that quickly becomes a firm favourite. Furthermore, with the vast amount of people creating unique content, we’re definitely not short on options either.
Whether you’re an interior design geek, or scour the web for healthy home recipes, it’s always nice finding a new favourite to get lost in. For this reason, we’ve compiled an extensive list of our favourite blogs on the web at the moment.
In no particular order, here’s 40 UK-based blogs well worth exploring. Scroll down to view the full list or click one of the links below to jump to your favourite!
The Design Sheppard is the online home of freelance writer and blogger Stacey Sheppard. On her blog, Stacey writes about all things interior design. She’s amassed a loyal following of readers, as well as a 312k+ following on Pinterest. If you’re looking for interiors inspiration, The Design Sheppard is a must-read.
Jen Walshaw created Mum in the Mad House to share her story of bringing up her two boys, and the family trials and tribulations that come with it. Jen covers a broad range of topics on her website, and includes everything from home-cooked hearty recipes to family-friendly activities and arts and crafts. Jen’s commitment to giving real, useful parenting advice also adds another layer to this one-stop-shop blog. For those of you who prefer to watch than read, Jen’s YouTube is also full of interesting video guides and vlogs.
Jen Stanbrook’s Love Chic Living is a UK home interiors blog with a long list of accolades. Most recently, her blog was a finalist in Vuelio’s best interiors blog 2018 award (as well as in 2017). Jen’s passion for beautiful home décor and interior design shines through in her writing. Looking for inspiration in your own home? Jen’s Instagram is certain to get the ideas flowing.
Whilst this might not technically be a blog, Your Home is certainly worth a mention when it comes to interior design and home renovation tips. With lots of useful guides on there as well, the vast amount of content on their site means you should easily find what you’re looking for. They also run a cool “Freebie Friday” competition which, as the name suggests, gives you the chance to pick up something for nothing every Friday. Not bad, is it?
Actually Mummy is a lifestyle blog that tackles hot topics such as parenting and travel. The brainchild of mum of two Helen, since 2011 Actually Mummy started as a blog for her then six-year-old daughter. Over the years, it’s developed and grown to provide invaluable advice and guidance to parents everywhere. Helen’s #ColourfulMums mission on her Instagram is also incredibly popular, and currently has over 1,000 posts attributed to the hashtag.
Kip started blogging in 2008, and since then he’s been lifting the lid on his experiences as a father and writer. A self-professed nerd, Kip writes about everything from technology and photography to recipes and the occasional rant. Also an active vlogger, Kip publishes new content weekly on his YouTube channel, and currently boasts over 400k views across all of his videos.
The Lovely Drawer is written by London-based creative workshop teacher, Teri. The blog features content on a wide range of subjects, including DIY (which of course was a given), and lifestyle content. The bright interior shots on The Lovely Drawer Instagram make it easy to see why Teri has amassed over 25k followers in this social profile alone. Her strangely therapeutic, but equally as beautiful, calligraphy videos are also worth checking out.
Pillar Box Blue is a craft-lover’s dream. Full of handy DIY guides and upcycling tips, the number of genuinely unique ideas is astounding. The blog’s owner, Claire, has a passion for craft – and it’s clear she has a knack for it too. Her Instagram in particular showcases her variety of skills and ideas, including countless uses for leftover denim.
“Ready to learn new skills, to experiment, to have fun?” This snippet from Vicky Myers’ blog perfectly sums up what her writing is all about. Creating unique guides on upcycling, sewing and crafts, Vicky also has over 1.1 million (!) unique monthly viewers on Pinterest. Needless to say, her ideas are well-loved amongst the creative industry.
This home improvement and interior design blog comes from the self-professed “dynamic duo of DIY”, Christine and Jan. Focusing their content around different types of projects, the couple have completely transformed their home. Having to keep to a tight budget, Christine and Jan have gradually honed their DIY skills. Now, they’re sharing their story and helpful tips they’ve picked up along the way. If you want to see the true extent of their transformation, their about page has some incredible before and after shots. Similar to Vicky Myers, Little House on the Corner is proving popular on Pinterest with over 1million unique monthly viewers.
Originally created as a way of staying in touch with friends and family, The Londoner is written and managed by London-based blogger Rosie. Now her full time “job” (Rosie maintains that her blog doesn’t feel like work to her), The Londoner has gone from strength to strength over the years. Covering everything from travel to fashion and style, it’s easy to find yourself 10 pages deep on this website as you explore its fruitful content. Rosie is also very active on Instagram, with over 340k highly engaged followers.
As an evolution of the traditional men’s magazine, Ape to Gentleman is “dedicated to timeless yet contemporary style, intelligent living, and value”. An absolute must-read for any man looking to sharpen up in his day-to-day life. It’s also a great place for partners to find ideas and insights into their other half. Their Instagram mainly focuses on men’s fashion, with around 34k followers and climbing.
When it comes to home renovation tips, Build It offers a unique perspective on home renovation. With submissions from readers of their website and magazine, all of the content is not only helpful, but comes from real people’s real-life projects. It’s incredibly relatable, and perfect for both novice and experienced home DIY’ers.
Karen, the woman behind Well I Guess This Is Growing Up, is a trained journalist turned marketing manager. Through her knowledge of writing, Karen turned her passion for interior design and created one of the most popular interior design blogs on the web. Given that the blog has received numerous accolades, the website has been a part of numerous collaborations with some of the world’s biggest brands. If you’re ever around Manchester, Karen has a whole area of her site dedicated to things to do and see there.
Like many of the blogs on this list, Stylizimo began as a hobby for Norwegian interiors enthusiast, Nina. Now her full-time job, Nina’s blog uses Stylizimo as the home for her creativity, including her artwork and photography. Her Instagram is bursting with beautiful photos of her home, and is definitely worth a look if you’re looking for some Scandinavian interior inspiration.
Since 2009, Kate Spiers has been sharing her thoughts on a vast range of topics through Kate La Vie. Writing about everything from beauty to interior design, her combined social media following of over 1.1 million people just demonstrates her popularity. Kate regularly uploads on her YouTube channel, covering beauty routines and home tours for some design inspiration.
Fans of interior and home renovation shows may remember Sophie from her time on TV, namely ITV’s 60 minute makeover and BBC2’s The Great Interior Design Challenge. An avid fan of colourful interior design, Sophie has spent over 20 years honing her craft and has designed literally thousands of room schemes. She also co-hosts The Great Indoors, an interiors podcast created by Sophie and fellow interiors enthusiast and journalist, Kate Watson-Smyth.
DIY enthusiast and brand new mum, Caroline Burke manages this interiors and home project blog. Her unique do-it-yourself ideas cover both home ideas and parenting tips, which makes her content stand out from the crowd. Check out her projects page for some cool ideas and to get ahead on some ideas for Christmas…yes, already!
An “unashamed maximalist”, Kimberley writes about her personal style and inspiration on Swoon Worthy. A lover of colour and pattern, Kimberley describes her style as “eclectic boho glam”. With a focus on accessible design ideas, her especially keen attention to detail makes Kimberley’s articles informative and detailed. Her background in social media marketing means you’ll also be entertained by her witty and inclusive style of writing. One of our favourite sources for inspiration is her house tour page.
This blog is owned and managed by the aforementioned Kate Watson-Smyth. Alongside her work with Sophie Robinson, Kate writes about all things interiors on Mad About The House. The award-winning website is all you’d ever need form an interior design blog. Inspiration, insider secrets and upcoming trends; Mad About The House has it all. And if you’re looking for even more inspiration, look no further than Kate’s perfectly crafted Instagram.
London-based Grant Pierrus writes at the award-winning Interior Style Hunter blog. Professionally trained as an interior stylist/designer at Central Saint Martins and then KLC School of Design, Grant believes that everybody should have access to good design. Check out his Pinterest, and you’ll soon get the feel for his eclectic taste.
According to Vuelio, SilverSpoon London is the city’s number 1 lifestyle blog. Placing a lot of its focus on travel, the blog is written by Angie; an avid traveller and food fanatic. If you’re looking for something to do in London, especially find a good restaurant to suit your budget, Angie’s got you covered.
Your Coffee Break is an online lifestyle magazine for the professional woman, delivering content on the latest in fashion, beauty, career management, celebrity news, lifestyle and travel. The website may be based in London, but it has contributors from across the globe, including New York, Paris and Stockholm. Their team consists of over 50 experts in their field, meaning you’re never short on content to read when you have spare time for coffee and a quick read.
Emma first started her blog in 2008 to record her weight loss journey, and since it has developed to document aspects of her family life. Offering a unique insight into family life, it’s parenting tips and activity ideas galore. Emma shares all of her family stories and photos via her Facebook page, and acts as an extension to her blogging on Life According to Mrs Shilts.
If you’re a travel junkie, Travelosio is one of the go-to places for inspiration and ideas. Sarah Berthe, the voice behind Travelosio, left her life as a software engineer in order to travel the world and manage her blog full-time. Sharing her travel stories and recommendations, Sarah’s Instagram is the stuff of dreams for any avid explorer.
Manchester-based Kate established her blog in 2009. Like many of the bloggers on this list, her website began as a more personal tool. Through her keen eye for interior design and love for all things food and travel, Kate’s audience has grown and grown. You only have to look through Fabric of my Life’s Pinterest to get a feel for Kate’s love of adventurous travel and beautiful design.
As the name suggests, Vikkie Richmond’s blog is a pool of hands-on content and how-to guides. Not only covering her DIY projects, Vikkie also writes about travel, recipes and life in general. The Carpenter’s Daughter also won “Best UK DIY & Home Improvement Blog” in the 2018 Amara Awards.
Another winner in 2018’s Amara Awards, this time as the UK’s “Best Newcomer Blog”, Boreal Abode is the home of mid-century style for the modern home. Juan Sandiego is an interior design student who utilises his vast interiors knowledge to share in-depth insights into the industry’s latest trends. He’s on a mission to help all of his readers “create a happy space you can call forever home”. Whilst Juan may be a newcomer, we have a feeling his blog is going to go from strength to strength in the coming months and years.
Blazing Minds is an award-winning entertainment blog. Since 2008, they’ve been bringing film, music, theatre and event news & reviews to their readers. Featuring in-depth reviews of new television and stage shows, Blazing Kinds has grown year on year and is a go-to for any film fanatic. It was also named in the UK top ten of Vuelio Film Blogs.
Originally born on the East Coat of Canada, Elizabeth eventually found her way to the west side of Shetland. She now runs her popular recipe, travel adventure blog whilst juggling her three children – all of this whilst she achieved her First Class Honours Degree in Life Sciences. Across her site you’ll find warming recipes, great family adventure ideas and a number of different competitions.
As a luxury travel blog, Mrs O Around the World covers travelling in style across the world, to some of the globe’s most exotic destinations. Covering everything from hotels and cruises to trains and airlines, Ana’s also tackles popular lifestyle topics to give her website even more to explore. A 30k-strong Twitter account makes for the perfect place for Ana to stay engaged with both her loyal and new readers.
This blog covers two main topics in parenting and gaming. Written by retro game enthusiast and first-time dad, Gareth, 16-Bit Dad covers a fairly niche topic in gaming; but, its popularity is unwavering. The blog also offers invaluable advice about becoming a parent for the first time. Gareth’s YouTube channel is also a hive of activity, with new videos and live streams weekly. Definitely worth a shout out for any game enthusiasts!
Self-confessed “serial plank killer” and “cosy socks addict”, Anna’s Don’t Cramp My Style blog covers a number of topics. From beauty and fashion to DIY and travelling, the range of content is vast. Don’t Cramp My Style has won numerous awards, as well as being featured in a number of news outlets. A quick glance at Anna’s Instagram highlights her passion for travel, fashion and interiors.
Amber created her blog after quitting her job to follow her dream of getting paid to write. One of the unique features to Forever Amber is how it teaches blogging techniques to readers. We can imagine these could come in handy, as Amber’s true storytelling nature would be enough to inspire her readers to try their hand at blogging for themselves. Amber even wrote a book on becoming a blogger, which shares her secrets and how to make your way in the online world.
In a world so often filled with unnecessary negativity, Elizabeth’s blog is a breath of fresh air. A positive lifestyle blog that focuses on wellbeing across all aspects of day-to-day life, Elizabeth Dhokia focuses on more than just nutrition and fitness. State of mind, experiences and choosing your path all feature heavily throughout. Although the topics sound serious, Elizabeth manages to portray her advice and experiences with just the right amount of humour and light-heartedness. Similar to Forever Amber, Elizabeth also makes a conscious effort to help others looking to make a blog. Her extensive blogging resources page coves guides and advice on everything you need to get started as a blogger.
Founded by couple Ricky and Naomi Willis, Skint Dad makes every penny count by giving you the best in finance advice, tips, tricks and deals you may otherwise miss. If it keeps more money in your pocket then surely it’s worth a read, right? Often referred to as “Britain’s smartest shopper”, Ricky and his wife are keen savers who share their knowledge with others. An 85k-strong Facebook page, as well as five private groups with over 255k members, means a strong community has been built around this couple’s passion for frugality and money-wise decisions.
Written by Manchester-based Sarah, Extraordinary Chaos is a travel, family, interior and lifestyle blog. Always on the lookout for their next adventure, Sarah and her family enjoy a hectic lifestyle, which by their own admission can become chaotic at times. This is where Extraordinary Chaos’ relatable content shines through, and there are a mass of loyal readers who look out for Sarah’s tales of parenting, travel and interior inspiration. Sarah’s Instagram also shows off her cooking skills, often sharing her family meals ideas that she cooks from scratch.
Four years down the line, Jess still gets excited to sit down and create content for her blog. This excitement continues to shine through in her writing on motherhood, life and work. Jess’ love of writing is matched by a passion for interiors and fashion trends. On her Instagram, you’ll find daily outfit inspiration as well as interior shots from her travels.
Organise My House is a website that’s completely devoted to helping its readers create a home and life they can love. With guides to help you stay organised in your home life, Chrissy not only helps you stay organised at home, but gives sound advice about priorities, motivation and inspiration. In addition, Organise My House has a number of free resources and challenges to keep you focused on your home organisation goals.
For almost 20 years, Di’s hobby of entering prize draws and competitions (something Di has named comping), she’s won over £300,000 worth of prizes. Yes, that’s £300,000. It’s safe to say that Super Lucky is your best bet to grab a winner. Di’s YouTube channel is perfect for anyone looking for video tutorials on “comping”, with in-depth guides uploaded on a regular basis.
Who are your favourite UK bloggers?