Home blogs to inspire you for summer

Blogs are the best new way to keep up to date on what’s hot in home design. Check out these design blogs that will inspire you to make your home fresh, fun and stylish for summertime!


Known for her impecable eye for color and love for all things lush, Cassandra of coco+kelley makes us wish it were summer all year long. Cassandra and her talented team of regular contributors bring the interiors that live in our dreams come to life. We especially love that coco+kelley marries the worlds of fashion and home décor, making for the best couple since pre-Angelina Brad and Jen. This summer, coco+kelley seems to have bright, graphic prints on the top of their list, inspired by Cassandra’s recent trip to Italy.


2Apartment Therapy

Oh, Apartment Therapy — you make us swoon time and time again! Most inspirational is the Apartment Therapy House Tours — looks into the homes of real people living in real homes in cities around the country. For summer inspiration from Apartment Therapy, check out this post on decorating with finds from a nautical supply store and these gorgeous photos of a Miami boutique hotel.

Apartment Therapy


Bringing boho-chic to life in the best possible way, Victoria Smith writes one of the absolute most inspiring home décor blogs out there. There’s something about the way that sfgirlbybay blogs, and particularly the posts about her own Bay Area cottage, that makes us want to paint a wall an unexpected color and scour Craigslist for a diamond-in-the-rough piece of furniture. Most recently, sfgirlbybay has been making us do some summer swooning with pops of pink against modern painted black walls and furniture, an easy way to bring some color into your own home this summer.


4Art at Heart

This blog from the UK is full of daily inspiration for summer — they pull their favorite art products from around the world — shops, Etsy, online retailers, galleries, independent artists and more. The design and concept of Art at Heart is simple, with the focus on their daily features and short descriptions — no fluff and fancy here — just straight-out art to inspire you for your home. Get started with these typographic flowers from Leah Copplestone.

Art at Heart


If you could wander around the mind of interior designer Autumn, it would look like her inspiration blog, designdump. This pretty blog is the spot where she keeps all of the things that keep her creativity up as a designer and luckily, we get to peek at them too! Some of designdump’s most recent posts have summer written all over them — from fresh flowers to a field trip to a sweet little shop with some amazing summer pillows, designdump may be all the summer design inspiration you need!


6For the Love of Design

Did you know that lifestyle expert Kelley Moore also has a blog? For the Love of Design is the spot where Kelley shares her brainstorms for the benefit of us who can’t hire her to create a party or room. The summer inspiration on For the Love of Design is insane — Kelley loves color and isn’t afraid to put it to work in her designs and creations. Is your patio feeling a bit dull this summer? Take Kelley’s suggestion for adding turquoise to brighten it up.

Art at Heart

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What are your favorite design blogs for summer inspiration? Add to our list in the comments section below!

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