25 Best Design Mom Bloggers & Websites To Follow
- 25 Best Design Mom Bloggers & Websites To Follow
- Bower Power
- Migonis Home
- Made 2 Love
- Domestic Imperfection
- Simplified Bee
- A. Shea Design Lab
- View Along the Way
- Bourne Southern
- City Farmhouse
- Fox Hollow Cottage
- Commona-my House
- Family Focus Blog
- YES Spaces
- 6th Street Design School
- The Adventures of Marker Girl
- While They Snooze
- Healthy Home Magazine
- Decorate Me Diana
- Casa Stephens Interiors
- Dagmar*s Home
- Unskinny Boppy
- The Happier Homemaker
Are you a mom who blogs about home design? We’re looking for mom bloggers who share creative DIY projects, decorating advice, and who are passionate about creating a stylish home while raising a family.
Quirky girl. New mom. Trying to make a house a home. Laughing our way through this ride called life. That’s what Bower Power is all about. I love love love the pallet wood wall we did in my son’s old nursery. It was by far one of my favorite DIY projects because it was cheap and was full of texture and personality. Paint! Paint it all! Seriously…paint is so cheap and with the right techniques, you can turn anything drab into something fab. I’ve seen painted upholstery, painted walls, painted rugs, painted curbside trash furniture…it all ends up looking amazing for super cheap. Inspiration can come from anywhere…and as the old advice goes, fill your home with things you love and they will never go out of style!
Join my family and me as we attempt to live large while renovating every room of our relatively small home in the seaside town of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. We’ve tackled everything from simple decorating projects to recipes. I always find inspiration from Pinterest, magazines and catalogs.My children’s rooms were both loosely inspired from Restoration Hardware Baby and Pottery Barn Kids. For years I’ve been ripping photos out of magazines that I’ve love and I always seem to gravitate toward the white kitchen with marble counters so we decided to go for that look in our own home when renovating. Pinterest has been a great resource for ideas from other bloggers on doing projects on a budget.
Made 2 Love
I am a Fun, Happy-go-Lucky, Saved by Grace, Wife, and Mom to 4 children…whose Passion is to Make, Craft, and Re-design the Simplest of Projects, and Create Masterpieces that are Made to Love. I keep my eye out on furniture that people have out in their trash, that I can re-do and make it my own. For the smaller things, I shop at Goodwill and I love Target clearance! I also shop on my local beg, barter, and sell site through Facebook. ((It’s kind of like a Craigslist))
Blogging about DIY decor, home renovation, craftiness, and real life. Most of my inspiration comes from my own brain and stems from a need I have in my home. My goal is to take that need, fulfill it, and in the process make it stylish and unique. Embrace the budget! A budget is not a bad thing, in fact, I think having a budget is a great because it forces you to think outside the box and be creative.
As a busy mom & interior designer, I understand the need for functional design & know homes can be orderly without sacrificing beauty. Advice? Purge often & display what you love. Decorating a on a budget can be a challenge, but not impossible. Start by painting the walls because it’s inexpensive and will transform the space immediately. As for furnishings, start with what you already own. Some pieces of furniture, like a dresser can updated with a fresh coat of paint and new hardware to coordinate the room’s decor. I also advise my clients to search Craiglslist, yard sales and furniture consignment shops for great deals on furniture, lighting and rugs. For a custom look, find designer napkins in patterns and colors that coordinate with your space and have them made into throw pillow covers. (do it yourself if you can sew!). Most importantly, think creatively and have fun! Decorating should be an enjoyable process. Don’t stress about getting it all done in 72 hours. Many of my favorite rooms evolve with time.
We are Mandi and Sarah, two moms who love to DIY, craft and cook! Paint is the cheapest thing you can do to update furniture. You can even buy cheap furniture on craiglist that you like the shape of but not the color and change it to fit your style. I made a dress up wardrobe for all of their princess dresses and accessories out of an old dresser for my daughters for one of their Christmas presents. I watch a lot of HGTV, Pinterest, DIY magazine, Real Simple magazine and other people who I like their style.
A. Shea Design Lab
Mom of boys who just left a longtime career in health policy. Changing paths to find balance and scratch a long neglected creative itch. Hands-on maker, slowly transforming a coastal cape and playing the rest by ear. If you’re in the market for furniture, get a good Craigslist app for your smartphone and check listings daily… but be patient! Don’t jump on the first “it’ll do” item. Wait it out until just the right thing comes along–because it will. Also, don’t be afraid to negotiate. Nearly all sellers expect you to do this, so psych yourself up to do it and save even more! Got some extra cash this month? If you don’t already own a sewing machine–GET ONE!!! Anyone can learn to sew a straight line, and with that skill, you can create designer throw pillows and so much more for SO MUCH LESS than retail (AND you’re no longer limited to the colors and patterns you see in the stores)! You don’t need anything fancy. I am still rocking the used Singer that I bought off of eBay in 2000.
A resource for nursery design ideas. You only want the best for your little ones & I’ve found it. Check out our design boards & real room tours. Achieve that modern, cozy look that will blend seamlessly with the rest of your home. I’m really more of a shopper than a DIYer, but over the years we’ve done a handprint project with members of our extended family. Any family member that stays overnight as a houseguest gets to make a handprint canvas. We use 10 x 10″ canvases and I paint a solid background. Then with a contrasting color, I paint our guest’s hand and they press it onto the canvas. We use the canvases along the wall in our upstairs hallway. Not only is it beautiful and colorful, but it’s a great way to remember all the lovely times we’ve shared in our home as well as make our guests feel treasured and included.
My family and I left the glorious urban chaos of New York City for the quiet dust-free Connecticut suburbs in 2012. As much as I miss the city, this new suburban life allows me the space (and craft stores) to get my DIY on! My first major upholstery project was fixing up a pair of Craigslist chairs and I went bold: glossy red paint with turquoise chevron fabric. I’m also crazy about our foyer table which was rescued from a boring existence with a little elbow grease and some milk paint. Oh, and I blatantly ripped off a sunburst mirror from Pinterest and LOVE the way it turned out. But there honestly aren’t many DIY projects that I don’t adore… even if they’re a complete flop, just trying to redo something and give it a new life is half the fun!
View Along the Way
A little bit of self-deprecating humor makes tackling DIY projects at least 23 percent easier! Get inspired by fancy, expensive designers first. Find out what you love and what makes you happy. (Follow me on pinterest for inspiration: http://pinterest.com/kellym2/). Once you know what you love, make it happen by creating those designs on a budget. Love the look of expensive wallpaper? Recreate the feeling with an inexpensive stencil. Falling in love with fancy fabrics? Paint your own pillows! Dying for an over-the-top-beautiful upholstered bed? You can totally build it! (We did, and shared a tutorial on the blog.) Creating a beautiful home on a budget starts with finding the right inspiration, then just requires a bit of creativity and elbow grease. You CAN do it! Yes, YOU.
As a stay at home wife and mother I love to share DIY projects, thrifting hauls, furniture transformations, home decor inspiration, as well as some of my favorite recipes–all the while teaching how to do it frugally! Out of all the DIY projects I’ve done my favorite is easily the entry table I made for our foyer. It is my favorite because before I made it I’d never made any furniture, not to mention it cost me less than thirty bucks to make. I was so pleased and surprised with how it turned out. It definitely inspired me to make more furniture. Shop secondhand! This is the best advice I can give to moms who want to decorate their home on a budget. Not only are you able to get great prices, but you can find amazing pieces for a steal and upcycle or refinish them, giving them a whole new life. The majority of the decor in our home has come from yard sales, thrift shops, and secondhand stores. Just because something is secondhand doesn’t mean it is junk. Haven’t you ever heard the saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!”
I am a simple girl who adores family and home. This is my online diary & journey in making our second house a home. I share DIY projects, thrifty decorating solutions, food inspiration and moments of honesty as a mother, a wife and as a person trying to juggle life gracefully. I love DIY projects. It is a great way to save money & to create something in your home that gives you a sense of pride & accomplishment. Of all the DIY projects I have done, The Barn Board Ikea Hacked Coffee Table is my favorite. It was actually very easy and took me about 2 hours total. I have been decorating on a budget since I was in college. I enjoy it, even when our decorating budget allows for more flexibility, I still have that desire to stay creative & keep it low. My advice for anyone decorating on a budget is to take your time, discover your style and stay true to it, shop thrift stores, garage sales & outlet stores, re-use what you have and get to know paint, it will become your best friend. Buy things that can be recovered easily for a big impact & buy anything with good lines because paint can transform anything. Creating something from nothing will get you lots of kudos from family & friends and will make you feel so connected to your home at the same time.
Fox Hollow Cottage
At Fox Hollow Cottage, you’ll find everyday cottage style that easily fits into the everyday families budget. Be it home decor, crafts or DIY home improvement projects, you know when you see it at the hollow, it’s attainable! Make a plan. A list is a great place to start. You can decide what room you’d like to work on first and gather supplies as you find or create them. I’m sure it’s a no-brainer, but blogs and pinterest are great places to find ideas and inspiration. I do all the norms of today like shopping tags sales, estate sales, thrift stores and discount stores to find decor and furnishings. Some I can make over or pick parts from, some I use as is! Don’t decorate for anyone but you. You’re the only one who lives in your home. Also, don’t follow trends. I only do something that is “in” if I happen to actually like it. I don’t own a single chevron anything. And that is okay!! Be authentic. But follow if you love it. That is okay too!!
Savvy, Chic and Timeless Inspiration for your house from my house. Mother of 4, wife and decor lover. We’ve moved 13 times in 15 years.That’s a lot of trying to make a house a home.
Family Focus Blog
All things family related- parenting tips, family fun activities, eco tips, family food, family travel, decor, and giveaways. It was created by Nashville mom blogger, Scarlet Paolicchi, to share tips for better family life, parenting, family fun activities, eco-friendly lifestyle, family food ideas, family travel, and home decor.
Creating beautiful spaces where children can thrive. As the mom of five and a professional interior designer I share great children’s rooms, family-friendly decor, DIY projects and stories from our home and yours. The very first YES Spaces DIY YouTube video we did making a Cat in the Hat lamp. I have a soft spot for Dr. Seuss! The trick to re-furbishing items is to look beyond what is in front of you. Look only at the construction and the shape. Add some color and voila you have a masterpiece! There is some elbow grease in that “voila” but you get the idea. I love to buy the European design magazines for a treat! Everything else has been all over the web by the time you get a chance to look through it.
6th Street Design School
A blog about interior design by a stay-at-home mom/ Interior Designer. Lots of great inspiration for your home, parties and DIY projects!
The Adventures of Marker Girl
I found my daughter doing some decorating of her own with a black sharpie, on herself and on my furniture! I am a mom and designer, my blog shows you how I decorate around my family’s lifestyle and my clients too, creating family-friendly interiors. Faux painting a mural in my kid’s rooms and game room when they were babies. I did it with my sister. A great time spent with her and my kids really enjoyed the murals. For me DIY is not about doing it myself, it usually includes my family and a great time spent working on something together. Invest in good upholstery always and you can create art and find inexpensive accessories to save money. Ask the store’s salesperson when you are considering an item when is their next sale (they generally have sales several times a year). Look and see if there is anything you have that just needs a makeover like painting it, if your budget is really tight. Pinterest is full of fabulous ideas; create a pin board for your home… Check magazines and read blogs too for ideas!
While They Snooze
A home DIY and sewing blog focused on thrifty ways to decorate your home and the ones that live in it, while being a mom to two little ones. I’m not going to lie, I’m a Pinterest lover. I have also refused to let my husband cancel our cable because I need me some HGTV. (Candice Olson and Sarah Richardson are my favs!) I also get tons of inspiration from other DIY, craft, and design blogs. Let’s face it, while I love the HGTV designers, I certainly don’t have their budgets. This is when the DIY comes into play. Goodwill, Craig’s List, and garage sales! I wish I had known this in college, my apartment would have been much cooler! You can absolutely find fantastic items for your home 2nd-hand. A lot of times, buying 2nd-hand means a little work, but more often than not it also means better quality. And it certainly gives you a more unique look than buying from a big box store. Buy used, trade, dumpster dive!
Healthy Home Magazine
Healthy Home Magazine is filled with resources and ideas for creating a safe, healthy, non-toxic home for your family!
Decorate Me Diana
My absolute favorite diy would have to be the farmhouse table I built with my husband. We built it from scratch and although it turned out a little longer then we wanted it to be (i have no idea how it happened we measured everything twice) it was perfect. We spend many hours building it and it was a blast. Thrift stores are your best friend! Seriously, a lot of my furniture and fixtures are from the thrift store that I restored myself. I got our coffee table from goodwill for $40. I repurposed it and believe it or not I went to a really expensive furniture store and I saw the exact table I have for $460. I love HGTV! Pinterest is another awesome place that I spend way to much time on. Ill find an idea and try to recreate it but I always try to be original and add my own ideas to any project I do.
Casa Stephens Interiors
Interior design and lifestyle blog dedicated to inspiring us all to make the most of what we have. I am a huge believer of decorating within your means. Stores like Home Goods, Ross and Steinmart are some of my favorite resources as well as anything you can DIY. Think of it as dressing yourself. Dress for your body type (the details of your home), and make the most of what you are working with (budget, style, character). You don’t have to have a million dollar budget to dress well and your home is no different. My favorite DIY project would have to be our remodeled kitchen. We kept our existing cabinetry and had granite installed. We removed the upper cabinets from above the sink and installed open shelving for all of my white dishes and silver serving pieces and did the marble and stainless steel backsplash ourselves. It was really fun to turn a very generic tiny kitchen into something so custom.
One of the Top NY Moms, Dagmar blogs about motherhood, thrifty home decorating, DIY projects, and green & frugal living on her lifestyle blog Dagmar’s Home. She breaks for thrift stores and documents her adventures on Instagram.
Unskinny Boppy offers traditional southern interior design, pretty pictures, backyard gardening and creative DIY ideas peppered with random posts about life and raising a precocious little boy on three acres in Alabama. Like Macklemore says… Thrift Shop! Don’t pop any tags, but do go browsing for your next big project idea and see what you can repurpose into something awesome for your home, like my thrift store sweater turned lampshade project. My patio chandelier crafted out of an old weathered ladder and mason jars is still making me happy nearly two years later. Between the ladder, the mason jars and the Moravian star lantern I think I might have formed a trifecta of perfection. The diy home design blogging niche is filled to the brim with a never ending stream of cool ideas. I have several facebook interest lists filled with my favorites so I can quickly scan what they are posting about and see what piques my interest.
The Happier Homemaker
DIY Home Decor, Crafts, and Recipes-Making Life Beautiful One DIY at a Time. Don’t be afraid to try to make things yourself. I’m no seamstress but I can sew my own pillows-I’ve made them from shower curtains, regular curtain panels, inexpensive fabric-anything I can find with a print I like! Pillows are a great way to update your decor. Also, step outside of your comfort zone and pick up some power tools and elbow grease-it’s amazing how you can add to your home by building your own furniture or refinishing inexpensive thrifted items! My favorite project is actually one I did recently-my back patio makeover. My husband and I built our own outdoor dining table based off styles we liked at Pottery Barn, then we bought vintage chairs and reupholstered and painted them. We tried to be as frugal as possible and ended up with a very cool eclectic and budget-friendly space for our family to enjoy!