7 Design and Decorating Links Worth Reading

3D origami featured on Design MilkIf you’re looking for decorating ideas for your home, or just a bit of design inspiration, there are some really creative interior blogs to discover around the web. I’ve compiled for you here a selection of some of the best blog posts I came across this week.

A Colour Scheme of Black, Grey and Tea Rose Pink

Will of Bright.Bazaar has a real knack for putting great colour combinations together in ways you may have never thought of. But that really work. This week, he showed how black, grey and slate can be combined beautifully as a colour scheme. The more industrial looking black and greys are softened by adding accents of soft tea rose pink. Creating a good balance and original colour palette.

10 Commonly Made Decorating Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Micle of Freshome has some sound advice great tips for avoiding some of the more commonly made decorating mistakes. He debunks a few of the myths about large furniture in a small room and has advice for the best way to choose the paint colours for decorating your home. He also reminds us about one of the most important design elements in our homes. Can you guess what it is?

Interiors and Voiles

Voile curtains give a home such a summery and dreamy look. Arianna Interiors has a beautiful selection of images on her blog, along with some original ideas for using them in imaginative ways. Using voiles as a room divider is a particularly creative idea.

3D Origami

Who knew that origami could look this intricate and elegant? Design Milk showcases the work of Jun Mitani, who takes this art of paper folding to a whole new level. And he doesn’t only use paper.

Six Clever Tricks for a Better To Do List

Though not a design link as such. This is about designing the structure of your daily life. There’s never enough time and always too much to do. Ali Luke has some great suggestions on Dumb Little Man for being more productive. Her great tips will hopefully help you get to the end of the day, with everything ticked off your To-Do list. Isn’t that just one of the most satisfying feelings?

Decorating Is My Garden

Holly at Decor8 has an original analogy for her home, comparing it to a garden. She describes the joy in rearranging her collections and how therapeutic it is when she is feeling stressed. It might be a good practice for us all to take up. Not only will we feel relaxed, but we’ll also have neat and beautifully styled homes.

Sofa Dining

This isn’t about TV dinners. Eleni of My Paradissi shows us how a sofa can be used around the dining table to double up as extra seating. With loads of inspirational photos showing different decor styles, she illustrates just what a welcoming and comfortable seating arrangement this can be. And it’s a perfect solution if you need extra seats when you have more guests.

Have you read these posts on Mocha this week?

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  1. Thank you so much for the kind mention, Sarah. What a cracking line up of links to be included amongst. Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Thank you so much for the inclusion Sarah, very sweet of you. Have a fab weekend x

  3. Thanks so much for the inclusion, Sarah — really appreciate it!