Home interior inspiration

Have you recently moved into your new shared ownership home, wanting to put a mark on your place but a little stuck for where to look for inspiration? 

Here are a few of our favourite places to look out for new ideas and styling tips…

On the gram…

“My absolute go-to for home inspo has to be MADE.com – they have an Instagram feed of dreams! Their pieces can be pricey but they have plenty of articles on their website sharing ideas and style tips that you can fit to a tighter budget. The ‘Find Your Style’ section on their website is also a fun and quick way to help visualise how a room could look – you can ‘like’ and ‘dislike’ particular images of interiors and products and then it generates mood boards with colour schemes for different rooms.”
“We are in the early stages of a home extension and we’re getting a big new kitchen but I have no idea what kind of kitchen I want or what colours will work. I love the Scandinavian style, and know I’d like a kitchen island, so I search hashtags on Instagram of particular words associated to my ideas to see what I can find! I have found some interesting home and design accounts that I have now followed and now know exactly what I want!”

“I follow lots of home interior accounts on Instagram as it’s a good way to keep up to date with trends and see the renovations others are making to their homes! My favourite accounts are @nordicliving, @myhome_at_no_1 and @thewhitepinesproject.”

On the high street…

“You can find some amazing and unique furniture in second hand shops. The pieces can sometimes look a little tired or may not fit the style of a room as they currently are, but it can be a really fun project to upcycle with a lick of paint or vinyl to give it a brand new lease of life!”

“I love to pop into Homesense as they have a huge range of styles and you can find some great bargains! I’m also subscribed to a handful of home & furniture shop’s mailing lists including Maisons du Monde and Trouva.”


“When I know I want something, for example something to put in a space on my kitchen wall, but not sure exactly what I want, I type a few different phrases into Etsy and see where inspiration takes me! I often then get a clearer idea of what I want and then can do a more specific search! I love Etsy because it’s full of handmade and vintage items and crafts, something personal that maybe no one else will have!”

“I find Pinterest a good starting point for when I’m trying to find some home interior inspiration and then tend to browse high-street stores such as Next and Laura Ashley as they have a range of styles. One of my favourite home inspired Instagram pages is @feathering_the_empty_nest which is helping me to plan my KOD aka ‘Kitchen of Dreams’!”

We’re always sharing plenty of go-to places for home and interior inspiration on our Instagram! Let us know your favourites over at @sovereignlivinguk