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Just for YOU Life & Loves — 30 September 2013

I know how you all love decorating and home makeovers so I’m very happy to join up with and feature a partnered post from Maria at the Sash Window Workshop. Maria has researched the web and blogs and has found some inspirational sites and blogs with ideas for period style home makeovers. Here goes…

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If you’re looking to give your home a makeover, but want to give it a period feel, you’ll need some inspiration.

By studying examples of other renovations, you’ll be able to decide between the modern designs of Art Nouveau or the flamboyant Georgian style and everything in between.

So, if you’re finally getting round to installing those traditional casement windows and want the rest of the house to reflect the period design, get online and get some inspiration.

However, while the internet is a fantastic way to nosey into the homes of other people, it can also be a bit overwhelming. There are so many sites, blogs and magazines, that knowing where to start is impossible.

To give you a head start, I’ve handpicked some of the top sites, with all the information and designs you could possibly need to inspire your period interiors.

Period Living magazine
Period Living (

‘Britain’s best-selling period homes magazine’ can also be found online. Browse articles, get room ideas and even work your way through the shopping directory. If period is the look you’re going for, you’ll definitely find something here.

Houzz (

While this site isn’t explicitly dedicated to period interiors, with over a million images of interior design, there’s plenty get stuck into. What’s more, rather than having to note down your ideas, you can create an “ideabook” to help you piece together your perfect period interior.

Katy Elliott (

Blogs are fantastic way to get plenty of inspiration from real people, rather than professional designers. Katy Elliott is restoring a 260-year-old building in New England, so expect some photos of her progress and a few updates. It’s a good way to see the effort it takes to restore something so special.

The Peak of Chic (

This blog is great fun to spend an afternoon looking through. It has just about every possible style of décor from the 19th century, right through to more contemporary designs. It’s great for a bit of inspiration.

Period Homes & Interiors (
While it might not be packed with glorious images of interiors and shed loads of inspirational ideas, this magazine’s website does have a helpful advice section. It’s very comprehensive and you’ll likely find the answers to your questions here.



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