Do you want to give your home a stylish new makeover and change things up a bit? Here are some of the best Instagram accounts to provide inspiration. Not only do these clever creatives offer a peek at their truly lovely homes, they share top tips to help you achieve the look yourself. Whether you’re hunting for ideas or just enjoy having something beautiful to admire during your coffee break, these are the Insta accounts to follow…
Take one 17th century thatched cottage in rural Suffolk, add florals, old books, roaring fires and wonky beams, and what you have is the ideal property to feature in the Christmas 2021 issue of The English Home Magazine. If you can’t wait until then to catch a glimpse of this gorgeous country cottage, head over to @myenglishcountrycottage for some truly wonderful and very sensitively updated interiors.
Whether or not you’re lucky enough to own a gem of a property in the country, if you love a bright burst of colour via a riot of rugs, throws, curtains and cushions, plus lots of flowers, books, candlesticks and slightly wonky candelabra, this is the Insta feed for you.
Zeena Shah @heartzeenahome
If you think you can’t bring wonderful interior design flair to your rented home, this Instagammer will make you think differently. Zeena @heartzeenahome is a TV presenter and self-confessed interiors addict who rents in East London and whose style credentials speak for themselves. If your interior ethos tends towards the colourfully eclectic, this is one account you’ll love to follow.
As well as using colour in wonderfully imaginative ways, Zeena’s beautifully tended house plants and skillful cut flower arrangements really make her interiors stand out. Do make sure you check out the post of what she calls her jungle room – it’s light, airy, bright, and yet accessorised to the max and choc full of interest.
“Welcome to the house of fun,” says the designer behind @poppyrobin_myhome! “It gets tidied every evening and destroyed within minutes each morning, but it is full of merriment.” This family home in the northeast offers a wonderful mix of glam and practicality that’s warm, colourful and jam-packed with personality.
If you’re on the hunt for design ideas that make great use of space, you’ve come to the right place. Do check out the snaps of the understairs storage solution – think plenty of storage capacity and hanging space and also a comfortable spot to sit and put your shoes on. Oh, and the kitchen is pretty special too…
Now to a jaw-dropping home makeover in which Isabelle @lehomelehouse and husband removed the back wall and extended their three-bed London terraced house by a massive 4.2 metres. The result, says Isabelle, has been life changing: “The new layout functions so well for family life and socialising, I am eternally grateful we had the opportunity to transform this house!”
If you love a mid-century vibe, you really must check out this Insta. To say that Isabelle has design flair doesn’t do her justice. You’ll love the subtle interplay of natural light, vintage wood furniture and floors, striking use of quality paint finishes, and soft furnishings which offer a combination of comfort and clean lines. This is a lovely home.
“If you like old cottages, quintessential English cottage gardens with a mix of vintage and hand made artisan vibes this is the place for you,” says Jane @ginger_beer_designs. Her thatched cottage on the Norfolk/Suffolk border is an absolute delight for anyone who loves crooked beams and good old-fashioned charm.
Do check out Jane’s pic of her spare room which she says she photographed “just because I love quilts and coverlets and this one is one of my absolute favourites.” It’s a beauty. And that goes for the cottage garden too, so if you’re the sort of person whose idea of interior design extends to the outdoors, this is a great Insta feed for you.
A take on country living that’s all about the seamless fusing of the traditional with the modern, this Insta account centres on a beautiful five bed cottage in Northamptonshire. Here, owner Katie @insideaprilcottage manages to combine modern design themes with that traditional cottage look to bring you interiors with an elegant vibe, clean lines and luxury finishes.
Do check out Katie’s full kitchen reveal – it really is the epitome of good taste, bringing the ancient up to date with true design flair. Think cottage favourites like leaded windows and an Aga, combined with a sleek island complete with induction hob and pendant lights.
Alice Lancastle @my_vintage_barn
If you’re looking for the sort of home that can stand not only the test of time, but also being overrun by a family of boys, this Insta account will surely provide the design inspiration you’re looking for. Alice @my_vintage_barn offers a peek inside her home renovation that’s sure to have you coming back for more.
To put it simply, this barn conversion is to die for – stylish and modern yet steeped in sturdy rustic charm. Check out the snug complete with wood burner. There you’ll discover a traditional stone hearth, big windows letting in lots of light, and always those massive oak beams to remind you of this sumptuous dwelling’s rural heritage. This lady really knows how to make the most of her interiors.
Here’s a hip and happening rental that’ll leave you full of inspirational ideas to revamp your home but which don’t require you to plough money into a property you don’t own. From chunky crockery to some great choices of indoor plants, cut flower arrangements, throws, cushions, soft furnishings and more, Amy @therentalspace comes to you courtesy of a retro chic textiles designer with an interiors obsession.
Colour accents are what really make this interior sing. You’ll love the pics of the bedroom where the matching guitar and chest of drawers lift the space to a whole new level. Plus the cat does look very cute stretched out on the floor!
Here you’ll find the kind of Georgian country splendor that would have had Mrs Bennet falling over herself to marry one of her daughters off to the owner. But while that position is taken, @ourcharminglittleabode does offer a view inside a really wonderful renovation that’s breathtaking in its scale, taste and attention to detail.
This incredible grade II listed Georgian country house required a lot of work to get it into the splendid shape it enjoys today. You’ll love watching the owner remove the plasterboard to reveal a door to the servants’ quarters – complete with the key still in the lock. We can’t recommend highly enough that you visit this tour de force of period-sensitive exterior and exterior renovation.
Lovely soft earth tones with a big dose of hygge brought to life with vases of flowers and dashes of greenery are what sets this 18th century cottage renovation above the rest. The home of Instagrammer, @ourlittlebrickcottage, this property is delightfully light and airy while always oozing comfort and warmth. It’s a combination that’s the perfect inspiration for creating interior decor that’s designed to be lived in, not just looked at.
Do check out the pics of the front room which show just how much a subtly coloured textured throw or two can do to lift neutral soft furnishings without overburdening a small cosy bedroom. A lady who loves to bring some of the outside inside, you’ll also love the elegant use of autumnal arrangements.
We hope our selection of some of the best interiors Instagrammers from across the web has given you plenty of food for thought. All you need to do now is grab yourself a cuppa and get started on your mood board – there’s plenty to inspire you here.
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