Did you know interior design is becoming more popular every year? In fact, there are nearly 60,000 interior designers in the United States and that number is expected to increase dramatically in the coming years.
But with so many options when it comes to interior designers, how do you know which one to hire? Or if you are interested in doing some design in your home by yourself, who can you look up to for ideas?
If you want to get some inspiration for DIY interior design, then cheer up. You don’t need anything more than your phone to get thousands of great project ideas. Here are the top 10 interior design Instagram accounts to follow that will help you get brainstorming how to decorate your home.
Pierre Yovanovitch’s IG feed has a little bit of something for everyone. His photos are an eclectic mix of traditional and modernistic. For example, he may take an old fashioned setting but add some abstract art and a chair that is one of a kind. No two pictures are alike, and you are sure to find a lot of great ideas for your own design regardless of the theme of your own home’s design.
Ashley Whittaker Design describes her work as “neo-traditionalist” and you will learn what that means when you view her Instagram page. She loves to take a traditional room and design and give it a more modern aesthetic.
She loves to incorporate splashes of color into her designs, giving her a signature style. Most of her photos show rooms that look elegant, but are simple in design, which is the perfect inspiration for your own projects! You can also read more about how to incorporate vibrant colors as she does with this style.
Alyssa Kapito is a very popular interior designer, with over 130k followers on Instagram, and she has been featured in many magazines and worked across the country. Take a look at her profile and you will see why.
She loves to focus on clean lines and a chic urban appeal. She prefers toned down colors like white instead of lots of vibrant clashing designs. If you want to view some elegant design, check out Alyssa Kapito.
Marie Flanagan is another popular designer on Instagram, with around 160k followers. She describes her work as “Blending poetry with the purpose to reveal the beauty of the home.” This is evident when she mixes a traditional and modern design, seamlessly blending elements from both to create a sophisticated yet simplistic look that would fit into any house.
Emily Henderson is perhaps the most famous stylist on this list, with a reach of over 760k followers. She is a New York Times bestseller, a TV personality, and has a blog where she also shares interior design tips. But for now, browsing the pictures on her Instagram page should give you plenty to work with.
She blends modern design with traditional decor, with a focus on simple yet elegant designs with that “down home” cozy feeling that is perfect for families. Also, if you want to decorate your house for the holidays, she is full of inspiration!
Hanne Gathe from Dactylion Design mostly works for high end residential and commercial businesses such as hotels. This Oslo born designer has worked in London and favors subtle hues of white and gray for minimal but highly elegant designs. If you prefer clean luxurious designs that only the most affluent can attain, then this is the perfect place to look for inspiration.
Tilton Fenwick is actually a duo of popular interior designers, Anne Maxwell Foster, and Suysel dePedro Cunningham. Together they love to take older traditional homes and give them a fresh look.
They love vibrant colors, bold wallpapers, and incorporating beautiful art into their designs. Similar to Emily Henderson, they also love the holidays and will often make designs that seem kid-friendly and are perfect for families.
Kelly Wearstler has around 590k subscribers, letting you know how good her designs are. Unlike many of the others on this list, Kelly prefers a more playful style. Most of her work has a modern feel and she loves to incorporate vibrant colors and patterns into her designs, even using bold options like zebra and leopard print.
She definitely has a unique look, and even sells her own line of designer wallpaper, chairs, and lights if you want to go a step past looking at pictures for inspiration.
Jane Ledger may not be as famous as the others on this list, but she is still a prominent designer based in Australia that specializes in remodeling contemporary style homes and especially bathrooms. She definitely prefers a modern and even minimalist design, so if that is your preference then look no further.
Jane favors a neutral color scheme and simple elegant lines and shapes to create an elegant room that is anything but traditional. Her photos will prove to you that a room does not have to be complicated to look beautiful.
Mark Sikes is a popular interior designer and also a New York Times bestseller. Take a look at his page and you will notice a couple of things. First, he prefers slightly more traditional designs and bright colors. You aren’t likely to see minimal crisp lines with simple blacks and whites.
Second, you’ll notice he loves nature. His designs often have nature as a theme and many rooms either connect to a garden or at least have multiple plants as decor. When there aren’t any plants there are often paintings that involve nature. If you love interior design and nature, then Mark is a great source of inspiration.
Interior Design Instagram Accounts are Just the Start
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