We are VERY guilty of spending our evening scrolling through the interior design wonders of Instagram, gathering inspiration and ignoring the pile of dishes waiting to be done - bliss.
So, we thought it would be nice to share the love and celebrate our top 5 interior design accounts if you too love a good bedspread or stunningly organised vanity. It’s the wee things in life!
MY INTERIOR SQUARES | @myinteriorsquares
My Interior Squares is run by a full-force female interior design squad. The team work on individual design outlets but come together to share this passion project for all things interior. Their feed mixes their own #homestyling projects and renovations as well as pictures sent in from their lovely inspired followers.
Fans of this account appreciate the cute and cosy style, as long as it has a homely, welcoming feel, and with a splash of pink you’re sold! The girls’ friendly faces make this Instagram a great start for someone new to the world of interior design as they open your eyes to the various style paths to go down and that it’s okay to cross them over. After all, your space is an expression of yourself, and we’re all a bit wacky deep down - some are just better at hiding it than others.
SOUTHWOOD LIVING | @southwoodliving
Hayley’s Southwood Living page tells a story of her house renovations that turn four walls into a home. Her style bounces between fresh - sometimes even industrial - modern, and traditional classic but most importantly, always homely. She often plays with colour palettes, giving areas a signature colour and working within those chosen shades - now we’re getting arty!
The kind of follower most attracted to Hayley’s #instastory of design would be someone maybe also taking on a renovation project, be it an entire house or a single room. Following @southwoodliving would open up a door of tips, tricks and inspiration. Or, maybe like us, you just love the thrill of an aesthetic design and ‘wow-factor’ before and after Instagram post.
CARRIE COTTON DESIGN | @carriecottondesign
Carrie Cotton knows how to work a room. She’s fierce to make a client’s #designdreams come true, with her own spin on things, of course. Documenting her creative development as an interior designer visually through Instagram and literally through her blog. It’s fascinating to see her technical thinking behind the artistic progress.
A fantastic follower for Carrie’s account could be one of 2. Number one, the aspiring interior designer who wants to follow in the footsteps of this leading lady from Edinburgh. Number 2, the love of a sharp, classic yet not quite predictable style - someone who likes to blend styles rather than conform under one.
DOOR FOUR | @doorfour
Overseas in Australia is the page Door Four serving up some serious #interiorinspiration to its followers. Style-wise, the feed is full of aesthetically soothing photographs which portray a love affair between modern minimalism and rural rustic.
The top follower of this account would be someone who’s dream home resembles a crisp clean white canvas, but before you deem it boring, there’s more to a Door Four follower. On top of the white base they play with natural textures and design features such as hanging plants and mix ‘n’ match wooden furniture finishes.
GREEN AND MUSTARD | @greenandmustard
Anna and Sally bring their followers daily themed posts. Overall their feed features a lot of block colours and ravishing 70’s retro vibes. Don’t worry there are no avocado bath suits in sight (phew!) think more rich colours, geometric patterns and funky furniture. Also keep an eye out for some super cool vintage signs in the mix.
Followers of this account love a good wee throwback. They love to keep their style sentimental and build up their rooms with fun finds from secondhand sales and one-off pieces bought locally. Minimal? No thanks, the more the better. After all, your space is like a visual scrapbook of your life, piecing together your memoirs and souvenirs.
We hope that you're now topped up on some interior inspiration, let us know who inspired you the most! If you are now on the hunt for some snazzy new pieces of homeware check out the Quince Living Instagram for some lovely bits 'n' bobs.