02.09.2019 | 4 Minute Read | By Muriel Vega

You have bare walls, empty shelves and boring living spaces. You need inspiration to start over and bring a fresh take to your apartment’s living spaces. One of the best places to find what’s new and stylish is Instagram.

We’ve rounded up the top 10 home design influencers that you need to follow to keep up with interior design trends, DIY ideas for every room in the home as well as affordable hacks that are easy on your wallet.

1. Young House Love

This Richmond, VA-based couple has renovated three homes and two beach houses since their blog started in 2007. They have several home lines with Target, Wayfair, Home Depot and others – plus a podcast. They know a thing or two about affordable design and how to make it work for you.

Follow their Instagram account as Sherry Petersik breaks down all of the design details in their homes and how to do them yourself – from a organization tips for mudrooms and laundry rooms to step-by-step instructions for pantry shelving.

2. Chris Loves Julia

Named Domino’s best renovation blog, Julia and Chris Marcum have a streamlined yet classic design style. After renovating their home from the ground up, they’re now tackling a new renovation – their A-frame cabin. Their Instagram account is a wealth of inspiration for those looking for easy, affordable projects to liven up their home. We’re partial to this gallery wall project and this DIY headboard project.

3. Emily Henderson

Stylist Emily Henderson combines classic lines with unexpected textures and colors to bring a room together. Her Instagram account gives you a behind the scenes into her makeover projects and her own home, where she excels at merging good design and a family-friendly perspective.

She often lists all of her resources on her blog following her posts. Keep an eye out for her room round-ups where she tags resources based on different budgets.

4. Wit and Delight


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If there is one thing running three businesses has taught me it is there is no job you can’t be willing to do. When we opened @studio125mpls, it is safe to say we were naive about all the ins and outs of running an event space!!! We’ve learned SO MUCH over the past 18 months and the most important rule has been to never put off the clean up until the next day. We never know when a potential rental client will stop by for a walk-through, so, the space needs to look put together almost all the time.⠀ ⠀ When we do our big deep clean, @weimanproducts have been our go-to when caring for all the quartz in our space and they do a great job of cutting through caked-on goop from food photo shoots and wine stains left from wedding guests. Sometimes big messes mean you need to bring out the heavy duty products and quartz always looks best after a little shine.⠀ ⠀ Entrepreneurship brings freedom but it always reminds you that sometimes you gotta roll up your sleeves and do it yourself.⠀ ⠀ Signed, The Boss (and sometimes) Cleaning Crew.⠀ #sponsored

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Design consultant Kate Arends approaches her own home and other design projects with elegance. Her style touch can be seen throughout her Minneapolis studio, studio 125, and her stunning home where she recently transformed her office into a nursery for her second child. This account will have you swooning over color choices, furniture and easy DIY projects.

Don’t miss out on her IKEA bench tutorial hack, it’s a great idea if you’re thinking about adding a window seat to your bedroom.


Color, color and more color. Décor guru Dabito brings bright colors into every room and if you’re not afraid to go outside the box, you should definitely give his account a follow. He gives a behind the scenes into his home projects (check out his story highlights of his bathroom transformation for a big dose of inspiration). His DIY mid-century desk wall unit project is one of our favorites.

6. Design*Sponge

Grace Bonney’s Instagram account explodes with creativity as you scroll through her feed. You’ll find inspiration in her travels and projects – from wallpapers to tiling and artwork – since she uses her account as a vision board of sorts. If you’re looking for color pairings, florals and more, Bonney will keep you on your toes.

7. Eye Swoon

Embracing minimalist design and neutral colors in 2019? Designer Athena Calderone’s account is for you. She manages to make every room cozy with the addition of textures, blankets and other accessories, despite sticking to a cool palette. Her coffee station essentials is a great organizational post on what you can have on hand for your mornings.

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