These Are the 6 DIY Decorator Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow Now
Whether you’re a budding DIYer, are pretty experienced when it comes to home remodeling, or just enjoy sitting back and admiring other people’s ingenuity (*raises hand*), you won’t want to miss out on these six Instagram accounts.
It’s always so satisfying to watch someone’s design ideas become reality, and while I don’t think I’ll personally be reaching for a toolbox anytime soon, I do appreciate how approachable and accessible these creatives make DIY projects seem. Below, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite DIYers to follow when I’m in need of a little inspiration. Hopefully, you’ll give them a follow for instant decorating ideas, too.
Nada Taha of @onefortyfour_ is a woodworking magician! I personally don’t know the slightest thing about power tools, so I’m always inspired by her creations. She recently built a bunk bed as part of the One Room Challenge but also takes on smaller projects, like this DIY pendant light, which I would totally purchase for my own home if it was for sale. If you love a traditional meets modern look, then she’s worth a follow for sure.
Sarah Teresinski of @redeux_style is that person who can make anything (yes, even an empty Starbucks pastry bag) into something cool. She’s constantly on the hunt for innovative pieces to upcycle, tackling everything from bird cages to empty pill bottles. Some of my fave projects of hers? Recently, Teresinski creatively refurbished a clothing rack by turning it into a chic plant stand, which is shown above. As an avid Kelly Wearstler fan, I also love her take on the Wearstler’s iconic Linden lamp, which she recreated using golf balls!
Erika Wasilewski of @peonyandhoney has a stunning home, and you likely would never guess that many of her furnishings are actually pieces she made herself. Wasilewsk has a knack for studying current design trends and finding affordable, innovative ways to get a particular look for much, much less. Her DIY marble coffee table, shown above, looks like it could cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars, and her reeded dresser is another project that simply blows me away, considering she started with a $169 IKEA piece.
Stefana Silber of @stefanasilber also focuses on achieving a high-end design look on a budget. Take this woven console, for example, shown here. Maybe you’ve seen ones just like it listed for thousands of dollars, and Silber opted to build this piece herself. Honestly, I’d never know it wasn’t store-bought. With the holiday season already underway, you won’t want to mis out on Silber’s seasonal content either, like this extremely helpful garland tutorial.
As a New York City renter myself, I appreciate how much effort Shelby Roebuck of @prettyinthepines has put into making her Upper West Side apartment feel like home. After all, for many city dwellers, renting is not just a temporary stage! Roebuck has always had clever ideas for making her apartment appear less cookie cutter and more grand (such as installing wall moldings, ceiling medallions, and more). It has been particularly fun though to follow along this past year to see how she’s made her apartment more kid-friendly now that she has a baby. In the nursery, which is shown here, wallpaper, a painted ceiling, and customized IKEA cabinets make for a wow-worthy space that looks super high-end.
Living in a Washington, DC, studio, Imani Keal of @imaniathome definitely does not let her small space limit her creativity. Having lived in many studio apartments myself, I’m always impressed with Keal’s never-ending list of upgrades that really do make a major difference (like painted trimwork and removable wallpaper, for starters). Keal excels at finding freebie furniture items in her neighborhood and giving them new life; here, she shares her plans for turning a $0 desk into a chic looking entry table.