Who to Follow on Social Media for the Best Design Inspo

When moving into a new space, décor decisions can weigh heavily on your mind. Maybe you have too few ideas for your space or too many, or maybe you just can’t envision what a completed room might feel like in your empty space. Never fear – ideas are everywhere, you just have to know where to look. So many retailers, magazines, and even design organizations use social media to share exquisite spaces, décor hacks, and interesting configurations. The best news for you? All of these elaborate aesthetics are right at your fingertips. Check out the following brands, mags, shows, and creative groups on social media for your best inspo yet.

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Anthropologie/Free People

If you’ve ever admired Anthro’s elaborate window and store displays, you don’t want to miss their magical InstagramFree People and Urban also have great accounts (they are from the same overarching company). If you have other favorite retailers, like Banana Republic or J. Crew, these are also fun accounts to follow and they normally stage their clothing in interesting interiors.

Birdie Wallpaper

Anthropologie on Instagram



From interiors, DIY, and food, to life and business, Designsponge covers it all. They have a beautiful website in addition to active and inspo filled social media accounts. Find them on Instagram here.

Design Sponge on Instagram

Designsponge on Instagram



This one is pretty darn obvious but home improvement starts at HGTV! HGTV remains one of my favorite sources of home decorating and DIY advice and they are active on social media. Follow their main account here and there is even an Instagram for Fixer Upper!

HGTV on Instagram

HGTV on Instagram


Art Galleries

Design inspiration does not always have to come from interior design specific channels. Beautiful aesthetics from your favorite museum might inspire the look or feel of your space. Check out the Instagram accounts of the National Gallery of Art or the Phillips Collection for whimsical images of artwork (and the latest updates on gallery events).


National Gallery of Art on Instagram



Magazine instagrams are typically more clothing and style filled than interior filled, but Vogue, for example, often features luscious interiors. Sometimes the color schemes of their shoots can be ethereal and their spreads on social media and in magazine form are generally just pieces of art. I recommend checking out their instagram regardless because they might just spark your creativity for your apartment’s color scheme.

Blue-Green Color Scheme

Vogue on Instagram


The Color Index (Monling Lee)

Finally, one of my all time favorite accounts on social media is not at all interior design focused but, similar to Vogue, it features enticing color schemes from around the DC area. MonLing Lee, the curator behind this account, photographs herself in colorblocked clothes, and amidst color blocked buildings and signs and other areas in the District. This account might introduce you to color schemes you didn’t realize totally pop while simultaneously presenting to you new neighborhoods in DC.

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Stunning Wall Color

Monlinglee on Instagram


A key thing to remember when looking for decorating inspiration is that you might not find that perfect feel only on the interior design pin boards. Filling your feeds with art, texture, color, and even cityscapes might inspire the overall tone and feel of your decorating. Always look for ideas in unexpected places.


Feel free to add some of your own favorites in the comments and be sure to use Apartment Showcase to find your next apartment in the DMV area!

Elaina Hundley

Elaina Hundley is an education professional with a passion for cozy, affordable home decor. She loves coffee, watching "Fixer Upper," and tries to read and write as much as she can in her free time.

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