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7 Instagram accounts you need to follow for home decor inspiration

They might not help your budget – but your home will look amazing.

DO YOU DROOL over interior design magazines? Are you constantly thinking of new ways to decorate your living room? Always on the lookout for beautiful new pieces to add to your collection?

If you spend your days redesigning your home (or any space you happen to be in) in your head, then brace yourself – we have a round-up of some of the best Irish and international home design inspiration Instagram accounts for you to add to your list of go-to design inspo.

Ready, set, drool.

1. Gaff Interiors

This new Irish interior design magazine has a carefully curated collection of stunning interiors, home design tips and inspiration and insider info on the best homeware sales and advice.

Why you should follow: For stellar advice on all things home and design in Ireland and abroad.

Best post: Ask the expert – 6 things you need to know before buying mid-century furniture

2. April and the Bear

April and the Bear started out as a lifestyle/DIY/interiors blog about one woman’s experiences of doing up her home in Portobello and is now an award-winning blog and online shop of the same name. You can find all sorts of gorgeous inspiration here – and pick up bits and pieces at the webstore to boot.

Why you should follow: For gorgeously curated themed accessories and designs.

Best post: Moody Monochrome

3. SF Girl by Bay

nice light today, L.A.

A photo posted by Victoria Smith (@sfgirlbybay) on

This oddly-named blog is that of Victoria Smith a former San Franciscoan now residing in Los Angeles where she runs her award-winning blog, recent winter of bloglovin’s best home decor blog of 2016. If that wasn’t enough to make you check it out, her Instagram is a mix of interior design, inspiration and gorgeous shots of Los Angeles.

Why you should follow: For stunningly shot and styled inspiration as well as the odd bit of food and fashion thrown in.

Best idea: Friday finds

4. The Beat That My Heart Skipped

If you’re really looking to get ahead of the home-design posse then you can’t go too wrong following journalist and ‘trend forecaster’ Rohini.

She focuses on design trends, home inspo, food and lifestyle as well as insights into her travels overseas and lots of trade events.

Why you should follow: For her travel and culture posts from London and around the world.

Best post: A town called Cold Spring

5. The Cool Hunter

Gold Lips on Perspex @shop_thecoolhunter

A photo posted by The Cool Hunter (@thecoolhunter_) on

This art/architecture/design/travel and lifestyle website has probably everything you could possibly want under one… roof or website, really.

It’s a shop and a journal/blog and the blog features stunning residence shoots, quirky decor and even weekend playlists.

Why you should follow: For international inspiration on the regular.

Best post: Gwen restaurant and butcher shop, Hollywood

6. Cup of Jo

How insane is this rental barn?! Pinching ourselves right now. @kidandcoe

A photo posted by Joanna Goddard (@joannagoddard) on

This isn’t strictly a home decor blog, but there’s plenty on there to keep you occupied for a long time. Set up by Jo Goddard as a side hobby, it’s now her full-time job and contains a nice mix of travel, design, life and relationship posts.

Why you should follow: For Brooklyn and American chic.

Best post: A century old home in New Jersey

7. Homelust

"Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run; To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees, And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core ... " (To Autumn, by John Keats) You've just read an ode to #autumn written by one the great Romantic English poets. For something lighter, but equally inspiring (huh!), read our new #blogpost on #autumndecor here: home-lust.com/blogs/thelustlist/autumn-decor-inspiration #autumn #autumnhome #homedecor #interiors #interiorsinspiration #autumnal #autumninspiration #Irishshop #irishstore #shopirish #shopindependent #dublin #ireland #dublinshop #dublinstore

A photo posted by Home|Lust Concept Store (@homelust_) on

Home Lust does exactly what it says on the tin – makes you lust after all things home-related. It’s an online store, source of stunning products for hire and home of a gorgeous blog called the Lust List with inspiration, styling tips and a decor guide.

Why you should follow: For their beautifully styled shots and blog posts.

Best post: Modern Rustic

Do you follow any home decor inspiration blogs? Let us know in the comments below.

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