#THEJOYOFHOME: My favourite joyful Instagram accounts

Joyful instagram accounts

To me, the best homes are those where there is a special sense of joy. Through my job on These Three Rooms and @kbbmagazine, I’m lucky enough to get a snoop into some of the most gorgeous homes around the UK. But with social media being an outlet for creativity and day-to-day life, we’re all able to peek inside some of these properties to see how they’ve been designed.

From a cosy turquoise velvet couch and a pastel painted bath to a carefully put together work from home spot (stay tuned for #homeofficegoals) and furry friends that always brighten our feed – we’re always keeping our eyes peeled for joyful Instagram accounts.  

Team KBB shared what brings them joy over on @kbbmagazine in celebration of our September issue hitting the shelves, which is all about #thejoyofhome – you can grab a copy here 

For me, the #joyofhome is about starting my day right – freshly toasted bread with almond butter and raspberry jam, plus plenty of just-brewed coffee. Our editor Lindsay enjoys aromatherapy with a perfumed candle, room spray or diffuser, which help create a calm and happy feeling in her home. Our art editor Hannah has been filling her home with lots of plants (she loves their air purifying properties, even more important in our homes since lockdown began) and our sub editor Stefanie finds joy in the poster her friends got her, featuring lyrics from her favourite band, to make up for a missed concert – some good friends right there.

In a bid to spread some joy, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Instagram accounts (any excuse to have a scroll and a nose right?)…

@dove_cottage
Neutral shades, pops of pink and yellow, lots of beautiful flowers, and snaps of the perfect bath setting you would definitely want to disconnect and relax in. Declutter with Dove on #Sundaysortout and get inspiration for your moodboard – isn’t this such a great work from home spot? 

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Evening 👋🏻 I had a day off today so the most working from home that’s taken place here is a cheeky half hour lay down on the spare bed this afternoon 🙌🏻😂 Rewarding myself after all that graft with a catch up on Love Island Australia – anyone else been watching?! Oooh I just love the drama 🙌🏻 (& the accents of course 😍) . Day 9 for @myhousethismonth: ‘face the music’ – I’ll certainly have to face all the housework I should have been doing today 🙈😂 & @storyofmyhome: ‘bright & breezy’ – this is about as bright as it gets in my house 💛 . . . . . #myhousethismonth #storyofmyhome #instahome #homeoffice #homeofficeinspo #workingfromhome #bohodecor #pampasgrass #mycolourfulinterior #myidealhome #matalanready #apartmenttherapy #scandimaximalism #bohohome #colourblocking #mystylishspace #sahstylists #interiorstyling #homeofficeideas #officespace #colourismyjam #bohohome #bohoinspired #bohohomedecor #interieuraddict #livinginspiring #myinterior #homelovers #decorideas #homeadore

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@house_on_the_crescent
Have a look at how Vicky totally transformed her 1950’s home. Spoiler alert: expect gorgeous glazing, spacious patio, calming bedroom aesthetics, sleek bathroom design and a pink door!
 

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🤩Transformation treat🤩 . Thought I’d share a ‘before’ and a ‘during’ pic as really not much chat going on. Oh tell a lie… …. today I have the exciting task today of getting up all the weeds between the driveway slabs. Yep doesn’t get more thrilling than that in my world . . . . . Features #gifted items tagged . . . . . #renovation #homeinspo #pimpupmypad #myinteriorsquares #bifolds #myinteriorvibe #decorstylefiles #bifolddoors #1950shouse #spotlightonmyhome #your_interior_inspiration #designers_of_insta #interiors4all #instahoodwatch #mycreativehome #myrenostory #homereno #renovationjourney #buildingahouse #renovationproud #openplanliving #homeimprovement #renovationlife #loverenovation #patiostyle #makeyourselfathome #patiodecor #gardenwall #styleitreal

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@lifeatstaustell 
Ellie’s home is full of colour, which is meant to put a smile on your face. The bedroom and dining area walls are dressed in tropical wallpaper, the kitchen features this season’s go-to colour combo – pink and green, and you can also spot her adorable Beagle/Meerkat called Jenson. 

@littlestonecottageonthill
Be honest, wouldn’t you love to unwind after a long day in such a pretty garden? If you love cosy living, then this 18th century cottage is right up your alley – an abundance of wood from flooring to beams, a dreamy fireplace, ideal for upcoming colder months, and a spa-like bath. And two very cute dogs.

@this_e17_life
A light and airy home design with bright multi-coloured speckles here and there – each room reflects the beautiful and joyful family of @this_e17_life. You can catch a glimpse of enviable book shelves in the kitchen (and the living area) which also has a comfy picture window great for reading, plus it leads out to an outdoor area perfect for impromptu barbecues. 

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I watched the third episode of The Capture last night and I couldn’t be more hooked. It’s the best thing I’ve seen on tv for ages. Can’t wait for next week!! Who else is watching? And what else would you recommend that can keep me going until next Tuesday? My weekend evening plans consist of sofa and TV because I know how to live 😄 #kitchenisland #pandomo #concretefloors #glassroofextensions #sidereturnextension #victorianterracerenovation #barstools #extendingtable #pendantlights #cookbooks #workingfromhome #freelancelife #interiordesign #ukinteriorblogger #thecapture #interiorbloggers #colourlove #myhomedetails #thisishowwelive #outsideinside #londonhome #myhomeforhp #stopandstaredecor #whiteinterior #atmine #interiorarchitecture #scandiluxe #dreamkitchen #kitchenrenos #actualinstahomes

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@elle_the_home_bird
I cannot decide which part of Elle’s 1930s home I love more! The monochrome bathroom features a wetroom with Crittall shower screen, silver brassware and a roll top bath. Throughout the home, the modern and traditional styles are beautifully mixed and matched, which gives the house a homely feeling. Oh, and should I also mention the nook under the stairs? Go and see for yourself – you won’t be disappointed.

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Friday! Thank god for that! 🙌 What a week. I can't even begin to express how flippin' exhausted I am. The two year old has slept terribly this week and the whinge on that boy when he's tired is enough to break even the most tolerant human on the planet 🤯. In other news, we've had a fly infestation after a bird must have fallen down the chimney and died 😱🤮. Luckily all is sorted now but it was absolutely hideous for a few days 🦟(I know this looks like a spider but I don't have a fly emoji 🤷). Still dreaming of that Pimms and lemonade; definitely deserve a jug or two after the week I've had 🍹🍹. . . . . . . . #crittall #industrialstyle #modernindustrial #crittallshowerscreen #showerdesign #showerdoors #showerscreen #wetroom #bathroomsink #bathtub #rolltopbath #modernvictorian #victoriantiles #bathroomtiles #darkwalls #farrowandball #bathroomsofinsta #bathroominspiration #bathroomideas #luxurybathrooms #bathroomgoals #bathroomlighting #loveyourspace #periodhome #perfecthomess #periodhomesofinsta #apartmenttherapy #bathroomdesign #bathroomrenovation

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@harrison_nate_and_me
Full of colour and beautifully decorated, there is no doubt Amy’s Edwardian home is full of character. Got little ones? Then get inspired by Amy’s kids’ bedrooms, from the calming hues to the wall art, her account has a little bit for everyone.  Also cute dog.

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Afternoon! Can you see the dog or does she blend in too much with the floor? 😄 I always forget to feature her on the grid, sorry @betsy_the_mini_poodle 🙊 This isn’t a recent pic as the devil’s ivy now almost touches Nate’s head when he’s in the bath (that’s his end, Harrison has the other end, fights ensue if either is in the wrong end 😂 ). But that plant loves the bathroom! Very much recommend as a bathroom plant if you’re looking, but bear in mind it’s very poisonous to cats and dogs. Am going to have to have a think about repotting and trailing it up a moss pole soon, it’s doing so well! 💚 Anyways, we’ve just booked the joiner in to fit the shelving in the not-dining room, yippee! . . AD pic contains PR products from @frenchicpaint and @tonsoftiles 🖤 . . . . . . . . #bathroomenvy #bathroomremodel #bathroomdecor #pinkandgreen #greendecor #botanicaldecor #poodlesofficial #dogsathome #dogsanddecor #pinkinterior #pinkinmyfeed #pinkinteriors #greeninterior #your_interior_inspiration #inspiremehomedecor #inspiremeinterior #myperiodhomestyle #myperiodinterior #periodhomesofinsta #blacktiles #bathroomupdate #givemeallthecolor🌈 #houseenvy #home_decor_friends #salledebain #salledebainstyle #decorationinterieur #interieuraddict #decorandoacasa #interiorescapism

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@housekidscats
Claire’s account delivers exactly what the username says – beautiful snaps of her home, mom-life insights and cat sightings. She’s putting the finishing touches to her home, so head over there to stay updated with the progress.  

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To iron, or not to iron? That is the question… I’ve got to admit, much as I love a crisply pressed sheet, life’s too short to iron superking bedding (it would definitely be out of the norm for me to make the time for that @storyofmyhome 😂) I think I need to invest in some ‘looks better crinkled’ linen covers! Hope your day has treated you well. The highlight for us was seeing the Red Arrows fly directly over our house (terrified the toddler though 🙈). xx . . #storyofmyhome #bedroomdecor #bedroominspo #panelledbedroom #panelling #hicksblue #velvetheadboard #artdecostyle #modernchandelier #ikeaatmine #apartmenttherapy #sodomino #howihome #howwedwell #atmine #interiorescapism #mycolourfulinterior #mycolourfulhome #navybedroom #colourfulhomevibe #myrenostory #madedesign #stylingmynest #idealhome #houseandhomemag #spotlightonmyhome #myinterior #interiors123 #actualinstagramhomes #styleitreal

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@acorn_cottage_
Emily’s feed is set to send lots of positive vibes your way – imagine an abundance of freshness from every type of flower you can think of and bright hues of pastel shades, plus the cutest fluff ball called Pippie (who occasionally takes a bath in their Belfast sink). Virtually visit the pink cottage for a boost of inspiration.

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ad/pr product 🌸 Second flourish of our bright pink rose always so lovely when they pop back out again in August 🌸💞. So pleased with our new little addition for the front, this beautiful cottage cream bench was kindly sent by @melody_maison and fits this little spot perfectly 💞🌿🌸. I hope you’ve all been enjoying (if you’ve had any) the beautiful sunshine ☀️ but wow was it hot last night 🥵🙈. Have a wonderful evening 💞✨ . . . (Previous gifted items tagged) . . . #doortraits #myhomestyle #pinkdoorsofinstagram #doorlove #myhousebeautiful #myhousethismonth #actualinstagramhomes #cottageliving #countryliving #mycottageinstincts #cottagecore #cottagecoreaesthetic #countrystyle #alliseeispretty #pursuepretty #sorealhomes #farrowandball #cottagecharm #countryhomes #bhghome #apartmenttherapy #doortodoor #pinkdecor #mycottage #doorlovers #doorsofinstagram #pinkdoor

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@thelittleterracedhouse
Lauren has recently renovated her south west London home and moved onto a DIY garden renovation project and I can’t wait to see the result. The kitchen is flooded with light, the décor is simple and the colour palette minimal – if you love a monochromatic home design, you need to see Lauren’s account. Plus, I bet you will enjoy her Labrador Hugo’s cute poses. 

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Morning all – I’ve been told work is about to get busy again so am forcing myself back into my old routine of an early wake up, dog walk and nice hot cuppa before work. Thankfully still not venturing into the office just yet so can enjoy these views for a little bit longer (swipe right for the ugly befores 🙈). #loverenovate #flowersinsinks #sinkie #saturdaysinkie #sorealhomes #idealhome #dailyhomeshare #homesbeforeandafter #interiors123 #kitchenextension #letterboxflowers #shakerkitchen #myinterior #faffwithflowers #kitchensofinsta #kitchensofinstagram #housesofinstagram #housesofldn #homesbeforeandafter #pimpupmypad #myhousethismonth #myidealhome #transformationtuesday #vogueliving #elledecor #interiordesign #homereno #interiorstylist #smallspacesquad #whitedecor #perfecthomess

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Comment below your favourite joyful Instagram accounts and use #kbbmag & #thesethreerooms for a chance to be featured yourself!

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