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.
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?)…
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
I cannot decide which part of Elle’s 1930s home I love more! The monochrome bathroom features a wetroom with steel-framed 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Comment below your favourite joyful Instagram accounts and use #kbbmag & #thesethreerooms for a chance to be featured yourself!
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Featured image: Our favourite joyful Instagram accounts.