Living an apartment means living with freedom: no mortgage, no long-term commitment, no lawn obligations. To make the most of your renter life, follow these inspirational Instagram accounts filled with apartment ideas for decor, food, and the Millennial renter lifestyle.
Tiny Living Big Design
This account is devoted to “tiny living porn,” which means you’re in for loads of small, densely designed spaces from all around the country — many of which feature drool-worthy floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.
Homeowners and renters will both love the ideas this Instagram shares. From dorm decor to organizing school bags, and or even just sprucing up your bedroom with seasonal comforts, you’ll find (and love) it here.
Founder of the Old Brand New blog, designer Dabito shares snippets of his life and travels (most recently to Morocco) alongside snapshots of the design projects he’s working on, whether it’s a friend’s living room or his own backyard retreat.
One of the best apartment-focused communities around, Apartment Therapy’s Instagram is a nonstop deluge of bright, airy photos detailing the lives we all wish we were living. Fortunately, through demos and the endless supply of inspiration, we, too, can upgrade our apartment decor.
Grant K. Gibson
Grant is an acclaimed interior designer — which means his photos are full of gorgeous home decor, tempting textures, and playful colors that inspire him. Even if you can’t replace your light fixtures with amazing vintage finds, you can still appreciate the transformation.
After watching a season of growth and harvest on the Edible Balcony Insta, you’ll be running to Home Depot to get containers and tomato seeds. Renters can have homegrown veggies, too, folks.
Small Space Designs
This interior-designer-slash-world-traveler shares ideas for living large in a small space. On top of tiny interiors she finds in her travels, her posts offer perfect examples of efficiency: open shelving, going vertical, and clearing out clutter. She lives in about 500 square feet, so she gets it.
Flea Market Fab
“Bohemian chic” is the name of the game at Flea Market Fab. Some of her creations are beyond the scope of renters — such as her incredible shed remodel featuring hanging chairs — but mainly, she focuses on repurposing old items into new design.
Every renter can get on board with Orlando’s ideas for home style and entertaining, which can launch your dinner parties from simple to sublime. His Instagram follows him to the beach and business meetings, but you can frequently expect incredible interiors.
This Insta is the handiwork of author Grace Bonney and includes just about everything that catches Bonney’s artistic eye — including lovely bouquets, ballets, and baked goods. Renters, though, will love her sneak peeks into various living spaces: houseboats, tiny cabins, personal libraries, and modern homes.
Cooking With Mima
With more than 2.5 million followers, this account has taken Instagram by storm. Mariam’s simple recipes (like pasta in a mug) are splendid, healthy, and perfect for anyone who isn’t quite sure how to cook for themselves — at least, not with nutrition. If you’re stuck at tacos and buttered noodles, this is a must-follow.
Have you ever been scrolling through your Insta feed and spotted a room that you just had to have? That’s the fun of the Havenly. They’re interior designers, but they work primarily online. So if you see a stunner, it’s within reach — just beg them for help in exchange for money.
Erin Heimstra loves decorating. Her Instagram displays the seasonal design advice outlined in her blog, plus curated images from other decorators, recipes, and little updates from her personal life.
You’ve heard that Millennials are obsessed with houseplants, right? If you haven’t already, jump on the bandwagon and bring some luscious green foliage into your life and home. This Insta will show you that there’s no such thing as too many plants — and fortunately, since shelf space is limited, it also offers suggestions on how to hang them.
Stylist and author Em Henderson doles out stunning room decor with a side of life advice, even while keeping a budget in mind.
This account is for the dreamers — those less concerned with improving their own apartments than with drooling over the astounding homes of others.
You had to see that coming, right? If you follow us on Instagram, you’re in for a look into our headquarters (feat. adorable dogs and bottomless LaCroix), beautiful apartment pics, and whatever else we think renters will appreciate.
All inspired? Go make your apartment great again.