The best Instagram accounts to follow for inspired home interiors and architecture

The best Instagram accounts to follow for inspired home interiors and architecture

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Text: Aravin Sandran

@accidentallywesanderson began as a subreddit thread on the popular forum site, Reddit before it took the form of an Instagram account back in 2017. As the name suggests, from the plush interiors of an Italian movie theatre to a pink-lit indoor swimming pool in Berlin, each locale hints at director Wes Anderson's quirky use of pastels, symmetry and nostalgia in his beautifully shot films such as The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). 


@pleasehatethesethings made its name on social media, not because of its sub-par photography but for its vicious commentary. Its collection of home interiors might seem average on first glance, but on closer inspection, they reveal heinous design tragedies such as a human-sized cat scratch tower and a codependent couple toilet that's too close for comfort. This one is especially for all the homeowners who got a botched reno job on their BTO flat.


@plantsindecor takes the popular interiors mantra "bring the outside in" to the next level. Think full-on tropical foliage straight out of the jungles of Borneo. No kidding; just one fiddle-leaf fig tree just wouldn't do it here. It's all about a maximalist approach where a variety of indoor plant species including cacti succulents to the hip Swiss cheese plant are juxtaposed with taller banana trees and out-of-control wall-creepers.


@myscandinavianhome is IKEA on steroids. Just looking at its feed of pale woods, neutral palettes and minimalist furniture gives us all kinds of Hygge feels. It's not a one-hit wonder either; the homes featured have a lived-in quality to them, whether its a rumpled throw or a set of lit dinner candles. It's well-composed shots also manage to squeeze in lots of decorative inspiration for the modern Singaporean home: manicured house plants, framed charcoal drawings and stylish home appliances.


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