If you’re the type that goes nuts for quirky designs, hold a deep appreciation for a gorgeous garden space or simply just love a nosey inside other people’s homes, Netflix is delivering on a whole host of interiors-inspired content. We’ve handpicked our favourite interior design TV shows to binge this weekend.
With Netflix releasing new interior shows all the time, we’ve deep-dived back into some of the best home and interior shows the network has to offer, along with some newcomers. From tear-jerking makeovers to access to some of the world’s most unique homes and design projects undertaken by Instagram’s most celebrated interiors gurus, these are sure to inspire a trip to B&Q if nothing else.
The best interior design TV shows to binge this weekend
If you’ve long been a lover of pinning interiors inspo to your Pinterest page, you’ll probably be familiar with Studio McGee, the interior design house whose work is some of the most shared on social platforms.
Like all good things that end up trending, Netflix were keen to ride off these coattails and snapped them up for a makeover series.
The six-episode series follows Studio McGee founders and husband-wife team Shea and Syd as they turn home dreams into a reality for a number of families.
It’s an interior tips-filled, tearjerking bingeathon for design lovers.
First shown on the BBC and presented by the much-loved Fearne Cotton comes Interior Design Masters, a classic competition-style set up that sees 10 aspiring designers take on the challenge to win a coveted, life-changing design contract.
Each episode comes with a new challenge, from making a room look sweet but not saccharine to revamping retail spaces and turning tired country cottages into bookable retreats.
Blast through all eight episodes to see who takes the crown – who wouldn’t love this interior design show?
Japanese organising consultant, author, and TV show host, Marie Kondo gets her kicks from sorting through other people’s stuff. The now household name has become known for “sparking joy” into her clients’ lives and only recommends people hold on to their belonging if they really bring pure happiness.
In this Netflix Original series, watch Marie as she helps people have the ultimate declutter by choosing her path of joy. A must-watch for anyone with a Monica-style hidden cupboard or those who just love to nosey inside other people’s homes.
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Another one for self-confessed neat freaks, The Home Edit, which is returning for season 2 in April, sits somewhere between Marie Kondo and Queer Guy and is perhaps the most satisfying thing to watch on the box right now.
From reorganising one of LA’s most enviable wardrobes with Rachel Zoe to getting a Kardashian’s pantry in order, this is decluttering porn for your inner neat freak.
Guaranteed to either inspire you to get your sh*t together or make you feel utterly terrible about the sheer disorder of your home.
What may look like seemingly ordinary homes from the outside are anything but when you step inside.
This Netflix series takes interiors lovers on a mind bending trip into some extraordinary homes, from a retiree who can scuba dive in an actual aquarium in her living room to the somewhat creepy life-sized doll’s house in Hollywood.
Queer Eye is the kind of life-affirming TV we need right now as we slide into second wave. Cosy up with the Fab Five – Bobby, Antoni, Jonathan, Karamo and Tan – as they transform someone’s life in each episode, from rebuilding their self-confidence to educating them on their diet and making over their wardrobes.
For those who love the interiors side of things, it’s Bobby Berk who goes into each guests’ homes and completely transforms them in under 48 hours.
Essentially a makeover show but one that will restore your faith in humanity. No, you’re crying.
Always dreamt of living in a Miami mansion? Now’s your chance to peek inside the high-end homes with Designing Miami, the series that follows married couple Ray and Eilyn Jimenez and their interior design firms remodeling homes across the Florida city.
Londoners well acquainted with a modest square footage in their homes will be fascinated to take a look inside some of America’s tiniest homes. In a bid to upscale their lives, gain more financial freedom and live a more sustainable and simple way of life, many are downsizing their homes.
The majority of us have checked into an Airbnb somewhere along the line, but if you’re in the market to turn your bolthole into a bonafide side hustle, tune into this Netflix series.
The series delivers a heavy dose of interiors porn if nothing else.
If you’re in the market to turn your bolthole into a bonafide side hustle, tune into this Netflix series
Besties April Brown and Sarah Sklash, neither of whom had any prior design experience, decide to take on one of America’s run-down motels and turn it into a go-to getaway. What could go wrong? Well, a lot given they kicked off the series on the brink of the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite all that, there’s plenty of cheer and good old-fashioned American enthusiasm to push the series along. Each episode takes you through the design experiences, the ups and downs and the final relaunch.
Expect lots of Instagram-friendly design inspiration and frugal DIY renovation ideas.
Another show to add to Netflix’s section that should be called ‘nosing on other people’s much nicer, more expensive homes’, is Million Dollar Beach House. The title pretty much gives it away, but it sits somewhere between Selling Sunset and Cribs as a group of young and feisty agents try to seal the deal on a bunch of insane property listings in The Hamptons.
It’s not a patch on the drama of Selling Sunset’s Oppenheim twins and their girl bosses but it does throw out some high drama (read: probably fake) moments and plenty of incredible house porn, from the five star interiors to the epic beach views.
In the same vein but this side of the Atlantic is The Parisian Agency, centered around the impossible chic Kretz family and their luxury property business. The family make their living buying and selling incredible properties for their super rich French clients, both in the motherland and abroad – think everything from French chateau to property hunting in Ibiza.
The show predictably offers up a host of interior design goodness, but you’ll become heavily invested in the relationships and family dynamic between the Kretz brothers too.
If you have ever wondered where architects, interior designers and other creatives gather their inspiration, then Made By Design will be the perfect Sunday night bing watch for you.
This docu-series focuses on African design, specifically as it explores Nigerian designers and is a feast for the eyes.
If you still haven’t watched Selling Sunset, where have you been? The glamour, cat fights, and jaw-dropping properties are only a few of the hooks that make this reality show too good to miss.
The dreamy homes are almost too good to be true, and the LA buyers make the drama in the Oppenheim Group constant. A great watch for those looking for Kardashian-level drama with interior flair.
Hack My Home
In this home renovation show, expert innovators Brooks Atwood, Ati Williams, Jessica Banks and Mikel Welch lead a dream team tasked with reimagining spaces previously thought by their dwellers as beyond saving.
Watch and gain inspiration for that tricky room you have no idea what to do with – or just marvel at how different a room can look by just, getting rid of a lot of stuff and adding some nice decorations.
The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals
Interiors and travel inspiration all in one show, this series sees hosts Jo Franco, Megan Batoon, and Luis D. Ortiz travel around the world in search of the most unique properties on the rental market.
Some of the rental properties include snake-shaped apartment in Mexico City, igloo in Finland, a flying saucer glamp site in California, a Frank Lloyd Wright modernist dream home.
The Minimalists: Less is Now
We all know space is tight in London, so for tips on how to cram all our stuff into the less than ideal square-footage we abide in, we must turn to the minimalists.
This might be a documentary you want to pick and choose your inspiration from rather than adapting wholesale, unless you like the idea of waking up at 5am every morning and eating cereal on the floor in the middle of an empty room.