5 Netflix Shows You Need to Binge Watch for Interior Inspiration
There’s nothing like getting fresh inspiration for your home renovation from the comfort of your couch. Here are 5 shows on Netflix you can binge watch to get new ideas for your home. Hit the play button and let’s get chillin’.
1. Interior Design Masters
The premise: 10 wannabe interior designers, 1 contract and a whole lot of drama.
Fans of the likes of Project Runway and America’s Next Top Model would love this. The show pits 10 amateur designers from the UK against each other for a chance to win a contract to design one of London’s top hotels. Each episode offers a new challenge and design brief, from revamping college dorms to crafting out retail spaces, which the designers have to race against time to design, build and style. There are lots of DIY ideas, styling tips and also advice on what makes a room come together—really useful if you’re undertaking your home renovation by yourself. That, coupled with the tension between the designers, tears of frustration and emotional stories are what makes this show tick.
Watch this if you like: Reality competition shows and DIY-ing your home.
2. Stay Here
The premise: An interior designer and real estate expert turn shabby rentals into 5-star worthy stays.
A bit like how Gordon Ramsey turns terrible restaurants into Michelin-star worthy ones, Stay Here transforms terrible holiday rentals into instant money-makers. Each episode is really quick and fast-paced, so it’s great if you’re looking for a show that doesn’t drag out too much. Besides showing what sort of furnishing works together and offering interesting décor tips such as removing labels to get rid of visual distraction, there are also helpful how-tos on creating the perfect welcome and ambience for guests, which is great if you often host overnight visitors or if you entertain a lot.
Watch this if you like: Hosting and entertaining guests or looking to rent out your space.
3. Tiny House Nation
The premise: Renovation experts help families across America design and complete their tiny homes.
Small space dwelling isn’t just about maximising the square footage you have; it is also about making sure you can live in that small real estate without sacrificing the things that make life worth living. This is what the hosts, renovation experts John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin, want you to take away from their show. As such, besides coming up with ingenious solutions to carve out extra storage in spaces that are less than 500 square feet, they also show you what it takes to move into a tiny space—the adjustments you have to make both physically and mentally.
Watch this if you like: Seeing awesome custom-made solutions for small spaces and heart-warming tales.
4. Instant Hotel
The premise: Teams of Australian homeowners go around and visit one another’s holiday rentals and review and rate their experiences.
Instant Hotel reads like a semi-travel show. It follows a group of characterful Australian homeowners to their holiday rentals, sorta like their Airbnbs. Each team gets to host the others who stay a night before reviewing and rating how they feel about the space, location and hospitality. It’s sort of like an Airbnb experience come to life, as the show also showcases nearby attractions recommended by the hosts. The best “instant hotel” wins the grand prize. Homes shown range from a retro-themed warehouse to a Hamptons style resort.
Watch this if you like: Travelling and seeing unique interior spaces.
5. Selling Sunset
The premise: A look at the sensationalised personal and professional lives of a group of property agents while they sell uber luxurious homes in Los Angeles.
If you’ve always wanted to see how the other side lives, Selling Sunset is your TV show. The series revolves around property group, The Oppenheim Group, who is a major player in the high-end luxurious property scene in Los Angeles, particularly in the Hollywood Hills area. There are scenes of amazing mansions and architectural wonders that make for great interior inspo. But what really takes the cake in this show is the drama, most of which come from the glamorous, but incredibly catty, property agents of the group.
Watch this if you like: Catfights and luxury living.