*This post was originally published on 5 March 2019 and was updated on 1 February 2020.*
Hands up if you’ve ever gone on to YouTube for one thing and 2 hours + 27 videos later, you couldn’t remember how you ended up there to begin with? That’s totally me when it comes to DIY and home decor videos on YouTube.
If you need some DIY and home decor inspiration, I’m sharing some of the YouTube channels I follow for great DIY ideas and awesome home decor and home organization tips, especially for small spaces.
There are two types of channels I follow: those which feature predominantly DIY decor projects, at varying levels of DIYer abilities and those which provide great home decor and organization advice.
Today, I’m sharing 8 DIY and Home Decor YouTube channels you should follow this year. They’ve provided lots of inspiration for projects I would like to do for my own home. I hope you’ll be inspired as well!
Here are the channels I’ll be mentioning:
- Mr. Kate
- Lone Fox
- The Sorry Girls
- Living to DIY with Rachel Metz
- Live Your Style
- XO, MaCenna
- Studio McGee
- Retroflame (*bonus)
Best Home Decor YouTube Channels for DIY and interior decorating
Mr. Kate (Kate) and her husband, Joey, have become my go-to for DIY and interior decorating inspiration, particularly for creative ways to maximize spaces. Kate is a self-taught interior designer while Joey does an awesome job of bringing a lot of her design plans to life. I came across their channel when I initially did this post and was literally hooked after 3 videos.
I particularly like their series where they makeover a space for $300 or they redesign a room with a strange layout. This one also has lots of great tips about designing an awkward space and using dark paint in a small space.
I LOVE Drew’s overall style aesthetic and his eye for creative DIYs. His style has lots of mid-century modern elements. He does lots of IKEA hacks and dollar store DIYs. And he doesn’t use a lot a power tools so they’re usually pretty easy to replicate.
Kelsey and Becky’s channel features a lot of woodworking, which involves power tools. However, there are loads of DIYs which can be replicated with tools that are more beginner-friendly, as in glue and scissors.
Two of the main series on their channel are attempting to replicate designer items on a budget and making items from dollar store purchases. Because you all know that sometimes the cost of home decor items can make your eyes twitch.
This one has some simple organization hacks for your home.
Rachel has a more industrial/mid-century modern style with lots of wood tones. I love how she puts together a space with some great DIYs included.
Some of her projects are more in the intermediate DIY range but you’ll definitely find some inspiration and projects you may also be able to replicate. She’s also not afraid to use dark/black paint to make a bold statement like in this bedroom makeover below.
What I like the most about Sharrah’s channel is that her (now previous) home really was a small space and the ways she’s maximised storage are really great. She also does a lot of renter-friendly videos since they rent an apartment.
(I’m totally inspired to DIY that acrylic lazy susan…watch this space lol)
Treshaja has some amazing DIY art projects and budget-friendly hacks on her channel. Her style is definitely glam so lots of metallics and monochromatic colour schemes with luxe textures.
I loved how she redid her entryway in particular and she offers some great tips on maximizing a small or non-existent entryway. Check out her DIY masterpiece below.
MaCenna is a self-proclaimed queen of thrifting. She does lots of creative thrift flips on her channel and has a similar aesthetic to Drew. I sometimes wish we had those kinds of thrift stores where I live. Here’s one I enjoyed.
Syd and Shea McGee, another husband and wife team, run an interior design studio. Apart from lots of home design inspo, I like the how-to videos on their channel.
This one about how to style dark shelves is one example. I think it’s great especially for renters who have dark cabinets/shelving and can’t paint them.
BONUS: Retro Flame
Erika is an Irish gal living in a small NYC apartment. Although her channel isn’t exclusively DIY or home decor, I love her overall aesthetic!
I included her on the list as she gives some awesome examples of how you can make a rental space your own. I think we are also kindred spirits when it comes to using spray paint and contact paper to upgrade a space.
Related post: DIY Marble Desk with Marble Contact Paper
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Are there other YouTube channels you also follow for inspiration? Let me know in the comments so we can check them out!