There’s plenty of interiors-inspired content on Netflix this autumn, whether you’re into paneled walls, love a good kitchen island, or are just curious about what it’s like inside other people’s houses.
As homes become the hub for everything – let’s face it, fewer of us are going out to dinner and movies than we used to – we’ve become even more obsessed with interiors and design than we were before. A toolbox of interior design shows from the likes of tear-jerking makeovers to exclusive access to some of the most unique homes and design projects undertaken by some of the most well-known Instagram interiors experts is now available on Netflix, satisfying the addiction. At the very least, it’ll get you in the mood to visit B&Q.
1. Dream Home Makeover
Studio McGee, the interior design firm whose work is some of the most shared on social media platforms, will be familiar if you’ve long been a fan of pinning interiors inspiration to your Pinterest page.
It’s no surprise that Netflix wanted to cash in on the popularity of these makeovers and turned them into a makeover show.
Studio McGee founders Shea and Syd, a husband-and-wife team, are the focus of the six-part series, which follows them as they help families realize their dreams of home ownership.
It’s a tear-jerking design binge with lots of interiors tips.
2. Interior Design Masters
A classic competition-style set-up sees 10 aspiring designers take on the challenge of winning a coveted, life-changing design contract in Interior Design Masters, which debuted on BBC with Fearne Cotton as host.
Making a room look sweet without being saccharine to renovating retail spaces and transforming tired country cottages into bookable retreats are just some of the challenges that each episode will present.
Complete all eight episodes to find out who is crowned the winner.
3. Tidying Up With Marie Kondo
Organising consultant Marie Kondo from Japan enjoys sorting through other people’s stuff for a living. Known for bringing “joy” into her clients’ lives, the now household name only advises people to hold on to their possessions if they truly bring them happiness.
Check out this Netflix Original Series to see how Marie helps others declutter their lives by pursuing her own path of happiness. This is a must-see for anyone who has a secret cupboard à la Monica or who simply enjoys peeping into other people’s houses.
4. The Home Edit
The Home Edit, produced by Reese Witherspoon’s production company Hello Sunshine, is a show for self-described neat freaks that falls somewhere between Marie Kondo and Queer Guy. It’s probably the most satisfying thing to watch right now on television.
Everything from organizing Rachel Zoe’s LA closet to organizing a Kardashian pantry is decluttering porn for your inner neat freak.
It’s either going to inspire you to get your act together or make you feel terrible about how disorganized your house really is.
5. The Apartment
A show that sits somewhere between Changing Rooms and The X Factor, follows a group of American celebrities (we use the term celebrity loosely – we have no idea who any of them are) as they compete for a $100,000 charitable donation by completing various DIY and design tasks. This show is a bit bizarre.
A Cowell-like character, Lawrence Llwelyn-Bowen (remember him? ), is one of the show’s judges, despite his impossibly American appearance and floppy hair. For that reason alone, it’s well worth your time.
6. Amazing Interiors
When you step inside what appear to be ordinary houses from the outside, you’ll find something quite different.
In this Netflix series, devoted interiors fans will be taken on a mind-bending tour of some extraordinary residences, including the living room of a retired woman who can scuba dive in her aquarium and the somewhat eerie life-sized doll’s house in Hollywood.
7. Queer Eye
As we enter the second wave, shows like Queer Eye are exactly what we need to keep us going. Join Bobby, Antoni, Jonathan, Karamo, and Tan as they rebuild someone’s self-confidence, educate them on nutrition, and makeover their wardrobes in each episode of the Fab Five.
For those who are interested in the interior design aspect of the show, Bobby Berk transforms each guest’s home in just 48 hours.
It’s basically a makeover show, but it’ll make you believe again in the goodness of people. You’re not crying, are you? Definitely not.
8. Tiny House Nation
Londoners who are used to living in modestly sized homes will be fascinated by a peek inside some of the United States’ smallest residences. Many people are downsizing their houses in an effort to improve their standard of living, gain financial independence, and lead a more sustainable and simple lifestyle.
John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin travel across the United States to assist families in preparing for their tiny new lifestyle and building hyper-custom mini homes.
9. Stay Here
For the vast majority of us, we’ve used an AirBnB at some point, but if you’d like to learn how to turn your temporary home into a legitimate business, watch this Netflix series.
You’ll learn how to turn a short-term rental into a moneymaker with the help of interior designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate expert Peter Lorimer.
At the very least, the show is loaded with interior porn.
Tune into this Netflix series if you want to turn your hideaway into a legitimate side hustle.
10. Motel Makeover
Besties With no prior design experience between them, April Brown and Sarah Sklash buy a rundown motel in the middle of nowhere and turn it into a destination getaway. What’s the worst that could happen? Given that the series begins just as the coronavirus pandemic is about to break out, there’s a lot to look forward to.
Despite this, the series is buoyed by a sense of nostalgia and good old-fashioned American entrhuisam. Throughout the series, you’ll experience everything from the beginning stages of design to the final relaunch.
Expect a slew of aesthetically pleasing design ideas and do-it-yourself renovation projects for under $100.
11. Million Dollar Beach House
Million Dollar Beach House is another show that belongs in Netflix’s category of “noshing on other people’s much nicer, more expensive homes.” A group of young and feisty real estate agents try to close deals on a series of bizarre property listings in The Hamptons, as the title implies.
Compared to Selling Sunset’s Oppenheim sisters and their female bosses, this has a lot less high drama (read: probably fake) and a lot more amazing house porn, from the five-star interiors to the epic beach views.
12. The Parisian Agency
The Parisian Agency, set in the same world but on the other side of the Atlantic, is centered on the utterly fashionable Kretz family and their opulent real estate empire. For their super-rich French clients, the family makes a living by buying and selling incredible properties both in France and abroad – think French chateaus and Ibiza property hunting.
You’ll get sucked into the family dynamics and relationships between the Kretz brothers as well as the show’s interior design prowess.