Bored of staring at the same thing day in day out? If you’ve always wanted to give your room a spanking new look or to embark on a small DIY organisational project but don’t quite know where to start, consider the help of these 10 YouTubers. They have documented their home/room transformation along with tips on how to get a particular look which are bound to be useful for any noob.
From channels that focus on DIY creations to celebrity home tours, these YouTubers have created videos for different tastes and is sure to evoke #homeenvy and get you to to your nearest DIY hardware store, stat.
1. The Sorry Girls
Started almost 10 years ago, The Sorry Girls consist of two friends — Becky Wright and Kelsey MacDermaid — who met in university. The girls derived their name from playing on the stereotype that Canadians apologise too often.
Together, the girls produce videos on a wide variety of DIY projects for room makeovers to festive costumes and even recreate products from popular décor stores such as Pottery Barn. Besides DIY projects, the girls occasionally post videos of their thrift store hauls and share home organisational tips that make them so much more relatable. The video above shows the pair giving useful tips on styling shelves with stuff from the thrift store and decor store. Main takeaways? Look for books (hardcover, with removable sleeves), baskets, bowls and botanicals; think about layering and grouping; and keep to a colour scheme. Watch to learn more.
If you’re a big fan of the girls, you can also purchase merchandise such as iron-on patches and DIY kits and templates to get you started on your do it yourself journey from their website.
2. Best Dressed
Best Dressed’s Ashley is the perfect person to follow if you’re interested in DIY fashion and styling projects. A lot of Ashley’s videos revolve around clothes and creating items such as clothing racks and styling (or changing up) different types of clothing pieces to breathe new life into them. Ashley also tends to take viewers on her thrift haul trips and gets personal about her life experiences, including her dating history. The video above shows how she painstakingly overhauled her new bedroom, transforming an empty space into one that’s Insta-worthy — fake brick wall, carpeted floors, a reading nook and all!
3. Buzzfeed’s Nifty
The great thing about Buzzfeed’s Nifty is that it’s got loads of videos that range from home makeover tips to smart lifestyle hacks, ensuring that you’re never short of inspiration when you need it. Nifty often features personalities from other Buzzfeed channels (e.g. LadyLike and Tasty) so if you’re an ardent Buzzfeed fan, these crossovers are a joy to watch.
Nifty recently released a video series called Space Lift where the channel’s producer, Ashley, shares how she has transformed a particular space — whether it’s an entire studio apartment or even a messy closet — into something organised and beautiful to see. This video shows her transforming her tiny weirdly-shaped room into a beautiful minimalist and cosy nursery with a mixture of store-bought items and DIY measures.
4. Mr Kate
Mr Kate is a creative duo consisting of Kate Albrecht and her husband, Joey Zehr. The couple is famous for their amazing work on transforming the living spaces of fellow YouTubers in their video series, OMG We Are Coming Over! They’re also known for their bedroom makeovers that cost under US$300.
While home makeover videos take on the main bulk of their content portfolio, Mr Kate often share personal videos about their lives as a family — including their pregnancy journey. This video shows them spearheading a room design challenge where two kids go head to head to create a dream bedroom. Fun!
5. Houzz Tv
Houzz is an online community focusing on architecture and interior design. The company launched Houzz TV,a YouTube channel that boasts videos on celebrity home tours. The channel has a video series called My Houzz featuring celebrities looking to renovate the home of someone meaningful to them.
Their latest My Houzz video includes Empire star, Taraji P. Henson, who surprised her stepmother, Angie, by renovating Angie’s kitchen, living room and dining room. The result? A brightly-lit, whitewashed decor with a modern open space that is a breath of fresh air. Other celebrities who have been featured in the series previously include Olivia Munn, Gordon Ramsay and even Tony Hawk.
While the channel doesn’t publish videos on DIY projects all that much, it does give you plenty of inspiration when it comes to renovating your home and decorating it. What’s more, you get an intimate view into the lives of different celebrities, their homes and the people that live with them.