The Best Interior Design Shows On Netflix

The best interior design shows on Netflix

I’m somewhat of a late bloomer when it comes to Netflix. While most people were Netflix and chilling back in 2014, I was still watching boxsets of Friends and Sex and the City.

But I caved recently as FOMO hit, and let me tell you, that £5.99 a month has done wonders for my creativity (and ability to know what people are talking about on Twitter).

I didn’t realise how many amazing design-led shows would be on there, but once I’d started to watch one, more and more were suggested to me and I was hooked.

So today I wanted to share five of the best interior design shows on Netflix and hopefully inspire your viewing choices – and there isn’t a Marie Kondo in sight.

Stay Here

Whether it’s a Brooklyn Brownstone or a Malibu beach house right on the sand, Stay Here takes a look at short-term holiday rentals with heaps of potential and turns them into something spectacular.

Not only do designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate expert Peter Lorimer cover the interior/exterior of the home, they also share snippets of the neighbourhood they’re in – Washington D.C was a favourite of mine – and talk about different marketing strategies to create a show-stopping first impression.

If running an Airbnb has ever crossed your mind, I think this money-making ideas-filled series will capture your attention from the first episode.

Instant Hotel

This was the first series I watched on Netflix all the way to the end, which is an achievement in itself. Does anyone else have numerous unfinished series just waiting on pause?

Instant Hotel brings together five couples who each host the other contestants at their holiday rentals, in a bid to win a prize for being the best hotel.

It’s basically like Come Dine With Me with hotel rentals instead of mash potato, so you can expect bitchy comments, arguments and a whole heap of eclectic interior choices. Just wait until you see the stunning yoga retreat north of Byron Bay – it’s the dream.

I Own Australia’s Best Home

I Own Australia’s Best Home is a brand new series I’m making my way through at the moment, bringing together architect Nick Tobias, and interior designers Gillian Khaw and Tim Leveson, to find, you guessed it – Australia’s best home.

Covering a diverse range of buildings, from custom designed weather resistant structures in Alice Springs to a family home complete with a maze, each one has an equally interesting story behind it.

From the 27-strong shortlist set over nine episodes, the design trio must then pick the final three – with the winner receiving not only the title of Australia’s Best Home, but $30,000 for their chosen charity.

The Apartment

This is a public service announcement. The Apartment isn’t the sort of show you’re going to come away from feeling inspired about interior design. But, if you loved Changing Rooms circa 1996, then this is the show for you. It’s so bad, it’s good.

A number of amateur designers compete to win their dream apartment by decorating each room within a brief set by hosts Jamie Durie and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. Let’s face it, if Laurence is in it, we’re expecting nothing less than gaudy and questionable design choices, right?

This couldn’t be any more of a guilty pleasure if it tried.

Amazing Interiors

Doing exactly what it says on the tin, Amazing Interiors takes you around the world to showcase different design projects from inception to execution.

From houseboats on the River Thames that incorporate stunning Scandinavian design touches, to an Italian apartment where space is maximised with clever storage ideas, this show covers a huge variation in interior design.

Be prepared not to like every single episode, but to appreciate the interesting and innovative instead.


Have you caught any other design-focused shows on Netflix that you think I might like? Let me know if you want any of these and which is your favourite episode.

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3 Comments

  1. 1.28.19

    Oooh these sound fab! The only one I’ve watched, and actually seen pop up on my Netflix home screen is Instant Hotel… Which I absolutely loved!! I’m definitely going to have a look at the others though, Stay Here sounds particularly up my street 🙂

    Claire.X
    http://www.clairemac.co.uk

    • 3.13.19

      I think you’ll absolutely love Stay Here doll! That’s my favourite thing on Netflix but I’m impatiently waiting for season 2! 🙂 xx

  2. 3.13.19

    Haha it’s definitely wishful thinking on our part! I wish I had TLC, I’ve heard it has so many amazing design shows!! xx