You know those Instagram accounts that look like the perfectly staged life? Fresh flowers in every room? Beautifully manicured nails holding a cup of coffee? All gold errthang?
Well, this post is not that.
Don’t get me wrong, I like looking at pictures of perfect things (and I’m guilty of posting them myself sometimes), but what I really LOVE are photos that aren’t afraid to get a little messy. I find much of my inspiration through Instagram and I’m constantly on the lookout for accounts that give me a surge of creativity. I went through all 685 accounts I’m following and decided that these 20 will totally fuel your creative mind. Every time they pop up in my feed, I feel inspired, excited, and downright happy. I hope you’ll dig ’em too! Click their names to be taken to their accounts. (Oh, and a shameless plug? You can follow me on Instagram here).
A shop that is seriously all about having FUN. Their products are colorful, sassy, and totally quirky, and their Instagram is no different.
I recently discovered this account and I LOVE THAT. The artist creates custom cookies and she’s HILARIOUS. I love when someone can take something mundane and turn it into a work of art.
His photos are colorful and often of buildings or urban settings. Love them!
I love her eclectic, abstract style of art. I’m also hoping to snag one to go above my bed one day! Love this girl’s feed.
Hand-letterer extraordinaire. I love the way Casey uses regular objects (like chalk or yarn above) and turns them into words. She’s also a master calligrapher and so creative!
Jo, of The Darling Tree, has a really unique and intuitive style of art. I love the way she uses color, shapes, and a sense of spirituality.
For a clothing shop, they’re totally doing things right. That “20%” sign made out of their products? So rad.
Aptly titled, Happy Mundane shares photos of otherwise mundane things, like run-down buildings and walls, and turns them into beautiful photos. He’s constantly reminding me to look at the world in new ways.
I seriously just love Hibrid’s lettering style.
Custom stamps turned into incredible pieces of art? Check.
You might remember Jimmy from a recent post I did about his work, and I had to include him again because I’m just that obsessed. He uses human shapes as props and pieces of art and I am totally smitten.
Kindah Khalidy creates hand-painted fabrics and totally quirky shapes. The epitome of creativity in my eyes!
This account shares beautiful little pieces of the everyday.
I love Noel’s lettering style and the quotes he shares.
A truly minimalist photography style, but full of so much character.
Pauline creates colorful leather jewelry and I love the product photos she shares on her Instagram. They are so interesting and fun!
I love the way Peaches and Keen uses shapes and natural objects, like flower petals, to create really gorgeous photos.
You can’t look at Studio DIY’s photos and NOT feel totally happy. She’s so creative and utterly adorable.
Any girl that can hand-paint something that beautiful on a pumpkin is OK in my book.
The Crafted Life is a gorgeous DIY site that shares funky and colorful projects. I love her photography!
Which Instagram accounts inspire you?
All photos via each Instagram user’s account.