If you're anything like us, you're probably a sucker for a good home décor show. From Mary McDonald's antics on Million Dollar Decorators to Nate and Jeremiah's charismatic banter, nothing is better than watching people transform undecorated—or sometimes entirely dilapidated—homes into design masterpieces. But what do you do when you've watched every episode of your favorite show and you have nothing left in your Netflix queue?
We turned to our faithful community of Instagram followers to ask one question: What's the best home décor show ever made? We received a ton of answers and compiled the most popular ones to bring you the ultimate list of design shows you should definitely watch (or rewatch). Today, we're sharing the top 10 with you, but you can also find the full list on our Instagram. Don't tackle another decorating project before watching the best home décor shows listed here—consider it your own personal design school.
Hands down, our Instagram followers' favorite home décor show is HGTV's Fixer Upper, which gathered more than twice as many votes as all the other shows—so if you haven't watched it yet, you probably should. In the show, husband-and-wife duo Chip and Joanna Gaines go through the process of helping clients turn their dilapidated but potential-rich houses into true showpieces. The combined construction and design aspect of the show means that you get to see insane before and after transformations—and gather a ton of ideas to improve your own home.
After a five-season run that ended in 2017, Chip and Jo took a hiatus from TV, but they'll be returning to the small screen (in one way or another) with their very own network.
Nate & Jeremiah by Design
We're not surprised that MyDomaine darlings Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent made the list. With three seasons together under their belt, we're already awaiting the next episodes. This show may not be different from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, but it's worth the watch for the Nate and Jeremiah's banter alone. These two are not only insanely charismatic on television, but they're also extremely knowledgeable about décor and design—and they're great at breaking it down for their viewers and the families they're helping.
Bonus: You get a healthy dose of their daughter, Poppy, on the show—who is the most adorable toddler we've ever seen. It's feel-good design TV at its best.
Sarah Richardson is a Canadian designer who seems to have made her way into the hearts of our Instagram community on the international front. Through her years on HGTV, she's had six television series: Room Service, Design Inc., Sarah's House, Sarah's Cottage, Sarah 101, and Real Potential. They are frankly all worth the watch, but a favorite seems to be Sarah's House, in which the designer purchases an undervalued house and depicts the process of renovating it with her insanely charismatic and TV-friendly sidekick, Tommy Smythe.
The show existed from 2007 to 2011, but it's a classic that's worth a rewatch.
Candice Olson is another Canadian designer who evolved into an HGTV star. Her first show, Divine Design, premiered in 2001, while her second one, Candice Tells All, aired in 2011. In typical design show fashion, the charismatic designer helps homeowners maximize the potential of their homes episode after episode. If you like seeing quick transformations from start to finish and enjoy a good before and after, this is the show for you.
Million Dollar Decorators
Even though this was only recommended by two of our followers, we had to throw Million Dollar Decorators on the list. First, because we believe it's one of the best home décor shows ever made, but also because a lot of you complained about how traditional design shows are repetitive and only speak to one type of homeowner/décor fan.
This show is the opposite of that. If you're into reality TV, you need to rewatch both seasons of this Bravo show, which follows four eccentric interior designers in Los Angeles and their multimillion-dollar-budget clients and projects. It's inspirational and hysterical all at once.
Genevieve Gorder has been showcasing her design prowess on the small screen since 2000, when the American designer appeared on the first season of TLC's Trading Spaces. It didn't take long for Gorder's effervescent personality and playful manipulation of interiors to catch the attention of other networks, including HGTV, Bravo, and Netflix. Whether starring in her series (Dear Genevieve, Genenvieve's Renovations, Best Room Wins) or serving a supporting role (Design Star), the designer is always worth a watch.
On the air since 2011, HGTV's Property Brothers follows identical twin brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott as they help families transform fixer-uppers into forever homes. Drew, a licensed realtor, presents renovation-ready homes — and a digital rendering of the home post-reno — to the homebuyers, who then have to trust that their money will be well spent by Drew's expertise and vision. Johnathan, meanwhile, acts as the brawn behind the operation; he's a licensed contractor. Naturally, the sibling rivalry and banter between the brothers makes for good TV, and the homes' final reveals are equally as entertaining.
Tiny House Nation
Great things come in small packages. That's the premise behind Tiny House Nation, which debuted on the FYI cable channel in July 2014. Hosted by renovation experts John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin, the show helps families across the U.S. fulfill a dream of living in a sub-500-square-foot space. The hosts guide the families through the process of designing and construction their tiny home, culminating in a wow-worthy reveal at the end of every episode.
If you've got a sweet spot for old houses, Rehab Addict is a must-watch. This show follows preservation enthusiast and Detroit native Nicole Curtis as she rehabs historic (and oftentimes dilapidated) houses to their former glory. Because Curtis aims to retain as much of the homes' original building materials and character as possible, her flips aren't easy, but the final reveals prove that a little ingenuity and elbow grease can go a long way.
The O.G. of design shows, Trading Spaces debuted on TLC in October 2000. The show ended after an eight-season run in 2008, but was rebooted in 2018 with the same premise: Two sets of neighbors redecorate one room in the other team's house on a small budget and with help from an interior designer. Each designer brings his or her own vision (and sometimes polarizing) aesthetic to the project, as well as a small budget of $1,000. Here's the catch: The teams are kept completely in the dark about the design being implemented in their own home, so some reveals go over like a lead balloon — and the reactions are priceless.
Next up: I watched Netflix's Minimalism—one hour later I wanted to overhaul my home.