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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 compiled the most popular ones to bring you the ultimate list of design shows you should definitely watch (or rewatch). Don't tackle another decorating project before watching the best home décor shows listed here—consider it your own personal design school.
Hands down, HGTV's Fixer Upper is one of the most popular design shows of all time, 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 can't get enough of Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent. This show may not be different from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, but it's worth the watch for 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.
Available on: YouTube
Sarah Off the Grid
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 seven television series: Room Service, Design Inc., Sarah's House, Sarah's Cottage, Sarah 101, Sarah off the Grid, and Real Potential. They are frankly all worth the watch, but one of our favorites is Sarah off the Grid, in which she, her husband, and their two daughters build their off-the-grid dream home.
Candice Tells All
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.
Available on: YouTube
Million Dollar Decorators
We just had to throw Million Dollar Decorators on the list. 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, Genevieve'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 Drew's expertise and vision will well spend their money. 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 constructing 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. Still, 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.
We couldn't have the best home décor shows list without mentioning this cult-popular show. Sure, it's not your traditional design show, but it's still worth a watch. Netflix rebooted the quirky show in 2018, and a whole new Fab Five trade New York for Atlanta. It's filled with emotional makeovers and heartfelt reveals.
Available on: Netflix
Flip or Flop
Former husband-wife team Tarek and Christina El Moussa flip oftentimes seriously dilapidated houses in this HGTV show that'll make you want to get in on the real estate game, too. The craziest part? Sometimes they don't even see the inside before it's bought!
The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes
If your idea of a good home show is jaw-droppingly beautiful properties, this is for you. Architect Piers Taylor and actress Caroline Quentin travel around the world to bring you spectacular, but unconventional, homes. Prepare to be wowed.
Available on: Netflix
Property Brothers at Home
If you loved Property Brothers, you need to watch this spin-off. Jonathan and Drew Scott take on their own Las Vegas home in this show in preparation for a family reunion. The 5,000-square-foot Mediterranean home is pretty epic, featuring a water slide and home theatre.