Whilst Facebook has its place for catching up with friends and family, Twitter has quickly become one of the most popular ways of keeping up to date with this generation’s thought leaders. It’s easy to find the flash of inspiration you need for your next home improvement project if you’re following the right people, with dozens of the world’s most stylish minds sharing their blogs, top tips and unique ideas.
Knowing who to follow is half the battle, so we’ve compiled a list of the top five tweeters in the home improvement field, covering everything including home, garden and interior design.
This Twitter account is all about green design ideas and its owner shares everything from garden craft projects to crowd pleasing summer salad recipes. It’s also peppered with the latest environmental technology stories, making it a great choice for anyone who’s looking to stay informed. Popular articles include a ‘how-to’ on growing an avocado tree from seed and a story about a house in Maine, USA that is now completely self-sufficient. If you want to ‘go green’, this Twitter account is the perfect place to start.
The Galloping Gardener
Charlotte Weychan finds and blogs about beautiful gardens from across the world, using this fantastic Twitter account to share her findings. From bustling suburban gardens in San Francisco to quaint country gardens in English estates, there’s plenty of inspiration for any gardening enthusiast. There are also lots of interesting tidbits about each garden she visits, helping you to appreciate the history and hard work that makes them so great.
You’ll find plenty of quick and easy ideas for doing up your home and garden by following this witty Twitter account. The owners tweet a nice selection of design tips, ‘before and after’ pictures, tours of readers’ homes and plenty more. Home decorating tips come with lots of tutorials on essential topics, such as how to change dull and drab desks into statement pieces, as well as blogs on making the most of your existing space. Whatever home improvement project you have in mind, you’re sure to find some helpful advice by following this Twitter account.
Everyone is familiar with the Swedish simplicity of Ikea products, but not everyone will be comfortable with ditching the instructions and getting a little creative. This Twitter account shows you how to turn basic Ikea products into something completely unique. ‘Hacks’ range from the simple (staining chests of drawers) to the slightly more elaborate (‘standing’ desks made from a range of shelves and table legs). Readers are invited to submit their own ‘Ikea hacks’, giving you the chance to get involved and share your own creations.
You Grow Girl
This long running gardening blog was launched in 2000, and the owner’s Twitter account is helping it to reach an even wider audience. There are plenty of beautiful images of gardens and tips on cooking up veggies from your own patch, as well as lots of lighthearted chatter from the Tweeter herself.