If you know where to look, Instagram can be a fount of creative interiors inspiration. With a click of a follow button, artistic knowledge from a wealth of shops, dealers and designers can be right at your fingertips. Sporting pictures from the slick and stylish curves of mid-century furniture to classic glassware or the pop of colourful vintage kitchenalia, Instagram is a great on-the-go tool for antiques hunting and design ideas.

Plus, keep an eye on the captions - many dealers are using it to sell stock too so don't be afraid to send a message to them if you see something you like!

Find out what the difference between vintage and antique is here.

The best Instagram accounts for antique lovers

The Old Cinema

The Chiswick-based antiques department store deals out of an old cinema building (hence the name). Follow it for behind-the-scenes snaps of its impressive stock and brilliantly off-the-wall vintage finds.

Follow @theoldcinemalondon

Finn Juhl's Bwana Chair - A Danish designed armchair with original black leather upholstery and exposed teak frame with pommel hand rests. Paired with a stylish rosewood sideboard, twin head brass floor lamp by Stilnovo, carved sandstone sculpture and a 1960s artwork by Jan Pienkowski titled 'Anemone' (Photo credit: The Old Cinema via Instagram)

Doe & Hope

Member of LAPADA and specialist in decorative antiques, James Gooch at Doe & Hope prides himself on a unique style, describing it as ‘a concoction of old money, dramatic decorative and faded gentility’. If that doesn’t make you want to follow its romantic and moody feed on Instagram, we can't think what will.

We included Doe & Hope in our round-up of the best antique and vintage shops in the UK.

Follow @doeandhope

Doe and Hope Antique Store (Photo by Doe & Hope via Instagram)


RE (as in, 'RE-found Objects') was born in a converted workshop in rural Northumberland in 2003 and continues to provide some of the quirkiest one-off pieces on the market. It sells a mix of 'RAre, REmarkable, REcycled, REscued and REstored' antique and vintage furniture. Its Instagram is a mixture of shots of the shop and of their unusual salvaged and recycled products.

Follow @refoundobjects

Re-Found Objects Store (Photo by Re-Found Objects via Instagram)

The Mint List

The Mint List is a riot of quirky vintage and antique finds, accessories, furniture and homeware. Follow the Instagram for its latest products and lifestyle pictures.

Follow @themintlist

An Islington restaurant designed by The Mint List with a seventies bar and a strip of design detail by Anna Hayman Designs (Photo by The Mint List via Instagram)

Decorative Antiques UK

This East Sussex-based antiques shop specialises in European antiques and is owned by Minnie Craske. Follow her on Instagram for beautifully curated photography, sneak-peeks at her latest products and a couple of very cute dogs.

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Follow @decorativeantiquesuk

Decorative Antiques UK, East Sussex (Photo by Decorative Antiques UK via Instagram)


This online antiques powerhouse not only sells a huge range of stunning pieces but has an inspiring Instagram account too. Follow it for lashings of antiques ideas from the best dealers and interior designers all over the world.

Follow @1stdibs

Andrea & Alex big format chair is a piece of art unto itself, blending masculine materials like stainless steel with softer, more feminine elements like velvet. This was for sale through a 1Dibs auction. (Photo by 1Dibs via Instagram)

Homes & Antiques

It would be rude not to include ourselves, wouldn't it?! Follow us on Instagram for all our latest behind-the-scenes pictures from Homes & Antiques photo shoots and ideas for displaying your unique antique and vintage finds.

Follow @homes_antiques

Cynthia & Graham have brought their home in Port Dover back to life with careful decorating and a sensitive restoration (Photo by Homes & Antiques via Instagram)

Miss Mustard Seed

The Instagram account of American blogger, paint designer and antiques dealer Marian is awash with bright and airy design ideas. Whether it's snapshots from her antique dealing endeavours at fairs and shows, or pictures of her own muted blue-and-white space, it's certainly worth a scroll.

Follow @missmustardseed

A living room featuring blue and white curtains made out of Tucker Resist Chambray fabric by Waverly (Photo by Miss Mustard Seed via Instagram)

Sol Interior

Never have we seen an Instagram account as calming as Ester's. Hailing from Norway, she pairs salvaged antique pieces with seasonal Norwegian flowers, plants and other natural finds. A truly serene and organic combination.

Follow @solinterior

A festive flatlay by Sol Interior (Photo by Sol Interior via Instagram)

Plate Occasions

Based in Toronto, this is an account purely for inspirational purposes. Offering tabletop styling and rentals, Plate Occasions has a vast collection of eclectic antique crockery and cutlery which, when paired with modern pieces, create stunning table displays. Think gilded plates and bowls paired with ornate glassware and foliage.

Follow @plateoccasions

A spring tablescape by Plate Occasions (via Instagram)
Isobel at The Hoarding Hare specialises in decorative vintage homewares.