18 Inspiring Instagram Accounts to Help You Through Quarantine

Photography via @graceinmyspace on Instagram

Text by Hannah Jones

As we focus on the current health concerns, we will be sharing inspiring photos and inspirational thoughts with you. Places of sanctuary can be a source of comfort, and in the days ahead, The Cottage Journal would like you to know we are wishing our best to everyone.
Cindy Smith Cooper, Editorial Director


While the coming weeks may be full of confusing unknowns, our goal is to fill your days and feeds with content to inspire and bring joy. We’ll be posting not only beautiful images but also providing ideas for how to use this time productively and stay mentally healthy. We also encourage you to follow a few of our other favorite accounts below for even more great content during this time.

Sara Davis

Photography by Sara Davis

If you’re looking to get some home projects done in the coming weeks, Sara Davis is your girl. She did a complete overhaul of her kitchen recently and filled in her readers on every part.

Thistlewood Farms

Photography via @thistlewood on Instagram

KariAnne’s style is so comforting. We love how she truly makes her house feel like a home and not just a pretty picture.

Molly in Maine

Photography via @mollyinmaine on Instagram

Molly’s location influences her style greatly, so if you’re into all the coastal vibes, check her out!

Rooms for Rent

Photography via @roomsforrent on Instagram

Bre is a styling genius! She can take just a few random items and perfectly place them to look beautiful.

Jamie Montgomery

Photography via @montgofarmhouse on Instagram

We shot our Christmas 2019 issue cover at Jamie’s house and absolutely fell in love with her and her sweet family! She not only posts about home décor, but also about caring for her two young children during this time with inspiration and hope to get through it.

Natalie Kolter

Photography via @vintageporch on Instagram

Natalie is the queen of DIYs. From simple to elaborate, her projects will keep you busy for weeks to come.

Simply French Market

Photography via @simplyfrenchmarket on Instagram

Whether you’re still in the depths of winter or seeing spring peep through, this account is one to follow. You’ll find yourself inspired to cozy up inside by the fire or to get in your garden.

Yellow Prairie Interiors

Photography via @yellowprairieinteriors on Instagram

Janna and her husband recently built their farmhouse from the ground up and they’re constantly working on new things around the house.

Jennifer Griffin

Photography via @jenniferdimplesandtangles on Instagram

Looking for fun and colorful style to brighten your days? Jennifer is your go-to!

Simply Southern Cottage

Photography via @simplysoutherncottage on Instagram

Sara’s historic Louisiana home has been renovated beautifully and provides inspiration for days.

Garden Answer

Photography via @gardenanswer on Instagram

If spring has already started in your area, head to this ever-informative page to give you great ideas on what to do in your garden in the next few weeks.


Photography via @arrowsandbow on Instagram

A team favorite, this couple just sold their Spanish-style bungalow and are now renovating a French ranch fixer-upper, and they’re taking all of us along for the ride!

Elsie Larson

Photography via @elsielarson on Instagram

One of the sisters behind A Beautiful Mess (also a great account to follow!), Elsie has two young daughters and has been posting lifestyle content relevant to all young moms out there during this time.

Liz Marie Galvan

Photography via @lizmariegalvan on Instagram

The queen of everyday cozy. We imagine you’re already following her, but if not, check her out!

Lettered Cottage

Photography via @letteredcottage on Instagram

Layla’s Instagram story segment called “Let’s Go with Layla” has great ideas for how to use and style inexpensive items.

The House that Lars Built

Photography via @houselarsbuilt on Instagram

They post lots of artsy projects all the time, but right now they’re offering a discount on the patterns and digital downloads in their shop. They’re also giving away free adult coloring pages to people who subscribe to their newsletter, and they’re posting project ideas for kids. Take a look at their Pinterest board with ideas for #quarantinecreativity!

Grace in My Space

Photography via @graceinmyspace on Instagram

Sarah Symonds has a really calming feed—serene and sunny—and she just posted her spring home tour to her blog.

Kiel James Patrick

Photography via @kjp on Instagram

KJP is your guy for inspiring travel and nature posts. Enjoy them now and let them give you hope for travel in the future!