Instagram is great for many things: posting selfies that were taken in near-blinding sunlight, dogs doing dumb but absolutely precious things, and most importantly, an infinite amount of interior design inspiration. Seriously, if you take a deep-dive through , we guarantee you'll find yourself 42 weeks back, with the burning desire to redecorate every room in your house with French country decor. Not that you should do that per se, but our point is: Instagram is an amazing resource for design obsessives.
Aside from a bounty of inspo, it can also be an incredible place to shop for homewares. Now, if you have absolutely no idea what we're talking about, thankfully this is a BEGINNER's guide to buying home decor on Instagram. From furniture to rugs to home accessories of all kinds, we're here to introduce you to your new favorite e-commerce platform. These are the five kinds of shops you'll encounter, and how to navigate them.