For centuries, dollhouses were less of a toy in the corner of the playroom, and more of a work of art. Children could still play with them, of course, but as these incredibly stylish dollhouse Instagram accounts show you, there is some absolute elegance in miniatures. I just cannot get over the attention to detail and precision needed to complete the dollhouse rooms showcased by these designers, never mind the fact that I had no idea the dollhouse design trend was such a thing. There's a growing community of dollhouse hobbyists who build, rehab and decorate miniature houses, and I want them all. Aiding dollhouse designers with their craft are online shops that specialize in accessories like miniature wall art, vintage furniture, and tiny faux plants.
Stephanie Wallace, a dollhouse furniture maker in Ballarat, Australia, told the Concord Monitor, “If the rise of Instagram hadn’t happened, neither would this resurgence of dollhouses. All of a sudden the focus is on visual content. And it’s a way to form connections with people.” Wallace goes on to credit the positive nature of this community in a time of so much negativity online. "I have never had a troll or negative comment,” she said. “The reason is that people are seeking positive human connection. They’re encouraging each other actively."
And with that, prepare to marvel in the incredible work that is dollhouse design.
1. Life in a Dollhouse
2. My Miniature Abodes
That breakfast looks pretty delicious, right? My Miniature Abodes creator Robina's dollhouse designs will make you feel like right at home. Look at those tiny pancakes!
3. Tiny House Calls
4. Joyful Girl Gypsy Heart
Joyful Girl Gypsy Heart's whimsical Instagram page will have you embracing the shabby chic trend and wishing her handiwork came in sizes a bit larger. I can almost smell those roses.
6. Tiny Perfect World
7. Mini Home Co.
8. Little Lucciola
9. My Tiny Perfect Little World
My Tiny Perfect Little World has created a magical little world in her corner of the internet, thanks to Instagram. Love seeing her designs, and especially photos of her daughter actually playing with her creations. A good reminder that a dollhouse is meant to be played with (and we're not judging exactly who is doing the playing).
10. Casa Di Gioia Modern Dollhouse
The sweet dollhouse designs from Casa Di Gioia Modern Dollhouse come all the way from the Netherlands. Love her page's mini aethestic and inspirational quotes, and my daughters would totally love this room.
11. Lavender Belle
Honestly, could I just move in here, please? Lavender Belle's miniature designs are so authentic and dreamy, I simply can't get enough.
12. Jessica Cloe Miniatures
I could move into this bedroom right now! Jessica Cloe is a creative designer by day, miniaturist by night. You can shop her dollhouse designs on her website if you've become inspired after checking out all these incredibly creative accounts.
13. Paper Doll Miniatures
Go outside with Paper Doll Miniatures outdoor garden and pool. So serene, right? While her landscaping is on point, I must say it's the lighting that puts this design over the top. Attention to detail... check.
14. Izzy's Wonders
15. Mulvany & Rogers
Mulvany & Rogers takes accuracy to a whole other level with their classic dollhouse designs modeled after British architecture. Want to own a castle? This might be your best chance, as their dollhouse designs are for sale. Check out their website to learn more about the intricate detail behind their process.
16. Nana Jeanne's Minis
Nana Jeanne Smith writes in her Instagram bio that this is a new hobby she's taking on with the dollhouse her own mom made for her daughter. Her creations are so sweet and lovely, and knowing that this is basically a family heirloom is so endearing.
17. Melvin's Miniatures
Melvin's Miniatures is the incredibly darling Instagram account of the equally charming Etsy shop where you can buy miniatures for all your dollhouse needs. Just look at this plate stand! And the pumpkins! And the tea towels! Swoon.
18. My Miniature Emporium
My favorite part of My Miniature Emporium is how they show the scale with a finger slid into each photo. I mean, this coffee bar is just off-the-charts incredible. All of their work is inspired by the modern farmhouse trend, and just give them their own HGTV show already.
19. CF Miniatures
Can you even handle all this detail? For fans of miniature things, CF Miniatures is absolutely the page for you, filled with tons of inspiration and so many tiny things.
20. Welcome Borrowers
The fact that this dollhouse account is named Welcome Borrowers is more than enough to make me fall in love. The details are just exquisite, and honestly, it just makes me so happy.