BUSINESS: The Independent Eye: Inspirations Store Inspiration Abounds In #SharingAWorldofShops By Staff Wednesday, August 25, 2021 8:20 AM NEW YORK—One of the best things about being a small business owner is getting to design and decorate your own space. As exciting and creative as this process can be, though, it can also be daunting and overwhelming, especially if you don’t know where to start. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of store design inspiration online, from Pinterest to Instagram, as long as you know where to look. On Instagram, knowing what hashtags to search will help you find what you’re looking for, and there is many a hashtag dedicated to store design. Some focus on interior design while others focus on shop signage and outdoor design—but #SharingAWorldofShops leaves room for both, with some international flair to boot. This week, we’re taking a look at some of the gorgeous shops within the hashtag—feel free to get inspired, scroll through the hashtag yourself or share pictures of your own shop to inspire others.Instagram user ellenjoy26 shared an exterior shot of Alexandre Birman in New York City, adorned with beautiful florals. Image via ellenjoy26 on Instagram.Monocle in London, shared by Instagram user nwlondonvibe, is proof that you don’t have to pull out all the stops to be Instagram-worthy. This gorgeous, subtle shopfront is eye-catching in its simplicity. Image via nwlondonvibe on Instagram.Shop interiors can be just as Instagrammable. User thesupaldesai shared this image of Malosa in Chicago—the amazing floor to ceiling hat wall seems like a great way to display eyewear, too. Image via thesupaldesai on Instagram.Sometimes a bright coat of paint is all it takes—as this picture of Lumer Salon in Washington, D.C. from Instagram user theotherdc proves. Image via theotherdc on Instagram.Sharing your own shop in the hashtag is a great idea, too—this image from Rose and Grace Market in Mount Dora, Florida is proof of that. Image via roseandgracemarket on Instagram.