Swan’s Top 5 Instagram Reels of 2021

In 2020, Instagram Reels took the world by storm, so we're looking back over our Top 5 Instagram Reels of 2021.

On the 5th of August 2020, Instagram decided to introduce Instagram Reels. And in 2020, we all needed entertaining videos to scroll through- more than ever! With TikTok and Instagram Reels keeping us busy during National Lockdown periods, this was the first time we all virtually had the world and each other at our fingertips from the confinement of our households.

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Even now that restrictions have lifted and the world is slowly going back to normal, we still need funny and uplifting clips to watch. So, with January lasting forever, we couldn’t resist but gather an encouraging collection of our top 5 performing (and unmissable) Instagram Reels of 2021.

This post might be the pick-me-up scroll you’ve been waiting for. And, we challenge you to watch each reel once- and only once. We admit that we couldn’t do it, from hilarity to beautiful interior decor- these Reels are definitely rewatchable.

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1. Go Relax, I’ll Watch the Kids

With the massive amount of comments this video received, we’re guessing this is something you all resonated with quite a bit. The clip shows a Family Mum trying to relax with a cup of tea, while the entire audio is taken over by crying children noises. This accurate video shows us how common this situation is and how rare it is to have a minute of peace when there are little ones in the house!

Sit back, watch, and relate.

When he says “Go Relax, I’ll Watch the Kids”
Handle: @chelcmichelle
Audio: Original Audio

A child colouring in paper with assorted crayons.
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2. A Very Easy Vegetarian Pasta Dish

The likes received for this Instagram Reel were off the charts! We all love a good recipe, especially when it’s as easy as this one. The result looks incredibly delicious, and the prep only involves a pan and something to mix the ingredients. This is perfect for a lunch idea for work or for a quick food fix when you’re on limited time. It’s safe to say that most of us struggle for time to cook and clean three times a day, so a recipe like this has understandably taken the world by storm.

Need a quick meal? This recipe from @p_west_ is the recipe for you.

Quickest, Easiest Pasta Dish
Handle: @p_west_
Audio: Coming in Hot

Tomato pasta dish on plate.
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3. Pink Living Room Decor Ideas

Here, influencer @homeofcc has displayed an interior set-up like no other. With a snow-like filter, this pinker than pink living room is what dreams are made of. This unique clip was what we needed to see at Christmas, a modern and unreal take on what Christmas décor could look like. We love a traditional and festive décor, but this Instagram Reel took the season to the next level.

This cosy, chill-out place (perfect for gatherings!) even features our Swan Under Counter Glass Front Fridge.

Pink Interior Featuring Swan Under Counter Glass Front Fridge
Handle: @homeofcc
Audio: Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo (From “Cinderella”)

Person in a pink hoodie lying on a pink sofa with a pink phone case.
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4. UK Beach Holiday Inspiration

This Instagram Reel is what we needed in 2021, and with most of us not being able to travel abroad, we were all left looking for the next best thing. The video walks us down some steps down to a beach with an unreal bluer than blue ocean ahead. And we know what a blue ocean means, a blue sky!

Many of you didn’t believe that the location in the clip was from the UK, and lots of you commented in demand to know where it was! Well, if you scroll down far enough on @nospaceinmypassport‘s profile, you’ll see that it was Cornwall!

Can You Believe That This Is in the UK?
Handle: @nospaceinmypassport
Audio: Moon (And It Went Like)

A secluded coastal beach.
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5. There’s a Bear in Your Latte

It’s apparent that as adults, we all need tea/coffee to get us through even the smallest of daily tasks. And, what better way to start the day than to get those creative juices flowing with this Teddy Bear Latte. @coffee.girl00‘s Latte art is creative, unique and super popular according to it being our 5th top performing Instagram Reel of 2021!

The impressive skills, the Bee Gees, SG Lewis – More Than A Woman audio, and the sugar doughnuts in the background created a combination of excellence. We hope you all tried this out at home and found a newfound love for Coffee Art!

Not ready for Teddy Bear skills just yet? Check out this Coffee Latte Art Tutorial from Starbucks.
Limini Coffee even offer Online Latte Art Training Courses.

Watch How to Make a Teddy Bear on a Latte
Handle: @coffee.girl00
Audio: More Than A Woman

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What’s in Store For Instagram Reels in 2022?

As you now know, we love an Instagram Reel here at Swan, and we hope you know how much of a difference your support makes to our online presence. And maybe, as we speak, your likes and comments will count towards our Top 5 Instagram Reels of 2022!

The content we see includes dancing, art, hot locations and everything on-trend. The unbelievable creativity and personality keep us going- especially through rough days when we need inspiration or something to make us laugh. We’re looking forward to seeing what’s to come of 2022.

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