Make Room For Inspiration: Using Pinterest to Create Your Perfect Space

Posted on 07.8.14

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time: 1 to 2 Hours
  • Tools: Computer, Tablet or Phone


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Pinterest is the place to find photos of DIY projects, workout routines and cupcake recipes. Pinterest home decorating boards are a wonderful resource for organizing ideas and getting inspired to create something amazing. While it may seem like a daunting task, it’s really much easier (and much less expensive) than clipping all those pictures from the design magazines. Here is how to use Pinterest as a source of inspiration.

Pick a theme.

No, not “Toga Party” or “80s” though, you certainly could create a space that resembles your college dorm. Picking a theme is the best way to create a cohesive space, rather than a chaotic one. This is a great time to use Pinterest and just scroll, baby, scroll! What catches your eye? Do you love the elegant, antique look of rose gold and French-style sofas? Or are you drawn to a more natural, bohemian style with rich colors and funky textures? Your living space is the perfect canvas to showcase a personality.

Creating a board.

With a clear goal in mind, now is the time to start your board! Whether you’ve gone for an all out theme, or a more modern concept based around a color or piece of furniture, now you’ll have a clear idea of what you’re looking for when you pin. Start gradually collecting pins that fit your theme or have pieces you love. The newest Pinterest update now shows you other pins based on things you already like, which is a great resource when crafting your board. After you have 10 to 15 pins, take a look at your board. Do you see trends emerging? These trends will help you make choices when shopping so you come out with exactly what you want-and it all goes together

Designing your space.

You’re inspired, you know what you like, and you shopped till you found it. Great! Now get placing! While it may take a while for everything to find it’s place, your Pinterest decor ideas board will help guide your hand toward a clean, put-together room that feels all your own, even though it was inspired by someone else.

Happy Pinning!