When it comes to decorating your home, it can be a total nightmare just to get your style vision clear. I’m the sort of person who mentally styles any room I have control over frantically in my head for months before I’m let loose with a paintbrush.
I don’t even know what kind of house I’m going to end up in, but I already know I want subway tile on the bottom half of the bathroom, and chalky green to the top. My preparedness is half attributed to loving interior design, and another half attributed to having a Pinterest addiction.
Despite its tendency to promote lifestyle envy, Pinterest is an amazing resource for collecting ideas and clarifying decor plans for your whole house. However, with so much material at your fingertips, it can be hard to put it into practise. This post is designed to help, so without further ado here are 3 ways you can use Pinterest to style your home!
Source DIY Guides
Pinterest has tons of hacks and how-to guides for pretty much everything, and home decor is no exception. The majority of looks you’ll find on pinterest link to content on recreating that look. So while you’re curating styles you love, you can also research how to achieve them without contracting a squillion handypeople.
I particulary like the Ikea Hacks type guides like these which help you transform budget furniture into high-end dupes!
Sleep on Big Changes
That hand painted chevron statement floor or ombre dipped chandelier might feel like a great idea whilst you’re looking at it, but you could be caught up in the moment. Pin the wackier ideas together so you can give them proper consideration. If you still love the gold leaf rendered fireplace in a month then it’s time to invest the time and effort into a dramatic transformation. For this reason, Pinterest is one of your best pals when it comes to avoiding big decor fails.
And hey, if you still like it, why not just get the pin printed and frame it? See tip 1 for help finding a statement photo wall to display it!
Colour Scheme Confidence
When Mr K and I first moved into our house over a year ago, I was so set on painting one lounge wall purple, another navy and laying a monochrome ikat rug. Everyone I described it to struggled to see my vision, assuming I’d lost my marbles. I’d pinned similar looks, though, so I was confident it would work in a folky, bohemian kind of way but without looking super hipster. In the end I was right, and it’s because of Pinterest I had the confidence to take a risk instead of opting for failsafe cream.
So those are my tips on how to really use Pinterest to add some oomph to your decorating. It’s basically the Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen of the 21st Century.
Do you have any great tips for home decor perfection? Please share them!