Pin Your Favorites to the Sticking Place: Pinterest and Interior Design
If you haven’t yet joined Pinterest, you’ve been missing out. Bigtime. Pinterest is the mother of all image sharing platforms. In the ten years since its inception, Pinterest remains massively popular, and we don’t foresee that changing anytime soon.
Pinterest provides users with an online board, where you can scroll endlessly through your very own individualized feed. A user’s feed is a collection of their favorite interests, as determined by both manual input and the platform’s nifty algorithm. The more you explore, the more specific the feed becomes. In other words, Pinterest is a visual search engine that is tailored to you!
With over 400 million active monthly users as of August 2020, Pinterest has something to offer everyone. Its best and most unique feature is its ability to create ‘pins’ – when you see a post or image that intrigues you, you can use the ‘pin’ feature to save the post.
Pinterest can become pretty addictive because it’s just so easy to use. If you’re anything like the average Pinterest user, you may soon find yourself amassing a pretty significant collection of pins. But here’s the fun part: you can create ‘boards’ dedicated to a specific topic, theme, or interest. Once you’ve made your boards, it’s super simple to pin posts to them; it’s a visual system to organize your interests. Best of all, Pinterest is totally free to use. All you have to do is create a profile, sign in, and get to pinning.
The visual aspect of Pinterest makes it ideal for vision boarding, which is why it’s so hugely popular with event planners and optimists. Got ideas for what you want your future wedding to look like? Pinterest! Envisioning a concept for your birthday party next month? Pinterest! Planning a home remodel? Pinterest!
With the world of images available at your fingertips, you may as well use it to full advantage. Pinterest is a utopia of artistic inspiration. Not only does it show you pins of your interests, but it also does double duty as a social platform. Pinterest is the perfect place to find both professional and amateur interior designers.
With Pinterest, you can let your imagination run wild. Feel free to explore every avenue. It’s encouraged. The benefit of using Pinterest as your playground is twofold. First, you have full license to try out every different style of interior design. You have all of the creative power, with none of the commitment. If you haven’t settled on a particular style yet, Pinterest is the place to figure out what you like and what you don’t.
For the indecisive homeowner, start by creating boards for different interior styles. Take your kitchen, for instance. You have a beautiful blank slate to work with, and you’re struggling to narrow down your ideas. Create a board for your prospective designs, like “Modern Farmhouse Kitchen” and “Swedish-Inspired Kitchen.” Populate your boards with pins that inspire you, and feel free to explore your options.
Or maybe you already know what kind of style you want. Perfect! You can use your boards to display your design options for each kitchen component. You can have a separate board for countertops, light fixtures, cabinet styles, and so on. This helps you zero in on your preferences and organize ideas for a cohesive final look.
A Collective Effort
What’s great about creating your interior design mood board on Pinterest is that it’s not just for you. It can actually be a collaborative project on several fronts.
On top of its visual lookup and e-commerce features, Pinterest also has a basis in social networking. Keep an eye out for the users that speak to your creativity, and follow their pins for more interior design inspo. You can use these influencers’ designs as a jumping-off point for your own. It never hurts to think outside the box!
Your Pinterest mood board also has practical applications. When you’re ready to meet with your design team, bring your ideas with you. Your designers will appreciate your preparedness and organization. Coming into your initial meeting with ideas already in place can help get your design team up to speed quickly. A visual lookbook immediately tells your designers who you are, what you like, and what you want.
At Winthorpe Design & Build, we work collaboratively with our clients from the jump to ensure you get exactly what you’re looking for. A Pinterest design board gives us a head start on understanding your wants and needs. You bring your ideas to the table, and we help you bring them to life. It’s really that easy. Reach out today, and let’s talk about it!