If you are a big fan of home decor, it’s likely you have a Pinterest board, or at least have seen other people’s boards. As you spend hours scrolling through Pinterest photos you probably dream of bringing those photos to life within your own home. Some of these boards look like they are straight out of a magazine. They probably make you want to get right to work and re-create them in your own home, right?
It may seem like a daunting task, and you might be lost on where to start. But actually, it can be quite simple, and after reading this post, you will be one step closer to getting started! If you don’t already have a Pinterest board, then your first step will be to create one. If you do have one and it seems to be all over the place, then consider cleaning it up and creating one that is realistic for your home.
While creating a Pinterest board, also take into consideration what type of interior design style you want for your home. There are so many to chose from and we understand this can be difficult. We went over a few of the main styles to hopefully make your decision easier. Remember — choose a decor style that portrays your personality. If you’re not a person who likes simple decor, you probably won’t like minimalistic and modern. Instead, check out boho or maximalism.
Once you have your boards created, it’s time to start implementing them into your rooms. Let’s go over how to turn your home into a living Pinterest board.
1. Consider Your (Life)Style
As we mentioned above, you will want to clear up your Pinterest boards and create one that is realistic for your home. It’s okay if you have a different board for each room in your home, but make sure that they follow the same interior design style. Delete the pins that no longer fit this style or that don’t inspire you any longer.
Sure, you may want to lean towards the coastal interior design style with white walls, a white sofa, and a white rug, but this may not be practical for you if you have three toddlers running around with red fruit juice. So you might want to delete that pin and opt for something more realistic.
It’s okay to change up your style. When you started your Pinterest board you may have had a different style in mind. Don’t be afraid to start fresh. Consider the style you like now and your current lifestyle and choose something that will complement both!
2. Start With The Bigger Items
The most realistic way to create your dream home is to start with the bigger items. This will make filling in the rest of your space easier in the end. If you are designing your bedroom, start with your bed frame and dresser. Starting with the bigger items will help you with the layout of your furniture and decor. Once you add your bed frame and dresser you may realize you don’t have enough room for that couch you bought, so save yourself some money and the headache.
Take a look at your Pinterest board and look at the layout but don’t stress over things you can not replicate in your own home. Everyone’s home is different. If the bed is near the window in the bedroom of your Pinterest board, but maybe that’s not possible in your own home. Don’t fret! You can still create it within your own layout. When looking at pictures, try to focus on the actual items within the photo, instead of re-creating it to a T.
3. Add Decor Items With The Same Hue
When you shop for your decor pieces for your home, be sure to find items that have the same color hue. The “hue” is one of the main properties of a color. If your dining room table is a whitewash wood, try to look for tones of the same color. Lucky for you, we have a whitewash frame color in our Dayton frame style that would look perfect with your other whitewash decor pieces. By keeping the same color hue throughout your decor, you create a cohesive look that will flow from room to room. Of course, this doesn’t mean just use one color throughout your entire home. By using the 60-30-10 rule, you can create the perfect color palette for your room. This is how it is split — 60% of your room should be your dominant color and be applied with things such as your wall colors (accent walls being the exception) and large decor pieces such as your sofa or rug. 30% of your room should be a secondary color. This color should be different enough from your dominant color, but they should still compliment each other. This color can be used in other furniture pieces, curtains, and linens. The last 10% of your room should be your accent color. This can be used for accent throw blankets or pillows, framed artwork, and other little trinkets around your space.
4. Figure Out What is Trendy and What is Timeless
It seems like every day there is a new trend in home decor, we try to keep up with all the different trends so that we can introduce them to you, but sometimes it just seems like the trends are endless. So you will have to figure out if your piece is trendy for the moment or timeless and will be in style for decades to come. The best part is you can add both to your decor. Your timeless pieces should be your larger furniture pieces such as a bed frame or sofa. Although that trendy couch looks great now, it might not in a few years, so save the money and get something more timeless.
Take a look at your Pinterest board and figure out which items are trendy and timeless and decide what pieces are worth it to add to your own space. Keep your overall vibe in mind when shopping for decor pieces.
Nothing inspires and motivates us more to update our home than by seeing what others have done. Pinterest is the perfect place to find inspiration and see what others did with their space. If you don’t already have a Pinterest board for your home decor, we hope we inspired you to make one! If you already have a Pinterest board with all your home decor, we hope we were able to help you organize it a bit more and get started on your next home project!
Be sure to share the finished product with us on social media so we can see what you created!