Create a space you love using Pinterest for inspiration
Creating a space you love can be difficult. Find out how inspiration from Pinterest can help you get the look you want. There are a lot of sources you can get inspiration from, but for me the easiest place to find the best inspiration is Pinterest. If you didn’t know Pinterest is a search engine platform, so like google you can type in what you’re looking for and find a never end list of pictures.
How to start finding your inspiration
To start, know the look you’re going for- whether its farmhouse, modern, coastal etc. and create a Pinterest board. So, if you’re looking to change up your dining room create a board titled dining room. This will help you organize your pins and help you easily find what you’re looking. I do this for everything, so you can only imagine how many boards I have.
When searching for a pin, it’s important to refine your search by putting in as many keywords as possible. Know the style you’re going for and use the keywords. For example, instead of searching dining rooms, search modern farmhouse dining room.
Only pin what you love! Gather a series of photos and find bits and pieces of them that you want to incorporate into your space. Having a good selection of photos helps when you’re creating the space. These are your inspiration photos. Study these photos and start deciding what you love about them. Example: Which light fixture do you like? What chairs? Decor?
How to apply your inspiration pins
For my search, I found these inspiration photos for Modern Farmhouse Dining Room (of course I have many more but for now I’ll show you three). I created my board, pined all modern farmhouse dining rooms that I loved and start by studying them.
Here are my favorite things about the inspiration photos:
- Black Light fixtures
- Farmhouse dining table
- White or Black chairs
- Minimal decor accents
Now I take my favorite things and start searching online for similar and affordable options. Having multiple inspirations is important, because if you can’t find something in your favorite list or it’s too expensive then you can go back and find a replacement for that.
For example, I’ve pinned this gorgeous dining room because I love the lampshade pendants over the table. Once I started looking for the chandelier online I found out its way over my budget, so I have to pass on that if I can’t find an alternative. My next step is to look at the other pinned photos and find the next best option. I will do this until I find the style I love and most of all the price that works for me. Doing this ensures the style I choose still works well with the overall look (because I have inspiration photos).
Remeber, if you’re pining similar photos and styles you can easily pick through what you pinned and find a second or third option.
Finds From My Favorites List
After taking my time to search out the products from my favorites list I can budget the space and decide where I want to splurge and where I can save some money. Unless you are completely set on an item, keep searching for an alternative and you’ll find you can get the same look and feel for less.
The lighting options, for example, I have three that could all work well but they range from $65-180. If lighting isn’t important or your table is more expensive you can cut cost and go for the cheaper option.
And just like that, you can create a space you love. So go have fun pinning and get the inspiration you need to turn every space into a space you LOVE.