From Pinterest boards to searching Twitter, social media has revolutionized the way people find inspiration for how they decorate their homes. Social media is the perfect tool to use if you’re looking for fresh ideas on interior design, and there are endless amounts of accounts and users to follow for your next design fix.
You’re bound to get excellent ideas from around the Web by using social media to help decorate your home—but the options can be overwhelming, to say the least. Here’s how to get started so that you can begin designing a house you love coming home to.
Using Pinterest for interior design
Pinterest is one of the most well-known and well-loved social media platforms for home decor and design inspiration. The image-based interface is perfect for getting some visual inspiration, and you can create individual boards based on your goals, Whether that means having a board for each room in your home, one large “Home Decoration” board, or a board for a specific project. These boards are like virtual dream-boards and are an excellent way to keep all of the design ideas that you love organized. Plus, if you see something that you’d like to purchase on a pin, you can often click through to the store’s website to purchase the item, or find out more information about how to buy.
You can pin content to your own boards, follow your favorite brands and designers (like HGTV and Martha Stewart), and share your pins and boards with other users. Pinterest isn’t just for designing, either. Some builders and contractors are active on Pinterest, and following their boards is a great way to get even more whole-home inspiration.
Design inspiration from Twitter
Twitter isn’t just for sharing short-and-sweet messages with your followers, and Pinterest isn’t the only social media platform with interior design tips and inspiration. Twitter is home to tons of wonderful interior designers, many of whom are also bloggers. The designers share their home decorating tips and tricks on their accounts, including beautiful photos and designs.
For even more inspiration, search through some relevant hashtags. #Decorating, #Textiles, #InteriorDesign, and more are easily searchable. Get creative with your searches, too. If you’re looking for some area rug inspiration, for example, try searching the hashtag #AreaRug.
Instagram and home decorating
Like Pinterest, Instagram’s platform relies on visuals, and you can even use this social media powerhouse to help decorate your home. A seemingly endless amount of talented interior designers, bloggers, and companies are active on Instagram, sharing photos of their most visually appealing designs. To get started, try looking at the Instagram feeds of these top design accounts. That list is just the beginning, though. If you have a favorite design-based TV show, a favorite interior design blogger or personality, or even a favorite brand, it’s likely that you’ll be able to follow their accounts on Instagram.
Similar to Twitter, you can also search through hashtags on Instagram. If you’re feeling stumped and aren’t sure where to begin, looking through relevant hashtags is one surefire way to get the design inspiration flowing freely.
By using Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram to help decorate your home you’ll have easy access to hundreds of thousands of design ideas. The hardest part will almost certainly be choosing which ideas to implement.
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