If you're already an avid Pinterest user, you already know it is one of the most inspirational (and fun!) social media platforms. Pinterest is a gold mine for anything and everything for every part of your home. It can spark your creativity with its visual interface and be a very helpful source of information. But if you're not a "Pinner"...what is Pinterest, really?
Pinterest is essentially a virtual pinboard to collect all of your favorite things from around the internet in one place. A key landing site for recipes, wishlists, event planning, fashion, and home decor, you can use Pinterest for everything from planning your wedding to collecting what inspires you. You can customize your boards for the things that most interest you and keep everything organized. Whether you're looking for something specific or just exploring, here are our top 6 ways to take advantage of this inspiration mecca.
Our Favorite Ways to Pin:
Holidays: Find inspiration for holiday recipes, home decor, DIY projects, and crafts to celebrate your favorite holidays. (We're currently getting our St. Paddy's Day inspiration on our "Luck of The Irish" Board...check it out if you want to save yourself from a pinch!) Just exploring? Select "Holidays & Events" from the search menu.
Interior Design/Fashion: Explore various design elements like color schemes and room decor. Keep up with fashion trends and start envisioning how you want your space to look and feel. When it comes to sources of inspiration, anything goes! Pin images from fashion, nature, or photography that you would like to incorporate into your space. Just exploring? Select the "Home Decor" catogory to filter pins specific to interior design.
Parties: Planning a birthday party...or even a wedding? Pinterest offers an amazing collection of ideas for any theme or event. You can find ideas for everything you need from cakes, decorations, and even fun party activities. Everything you need to plan your celebration is in one convenient board.
DIY: Need some home renovations, but need to stick to a budget? Explore Do-It-Yourself alternatives to some of the most common home improvement projects. This category is also great for hobbies, crafts, and special interests. There's even a "DIY & Crafts" search category already set up to filter pins for you.
Wishlists: Want to keep track of items on your wishlist before holidays or birthdays? Creating a wishlist board lets you keep track of what you have your eye on, PLUS it's easy to share with friends and family when they ask what you might be wanting. You can continually edit it as you find new things or need to remove items.
Recipes: Hungry? Looking for healthier foods? Just have a craving? Whatever your taste buds are needing, Pinterest delivers. If you're looking for a recipe quickly and don't have a lot of time to search though Google results, Pinterest is perfect. Plus, each pin includes a photograph of the finished product (or even a photo tutorial) so you can save time looking for recipes.
So once you've joined the pinning craze...then what? Start exploring! The great thing about using Pinterest instead of a regular search engine is that you can just browse. Instead of searching for something specific, select "Popular" or "Everything" to see what other Pinners are interested in. From there you can create your own boards, start following your favorite brands and pinners, and you're ready to go!
While you're browsing, keep an eye out for these tags to see our Pinterest Fan Favorites: