With an estimated 16.7 million active users in the UK, Pinterest is a treasure trove of inspiration when it comes to home interiors. With countless images of beautifully designed rooms and carefully curated aesthetics, it’s easy to scroll through, liking everything you see, and adding it to your personalised Pinterest board.
However, bringing those ideas from your Pinterest board to life in your actual living space can be a challenge – but it’s not impossible! In this article, we’ll share several top tips to help you transform your dream home interior Pinterest board into a reality, from looking at budget-friendly options to decluttering your living space – keep reading to find out more.
If your Pinterest board looks anything like ours, chances are it’s full of random information. However, you can’t incorporate every idea into your home décor – it would be overkill! Therefore, it’s essential to prioritise the elements you love the most from your Pinterest board.
Identify the critical design features, furniture pieces, or decor items you want to invest in first, as this will help you create a budget and allocate your resources effectively. On the other hand, it’s important to remember that not all items on your Pinterest board will be within your budget.
But this doesn’t mean you can’t achieve a similar look using affordable alternatives offering a similar aesthetic. Scour through thrift stores, flea markets, online marketplaces, and cheap home décor stores for second-hand or vintage furniture pieces to find pieces that align with your Pinterest board (without the hefty price tag!).
Or if worse comes to worst, why not make it? DIY projects enable you to create something unique that aligns with your Pinterest-inspired design. And thanks to the ever-expanding world of the internet, you can always find someone who has ‘done it all before’ to draw inspiration from.
Dispose Of Your Junk
When you think of Pinterest inspiration images, you think of jaw-droppingly clean, concise, elegantly furnished spaces…something that your own space might not live up to exactly. Especially if you’ve lived in the same area for years and have accumulated lots of belongings and – the unescapable – bits of clutter.
If you want to bring your Pinterest board to life in your own living space, you’ll need to tackle the latter – no dream home décor has loads of unnecessary clutter! Start by systematically going through the rooms in your house and sorting your belongings into piles that you want to keep, discard, and donate – be ruthless and only keep items that serve a purpose or are sentimental! Alternatively, if you’d like to reduce your belongings but don’t want to say goodbye to any of them, you could consider using temporary storage facilities like Safestore.
Using self-storage units, you can store furnishings, collectables and clothing, over a flexible period and access them whenever you want – providing a quick fix for your decluttering needs.
Add The Finishing Touches
Once you’ve nailed down all the main elements of your Pinterest board, you can move on to the finishing touches that will tie all your home decorating efforts together. Lighting and accessories play a significant role in creating the right ambience and making your home look finished; therefore, pay attention to the lighting fixtures, lamps, and bulbs used in your inspiration images.
Invest in quality lighting fixtures that align with your style and provide the desired lighting effect, and won’t have to be replaced after a specific amount of time. As well as lighting, consider incorporating decorative accessories like eye-catching artwork, mirrors and vases to add personality and depth to your space.