Home decor is the top category on social network Pinterest, inspiring users who are ready to decorate their new home or merely planning for the time when they can do so. Social networks (Pinterest included) can help aspiring decorators gain the confidence and skills needed to tackle a new home project or the inspiration to take that guest bedroom from ho-hum to styling. Try these tips to get started using popular social networks to level up your design skills and improve your home’s visual appeal.
Pinterest’s visual format lends itself to home decorating. Users can create themed boards based on rooms that need decorating, decorating style, colors or anything else. A Pinterest board could come in handy for planning that bathroom remodel, envisioning the room for the child you hope to have, or deciding different ways to improve your exterior landscaping. Users can pin tutorials for DIY home renovation, products, paint colors, and general home decor tips.
In addition to pinning content, users can also follow brands and personalities, such as HGTV, Martha Stewart, Camille Styles or other top stylists. As you see the content these experts post, and ways they style rooms or elements in their photos, you can improve your own home decorating skills. Pinterest has an entire Gifts section of products, so you can browse for pieces you love and link out to a website to buy them for your home.
While you will also see some visual content when you follow home decor brands on Facebook, it isn’t the main reason to do so. Instead, you’ll likely gain advance notice of new product launches, seasonal sales and special deals. So when you’re ready to go from planning your bathroom remodel to completing it, you’ll be happy to score that special coupon code that lets you save on bath towels. If the brands you follow blog about home decor trends and styles, you’ll receive additional insights that can improve your decorating style.
Like Facebook, Twitter’s main advantage is that it connects you to brands that are marketing their services and products. Follow brands like Joss & Main on Twitter to receive notice of sales and promotions, get advance access to new products and be engaged in the conversation around design trends. Top design bloggers and stylists like Martha Stewart, Donna Hay and Grace Bonney from DesignSponge use Twitter to promote, share resources and personalize their brands. For home decor fans, the opportunity to see the human side of businesses and personalities can be extremely helpful in inspiring style risk-taking and rewards.