Do you remember back in the ‘olden days’ when you would be asked in art class to create a mood board? So, you’d get out a load of magazines and glue and scissors and slap it all onto a bit of cardboard. Well, welcome to Pinterest. The digital online version of sitting on the floor surrounded by scraps of paper.
You’ll find pretty much anything and everything on Pinterest, but when it comes to renovation / decoration it is a very useful tool – for both client, architect or contractor. It can help a client to realise what it is that they envisage from their reno
vation works and gives any designer or contractor vital visuals of what the client expects to achieve.
But, BEWARE….you will lose days because of this app!
STEP 1 SIGN UP TO PINTEREST
If you don’t already have an account, you’ll need to do this first.
SIGN UP TO PINTEREST
STEP 2 SETTING UP BOARDS
If you are planning on doing extensive works to your property, you may find it easier to create numerous boards to keep everything neat and tidy (i.e. kitchen, bathroom, exterior etc).
STEP 3 GET PINNING
This is the fun bit. Start with a broad search and just start pinning. If you didn’t think you had a style, this is where you’ll start to notice you’ll be pinning the same kind of images. Take a step back and take a look through all your boards and you may be able to start refining your thoughts.
You may keep coming across pins by a certain person who has the same style as you. Follow them, or a particular board to see all their latest pins.
Pinterest is pretty great at suggesting images from the ones you’ve already pinned, so once you get started it’s not difficult to find more of the same.
It’s also possible to pin images you find on the internet. Just add the Pinterest button onto your task bar and click it any time you want to add an image from a website to your board.
Helpful Guide: All About Pinterest Browser Button
STEP 4 SHARING
Once you have created your mood board and are happy that it represents what you wish to achieve with your renovation works, I would suggest sharing this with any designer / contractor. Architects and designers are always welcome to such images.
We have our own Pinterest account – please follow for inspiration / help guides. Also please share your boards with us.