Homeowners shopping for home décor have a great new tool available to them. Pinterest, the social media platform that debuted in March 2011, is perfect for home shoppers who are looking for decorating ideas and suggestions, and who need a place to see how those ideas work together.
On the site, users can “pin” images that they like from across the Web to visual boards they create. For instance, in MomHomeGuide.com’s Pinterest account, I’ve created a board entitled “Small Living Room.” To that board, I’ve pinned loveseats, accent chairs and other décor that I think would work well in our small living room. The narrow space is difficult to furnish, and has stayed basically empty (save for two toys chests and a piano that now occupy the room) for the past few years.
I’ve pinned small loveseats like the Henry loveseat from West Elm (I like that it comes in a cheerful dandelion yellow,) and the Demi loveseat (which comes in a lovely Sisal fabric/color) from Laz-Z-Boy. I also pinned beautiful Liliana Armchairs from Pier 1. To the board, I’ve added the beautiful Celine Accent Chest from Raymour and Flanigan. I like that I can view all the pieces that I like together in one place and that I can save my choices. I can also share my boards with others and get comments on them.
In the end, I’d like to add a love seat, two accent chairs, a small end table and perhaps an accent chest to the room. I hope to relocate my kids’ toy chests to a basement playroom (that I plan to create). The piano will stay in the living room, as well.