Pinterest is probably one of the most inspiring places on the internet. Who doesn’t want their life to look like a Pinterest board? But the reality is that these photos are expertly staged and styled to photograph the way they do. Now, you might not have a stylist on hand to come and prep your home…but you do have us! Here are our five tips to help your home look Pinterest worthy!
#1 – Style Your Shelves
Shelving is an essential storage need, but it’s the way in which you display your belongings that demonstrates your design finesse—and it’s the key to making your home photo-friendly for Pinterest or Instagram. The first step is to edit. Get rid of anything you don’t like or haven’t used in more than a year. Then group books together into small stacks by size or color, and place them vertically or horizontally with a decorative object on top. Remember to keep your shelf balanced. Don’t overcrowd, and follow a color palette. Follow these rules and you’ll have yourself a seriously styled bookcase perfect for Pinterest. Need some inspiration? Shop our moody bookcase look here.
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#2 – Clean the Windows
It might seem a bit silly, but cleaning the windows is always one of our go-to spring refresh tips. It totally transforms a space, and it’ll also liven your home to give it that “light and bright” look we see all the time (and LOVE) on Pinterest. Think about it. Have you ever seen a dirty window in a magazine or on Pinterest? We haven’t either. Our go-to DIY window cleaner? 2 cups water, 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon of your favorite dish detergent.
#3 – Curate the Coffee Table
In reality, the coffee table is mostly used set your drink down and put your feet up. But on Pinterest, you’ll notice that every living room has a beautifully styled coffee table. When the cameras come out, curate your coffee table so that it’s stylish and ready for company. Need some help? Read our 5 Secrets to Styling a Coffee Table we wrote for The Chriselle Factor a few weeks back!
#4 – Never Forget Flowers
Finding a frequently-pinned interior design without flowers would be very difficult to find. Flowers and plants are a staple to staging your home to look magazine-level professional. They add a fresh pop of color, give your space a natural element, and they make your home look lived in while remaining picturesque.
#5 – Go for a Gallery Wall
Read over our 7 Tips on How To Hang Wall Art, and collage together a salon-style gallery wall to bring out your unique personality. It’s a fun DIY project anyone can tackle. Just choose your favorite photos, artwork, and wall décor, and start with the biggest pieces first to create your focal points. Gallery walls aren’t only trendy. They add creativity to your home and photograph well for Pinterest!
This article originally appeared as a contributed article to our friend The Chriselle Factor.
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