Pinterest is an insurmountable wall of fresh new ideas and homemade wonders, especially when it comes to innovative interior design.
Here are just 5 simple tips that can help brighten your home and make the best use of everyday items.
- DIY goes far beyond flat-packed furniture
With a little effort, and some ingenuity, you can make your own furniture and decorations out of every-day items for less money.
There’s a lot of scope for creativity that ‘building-by-numbers’ can’t provide. The sense of achievement earned from designing the interior yourself is much greater than if you’d simply handed over some money to Ikea.
Plus, creating things yourself gives the house a much more charming and unique feel to it – guaranteeing that you’ll love living there, as well as wowing your friends.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to DIY décor.
- Recycle and repurpose wood!
On top of saving money, you can also save the environment by creating your own furniture from recycled wood. Cheap wood is really easy to find online and can be used for an array of design projects that will transform your house.
Pinterest has examples of people making mirror frames out of driftwood, sets of shelves made from crate pallets and foot-stools out of old storage crates – just to name a few.
Something as small and simple as an old wooden CD tray can gain a new lease of life when fixed to a bathroom wall horizontally to hold toiletries.
Make best use out of the things you don’t need, or better yet, pick up a few bits and pieces from car-boots and charity shops and spin them into Pinterest gold.
- Fairy lights are not just for kids!
Pinterest is full of stunning photographs of interiors tangled in fairy lights proving how effectively they can be implemented in the home. They create perfect mood lighting; be it strewn along the beds headboard or dangling from the ceiling to emulate stars.
They can make a home feel more magical and atmospheric – perfect for those who like to curl up with a good book or take a relaxing bath.
One great way to use them is to put them in jar and use them as a night light to make the bedroom feel cosier.
People turn their nose up at fairy lights because they seem too festive or childish. Give them a chance, and you’ll soon realise their potential.
- A great mix of colours can make the dullest room interesting
Bright colours evoke positivity, so it’s always good to get a healthy mix of colours throughout your home. A simple way of achieving this look is by loading your sofa or bedding with vibrant scatter cushions – changing those covers to go against the room’s colour scheme will make the room pop.
Add intrigue with some colourful artwork to hang on the walls. Pinterest provides several tutorials to help create your own quick, attractive pictures using spray-paint and foliage – but there’s no shame in admiring someone else’s art if you don’t want to make your own.
If you’re looking to redecorate your home or are looking for inspiration ahead of moving into a new apartment like Quartermile, seeking inspiration on Pinterest is a great way of planning ahead.
- Plants are our friends
Simply put, plants and foliage bring a room to life. This isn’t just your run-of-the-mill potted cactus either; plant-life can be a bigger part of your house’s décor.
Cascading English Ivy looks great alongside shelves and bookcases. Or with some pots attached to a wooden wall-mounted grid, you can have a whole host of plants coming down your living room wall – a great alternative to portraits or ornaments.
Plus, certain types of plant such as Aloe Vera and Boston fern make the air you’re breathing a lot cleaner and fresher adding that extra comfort factor.
From makeshift storage to bringing colour and charm to your home, Pinterest hosts a huge collection of great décor tips just waiting to be tried out – or you could coin your own innovative design ideas and help shape someone else’s world.
If you are looking for a Pinterest-worthy home, take a look at the luxurious Quartermile complex – with apartments ranging from 1 to 4 bedroom in size, there is something to suit every budget.