How to bring your Pinterest home board to life
Writer: Annette Minnaar | Images: Pinterest
It’s been almost a decade since Pinterest launched in 2010 and we’re still pinning at the speed of our ADSL. A euphoria for those visually inclined, Pinterest has the widest and most niche variety of references, quotes, ideas, recipes, wardrobe inspiration, DIY crafts or interior design to look at and, of course, pin. We've all been crafting aspirations, planning events (we know you have a secret wedding board), creating CIs for business plans and unleashing our inner Rupi Kaur with poetic names for our boards. Isn't it grand that scouring through obscure Austrian boutique’s websites for dream home inspiration is no longer necessary? Let's get to the business of bringing those home sweet home boards to life.
Reminiscent of candyfloss and your grandmother’s tea set, pastel colours are somewhat nostalgic. Their 50s and 80s heyday gives these powdery colours a retro feel that contrasts beautifully with modern interiors. Pair your pastel items with black, deep emerald or navy to offset a playful palette.
“Less is more” — a saying that perfectly encapsulates the modern design movement. With roots from German and Scandanavian architecture, modern styling is simple and unadorned. Go for pieces with an industrial feel that feature exposed light bulbs, lots of black, geometric shapes and a few pops of metallic for striking detail.
Nature knows best, even when it comes to your home interior. An earthy colour palette will never go out of style and neither will raw materials such as wood or weaving grass. Handmade storage baskets and ceramics have taken Pinterest by storm, rightfully so, and can easily transition into your current home decor style.