We at Remodelista have been using Pinterest since it launched—we've found everything from wooden beads hanging on lamps to indigo dyes to architectural elements. For readers new to Pinterest, we're sharing a few of our tips, and for the well-versed pinner, ideas about how to create mood boards.
- Use the site as a social mood board, an image library, or a resource for design, architecture, DIY, and more.
- Follow pinners to create a community of friends, colleagues, and family.
- Add the Pin Button to your browser toolbar and Search keywords to see what others have pinned on Pinterest.
- When considering a unifying subject, be specific; search for "Black Basketry and Weaving" as opposed to just "Weaving."
- Some of the most inspiring boards are based on color (Indigo Dyes, Red-Painted Walls), materials (Clay, Stone, Fabric, Marble), or broader concepts (Styling, Flora, Gatherings).
- Be your own editor: create a board that has a visual flow of color, patterns, and looks; carefully consider the flow as if you were compiling a printed piece of work.
Inspired to get pinning? Sign up for a Pinterest account if you don't already have one, and be sure to follow Remodelista and Gardenista on Pinterest. See our own favorite pinboards and some from our editors below. We want to hear from you: share your own favorite pinboard with us in the comments section below.
Above: Remodelista's Nordic Black and White Board.
Above: Alexa's Chignon Board.
Above: Julie's Vintage Bath Inspiration Board.
Above: Remodelista's Indigo Inspiration Board.
Above: Sarah's Wabi-Sabi Board.