Ahh Pinterest... anyone else love spending a little longer than you should browsing pins? As an admirer of BEAUTIFUL things there's so much to love about Pinterest!
For a long time, I had a goal to get my home to a place where I'd feel proud to pin it on Pinterest. A Pin-worthy home! It was more of a long term goal though, because I wanted to get my ENTIRE home looking it's best before taking time to do a photo shoot. Until one day it hit me - that's NOT what's on Pinterest. The home interior pins never show an entire layout of a home in one image, they show inspiring snapshots of rooms.
What makes a home interior pin STAND OUT isn't really how spotless or trendy it is... it's all about whether it visually inspires YOU. That's what determines if you pin it or keep scrolling.
The same thing is true about our own homes....
The essence of having a Pin-worthy home is surrounding yourself with 'snapshots' of visual inspiration. Little areas here, there, & everywhere that make your heart smile.
Now maybe you're thinking, yes Pinterest is full of inspiration buy my home not so much...that was the case for me too UNTIL I started paying closer attention to the trends and patterns among my pins. I noticed subtle similarities in the images that I continued pin. And THAT's when the real MAGIC started to happen in my own home decor...
Understanding the SOURCE behind your visual inspiration is what gives you confidence to decorate a home. So what is this pattern or source? It's your aesthetic style, your unique definition of beauty. Just like the expression "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder", each of us has are own unique combination of visual elements & principles that appeal to us more than others. I just gave it a name: Your Aesthetic Style.
You can read more about it here.
In the comments below, share ONE thing about your home that makes you HAPPY :) You never know who you'll inspire!
P.S. If you love the idea of sharing 'snapshots' of what you love about your home, definitely check out our Facebook Community here!
OR if you'd like more visual inspiration in your Pinterest feed, follow us on Pinterest ;)
I'm Yun-A (rhymes with 'fun' 'Ah'). I'm originally from MD but I currently live in Oslo, Norway (hello scandinavian design!) with my hubby and 2 toddler sons.
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