Today it hit me right in the face. Pinterest is great for collecting cute pictures, funny sayings, etc. but I was revisiting some older pins on my boards and I noticed a few things. By looking at things I pinned a few months ago up through today, it’s fun and easy to get a grasp on an over-arching personal style.
For example, a theme I see running through my “personal environment” board is yellow, yellow, yellow. Even though I am tempted to jump on the shades-of-gray interior (paint) bandwagon, I seem to keep coming back to yellow, especially tones like my current living room. I don’t know how else to describe it other than that it’s calming and exciting at the same time. I’m also crazy about the pops of blue like you can glimpse in some pins below.
Below you can see some of my newer pins, in which yellow is clearly a recurring theme–my goal is for the next place we live in to have a cohesive color plan to be carried throughout the whole house/apartment. These two boards working together should give me a jumping-off place, and allow me to organize my thoughts on the subject before diving in, roller in hand.
Clearly, whenever we move I’m not going to buy all new stuff. But I feel like curating my style in this way helps me identify what I like so I don’t set out shopping without a plan, new possibilities to try out with my existing stuff, inspirations to DIY, and some statement-makers to save my pennies for (who knew curtains were so expensive?!).
- Do you decorate with a plan or allow your room to evolve over time? I think I fell into the latter, but I’m trying to plan more these days.
- Requesting an invite from pinterest takes time, but if you want an account, comment here with your e-mail and I will send you one!!
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I love Pinterest for this very same reason. It’s so rewarding to find random images that strike your fancy then look them all over and find a single or maybe several unifying themes. My heart belongs to Pinterest.
Remember 1997 to 2002? Yellow and blue.
I just got my pinterest invite! But I didn’t know you have to have a facebook or twitter to open an account :(