Social media sites like Facebook, Houzz and Twitter have taken owning a home to new levels – but none have made quite the impact Pinterest has. With more than 70 million users and 1,090 users every minute, this social media giant far eclipses remodeling and design favorite Houzz, which boasts 12 million unique monthly users. Why the Pinterest popularity? Because it’s fun. It’s easy. And it’s visual.

Not to mention, the recently updated Pinterest search tool makes it easier than ever to find exactly what you’re looking for. Notably, the third most pinned category is “Home Décor,” falling right between “DIY & Crafts” and “Holidays & Events” – boasting billions of options that fit your unique style. Here are a few tips to kick-start your interior update:

  • Pick a Design Theme – This seems like “Interior Design 101,” but it’s still important to keep top of mind. With so many exciting trends and ideas out there, it’s essential that you narrow down your style and choose pieces that complement it. Build a dedicated Pinterest board for bringing your design inspiration to life.
  • Start Small – Redecorating an entire home can be time-consuming, but starting with small portions of a room can make it less complicated, and will break up the work. Tossing an old couch and adding a sleek sofa in its place can change the feel of the room. Or swapping a neutral palate for beach-inspired colors will completely change its tone.
  • Do It Yourself – If you want it done right, do it yourself – and Pinterest makes it easier than ever. Millions of step-by-step guides will teach you everything from how to host your own backyard barbeque to how to create a patio space that has you wanting to spend more time outside than indoors.
  • Get Organized – Pinterest makes it simple to categorize what is inspiring. Organizing your Pinterest boards to reflect the item that you want updated first can help you stay focused and set clear goals.

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