Do you ever feel like you aren’t quite sure what style direction you are headed for in your room? Or do you find an idea you think would be great for your room, but want to actually visualize it somehow with your stuff before you actually commit to it? Or do you feel like you want to try a new direction for a room, but you aren’t really sure which way to go?
Well, one fun way to visualize and dream without commitment, or confirm you are headed in the right direction, is to play around with Polyvore!
I made my first (and only) Polyvore last summer and it was really fun. I have no idea how to do anything fancy, but it was fun to play around with it.
My daughter tried a “mood board” recently for my style on Polyvore and it really did capture our home! Right down to sweet little Winston who always manages to be in every photo. Awwww.
Creating an inspiration board can really help people like me who tend to love EVERY style. It can keep me on track with what I am actually doing, rather than getting distracted by all of the wonderful ideas that I am NOT doing right now. Ha, any one else out there go a little crazy with all the great decorating ideas and styles of the world? Yeah. So many ideas, so little home to use them in.
Having an inspiration board can also help you to zero in on a color scheme. You can try out different ones and see what you feel most at home with. You might also detect if you have gone overboard on a color, if you room feels cohesive, or if you feel like you need to add in colors, patterns (or remove patterns!) or textures. Playing around with ideas can also help you find things for your home you might not ever have thought of!
If you want to learn how to do your own Polyvore, check out Anna from Suburban Cottage’s Polyvore tutorial! You’ll have fun learning from someone who actually knows how to use it and I bet once you try it, you’ll be addicted. Even if you don’t learn anything about your style, it is a fun way to spend some free time. It really is a big girl version of a Barbie Dream House.
Have you done a Polyvore yet?
PS. Speaking of being able to visualize a new idea, Team Hyacinth (Holly, Layla and myself) is still hard at work behind the scenes and over at The Pioneer Woman! I don’t know how to do those amazing “presto chango” photos that Layla does, but they sure are a fancy but non-permanent way of seeing your room with a brand new look! It is so much fun to work with Team Hyacinth and see the room evolve before any changes are actually made.