Pinterest is a site that is exploding right now. People have been using it to get all sorts of ideas for decoration—particularly home decoration. But Pinterest is also often held up as an example of a site that can be used for also organizing art redecoration and browsing art in general. The question is, should you use Pinterest for this purpose? Here are a few of the pros and cons for whether to use Pinterest to organize and figure out your art décor.
One of the ways that Pinterest can help is by giving you new ideas that may not have occurred to you otherwise. This is especially the case when it comes to combining certain types of decorations. By looking through lots of galleries on the site, you’ll increase the odds that you’ll find something appealing and new. After all, it’s hard to think of just all of the different ways that you could decorate the same area by yourself, and on Pinterest it’s possible to find art options that you never even know existed before.
Pro- Similar Spaces
Another advantage is that when you see pictures from people who have spaces in their office or homes similar to your own spaces, you can get a much better image of how the decorations will look for you. It shouldn’t be too hard to find such a place, and it could give you ideas that you haven’t thought of before.
Cons- Tracking Down Items
Just because a particular item is on Pinterest doesn’t mean that it will always be easy to find in the real world. It may very well be that you have trouble figuring out just what a particular piece of art actually is, for example. Information about price and whatever else isn’t always available right on the site either. After all, a lot of the boards are done by people taking pictures of their own stuff, so there’s no guarantee that the information they list about the images is accurate.
If you decide that you’re a bit overwhelmed with trying to do all the décor for an area by yourself using only Pinterest, there are other options as well. There are specialty companies (Acrylicize is one example) that will take care of all of the décor logistics for you, while still leaving you in charge of the specifics. These organizations will check out your space and make suggestions as to exactly how you should proceed in terms of decoration. This will make the process of going over every detail and finding exactly what works based on your preferences much easier and more efficient. It can make sense sometimes to leave the guesswork to the professionals, who can sometimes get suggestions much closer to what you really want then you’d be able to figure out just by flipping through stuff randomly.