How to Use Pinterest to Build Your Dream Home

“Down the rabbit’s hole” is how I lovingly refer to Pinterest. While you can find just about anything on Pinterest, few categories are more omnipresent than homes. And once you start looking at homes, each click leads you to another, more impressive home, until down, down, down the rabbit’s hole you go.

And once you reach the bottom you’ll find you just toured (or created if you repined along the way) the world’s more extreme, ultimate and fantastic home. A two-story closet? Check. An indoor swing? Why not? A home theatre – complete with a concession stand? Of course. These are just some of the items I’ve accumulated for my dream home, which you can tour here.

Building your ultimate dream home on Pinterest is easy. But the site can be a bit overwhelming at times. If you don’t want to spend all day falling down the rabbit’s hole, I’ve gathered some simple steps to get you started and help keep you focused.

1.    Get Organized

It helps to have very specific boards catered to your needs. If you’re working on a kitchen remodel, have a board dedicated specifically to kitchen décor. When I started I had just one board for home interiors. It has since morphed into several boards with specific themes such as small space solutions, typographic décor, and my personal favorite, decorating with neon. Categorizing your boards will make it a lot easier for you to organize your ideas. Make sure you do what makes sense for you and feel free to go back and edit. Think that radiant orchid throw pillow is so six months ago? Delete it.

2.    Use the Pin It button.

Many websites have a pin tool incorporated so that you can pin directly from their site (for example, check out the listing pages on However, if a site doesn’t have a native tool, you can add the Pin It button to your browser. The Pin It button allows you to easily pin any image you come across anywhere on the web to your boards.

3.    Use Pinterest’s search button

If you can’t find what you’re looking for on Google, chances are someone has already pinned it to Pinterest. You can also filter the search to your own pins so you can easily find that paint color you pinned three months ago. One thing to note, Pinterest’s search is based on your pin’s description, so try to use keywords like, “The perfect yellow paint color for my kitchen” instead of, “Wow. I love this!”

4.    Use advanced tools

For those who have mastered the basics, consider exploring some of the many tools out there to help enhance your experience on Pinterest.

Now that you have the foundation and the tools, it’s time to build your dream home. To help, we’ve created several Build Your Dream Home (BYDH) boards. You can go through each one and peruse a gallery of beautiful living spaces, bedrooms and baths, bonus rooms, outdoor spaces and more until you’ve designed your dream domain.

Follow Coldwell Banker Utah’s board BYDH: Living Spaces on Pinterest.        Follow Coldwell Banker Utah’s board BYDH: Outdoor Spaces on Pinterest.

Once you’ve built your dream home, please share it with us in the comments. We can’t wait to see what you design!


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About the Author:

Gina Uriarte is an avid traveler and enjoys rock climbing, hiking, sporting events and live music. Gina has been in the marketing field for the real estate industry since 2005 and most enjoys the creative side of her craft. When not working or planning her next trip, Gina can be found sharing her musings on music, design and sports 140 characters at a time over on Twitter. Feel free to tweet her, as she is quick to respond.

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