It’s rare to find a person who isn’t on some form of social media these days. The various social media platforms, ranging from Facebook to Instagram, seem to be taking over our everyday lives and now are even influencing home decorating! Here are just five ways social media has impacted interior design:
Before Twitter or Google+, there was Facebook. This popular platform is still being used by people of all ages to share thoughts, photos, good news and experiences. Facebook is so influential, in fact, that home owners have started to use a hue similar to “Facebook blue” as an accent color in their homes. If you bring this trend into your own space, be sure to contrast the blue with white walls to really nail the Facebook look.
Now more than ever, people are snapping photos and uploading them to various social media platforms. This trend of sharing photos has crept into home design as well! Instead of putting pictures into frames, people are creating canvas photo walls filled with blown up pictures to share their experiences with guests.
Using décor to express personality
One of the many elements that draws people into social media is that it’s an outlet to express oneself. Instead of just decorating a home to look stylish, homeowners are now looking for ways to express their personality through design. There are various ways you can infuse some personality into your space, including your choice of overall style, wall art and décor, or through the color palette you choose.
Thanks to Pinterest, everyone is crafting now whether they’re creative or not. Pinterest is filled with easy DIY projects that people can use to create their own décor through repurposing old furniture or household items. My personal repurposing favorite is taking a cheese grater, sanding off the edges and spray painting it to be a new jewelry holder.
In general, social media offers new ways for people to get inspired and think up new ideas for the home. Whenever you’re struggling with a decorating problem, look to Pinterest, Tumblr or Facebook for help. Social media is great for those who are in a design rut and need a little help refreshing their space.