Love Hate Pinterest Relationship

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Our Arizona house will be the very first time I've ever actually decorated a place, and while it isn't all that big I am totally overwhelmed. Anytime I've lived in an apartment I always knew it was just for a short amount of time, so I never really wanted to put the time and effort into making it feel more like a home than just an apartment. In addition, the mountain house is still so unfinished we haven't really done anything besides our wall mural.  
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So, while Pinterest has been a lifesaver of sorts for inspiration, it has inadvertently left me feeling a little overwhelmed, there is just so many amazing things out there. Although I totally know that some of (ok, probably a lot of) those home decor photos you find are totally done by people who decorate for a living, I can't help feel like our place will never compete which sadly makes me feel a little bad. I have spent way too many hours late at night scrolling and scrolling through Pinterest visualizing how I can do something similar to our little house. 
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What are your thoughts on Pinterest? Do you ever feel overwhelmed by it when trying to find a new project to try out? Hopefully I'm not the only one with this love hate relationship of Pinterest.

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  1. I get what you're saying. Pinterest can be quite overwhelming because there are so many great ideas and I get the feeling of wanting a room/house to look like the ones on Pinterest. Maybe try tackling one or two small areas or projects at a time and over time you'll end up with decor you enjoy!

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  2. That's definitely something I've been trying to do for sure!

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  3. That's a great way to look at it! I know whatever we end up doing I'm going to love, even if it's nothing like the things I find on Pinterest :)

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  4. I'm right there with you! It's totally made to give you the impression of like 'oh hey this is just something I threw together' when in reality a lot of times it's all just for show. But totally great inspiration for sure!

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  5. I have been having a similar experience with Pinterest only when it comes to creating new projects that are unique. I have considered getting rid of my Pinterest or at least taking a break from it so I can come up with my own ideas . Additionally, it tends to lead me to daydream about faraway futures that I end up wanting soon (like having babies)) which isn't healthy for me right now as my life is just starting out.
    So yes! I can definitely relate!

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  6. I completely agree with this! I get even more frustrated when I start comparing the classrooms on Pinterest to my own. Might I suggest, instead of Pinterest-worthy big picture rooms, shooting for Pinteresty corners? A little desk set up, or a gallery wall, or a plant stand styled just so. As these little vignettes add up, the "Pinterest" feel will spread across your home! Happy decorating :)

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  7. I never thought it was worth the time and energy to decorate my apartments either. I love Pinterest but when it comes to looking on there for house decor, storage and organization ideas, etc.- it definitely is a love hate relationship. My house is not fully decorated and then sometimes I'll see ideas on Pinterest that I love and I'm like, "Why did I do that room already? I love this idea so much better." I also save a lot of DIY ideas that I want to do but then when I think of it all, I feel so overwhelmed. I know I won't be in my current house for more than 5 years from now, so I've started a Pinterest board for ideas for my next house lol.

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  8. oh this feeling hits far too close to home! I've been feeling this recently too. I've been in the process of redoing my father's house so that my guy and I can move in with him. I've been secretly (or not so secret) pinterest obsessed lately, and can definitely relate!


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  9. Oh yeah. I am a person who LOVES decorating and gets a lot of enjoyment out of personalizing my space, and it's the same for me. I prefer to use Pinterest just to search for very specific things, relevant to projects I'm actually doing at the moment, NOT for general browsing. Otherwise it gets overwhelming.

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  10. I totally know what you mean! My husband and I recently moved (to a rental) and I started a new Pinterest board for the new place ... there are so many ideas on there that I'll never get around to doing.

    BTW, these are all fantastic photos. I think it would be doable to take bits and pieces from them to add to your place, rather than trying to emulate the whole thing. I'm all about taking ideas and molding them to fit your style. It makes a home much more homey, if that makes sense.

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  11. I LOVE decorating and spend most of my waking hours thinking about interior stuff (including the hours I'm at work at a job that is sadly not design related), but I totally agree it's hard not to hate Pinterest at least a little. The thing that bugs me the most about it that the houses are very often so architecturally unique that they are way beyond what a normal person is dealing with. I live in a 1921 bungalow, and I think my house is pretty cool, but even I don't have 20ft ceilings or walls of windows or exposed brick, etc. A lot of the appeal of many Pinterest spaces is the space itself, so it can be unrealistic for many of us mere mortals to compare our humble abodes to Pinterest lofts or castles or cabins or tiny homes or whatever crazy thing the owner lives in. Your reno seems to be coming along really well, though, so KEEP GOING. :)


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