Pinterest picks: How to turn those 'pins' into reality

  Make your Pinterest dreams come true. Photo:  Badlands

Make your Pinterest dreams come true. Photo: Badlands

There are two types of heartbreaks we can face When falling in love with pretty photos of interior decor on Pinterest, two causes of heartbreak are possible. The first is  1) a lack of skill Our lack of skills to be able to style your our own home in a similar vein s as such, and the second is 2) Not not knowing where the heck to buy such decor, let alone afford them. Because let's be honest We can "pin" away as much as we want, but we're only selling ourselves (and our house) short by stopping there.

This is where our "Pinterest-picks" come in; your new go-to manual turning for how to turn those virtual pins into something trendy and tangible.

So without further ado, here is Domain's first round of tips on how to take your decor up a notch, with affordable and accessible homewares.

1. DIY mini wardrobe

A simple and modern clothes rack is a great way to create a mini and instant wardrobe, wherever you want. The trick to making them look trendy is by only choosing to hang clothes on them that are visually pleasing – perhaps a favourite dress or jacket. Add a Scandinavian touch by hanging some light bulbs to one side of the rack.


Find pin here  |  Photo: Stylizimo  |  Products: Solar Light String from Kmart, $10 + MULIGClothes rack in white from IKEA, $9.99

2. Mix-matched basket storage

Storage doesn't just mean hidden containers or boxes that you throw random things into. They're also a great way to complement your existing home furnishings. Use mix-matched baskets to store functional items in such as throws, cushions, books and magazines. This is a great way to fill unused space with personal items you're happy to have in plain sight.


Find pin here  |  Photo: Ultralinx  |  Products: Paper storage basket from H&M Home, $7.95 + GADDIS Basket in natural from IKEA, $9.99

3. Trendy tray styling

Trays are a great way to give a group of miscellaneous items a common link. Gather a handful of bits and pieces that you use every day, such as your perfume and your favourite jewellery, and scatter them on the tray. Add a scented candle to the mix to create a relaxing ambience. 


Find pin here  |  Photo: Homey Oh My!  |  Products: Scented candle from H&M Home, $14.95 + Hexagon Metal Trays – Set of three from Kmart, $9

4. Beautiful bed trimmings

When it comes to bedding, the cosier it looks the better. One of the easiest ways to add an extra later of warmth (and style) to your sleeping space is with a faux-fur rug and mix-matched cushions. Swap them out with the seasons or simply to add a new pattern or colour to your room when the mood strikes.


Find pin here  |  Photo: Badlands  |  Products: Velvet cushion cover from H&M Home, $9.95 + VIGDIS Cushion cover in white from IKEA $10 + Faux Fur Rug from Kmart, $19

5. Dinner party glassware

No more dreaming of beautiful table settings that you saw at a fancy dinner party – up your own hosting game with some pastel-hued glassware. Team this with some greenery and scattered votive candles, this will sure to give you and your guests something to "cheers!" about.


Find pin here  |  Photo: Wedding Sparrow  |  Products: Lisa T Christmas Baroque Wine Glass Set of six in Blush from Target, $20

Originally published on Domain.