How to Use Pinterest

Pinterest is one of my very favourite tools that I use.  If you are already on Pinterest you will know it’s a visual bookmarking tool that helps you find and discover and save creative ideas that you love.  Today I have a simple guide to using Pinterest.

Coastal style decor

Image | Studio McGee

About Pinterest

Pins (pictures) are visual bookmarks. Each Pin you see on Pinterest will link back to the site where it came from.  This way you have a reference to go back to that site and read the article the picture is from, so you can learn more. This could be a recipe you have saved or a decorating tip.

coastal style pool

Image | Serena & Lily


You can save any beautiful pictures you find on the internet by adding the Pinterest browser button to the browser you use most.

You can see what other images people are pinning or what they have found and re-pin that image to your board.
coastal style decor


Boards are where you save your Pins (images). You can create a board for anything and everything.  You can name each board, such as Kitchens, Bathrooms, Living Rooms, Recipes or Outdoor Living.  Create boards on places for travelling or a DIY project board to collect even more projects for you to try.

Secret Boards

You can create secret boards.  I had a few secret boards that I was using to pin things to for my homework.  This was so helpful.

coastal style decor

Image | Serena & Lily

Follow Other Pinners

When you first log in to Pinterest, your home feed is the first thing you will see.  Its a mix of a collection of Pins from people, boards and topics you follow, as well as Promoted Pins and Pins that Pinterest have picked for you.

Coastal style decorating

Boards and people

Following people and boards is how you fill up your home feed with beautiful images.  If you come across someone who pins similar things to you that you love, you can follow all their boards or just the boards you are interested in.
If you change your mind you can simply unfollow that person or board.

coastal style decor

Image | My Paradissi

Discovering things

Pinterest is just like Google and you can find whatever you’re looking for.

If you’re looking for something specific—like a recipe or a DIY project you can just do a search to see what other pins there on that subject and they will come up on your search page.

Your profile

Check out all of your boards you have created and the images you have pinned to them.

Your Pins and boards live on your profile. After you’ve been saving for a while, you’ll notice your profile turning into a snapshot of who you are and what you’re interested in.
How to use pinterest


When someone Pins, likes or comments on your Pins, or follows  you, Pinterest will send you a notification.
Beautiful House On Pinterest
Lastly, Beautiful House is on Pinterest.  Follow us to see what we are pinning.  From beautiful interiors, entertaining tips and DIY projects.  You can read more about Pinterest here on their website.
 How to use pinterest
Pin our graphic to your DIY Board