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You know that I’m already a heavy Pinterest user, right? Obsessive might be a better word. Especially as we’ve been pulling the details of our new house together, my Pinterest boards have kept me organized and sane, as I pull ideas, inspiration photos and products for each room.
However, as much as I love Pinterest, sometimes, it leaves something to be desired. I don’t claim to be anything close to an interior designer. Sometimes, I play one for work (my special talent is sourcing the perfect products), and I certainly know what I want and like for my own home, but that’s as far as I can go. In addition, I try to stay as far away from scary editing photos, like Photoshop, as possible, so pulling together those gorgeous pin-worthy interior collages that you see on design blogs is way out of my league.
Enter nousDECOR. (you say it “new” decor, in case you were wondering…)
The newest online design tool on the block, nousDECOR is like a cheat sheet for those of us who didn’t exactly attend design school, but who want to create spaces in their homes that look like we did.
The main feature of nousDECOR is being able to take a picture that inspires you, for your own home, and to pull products, straight from the extensive catalog on nousDECOR, to create a custom moodboard.
Here is an image (on the left) that I pinned to my Pinterest account long, long ago, for living room inspiration, and the moodboard that I created on nousDECOR to create a similar look:
If you click through on the image above, you’ll see that when you’re on the moodboard, you can click on each product I chose, which will take you to the website where you can buy it. For example, if you can’t live without that rug (which everyone and their MOTHER has right now!), click on it, read more about its details from nousDECOR, then click on the BUY button. Easy as that.
One of my other favorite features is that as you pull products for a room on your moodboard, it keeps a running total of how much the design elements you’ve picked will cost. If you look above, you can see that these products are at around $1650.
Isn’t this cool? You really just have to get onto nousDECOR and play around to get the feel of it!
There are a million amazing features built into nousDECOR, but here are some of my other favorites…
- See a room that you love on nousDECOR, but it’s about 900 times out of your budget? Click on the moodboard, then click on each item and use the “SAME LOOK, DIFFERENT PRICE” button to search for similar items at different price points.
- Have a room that you love but can’t find the products to recreate it? Have a couch that you can’t seem to find the perfect rug for? Try nousDECOR’s SEEKING HELP feature. You can upload a photo of what you need help with, then put it out there for the nousDECOR community to give you feedback, including their in-house designers and Chief Designer, Mark Cutler.
- For those of you who fill your homes exclusively with “flash sale” decor (such great deals on those sites!), but you get tired of hunting and hunting and hunting through them to find what you’re looking for, as you’re creating your moodboard, click the SHOW FLASH SALE FIRST button to give you products straight from all of those sites. There is also a SHOW DIY FIRST button for products that you can easily recreate at home.
Okay, honestly, the best thing to do is to jump on to nousDECOR and play around. There are so many cool, thoughtful features and it’s SO EASY to use. I can’t emphasize that enough. Plus, it’s fun!
To get you started on nousDECOR, they are hosting a giveaway for one of the stores where you can pull products on nousDECOR, as you create your moodboards… and one of my personal favorites for home decor, Anthropologie. (I used to work there. I was awesome at folding the bedding. Seriously.) One bellingFAM reader will win a $100 gift card for Anthropologie.
To enter to win a $100 ANTHROPOLOGIE GIFT CARD, please click the Rafflecopter link below:
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All opinions are my own, as always.