How to Plan a Room Makeover with Polyvore7:00:00 AM
One of my favorite online tools I use when planning a room is Polyvore. Polyvore is a site that allows you to make 'sets' or collages of things ranging from fashion to home. Today I wanted to share how you can also use this easy tool, giving you my step by step process. There are some great benefits from using this site:
1. It's a super easy to use tool...that can become quite addictive lol
2. You can get a great visual on how all the pieces and color/patterns will look together....that way you don't waste money buying items that won't really work all together.
3. All products listed on the site gives you the price point and where you can purchase the items from.....this reduces time in needing to browse a million websites
I primarily used Polyvore when planning my dining room. Here is my 'Chic Dining Room' Set I design:
READ: The Two Year Dining Room Makeover
Polyvore was super useful in planning and executing my dining room makeover!
To do this you will need to first make an account on their site. After getting all logged in, select the option to create a set. (You'll find this on the set menu under the 'more' button.) Once doing that you will come to the blank screen where you can create a collage.
With everything put together I decided against the dresser. So I instead swapped it out with two side tables. You can easily remove an image by selecting it and selecting the remove button or delete key on your keyboard.
Lastly, you will need to publish your set. Give it a name that represents your project so that you can easily remember why you created it.
After everything is completed, you will have your own room on the screen that will help you with planning. I love putting these together. It helps me stay on track when decorating a room and also, give me the opportunity to come up some DIY projects. (I'm thinking of how I can DIY this feather chandy!)
You may have noticed that a lot of the price points are pretty high or you might not find exactly what you need. If you run into this, you can use the clipping tool offered by Polyvore. This allows you to clip items from the web to use within your collage. Find out more about this option: HERE.
Now what do you think of this site? Will you be giving it a try, or do you already have an account? If so, leave your handle in the comments so I can see your great work!
If you would like to follow me you can do so here: http://alayadonetta.polyvore.com/