For every fashion-themed pin we see on Pinterest, we usually see about four times as many home-related posts. With eager users ready to share everything from natural home cleaning recipes to shoe stashing, it's hard not to get your interest piqued. This week we're all about the inspirational home decor pins: the right way to do a canopy bed (hint: sheer material and tall ceilings), what makes a bathroom totally relaxing, and how to keep your love of color from ruining your perfect minimal vibes. We love Pinterest and its users because, while many pins are about as aspirational as they are inspirational, there are also many down-to-earth tips and ideas floating around. Though these homes and ideas may seem higher end, there is always a lesson to glean. Click through to see if you can't get inspired yourself and conjure a way to make the images and ideas work for your personal space.
Minimal + Color = Harmony
This home proves that "minimal" and "fun" aren't necessarily opposites — if you know how to expertly mix clean white walls with the all-important pops of decor color.
Bringing Outdoors In
Who hasn't built a fort in their house with pillows and couch accoutrements? One-up your magical childhood creation with this amazing DIY teepee. Talk about statement piece!
If a space-stealing teepee isn't your bag, why not try this outdoors-in suspended hammock? This actually uses up otherwise-useless space — and can offer some pretty great views (as evidenced here).
So carpet isn't usually so trendy, but if it were all like this puzzle-reminiscent one, flooring might soften up.
A Closet for Kids
Okay, okay, this closet techically belongs to a (very lucky) little girl — but we don't see why you can't steal a few style pointers. Suspended branches keep things whimsical, punched-tin boxes keep you organized.
Or a Closet for Adults
But we guess this closet may be more likely to inspire. The size of most folks' entire NYC studios, this thing is a marvel. Who wouldn't want a built-in system with room for both flower-filled vases and our prized Chanel bags?
Wallpaper Is Here to Stay!
Wallpaper used to epitomize an overbearing design sense, but wallpaper designers have been changing that view roll by roll. This quirky paper is art incarnate, and while it's basically tailor-made for the kitchen, we bet it'd be rather fun elsewhere throughout the house.
The Best Bathroom
The three signs of the perfect bathroom? Calm, cozy, clawfoot. As you can see, this bathroom has all three on lock.
The All-Important Bar Cart
Because your booze stash should be both well-organized and mobile, these bar-cart images are super inspiring. The takeaway? Add interest with plantlife and colorful barware.
The Best Bedroom
Canopy beds are so romantic — and they usually feel a little unattainable (and maybe just slightly too-much for everyday life?), but this bed, with its sheer canopy and tall posts, proves that a little subtle romance can go a long way.