Social networking for amateur home decorators is one of the newest trends on the internet. The social network provides a neighborhood where amateur home decorators can showcase their projects and receive feedback and inspiration from other members of the community.
We know what we like and aren’t afraid to do the work ourselves. We will usually tackle just about any project, no professional landscapers, interior designers or decorators needed.
A little bit of advice, suggestions and ideas are certainly welcome from professionals and other home decorators. But, that’s were it stops! We have fun and welcome the challenges that come with decorating our homes.
There’s definitely a lot of information to be found from remodeling a kitchen to refinishing a piece of furniture. We are lucky to have shows like HGTV and Martha Stewart that are full of creative people that share ideas, advice and suggestions.
BHG, Coastal Home, and Southern Living are just a few of the many magazines available. These magazines fill their pages with fabulous pictures, decorating ideas, gardening, and cooking ideas.
The biggest by far and my personal favorite is, social networking through the internet. Amateur home decorators are able to share our home decorating ideas with like minded people. Our ideas are shared through images, slide shows and videos. We communicate through websites, blogs, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter.
I’m an artist that has fun creating for our home. I have no interest in selling these creations or creating for other homes, but I do like sharing my ideas. Social networking has made sharing my home decorating and cooking ideas possible.
When I first began my website I was surprised by all the home decorating sites that are available. These sites consist of like minded people sharing all their secrets through images and content. Link parties have become very popular with site owners sharing their ideas in one location. This is a great opportunity for visitors to be introduced to other home decorating sites and to gather information.
There are other social networking sites that are similar to a club, but you join and become a member for free. All that’s needed to join and participate is an e-mail address and password. The sites are for site owners, professionals and visitors and offer opportunity for communicating and sharing ideas through a comment page and images.
The member sites offer a range of different opportunities. There are those that offer a way to store images, videos, photo albums and slide shows as well as communication with other members. You can also share your collection of images through e-mail, Twitter and Facebook. Site owners can embed and link images to their own website or blog.
I found slide shows work well on website or blog pages. I don’t know about you, but I like to see a lot of photos of decorating projects. The down side, web pages take a long time to load when too many photos are on a page. The up side to slide shows, the capability to show a lot of photos that do not take a long time to load.
If you like sharing and communicating with like minded people, than you definitely should try social networking with fellow home decorators on the internet. You will be able to gain a lot of information, knowledge and inspiration.
Dianna Greenamyer is the creator of Decor Made Simple a website devoted to home decorating ideas with no professional decorators, carpenters, or artist needed.