Ok so maybe I'm behind but I just discovered http://www.olioboard.com/ and I LOVE IT!!!! Now I have a Pinterest account but haven't really gotten into it that much... to be completely honest its just too much work for me. Yes its a great spot to collect all of the projects that I would love to do one day BUT Olioboard puts it all into perspective for me!
Basically you can create a mood board out of items you have either found on the Internet OR you can browse Olioboards items that are from different stores. The best part about it is that if you find an item you MUST HAVE on Olioboard you can click on the link and it will take you to the spot where you can buy it!!!!! Now it is a US website so some of the places you can't buy it online but it gives you an idea.
Now that I've gushed about this I'll show you what I created! My best friend Jen just moved into a rather tiny condo. Basically her room was originally supposed to be a den. Needless to say its small. BUT the condo itself is GORGEOUS!!!! I was over there yesterday and helping her get some ideas on how to decorate the tiny space. She has ample closet space between her room, her own bathroom and 2 other closets in the condo. BUT it was a matter of making her room look sexy! After browsing the newest Ikea magazine I came up with this wonderful theme for her room. (Some of these items are from Ikea some of them are similar to items Jen already owns).
Basically its a purple, silver and white romantic theme. The headboard would either be some lacy flowing curtains in white. OR we would find a silvery white material to iron on to the wall as a fabulous headboard. (see my previous iron on projects here) Jen has a gorgeous dresser that is similar to the one above (but white) that adds a nice touch to the room. I just love this chandelier which is actually from Ikea. Now there is no overhead lighting in Jen's room so this probably wouldn't be a functional like, more a decoration and we would bring lighting into the room by a lamp on the bedside table. Then lots and lots of white and silver pillows.
Now this is just idea #1. I already have a million other ideas in mind too!! I had SOOOO much fun on olioboard today... omg I think I'm hooked!!!