Scotts of Thrapston has been using the social media channel Pinterest to great effect. It is a platform that our customers are using to bring great ideas to life.

Whether using Pinterest for home inspiration or to search for a visionary way to transform an outdoor space, there are always a large number of ideas to kick-start your creative flow.

When beginning a project, the best place to start is by putting together a vision board to get ideas out of your head and into some sort of order. This is where Pinterest comes into its own.

Allowing users to search and save content from across the web, Pinterest lets you add thought-provoking photography to your own virtual mood board.

Scotts Pinterest boards cover all of our product groups (and more), including timber summerhouses, stables, doors and windows, to help you piece together a basic idea of what is possible. From tips on making the right roof and colour choices to innovative ways to incorporate products into your home or garden, ‘pinners’ can get down to even the finer details as they begin to put their plans into motion.

Scotts has received a fantastic response to its profile, with some images being repinned over one thousand times. Our most popular pin to date is of a lovely U-shaped stable yard:

If you are in the early stages of an exciting project, here are some top tips for creating your own developmental and rather handy Pinterest board:

Think about what you want to achieve
Do you want to create a spacious hobby room? Or are you just looking for a small but cosy area to provide a comfortable place to enjoy the sunny weather? Think about issues such as space and design – you want to make the right choice to suit your needs for your home and garden.

If you like it, make sure you pin it
Filter out the images that you are not sure about and pin the ones you really do like. When you look back on your collage you will be able to spot the common themes between your images which will help narrow down the direction you want your project to take.

Don’t forget the details
The beauty of Pinterest is that it allows you to be specific. Make sure you remember to pin materials, colours and accessories. The best projects are the ones that have paid attention to the smaller elements, rather than only focusing on the bigger picture.

Revisit your board throughout the project to help you keep in mind the end goal
Home, garden and equestrian projects can be stressful. Use your pinned images to remind you of what you’re working towards and to motivate you to keep going.

Don’t restrict your boards and pins
Pinterest can help you collate ideas for many varied projects, whether at home or work, and can be used for any subject from recipes and animals through to holiday and wedding planning!

At Scotts, we are dedicated to giving our customers a bespoke service, tailor made to suit the exact vision they had in mind. With our outstanding range of summerhouses, stables, doors and windows, all of which are available in a range of different colours, styles and materials, customers can easily put their ideas into practice.

Check out the Scotts of Thrapston Pinterest page by visiting www.pinterest.co.uk/scottsthrapston