Scotts of Thrapston has been using the social media channel Pinterest to great effect. It’s a platform that the joinery specialist and its 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.

To show everyone what Scotts has on offer, the company has spent time uploading photographs of its many products, 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.

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

1. 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.

2. If you like it, make sure you pin it

Filter out the images you’re not sure about and pin the ones you do like. When you look back on your collage you will be able to spot the common themes between your images and narrow down the direction you want your project to take.

3. Use it to solve your practical issues

Many people write off ideas before even considering them. Just because you have a small garden, doesn’t mean you can’t have a summerhouse. Explore the ways in which an outdoor space can be best utilised. There are lots of solutions on offer and Pinterest is bound to help find the right one for you.

4. Details, details, 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.

5. Revisit your board throughout the project to help you keep in mind the end goal.

Home and garden projects can be stressful. Use your pinned images to remind you of what you’re working towards and to motivate you to keep going.

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