How to make use of INSTASTORIES

When I first saw the insta stories emoticon on my insta feed I was like what on earth is that! Was bit reluctant on clicking through them! I was honestly clueless as to what they are and what am I supposed to do with them!

Once I plucked the courage to did click through I was like ummm… I was skeptical about the success of that feature. The things that really ticked me off were the rawness of the images! no filter!! no editing!!! I mean its like a home video what is up with that!!

But once I got into clicking!!! there was no turning back! I went on and on and on with it! jumping right off from one insta story to the other! Even looking forward to the stories that were coming every single day!

I have to admit I was wrong about them! And it took me a while to figure them out!! Here are some things that I have learnt about them and how you can use insta stories to relate to your readers as well!



STORY TELLING

Its story telling at its best!!!! We looooooove stories!! We are used to telling them through our well established and polised insta feeds and this time we are practicing with the unedited real ones!

LACK OF SOPHISTICATION

While we are hard at work creating beautiful images and creating gorgeous feeds. Insta stories come as a relief!!!!! We don’t have to painstakingly style anything!!!!!!!! Really!! And we can still gain our followers love out of it!!!! Really! Really!!

REMOVED BARRIERS

Insta stories has REMOOOOOVED barriers!!! I mean I am making design decisions with Emily Henderson!!!!!!!

How COOL IS THAT!!!!

Its something very personal very fun and very creative!! All at the same time!!

TASTE OF THE PLACE

I once saw the insta story of someone, while in my bed at night exhausted and just drifting to sleep! This insta story was of a person who went to a beaaaauuutiful place to hike. And she posted a short video of herself standing in the midst of the daisy field which were bolwing with wind and looking up at the mountain peeks where the rest of the hikers were!

And the experience was unbelieveble

It was as if I was transmitted to the daisy field

And was feeling the wind passing by!!!!!

It was that powerful

Moral of the story: Nature is very powerful and when you share it unfiltered through the lens of your camera it can be mesmerizing!

So never miss out on an opportunity to share nature with your readers!!

SHOUTOUTS

Some brands like ikea have used it like those power point slide shows to promote and to announce promotions! And there are different factors which make them work!! Like the creative use of cute emoticons! The font and styling!!



No matter how you use it! It is a very effective and powerful tool! And it does have the power to suck you in!!!!!!!!!!!

Verdict: I am going to treat my insta stories like my oolllld insta feed where I was shooting as I go! and having fun with it! I love that I dont hve to worry about glamourizing each adn every image. And I love that it is still powerful in that respect!

And the rest we all know our tastes and strategies change as we go, We are constantly figuring out what goes best for us. Its like we are tuned into getting to know where we have to go.

How are you dealing with your insta stories? What is your favourite part about them? Did they ring any bell with you or prefer your insta stroll more over them? Would love to know!!

Follow me on instagram if you arent already! 😉 @deeppurpleandblue and find out how I am using my insta stories!!

Take care!!!

Home design Trends 2017

We have already reached to the end of jan and the hype of the new year quitened a bit!

Lets look at my favorite aspect of the New Year!!

Design Trend alert!!!!!!!!

i gobble down all sorts of design gurus come New Year and I love to set my mood for the Design projects ahead!

It helps me focus and kind of nails down some of the looks that I am looking forward to creating!

Last years design prediction was a ceiling makeover! And I never in my life thought That I would dare lay a finger on my ceilings!!!!

But here I am with the most admired post of the year Painted ceiling revealblack and white striped ceiling 19

And I am still very much in love with it!!!!!!

So for this years Design trend alerts and some of my favorites:

COLOR OF THE YEAR

Color of the year is green!!!! :/

NOooooooot very fond of it!! The Pantone colors always confuse me I ended up loving cobalt trend but so far i have not been able to make much use of them so lets see if this year is any different or not!

In: MARBLING

 

YAYYYYYY!!!!!!! I AM ECSTATIC!!! I absolutely adddddore love worship marbling effect and anything marbled!!! And i am so glad its here to stay!!!

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My hands are already full with some gorgeous paint mixing and some beautiful marbled projects coming this way!!!

Subway Tiles:

I loooooove Subway Tiles!!! Its a shame I have nowhere to implement them! 😀 But I am sooo glad this trend moved to this year as well!!!

MeMphis:

I have some design trend people whispering the return of the Memphis!!!! And I cannnnnnot be more ecstatic!! I am in looooove with the whimsy and the creativity and the natural flow of a memphis design!! And I jsut cant wait to dig in!!

Indoor Greenery:

With the pantone color of the year Green! There is no better way to introduce green than to add bunch of plants! I can see my future self surrounded with a bunch of gorgeous lush greeeeens! And apparently the philosophy is the more the better!!

Here is to evolving and exploring design trends for many more years to come!!!

Happy Designing everyone!!

Girls room makeover: Behind the scenes

Some behind the scenes update from the girls bedroom I am working on.. You can see the before pictures here Girls room makeover : Before

Soooo far I have been able to nail down the wall!! Yayy!!! from a blah-as-it-can-get-pink to the softest colorblock wall you can imagine!!.. Here is the transformation!!

you can view it all DIY Feature Wall : Color block wall

Boy! what a difference color can make! Don’t you think!

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Now comes some other areas of the room! such as the headboard and the pom pom cushions!

For the headboard Initially I went for a completely different DIY.. Which was a fluffy headboard DIY!

Unfortunately it went all wrong! After hours and hours of adding all the fluff to it the headboard continued to look like a mess! which was definitely not in mind..

So I started weighing some other options and since dhurrie rugs were in my moodboard and I had landed some pretty pink ones which I was planning to use in the room somewhere! so why not drape them over the headboard for a cleaner, finer look!

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Did just that and voila! I looove the results! Its definitely cleaner and more of a statement!

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To take it to the next level added some nail trim! And Yay!! its definitley working!! 🙂

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Sure am a happier person today!! 😀 😀

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This is the way design process works! Behind the scenes are definitely not as pretty as they look when its all been put together! Evvvvery creative person goes through this_ out of control messes, ideas gone wrong, challenges, DIYs or pros that turn out less than impressive!

You have to take the u-turn and rake out some ideas again and keep cruising along till you are where you want to be.. Coz If you stay with it long enough_ in the end it will all come together!! (true story)

What were the design elements that went all wrong for you? And how did you recover from them!? Would love to hear from you!!!

Working on the Pom pom cushions right now!! Lets see how they turn out to be!!

Will be sharing the room reveal on the blog soon! So stick around!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!!