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5 Ways to Get Design Inspiration Online

Scroll through your feed, give out hearts, and tell your own story


Given today’s technology and fast-paced lifestyle, consuming information has moved from browsing magazines and reading books to scrolling through one’s social media feed and opening two or more tabs on your browser. While we’d still collect copies of printed materials, there are days when bite-sized information on our tablets and mobile phones make it easier to stay in the loop.

At the recently concluded Digital Summit: Storytelling for Brands hosted by Summit Media, it became clearer how many of us (if not all!) depend on digital platforms and content to discover new places, share experiences, and even to inspire others. Since we’re always on the lookout for ways on how to help you achieve your dream home, we've got tips on how you can navigate through the fun and exciting world of digital. Sift through the hundreds of stories you see every day and keep in mind these five ways to get the inspiration you need—either with a tap or a click:

1. Search for and bookmark listicles.

We bet you're all familiar with these concise and informative articles found all over the Web. Yes, they are short and sweet but these lists give you a lot of ideas—from ways on how to spruce up a kitchen to stores where you can buy affordable dinnerware.

2. Be on the lookout for tips and ideas from fellow readers.

While tips and tricks from experts can help you save on cash and solve your design dilemmas, hearing it from fellow readers and homeowners who went through the same problems make each concern seem easier to solve. Watch for buzzwords like reader experience or DIY projects—these stories make every step toward your dream home more relatable and attainable.

3. Review stories from your trusted brands.

More often than not, brands have social media accounts that you can follow. It's a plus if their messaging option is active, too! Whether you have a paint concern or thinking of which appliance to buy—they have tips, articles, and other forms of content that can help you decide.

4. Monitor your social media feed.

Are you one of those who love scrolling through your Facebook or Instagram account? You'll be surprised to stumble upon a fascinating DIY project or tried-and-tested tip. Good thing you can always adjust the settings of your timeline—keep your favorite pages on top of the priority list so you can easily see if they have updates. You don't necessarily need to have an account on every social networking site—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest are still the top choices of many.

5. Keep on bookmarking videos.

According to various reports, a successful video can capture one's attention during the first three seconds—even without sound! We're sure you've seen recipe videos or crafty projects while scrolling through your timeline. These short yet inspiring videos often have big fonts, are mobile friendly, and have a compelling message that will encourage you to act and get some work done after the last frame.

Do you have your own story to tell? Show us your home or give us a peek into your makeover projects by tagging Real Living on Instagram: @reallivingph. Don't forget to add #instalivingph.

The 2nd Digital Summit was held at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier. For more insights, follow #DigitalSummitStorytelling on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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