Is Pinterest the End of the Home Inspiration Board?

I have been spending countless hours on Pinterest collecting images from all over the web for my virtual pin boards. The ease and gratification of finding beautiful images, and sharing and following others within a social community, makes my eyes happy and keeps the inspiration flowing. The strong pickup of this site over the last couple of months makes me wonder, will this be the end of the home inspiration board?

I think the first time I was introduced to the idea of keeping an inspiration board or dream board at home was from the one and only Oprah Winfrey. I loved the idea of saving pictures that I found in magazines and organizing them just-so on the wall above my computer. Eventually the images become dated, the paper became yellow and the boards have all come down.

I've started back up again with Pinterest. Fashion inspiration, travel destinations and my dinner recipes are all virtually organized with no limit on space or categories. I can see what others are pinning, and I even have a few followers myself! Now lost in the Pinterest world, I have to ask: where's the case for the physical inspiration board?

Will everyone be a virtual inspiration board convert?

Image: Look! Beautifully Organized Inspiration Board(s)

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