While most of the content you share on Pinterest may not be your own, your account is still a reflection of you/your brand.
Think of your role on Pinterest as a gallery curator. You should be sharing high quality visuals and ideas that you think other people might be interested in. Pinterest allows you to convey your personality, as a person or a brand, through content from all over the web.
Board covers give you more control over how your Pinterest page looks and they give you a chance to establish some visual consistency.
SELECTING BOARD COVERS
To change or select a board cover, click the pencil icon on your board and click the "Change" button under the Cover section and browse your pins for a good cover.
It seems like Pinterest will let you pick an area of the photo to use as the cover, but it won't! It will always select the middle portion when you save your changes, so choose your cover accordingly.
Although you can easily make custom board covers (which I'll get to below), I've opted to use regular pins. I've selected pins with blueish/teal tones for all my covers to give my page a coherent feel.
CUSTOM BOARD COVERS
You can exercise maximum control over your Pinterest page by using your own images as board covers. To do this, pin the photo from your device to your board (open your board and click "Save Pin"). Then edit this pin and paste your board's URL into the Website section. This way, your custom pin will lead back to your board when people click on it. Select this pin as your cover as you would any other pin.
Here is a Pinterest page with all custom covers that I made for my client, Concierge for Your Soul. It gives her page a slick, professional look that still conveys her fun, feminine style
Although you might be curating mostly other people's content, the ideas, information, and inspiration you share on Pinterest still make a statement about you. Pinterest is a great, perhaps underrated way of showing who you are.
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