How to Use Olioboard’s New Pro Plan to Your Advantage


Hello everyone. I hope your week has been a good one so far! We are so pleased to announce the launch of our brand new Pro Plan and we’re even happier to see many of you already making use of this great new feature.

I thought I’d take some time today to show you how you can use the new Text tool, Color tool and Budget tool to not only help you in the design process, but also to help promote your business. I think you’ll find that each of these new tools will significantly help save you time and money. Plus, they are sooo fun to use!

TEXT TOOL

Click on the image for the full tutorial

While the screen above gives you some tips on how to use the new text tool, it’s the moodboard below that shows you how to use it to your benefit. Lynda Quintero-Davids from Focal Point Blog is one of the many members on Olioboard that is putting these tools to use to help promote her brand and business. We’ll be interviewing her early next week so make sure to stop by for tips from Lynda on creating visually impactful olioboards.

You can use the text tool to add a graphic touch with bold titles or to add your company logo and contact information, making it easy for others to find your business. You can also use the tool to simply add notes about your design. Let’s say you want a specific chair reupholstered in a certain fabric, now you can make note directly on your board for youself or your client.

The text tool isn’t just for notes and contact info. Use it during the creative process as well to create bold accent walls covered in brightly coloured text, or create art pieces to add a graphic element to the space. The tool is there for you, so get creative and you’ll find it will be extremely helpful in creating even more in depth and stunning moodboards.


Olioboard by Lynda Quintero-Davids

COLOUR SCHEME TOOL

Aside from the text tool, our new colour scheme tool was one of the most requested additions from our members. With colour playing such an important role in interior design we were happy to act on this request.

Using the colour tool you can create colour schemes of up to six swatches. It’s as simple as dragging a swatch from the right side panel onto the board and mixing and matching colours until you are happy with the result. You can also scale and rotate your colour scheme to fit anywhere inside your Olioboard.

Last but definitely not least, we are working with a very special brand to get you real paint colours to experiment with very, very shortly. Keep your eye open for future updates!

Click on the image for the full colour tutorial

BUDGET TOOL

The new budget calculator will be a tremendous help in saving you time and money. Each time you drag an item onto your board the total cost of the item is tallied and added to the total cost of the design. With this tool you can not only keep yourself on budget, but you can compare costs on similar looking items to get the best bang for your buck. With over 150,000 products on Olioboard, you can save yourself or your clients thousands of dollars. It’s basically your own personal game of high vs low. Pull similar looking items onto your board and get the look you want for the price you want.

The screen below shows a variety of products with a similar look. Each product is listed in the budget tool so you can compare the price. I’ve highlighted the lower costs in the tool so you can see how much you can save.

Well that about does it for today. I hope this has been a helpful post and if you have any questions at all just leave a comment so that all readers can learn from your question.

Bye for now!

New Save Draft and Publish Buttons. Here’s how to use them

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We have decided to bring down the sign up wall to allow people to create an Olioboard before creating an account. That means that you no longer have to name your board prior to creating it. We still need you to give your board a name in order to save it so we provided a quick save option with the “Save Draft” button.

The “Save Draft” button will save a private version of your board that you can continue to work on. Once you are happy with the look of your board and would like to share it with the community, click the “Publish” button. This will open a lightbox where you can finalize your board by adding a description, tags, etc…

A published board is a public board so if you want to keep your work private, just continue to use the save draft button.

There you have it. We feel these changes will help encourage others to try Olioboard.com for the first time.

If you have any questions or thoughts on this new addition, please feel free to contact me at info@olioboard.com or leave a comment here. I’m happy to hear your thoughts and answer your questions.

Happy Olioboarding!
Sheilah

Color me happy!

We’ve added a new color filter to our homepage style wall to help you narrow your search and focus on a specific palette. Creating sets and collecting items for a particular board design has never been easier. Try it out for yourself and let us know what you think.

All the items above can be found in this set.

New Feature: Easily add multiple items to a set from the “My Items” page

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We’ve made saving items to sets much easier with the this new feature. To save multiple items at a time, just go to your “My Items” page and check the check boxes underneath each item you want to add to a set. Once you have gone through and selected all the items you wish to group together, scroll up to the top of the page and click the “Add Selected to Set” button. From there you can create a new set or simply add your items to a current set.

Let us know what you think!

New Feature: NOTIFICATIONS Are Now Available On Olioboard

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Hey Everyone, as per your requests, NOTIFICATIONS are now available on Olioboard. You can easily keep track of any comments, votes, new followers and more. To view your notifications sign in to Olioboard and scroll all the way up to the top of the page. You’ll see a notification thought bubble next to your account settings. If you have notifications, the bubble turns orange and tells you how many you have. Just click to view. Let us know what you think!