How to Give Your Pinterest Boards a Fresh Look

How to Give Your Pinterest Boards a Fresh Look

When it comes to social networks, Pinterest stands out with its vibrant and eye-catching design. While it can be a bit overwhelming to navigate on mobile, the desktop version treats you to a plethora of colors and captivating images. Besides adding enticing images to attract followers, did you know that you can also spruce up your boards with eye-catching covers? In this tutorial, I’ll guide you through the process of adding or changing a board cover on Pinterest.

Board covers are the captivating images you see at the front of your boards on Pinterest. They not only give a preview of what to expect when visiting the board, but they can also include some text to provide more information. With thousands of different types of board covers, you have the power to make your Pinterest boards more appealing, better organized, or both.

How to Give Your Pinterest Boards a Fresh Look

Add a cover to your Pinterest board

To make this happen, you’ll need a picture for the cover that relates to the theme of your board. You can edit it using your favorite image editor or use Pinterest’s built-in editor to crop and resize. Personally, I find it easier to use a dedicated image editor like or GIMP, but it’s totally up to you.

The ideal size for a Pinterest board cover is 2170 x 1460 pixels, but you can use any size you want and it will be adjusted to fit. Some people like to add text to their image – usually their username, brand, or website, along with a brief description of the board. I suggest considering this option, as it creates a better first impression and lets visitors know what to expect before they enter the board.

If you plan to use your own image or one you’ve edited, you’ll need to add it to the board first. Once it’s uploaded, you can select it as your board image.

  1. Log in to Pinterest using your desktop browser. You can use a mobile device if you prefer, but the desktop is much easier for this task.
  2. If needed, sign in or click on your username at the top.
  3. Go to the Boards tab.
  4. Select the board where you want to add a cover.
  5. Upload the cover image to your board.
  6. Click on the pencil icon at the top to edit your board.
  7. Choose “Change where you see Cover”.
  8. Add your image to the cover section.
  9. Include a description above the cover to make it more interesting.
  10. When you’re done, click “Save” to apply your changes.

And that’s it! Your board should now have an eye-catching cover image.

How to Give Your Pinterest Boards a Fresh Look

Changing the board cover in Pinterest

Hey there! Let me walk you through the process of changing the board cover for a board in Pinterest. It’s actually pretty simple, just like adding one. The only difference this time is that you’ll be selecting a new image instead of using the existing one. Easy peasy, right?

  1. First, open either GIMP or and get your image ready. You can even add text to it if you fancy. Once you’re done, save it as a JPEG file.
  2. Now, click on the Boards tab.
  3. Select the board to which you want to add a new cover.
  4. Upload the image you’ve prepared as the new board cover.
  5. Next, click on the pencil icon at the top to edit your board.
  6. You’ll see the option to change the cover. Just click on it.
  7. Now, choose the image you want as the new cover.
  8. Finally, hit the Save button, and you’re all set!

Voila! You’ve successfully changed the cover for your board on Pinterest. How cool is that!

If you prefer using your mobile device instead, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered. Let me explain how to do it on the Pinterest app.

Changing a board cover using the Pinterest app

Since adding and changing a board cover follow the same steps, I won’t bother repeating myself. Just keep in mind that if you’re adding or changing, you’ll need to choose the appropriate option along the way.

Oh, and if you’re using your own image, make sure to upload it to your phone or Pinterest before you proceed with these steps.

  1. Open the Pinterest app on your phone.
  2. Go to your profile and navigate to your boards page.
  3. Select the Edit button for the board you want to modify.
  4. From the new menu on the left, choose Board Covers.
  5. Pick the image you want to add or change as the cover.
  6. Once you’re satisfied, simply tap on Done.

See, the process is just as straightforward on mobile as it is on a desktop. But personally, I find it a bit easier on a larger screen. Whichever way you decide to do it, the end result remains the same. You’ll have a brand-new board cover that captures the essence of your content, maybe with some text that grabs visitors’ attention and promotes your name, brand, or anything else you’d like.

By the way, do you have any tips for creating a board cover? Or maybe some suggestions for what text to add? Don’t be shy, share your wisdom with us in the comments below!

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