Pinterest introduces AR Try On for Home Decor for the ultimate online home shopping experience


Today we’re introducing Try On for Home Decor, a new way for Pinners to shop for the home decor inspiration they find on Pinterest using augmented reality. This latest AR technology from Pinterest enables Pinners to virtually place items from US retailers like Crate & Barrel, CB2, Walmart, West Elm, and Wayfair in their home using the Pinterest Lens camera, and try before they buy. 

Millions of Pinners come to Pinterest every month to search and shop home decor inspiration. Try On for Home Decor brings the offline shopping experience online to help Pinners visualize new products in their space and move seamlessly from inspiration to realisation right from their phone. 

As people come to the platform to shop early in their decision-making process, Try On helps them evaluate and find what’s right for them. Try On for Home Decor is powered by Lens and follows the launches of Try On for lipstick and eyeshadow. The virtual home decor experience is launching live across more than 80,000 shoppable Pins while the beauty experience is currently available across 14,000 shoppable Pins. Pinners are 5x more likely to purchase from Try On-enabled Pins than standard Pins.

If you see it, you can shop it.

Pinterest is among the largest home decor platforms in the world, with 9 out of 10 Pinners coming to the platform for research and inspiration in their home decor shopping journey. This is our latest step in bringing together the worlds of augmented reality and shopping on Pinterest as people seek more immersive online experiences that help them make purchase decisions from the comfort of their home. Try On for Home Decor makes it possible to envision home decor and furniture items in your home and “try before you buy” from premier launch partners.

Joan King, SVP, eCommerce & International Operations for Crate & Barrel and CB2

Customers look to Crate & Barrel and CB2 to find unique pieces, built to last a lifetime. We understand that the path to purchase is not always linear, especially when it comes to furniture. Pinterest’s Try On For Home Décor tool, is one of many examples of how our brands are exploring innovative solutions to make this journey as intuitive as possible by bridging the gap between virtual commerce and reality.

The future of AR Shopping on Pinterest

In the past year, the number of Pinners engaging with shopping surfaces on Pinterest has continued to increase. Pinners continue to use visual search to shop on Pinterest, with Lens camera searches specifically increasing year-over-year by 126%.4 Try on for Beauty usage by Gen Z and Millenials has increased by 28%5 and 33%6 respectively.

Jeremy King, SVP of Engineering, Pinterest

Since the pandemic began, we're seeing more digitally savvy shoppers than ever before, as millions of people now expect virtual and mobile options to try before they buy, see personalized recommendations, and gather information as part of their decision making process. These behaviors are happening across Pinterest every day, which is why we’re continuing to advance technologies like AR Try On and make Pinterest a full funnel shopping destination that takes people from inspiration to purchase anywhere in the app.

According to Collison’s Foresights Factory, mobile is already the preferred channel for 34% of global consumers. Since the pandemic, 40% of global consumers have shopped more on mobile since the start of the pandemic and 46% of shoppers say they would never go shopping without using their mobile, rising to 50% of Gen Z and millennials.

Try On For Home Decor  is currently rolling out in the U.S. on iOS and Android apps and will be available globally in the future.

How to use AR Try On for Home Decor: 

  1. When browsing home decor products in the iOS or Android app, three dots will appear in the top right corner of “Try On enabled” Pins. 
  2. Click the Pin and “Try in your space” to see the virtual product through your camera lens. . 
  3. Adjust and place home decor products in your space to envision how they would look, browse product information within the Pin for more details like price.
  4. To shop, click the Pin to be directed to the checkout page on the retailer’s site.



1 Pinterest Ad Manager, US, October 2021

2 Pinterest internal data, April 2020

3 Reach, US, The Home Decor Path to Purchase - August 2021

4 Pinterest internal data; global; 2020 Q4 vs 2021 Q4

5 Pinterest internal data; global; amongst Gen Z audience (18-24)

6 Pinterest internal data; global; amongst Millennial audience (25-44)