If you are always on the hunt for interior design tips and find yourself falling short in the inspiration department, then a mood board can certainly help you design your space.
Mood boards are a visual tool many designers use. This article will explain what a mood board is and how you can use one like a professional interior designer.
What Is a Mood Board?
A mood board is just one of many interior design tips you can use to establish a strong foundation for your home design. It is also a great way to get organized ahead of the design process.
A mood board is simply a physical or digital collage where you can arrange images, materials, text, and other design elements you want to use in a particular space. It helps you visualize what the space will look like to easily make changes or tweaks where needed.
How to Make a Mood Board
There are several ways you can make your own mood board.
- Pinterest: You can start a Pinterest board where you can start pinning colour schemes, furniture, and other accessories you want in your space. It is best to look for specific photos with a white background so you don’t have the visual noise of other items in the photo that can mess up your design.
- Canva: This is another digital tool many people use to create their mood boards. When you pay for a subscription, you have access to tools you can use to remove the background from images.
- Physical: You can also go the old school route and create a physical mood board on your own with printed photos, magazine cutouts, and a bulletin board, poster board, or any sturdy background.
How to Use Your Mood Board
Now that you have the mood board started, it is time to collect elements you want to include. For example, is there a specific piece of furniture you want in the space? Find an image and attach it to your board. You can then use this as the foundation for the other elements in the room.
If you are designing the living room, place a photo of the sofa you want in the centre. You can then print out images of the decorative cushions you want to use and place them on the sofa.
The mood board allows you to play around with different colours, styles, patterns, designs, and layouts to see what decorative cushions work well in the space and your other design elements like the lighting, wall colour, and accessories.