Ultimate Guide to Creating an Interior Design Mood Board
Want to change the look of your home but don't know where to start? Before you start choosing wall colours and ordering decor, we recommend creating a mood board to help in your interior design journey.
What is a mood board?
Essentially, a mood board is a collection of images, ideas and samples that explores different looks, feels, and colours of the space you are renovating.
Why Create a Mood Board?
Remodelling a room or home is an exciting process. You get to turn a space into one that is truly yours and lets you express who you are! However, there are so many things to consider, and the process might seem daunting at the start.
A mood board will help you visualise the direction you would like to take, guide your decision-making process, and help you avoid making potentially costly mistakes.
How to create a mood board
There are several ways to create a mood board. You can create a digital one using online tools or create a physical one using cut-outs from magazines and prints.
If you are looking for inspiration for window furnishings, why not have a look at our photo gallery? They might help you get a better idea of whether you prefer Honeycomb Blinds or Roller Blinds in your bedroom, for example.
Creating a digital mood board
Pinterest is a great online tool for mood boards. Simply create an account and begin searching and “pinning” images that reflect the style and atmosphere of your dream space. You can easily add and remove images and even create different boards to explore different styles. Best of all, it is free!
Prefer something with a bit more customization? Try Canva. It is an easy-to-use online tool that allows you to create designs using its existing templates. While Canva can be free to use, its templates and tools are limited unless you upgrade to its paid version.
Creating a physical mood board
If you prefer a physical mood board, gather magazines, prints, and colour samples. Maybe this is a great excuse to get your kids involved and bring out the scissors and glue! Use cut-outs from magazines and prints and stick them onto a canvas. You can also request colour samples to choose your favourite colours, materials, and products to be used in your mood board.
If your child is old enough, perhaps let them join in the fun too! Have them participate by turning the activity into a fun arts and crafts session to get their opinions and suggestions, especially when designing their rooms!
Search for images that reflect the style and atmosphere of your dream space. Pin or add them to your digital mood board or cut them out for your physical one. Don't be afraid to mix and match different styles and colours to see what works best.
Organize and Refine Your Board
Arrange your images in a way that makes sense to you. You can group them by colour, texture, or room. If you're using a physical board, glue your cut-outs onto a canvas or poster board.
Step back and assess your board. Does it reflect the vision you have for your space? Are there any changes you want to make? Use your mood board as a reference throughout the design process to ensure you stay on track.
Creating a mood board is an essential step in the interior design process. By following these simple steps, you can create a mood board that accurately reflects your design ideas and helps you achieve your dream space.