Heart Home has a great post today about using mood boards, which I would call the Pinterest of interior design, to figure out what you like and how you can make it into a room. I’ll let them do the explaining… Click to read more about planning your room.
Plan your room like a Pro!
Interior designers, decorators, architects and other creatives use mood boards for inspiration and to communicate a design concept. They usually contain material samples, colour swatches, inspirational photography or even magazine clips of furniture.
They are also a great way for home owners to discover/choose their design preferences and style. There are different ways you can make your own mood board:
- Rummage through your home and use anything that you truly love, i.e. photographs, china, fabrics, magazine pictures, etc. Gather all the items together and see the interaction of patterns, textures and colours. You will probably find a similar colour scheme and/or emotion will be conveyed by the collection you just put together.
And now all you need is to identify how the collection of items can be translated into a design scheme.
- Gather all your decorating ideas, i.e. inspiring images, wallpaper samples, fabric swatches on an A3-size piece of plain card. Choose your base colour; this will be the largest area of colour in your room – add a large sample of it to your mood board. Add wooden floor samples or carpet for more texture. Go for a dramatic contrast or an accent just a few shades away from your base colour and then add accessories that share a vibrant accent colour.
Try to stick to a single theme otherwise your scheme will end up looking rather messy.
- Lastly, use Olio boards or mydeco’s free design tools to collect images, create mood boards and build 3D rooms.
Why not have some fun and discover your design style. I would love to know how you get on so please post your ideas and comments!