How to Create a mood board
Easy steps to help you plan your scheme
Start the Story
Decide on a clear goal – are you hoping to simply convey an ethos or treat it more literally to showcase images and examples of furniture and materials you wish to use in the room? consider the mood board’s background itself as part of the process – for example, clipping images to a wire frame if you’re after an on-trend industrial theme.
think outside the box
Don’t feel restricted to picking images that directly relate to that room. For instance, a photo of a calming beach may perfectly evoke the atmosphere you wish to create in your bathroom.
Collect your Supplies
a balanced mood board will contain a mixture of inspirational ideas, examples of key pieces you hope to use in the space plus samples and swatches of fabrics, wallpapers and paint. try
to keep the size of each component relevant to the part it will play within the design. For instance, if you plan to wallpaper three walls and paint one, use an a4 wallpaper swatch and lay an a6 paint chip on top.
Create your own Composition
Before sticking anything down, lay everything on the floor and pick out the key images and components, then begin arranging them directly on the board, only stopping when you’re happy with how it looks. overlapping images and samples gives a good dynamic, though for visual clarity, try and keep some negative space, too.
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