Even if you donâ€™t have the money to create your dream home right now, thereâ€™s nothing stopping you from creating a mood board for when the time is right.
A mood board helps you to build a design story and express a vision for what you would like to create in your home. It also helps you decide whatâ€™s right for the space, and what may not work. You can create a mood board for each room in your home, putting together a collection of ideas, textures and colours for each space. Think about how each room in your home is used, the amount of natural lighting it receives and the mood you would like to create in each room. Do you prefer minimal and uncluttered with clean lines and soft tones, or would you prefer to embrace the bold lines and opulence of the Art Deco style? While you can look to trends for inspiration, the most successful mood boards are the ones that reflect your personality and your own personal style.
A mood board can either be digital or physical, itâ€™s up to you. Thereâ€™s plenty of places you can look for inspiration, from interior design books and magazines, to online sources like Pinterest and Instagram, as well as online homeware stores.
A good way to start a mood board is by selecting your favourite image. What do you like about this particular image? A piece of furniture? The colour? The style? The texture? Once you work out the key theme, then you can build your mood board from there, considering all aspects of a room; including the floor, furnishings, wall colour, art work, fixtures, fabrics, textures, lighting, patterns and finishes. Editing and refining a mood board is also an important part of the process, taking away items that may not work with your vision, and adding elements that may be lacking.
Thanks to COVID-19 weâ€™ve got time to create and recreate a mood board until it works to support your vision. So get creating, your dream home awaits.