Interior designers have been using mood boards to play around with color, texture, and style when designing a room. But, do these mood boards actually serve a purpose?
The answer is, yes.
Mood boards (also called inspiration boards) are an arrangement of images, materials, text, and much more that capture the essence of a particular style or concept. When designing or decorating your home, creating a mood board is the perfect way to collage samples of ideas that complement each other to help you decide the look you are going for. Whether you want a cool and calm ambiance with seas of blue and soft neutrals, or a bright and colorful room with sunny yellows that radiate cheerful tones, laying out the color palettes and printed patterns can let you see the room before you even get started on the project.
Whether you are hiring a professional interior designer to complete the project for you or you’re taking on the task yourself, tear out a few of your favorite interiors from magazines or digitally collect beautiful images of rooms, colors or decor that you love, to bring to life your new future space.
Here’s the scoop on how to make a mood board in three easy steps:
- Use a simple online photo editor to digitally create your board
- Browse Porch photos for design ideas and inspiration
- Arrange your selected photos into a collage
Below is our version of a mood board created from professional projects on Porch, paint colors, and decor items to inspire you to make your own!
Graciela Rutkowski Interiors | Gretchen Evans Design | Pillow Perfect 536 Outdoor Starlet Corded Rectangular Throw Pillow (Set of 2) – ATGStores.com | Nearly Natural 4066-AS-S3 Cymbidium Orchid with Vase (Set of 3) – ATGStores.com | Safavieh CAM140Q Cambridge Area|Rug, Gold / Ivory – ATGStores.com | Carrot Cake 2007-3A – Valspar Paint | Hint of Honey 3005-1C – Valspar Paint | Sunny Jonquil 3010-1 – Valspar Paint | Enjoy The Little Things Free Spring Printables – Tatertots and Jello
Have you created your own mood board when designing a room in your home? Tell us about it in the comments below!