Before you undertake any redecorating project a good way to start is by following in the steps of professional designers and creating a Mood Board. This may sound daunting, but what it entails is a collection of images, textures, typography, colour palettes and descriptive words to convey what you are trying to achieve. Also known as an inspiration board, mood boards help you gather all those ideas that are floating around in that creative mind and help you to see a selection of concepts that will help turn your idea into reality faster.
Before the advent of the computer and the internet, designers actually cut and pasted, collected and collated items to stick onto a board, to mix and match until they found a collection that suited their concept — or inspired another one!
Now, with digital mood boards, it’s as easy as using drag-and-drop design tools with items collected from all over the world, searching collections for images and illustrations, catalogues for ideas and furnishing suppliers for fittings, enabling you to customise your project perfectly.
The best part is that you can move elements around, change things up, then share your mood board with the rest of the world for input and comment!
Depending on your level of digital expertise there are a variety of tools available. Now you can use Canva, with a selection of templates, PowerPoint, Photoshop and more.
Here are websites to get you going and put you in the creative mood!
- Detailed directions on How to create a mood board
- Miro – free templates for your mood board.
- And if you really feel that you need more help, try Udemy – for online courses
In addition, you will never have to worry about finding the perfect colour for your walls as Universal Paints has every colour option to choose from to complement your colour palette.