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Interior Design Mood Boards
Throughout the year we have put together a variety of interior design mood boards inspired by events, the season or just something that catches our eye. You can use these mood boards for inspiration for your own project, renovation or if you are trying to put colours and textures together.
What are mood boards?
A mood board is a collage of images, materials, colours, and textures that serves as a visual tool to convey a specific style or concept. It's a playground for your imagination where you can experiment with different design elements before committing to them in your actual space.
How to use a mood board
Step 1: Define Your Vision
- Start by identifying the purpose of your space. Is it a tranquil bedroom retreat, a vibrant living room, or a functional home office?
- Collect images that inspire you. These can be from magazines, websites, or your own photographs.
Step 2: Choose a Color Palette
- Select a colour scheme that reflects the mood you want to create. Warm tones for a cozy feel, cool hues for a serene atmosphere, etc.
- Use paint swatches, fabric samples, and other materials to create a tangible colour palette.
For example, this mood board was inspired by Australia's women's soccer team the Matildas. It contains paint swatches as well as physical elements we could use in a room.
The Barbie mood board on the other hand has a very different colour palette.
Step 3: Textures and Materials
- Incorporate different textures and materials to add depth to your design. Think about how you want to feel in the space – the plushness of a rug, the smoothness of a leather sofa, etc.
- Add samples or images of these materials to your mood board.
Step 4: Furniture and Decor
- Choose furniture pieces and decor items that align with your theme. Consider their shape, size, and how they interact with the rest of your elements.
- Add pictures of these items to your mood board to see how they fit within your overall design.
Step 5: Layout and Flow
- Think about the layout of your space. How will the furniture be arranged? How does the room flow from one area to another?
- Sketch a rough layout or use online tools to visualize the space.
Step 6: Refine and Evolve
- Step back and review your mood board. Does it feel cohesive? Does it evoke the emotion you're aiming for?
- Don't be afraid to swap out elements, try different combinations, or start a new board entirely if something doesn’t feel right.
Mood boards are more than just a collection of ideas; they are the blueprint of your creative vision. By carefully selecting and arranging elements that speak to your desired aesthetic, mood boards can transform the abstract into the tangible, guiding you through the exciting journey of interior design.
Remember, there are no strict rules in creativity. Let your mood board be a reflection of your unique taste and personality. Happy designing!
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