I love mood boards. I think they are a fabulous decorating tool. I’ve been collecting them for ages from blogs and Pinterest for my inspiration folders, but have only recently started honing my skill as part of my E-decorating services.
Apart from being great fun, it’s also a good way to hone your decorating skills. It helps you develop an eye for colour, pattern, texture, scale and proportion and is a really good and easy way of playing around with a room, trying things out to get the best result. It’s a case of virtual trial and error. Creating mood boards is like having an unlimited decorating budget and the biggest house in the world.
I wish I had done mood boards like this with our renovation, because although I am pretty good at imagining how things will look in my mind’s eye, this is a very effective way of actually seeing how it might look in real life and playing around with things to get the best outcome. It’s especially helpful when you only have a photo, brochure or small sample of a product or fabric you plan to use, because it’s often hard to envision how will look. But when you can create the whole virtual room you get a better sense of how your vision will end up.
Here’s a few mood boards I created recently.
Only problem is, like blogs and Pinterest it is very addictive – you get started and before you know it, the day has gone. But it sure is fun!