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Create your own Moodboards

How to make a mood board and when to use one

 

When you’re working on your next home project a mood-board is a great way to pull all your ideas together.
It gives you a platform to collect and display all your favourite finds and will give you direction.
It’s the perfect visual to develop and shape a scheme to help you picture how the room all comes together.
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Decide what sort of board you want to create and how it will help you.
I generally work on sample boards where they will create inspiration. I choose the colour scheme, materials and texture.
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Gather all the samples and place them together to get a sense of the tone of the room.
It’s good to use little paint pot samples, of the colours you choose, sample tiles, wood finishes, textiles and so on. Paint brochures or sample cards are a must to help make these decisions.
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Ideally, start with lots of inspiration and you can edit that down so you can see which works together and makes you feel happier.
A sample board of ideas will give you somewhere to explore and process your thoughts helping you with decorating decisions.
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Tips for Making a Mood-board
Since your experimenting take birds-eye photos as you go, as it’s easy to forget the ideas and combinations you choose - simply lay everything flat and take an image from above as you move things around.
It’s wise to lay your pieces on a neutral level backdrop so you have a blank canvas to work off.
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I generally use a white board or large muted cream card. If you can it’s also good to process this in the room you are decorating so you can see everything in a realistic amount of natural light it's going in.
It’s important to go big on texture adding as much as you can to your board so you can see it working together.
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I usually paint part of my board in the rooms main colour rather than just doing a colour chart, also if there’s going to be painted furniture I’ll paint some of the wood in the eggshell so it demonstrates the different finishes.

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You can use magazines and old brochures for tearing out things you like and don’t forget Digital tools for home improvements such as Pinterest and Houzz.

If you would like to chat more about mood boards and designing your room speak to Vicki your local home interior stylist at Grandads Shed about her home design service or visit our website for more details.

 

 


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