Looking for somewhere to collate your ideas and bring your creative visions to life? Whether you are looking to revamp a room or for bedroom furniture ideas, we have the mood board guide for you!

There is nothing like kicking off a design idea with a mood board. Excellent for bringing all of your ideas together in one place, mood boards are a collage of inspiration and a fantastic tool to use when you are considering a new interior style. They are a great way of collecting materials, colour schemes, patterns, kitchen or bedroom furniture ideas and so much more.

So, where do you start? We have collated the basics of what you will need and how to make the most of a mood board.


Decide on your board material

Digital or traditional? Decide on how you want to present your mood board. We are big fans of using a simple card or pinboard to collate ideas. This way you can add authentic materials and experience the feel and texture of a design. You will need a large piece of card and Blu Tack or a pinboard and pins, to add ideas with ease. For a digital version, Pinterest or Canva are excellent websites for collecting inspirational ideas.


Choose a theme

Let’s say you are styling a guest room. First, decide on what theme you would like to explore and gather ideas around it. Cutting out or printing ideas from magazines or websites is a great way of seeing all your ideas together in one place. Or pin themes and ideas you come across online for a digital board.


Collect, collect, collect

Gather a bank of magazines, any fabric that catches your eye and a selection of paint or wallpaper samples. It is a good idea to gather a wide selection of materials, so that you have a good variation. Look through your magazines and cut out any designs or bedroom furniture ideas that you are drawn to. Visit online shops and print off any furniture that captivates you. If you are out and about, photograph anything that grabs your attention. This may be a luxury sofa bed, a rug or even a unique pattern.


Assemble your board

For a guest bedroom, for example, pick your favourite image and place it in the middle. From that you can see what colour schemes, textures and patterns may work. Use it to decide on your dominant, subdominant and accent colours. For example, you may choose a powerful blue for your dominant colour and use lighter versions of the colour for accessories such as bedding and throws.

For a traditional mood board, resist sticking everything down straight away and experiment with laying out materials in different places. In doing so you can get a clearer picture on the room layout and any complementing themes.


Use it!

Keep your mood board with you at all times. If an A3 card feels a bit lumbersome, simply snap a picture of it to keep on your phone so that you always have it to hand. Having a mood board is super helpful to refer back to when you are shopping for ideas.

Mood boards are hugely versatile and can help you gain clarity on a project. Better still, you don’t need to stop at interior layouts or bedroom furniture ideas! They are fantastic when planning a wedding, a party or even creating brand designs. Mood boards are a great tool for redesigning and gaining confidence in a project and, most importantly, fun to collate!