Today I am going to give you a well-known trade secret on how to create a perfect room for your house!
Creating a moodboard for your room creates a better sense of how the finished room will look.
It is what designers have been doing for ages – and you can do it yourself too!
STEP 1-SCHEME AWAY
If you have no idea where to start, I suggest browsing Pinterest. Create a board on Pinterest for your room and just start pinning away to that board. I liked French bedrooms, so I started by searching for French bedrooms.
Today I’m looking at my master bedroom, so here is my bedroom board.
A quick glance at my board shows that I am drawing to spa blues and neutral colors. I also love French beds and coronas.
Another option is to look through your favorite home decor magazines and rip out pictures of your favorite rooms and put them in a folder. Then go back through and decide on the elements you like the best and emulate it!
STEP 2- MAKE A LIST
Make a list of furniture, lighting, and rugs that you already have and are going to use in that room. I suggest taking pictures of all of these pieces and printing them out.
Now you can sort of the pieces you already have, the pieces you need, and the pieces you need to get rid of (good bye matchy matchy bedset that you bought when you were newlyweds but 5-10-20-30 years later you don’t like it anymore – get rid of it!)
STEP 3 – MAKE A BOARD
There are several ways to make a mood board.
Olioboard is an easy online service that’s free where you can design your own mood boards.
All you do is start searching for your product in the categories and then add it in. If you don’t find what you are looking for, you can upload pictures under the “my items” tab.
You can do the same thing with other programs too – I personally prefer Photoshop but Olioboard is free and easier to use than photoshop.
Although I confess I like the old-fashioned way and use poster boards, scissors, and tape.
Below is my actual mood-board. It doesn’t look as pretty as the virtual mood board, but it is easier for me to actual design all of the rooms this way.
I prefer to look at the textures and colors in person – fabrics look different in person and you can really appreciate the textures in real life. Having mood boards in person as opposed to online helps tremendously!
Then, with the pictures I took of all of my furniture, I am able to move the pieces around on the various boards!
This method is easier when designing multiple rooms in the house because you can easily move items around onto the different boards.
You can mix and match your fabrics, floors, etc with mood boards.
Mood boards are a fantastic way to organize your thoughts, save you time, and even save you money.
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