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In need of some inspiration? We show you how to create a mood board and get your home project started.
Home makeovers -- even just a small redo -- can be tons of fun. Although, with so many colors and patterns, you can find yourself spinning with options. An easy solution is creating a mood board to get your ideas and inspirations in order. Many decorators and designers put this tool in use to give their projects direction, and you can do the same.
Photo: Nikki Pepper
What You Will Need:
A blank board
Gluestick (tape will work also)
Magazines and catalogs
Fabric samples, paint chips (optional)
The beginning of my mood board. Photo: Nikki Pepper
- Start with just a blank piece of construction board or cardboard. I used a flap from an old cardboard box, so don't drive yourself crazy finding the perfect piece. Any scrap will do since you will be covering it.
- Get creative. Think about what you love. It doesn't have to be home-related. I added an image of Chanel perfume because I liked the rich, gold tone. For this mood board, I started with the gold and white floral paper. I liked the natural element of the flowers, and it made me want to create a cheery, springtime display. From there, I went through my pile of magazines and catalogs clipping anything that caught my eye. A theme of vibrant colors and bold flowers emerged.
- I clipped a few phrases too, don't feel like you have to stick to images. I included "10 Finds for $50 or Less" as a personal reminder not to get too pricey with my project. The nest, birds, and butterflies gave me a sense of spring, and I loved the strong colors.
Arranging clippings to create my mood board. Photo: Nikki Pepper
- Arrange your images on your board. Overlap images to give a collage effect and tape or glue in place.
Mood board complete. Time to start decorating! Photo: Nikki Pepper
- Take a look at your finished mood board. Take a look at the overall theme of your board. Mine has lots of warm, rich colors and nature images. This will give you an idea of what palette and style to take your home project in. How's that for inspiration!