What Are Mood Boards?
When designing or redesigning a space, organizing your ideas with a mood board can be super helpful. A mood board provides visuals for potential themes for a room. These can include photo collections of objects tied together by a unifying theme, mood, or color palate.
Here at La Finca we love to use mood boards! Mood boards make it easier for us and our clients to visualize a cohesive space. Mood boards capture the type of ambiance, mood, or feeling clients want their guests to have when entering a room.
Mood boards frequently use certain colors associated with mood and decor items that reflect the same feeling. For example, a sunny kitchen might encompass photos of a golden-yellow paint shade, warm wooden tables, fresh white dishes, and other cheerful decorative items.
Make Your Own Mood Board
There are several easy-to-use apps and websites that anyone can use at home on their phones or computers. Moodboard is a popular app for the iPhone and iPad (and, there's even Moodboard Lite, the free version). Moodboard gives users a way to import their photos from social media, crop them, and organize them in space like a digital corkboard.
Index is a similar, simpler app that has a corkboard background and allows one to create post-its. This helps those who are more verbally than visually inclined.
If you prefer familiar social apps or websites like Pinterest, it's extremely easy to make collages just by signing up and "pinning" your favorite design photos. Simply create a board, then surf your favorite design blogs and home decor websites.
Add photos that match the idea of the board. Search for chic paint swatches, furniture, and keywords pertaining to the theme. By opting to "pin" the photo to the board, the collections assemble these into one single place. You can create boards by design theme or style, by room, or however makes sense to you.
Whether it's a website, sitting down with an interior designer, or using apps on your iPad, iPhone or smart phone, there are many ways to use mood boards. Mood boards can spark your creativity and keep your ideas organized at the same time.