Moodboards have been used by designers and creative types for years. They are not just about looking arty, creative and imaginative they are useful and have a genuine purpose when it comes to changing your home interiors. So if you're thinking of redecorating a room try out the interior designer's trick of making a moodboard before you take the plunge. We explore the tips, tricks and tools to create a great moodboard.
Where to create your moodboard
Originally moodboards were a scrapbookers delight of collecting, cutting and sticking into a touchy feely collage. Today there are digital equivalents to make moodboards a glue free experience which doesn't require any preparation or cost a penny and allows you to easily share, get feedback and be inspired by others with boards of similar style. Below is our top five digitial moodboard platforms to organise your interior inspirations:
How to use your moodboard
Creating a moodboard is a great way to visualise how the final room will look and help you to obtain a focus for the look you want, decide on colourways and keep your ideas together so you don't become distracted. A moodboard created for a room is a reminder of what you need and don't need and what colours you are using. Time spent at this stage saves you money later on by helping to avoid impulse purchases when you start actually creating your ideas only to find it doesn't work when it's all put together. Create your moodboard and refer to it regularly so your design and ultimately the look of your room will be focussed and the end result will be much better for this time spent ahead of starting.
- Be realistic and tackle just one room at a time.
- Take photo's and upload images of existing possessions that are staying e.g. your bed, an arm chair etc.
- Start with your colour pallet.
- Consider your surfaces and coverings - floors, walls, windows, doors.
- Furniture and finishing - seating, tables, storage, handles, details & accessories.
- Arrange your board like your room - flooring on the bottom, curtains and light fittings to the top.
- Create then revisit and challenge your moodboard. What works, what doesn't? Then add to and remove items.
We design and create moodboards for all Betta Living customers to help them to accessorise their new room installations to help them to "Get the look". Betta Living have a wide range of stunning home accessories which add the fabulous finishing touches to rooms from furniture including beds and chairs, rugs, lighting, electrical appliances, wall art and more. Our moodboards are then translated into finished designs
Moodboards are always a great place to start with any home improvement project, they help to distill inspirations, focus your ideas and help to combat that overwhleming feeling. However when it comes to actually implementing the ideas on your moodboard, well that is always the ultimate challenge!
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