As ideas form about styling a home during a renovation, visualizing what is possible can give us a sense of definition and clarity. If you’ve been watching the renovation shows or enjoy looking at homewares, themes and trends around designs and colors may stand out.
One of the most inspiring ways to piece together the concept you want is to create an all-important mood board.
A mood board gives you a focal point to express a vision easily through pictures, instilling confidence or creating an environment where you can see if the concept will work or not.
Collating pictures at the beginning of a project gives you a place to start when you are exploring a style, and as you build up the images, a story begins to form that represents your design.
Keywords can help organize your thoughts and assist you with research as well. Discover what patterns and colors are featured to develop your eye for various styles. The images you see for a Hamptons-style home will differ from an Art Deco home.
When starting, take it room by room and get inspired.
Check out Pinterest or Instagram or look at real estate listings of homes sold in the area you are renovating.
How did those homes look?
What kind of fixtures, finishes, and accessories did they have?
Do you see colours you can use that appear often?
Did a particular pattern or texture catch your eye?
Pictures or samples of paint and materials give us the clues to create a mood board we can set up and easily interchange. Moving the images and pieces around can give us confidence as we decide what style represents our vision.
Moodboards don't just help us crystalize a few images into a presentable theme; they can unlock strong emotional responses in people, helping them connect deeply into the lifestyle they imagine and must have too!
Bringing your vision to life with a mood board can be fun and easy to set up; use cardboard or a corkboard or any surface you can attach pictures to or paint on if need be.
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