Creating a mood board for your home decor project
Defining your concept with a mood board
All creative projects start with a concept. A concept is an outline of your creative vision.
You can keep referring to your concept as a guide to keep things cohesive consistent and flowing. Use your concept as an overriding reference point to keep your decorating cohesive with a flow.
How to create a cut and paste mood board.
The idea behind a mood board is to play around with color texture, form, finishes,prints, surfaces, materials and other inspirations until you find balance and coordination.
Start with an overall mood board for the entire project.
Then create small mood boards for each individual room still referring to the original overall mood board as a guide.
The board itself can be made out of any type of hard surface which items can be taped, stapled or glued onto.
Items you can attach to your mood board are ribbons, cotton, pebble stones, magazine, clippings, photographs, postcard, stationary, paint, fabric, swatches painted color buttons, trims, twine, leaves, flowers, feathers, shells, tiles, wood hand drawn illustrations. Add as much as you can - anything and everything you can fill the board up and it may look a bit congested eventually you will need to edit to further define the concept.
On building the mood board try not to be inhibited really let yourself explore and be extremely creative.
The editing process
Find the things that are creating a pattern or theme and create groups from that. Play around with all of your ideas and refer back to them in intervals to make any adjustments to your choices as you go,
Your job is the decorator is to edit all the possibilities this helps you make decisions so once you've organized everything in groups start elimination process.
So you'll need to choose only one or two samples of each element on the board. try not to have to many variations of the same thing.
Keep working on it. A mood board is an ongoing project once you're completely happy with the arrangement and the balance of your board permanently arrange all of your element onto the board - now it's ready.
Finding the common thread
Look at your board critically and analyze it. Begin to edit or see different and similar themes and patterns. You might find a color theme. The key is to look its only a matter of time before you see.
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