Those in the design industry know that the best way to illustrate a design idea is to make a mood board. But, what’s a mood board?
Mood boards are collages of colors, textures, text, pictures, patterns, ideas that work together to convey meaning or a sense of design. They are most commonly used for interior design but are becoming popular instruments for sharing ideas and feelings through sites such as Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr.
Here are a couple of examples of interior design mood boards:
We at DzineSteps think that mood boards are great tools for expressing ideas and finding colors, patterns, and textures that transform your space. Being able to visualize your space using examples and similar products is incredibly useful to getting the look and feel you want.
So, we’d like to show you how to make your own mood board, using DzineSteps, of course!
How to make an Easy Mood Board with DzineSteps
Unless you’re in the interior design business, you may have not created your mood board. There are a lot of websites that can help you piece one together but you can just as easily do it with pictures and a piece of paper or cardboard. However, the more detail you add (like samples of fabric, flooring, paint, or tile) the better you’re able to plan your design. For this example, though, we’ll keep it simple and use images to show colors, patterns, and textures.
Let’s start with pictures. For our example, we’re wanting to create a den with a library. Here are the images we’re using for our mood board:
This is the room we want to update.
We want to capture the look and feel of this room.
Here are some colors we want to use.
This is some furniture and decor we think would look great in this space.
This is the kind of flooring we’d like to try.
Now, using DzineSteps, we can sample colors for the walls and the wood texture for the flooring. Here are the Dzines we created:
After we collected our samples and made our Dzines, we put them all together on a Word document. Violá! A simple mood board that can be printed and shared to help visualize the way we want the room to look.
Making your own mood board can be fun and inspiring. If you need ideas to get you going, check out DzineSteps on Pinterest! We’ll be adding our Dzine examples continually and hope that you find something that inspires you to re-imagine your space!
Judy and The DzineSteps team