Starting a home reno, room revival or mini-makeover? A digital mood board is a great place to start. It allows you to gather all your thoughts and ideas into a cohesive vision for your dream interior.
At Love Tree Interiors, our interior stylist team are always using mood boards to bring together creative concepts for our client’s rooms. We’ll arrange the curation of furniture, accessories and soft furnishings all together, to curate a look that’s right for the space.
We thought we’d let you in on our top tips for creating your very own interior mood board.
Choose the right digital canvas
With so many programs and methods of creating a mood board, it can be a little overwhelming to know where to actually create your mood board. Our go-to is Adobe InDesign, but we also love Canva as a free and easy alternative.
We find that using a landscape or square size artboard works best for fitting in all your images.
Start with any existing pieces or room features
Our signature style has always been a bit eclectic; we love the combination of old and new. That’s why when creating a concept for a client’s room, we will always check what existing furniture or features they want to keep in the space. We then include an image reference of this on our mood board. This will ensure that as we start to build our mood board, the concept works back with our client’s treasured pieces, like the antique sideboard or original artwork.
Include inspiration references
When creating mood boards for new product collections for our clients we like to include design reference images as these really help to visually communicate the desired aesthetic. These could be fashion, architecture or interior inspiration – anything that encapsulates the vibe we are trying to achieve for that particular space. Instagram, Pinterest, and blogs are all great places to go for inspo images. We will usually add 1-2 images to our mood boards.
Add some texture
It’s important to bring your mood board to life with some ‘visual’ texture. This could mean adding a plant, the weave of a rug, or the look of a fabric. We do this to create visual interest and warmth to the concept.
Without these accessories or realistic features, your mood board can lack personality. When it comes to adding these images, we like to use a background remover tool so that we can really layer the elements on our mood board.
It’s all in the arrangement
It can take some time to get the perfect layout for your mood board, and that’s ok – it’s the beauty of working digitally. We usually try to arrange furniture and accessories in a way that they would look in the real space. We might place a rug towards the bottom of the page, then layer on our furniture on top.
Play around with what pieces compliment each other when side by side.
So, now it’s time to get creative and start to bring together that dream space! We’d love to see your handy work (especially when your mood board includes a Love Tree piece 😍), so don’t forget to tag us @thefamilylovetree.