Have you ever wished you could put all of your home inspiration in one place to see at a glance what your home will look and feel like?
A mood board is a visual tool that communicates home design concepts and visual ideas. It is a planned arrangement of images, materials, pieces of text, etc. that is intended to convey a particular style.
Creating a mood board isn’t just for fun, it’s practical. A mood board provides the perfect vehicle to put your ideas together in one place, so you can really see if they mesh. It’s also a great roadmap for making your home selections when you reach the design portion of your building journey with Wayne Homes. Follow these easy steps and get started making your own mood board.
Process for Creating a Mood Board:
- Gather style inspiration–Instagram, Pinterest, design magazines are all great ways to find visual inspiration for your mood board. The Wayne Homes Pinterest page has lots of inspiration to get you started. Print, cut out and mix and match! Remember: Always save photos to go back to reference…sometimes it’s hard to remember when you make changes.
- Start with standout pieces–One of the best places to start is with your must-have pieces. The statement rug that pulls the room together or the opulent dining chairs you’ve been eyeing. These items become focal points for your mood board to build upon. Wayne Homes’ Product Designer Brittany Burkhart said, “In the Concord virtual tour, there was a set of mid-century modern leather chairs that I just loved and wanted to make a part of the great room design. So I started with those and picked a rug and other furniture to match.” In this example, the chairs took the lead, but typically, starting with the rug and working your way up is the easiest route.
- Architectural elements–Don’t forget to select architectural elements for your home as well. The mood board is not simply for interior selections! These structural design elements could help make the home fit your chosen style better and can be incorporated throughout the home and into its exterior. These could be things like wainscot or trim details on the walls, tray ceilings or fireplaces. Wood beams in the front porch or ceilings. Or maybe adding legs or corbels to the island and crown molding to the cabinetry.
- Floored by all the choices–You have to set the tone of your style from the ground up. Be sure to choose materials like flooring, cabinets and fixtures to match your selected style for a seamless look and feel throughout the home.
- Color me happy–Colors can be chosen last to ensure they match the furnishings selected. However, neutral paint could be chosen almost simultaneously with choosing materials and furnishings. More specific paint colors for accent walls, etc., can wait until the end.
Taking snapshots of the colors, materials, and furnishings you plan to use and adding them all together in one space is the most helpful thing you can do when designing a home. Mood boards are a great way to see everything start to come to life before you actually even purchase much at all. It will give you the confidence to make your selections knowing your decor, paint, and architectural accents will all come together to create your perfect home.
Do you have design ideas to share with us? Drop us a line and let us know how we can bring them to life.
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