Do you want to redecorate but have no idea where to start? Or do you want to create your dream room that you've dreamt about since you were little?  

Every interior design, big or small, begins with a mood board. But how do you create a mood board? Where do you start? 

We're here to explain it to you and teach you how to create your very own! 

What is a Mood Board? 

A mood board is essentially a visual representation of ideas for a design project. It is a bundle of images put together. It's part of the initial planning stage before any design work occurs.  

Here’s an example of a mood board we put together. 

interior design mood board

Why are mood boards important?  

Mood boards are vital to visualise how you want the room to look before you start decorating. This way, you'll be able to measure your progress and watch it start coming together.  


How do you create a mood board? 


Step 1: Choose your platform 

The first thing you need to do is choose where to create your mood board. We recommend Canva if you want to move and edit the images or Pinterest if you're going to have a simple collection in one place.  

interior design mood board


Step 2: Look for inspiration  

One thing you need to do when creating a mood board is look for inspiration. Pinterest is an excellent platform to look on for inspiration. This will give you ideas about the style, fabric, and colours you want to achieve. You'll be able to see the furniture you want to include.  


rustic furniture mood board


Step 3: Gather your images 

You'll then need to gather all the images you want to use. If you're using Pinterest, save them or screenshot them using a different platform such as Canva. Although you need to make sure that everything that you're looking at is inside your budget range. 

If you're using Canva, start to add the photos you've saved onto a plain background. If you're using Pinterest, you'll be able to add them all to a vision board or separate collection. You're well on your way already! 

 rustic furniture mood board


Step 4: Arrange your images 

The next step is to arrange your images next to each other how they would be in the room. This way, you'll be able to get a proper justification of how it'll look in the room together. You might come to realise that doesn't sit right and you'll be able to replace it before you buy the item.  

Your result should look something along the lines of this! Well done! That wasn't as hard as you thought it would be, was it?  

interior design mood board


Have a look on our website or in-store for any images or furnishings you need for your newly decorated room or mood board!