Get Off On The Right Foot: Learn How To Create A Mood Board

We have a fool-proof formula for creating stylish and characterful rooms. Whether you’re looking for a mid-century modern design haven or a lavish bold luxury apartment we have a way of creating mood boards that will suit every interior design style. We’ll show you where to find inspiration, how to narrow down all your ideas into a cohesive style and how to translate your vision into a tangible design. The class is going to be creative and fun and the skills will last a lifetime.

Get your inspiration (& pick a room)

Overwhelm is often a problem when you are looking to design your room. Creating a narrow set of parameters can help immensely to be able to focus you and provide a design that is extremely curated. We don’t want something that is too wide and that is why we suggest people focus on one room, to begin with, it can often create clarity for the rest of the design.

Get your samples

These can be anything from ripped out pages of a magazine to actual floor samples and tiles. Not everyone is lucky enough to be able to have a wide library of products. Remember that your mood board doesn’t need to have a physical form – you can create this online and it works just as well as ripped out pages of magazines! Pinterest and Houzz are both great sources of inspiration although it can be difficult to not feel overwhelmed so setting a time limit may help you.

Arrange your samples

There are many different ways to do this but you do want some kind of order. Below are a few basic ways that we suggest you lay out images. Interior design mood boards will always be very different and remember to go with your unique style but they should be neat even if your design style isn’t!


Evaluate your mood board for a clear design aesthetic

Are there themes that pop up time and time again? If you had to play spot the difference between two living rooms what would those differences be? You may find that every living room interior design has a sofa and 2 chairs rather than a corner sofa but you’ve been looking at corner sofas for your room. Maybe you prefer the aesthetic of a sofa and chairs but the comfort of a corner sofa. Could a large footstool solve that problem?


Ultimately you sound end up a few clear key items that make up a theme. Note these down, not down the colours and you are well on your way to creating a scheme. Not time to start on your interior design mood board for the next room!


If you’re still stuck maybe you might want to consider hiring an interior designer, here are 10 reasons why you might want to consider moving forward that way.

You may also like