The mood boards have become very trendy lately. With their beautiful photos glued to each other, this montage looks very easy to do. However, designing an efficient, balanced mood board that gives a real guideline to your future decoration project is not that easy. The mood board, or trendy decoration board or even mood-board in the field of communication is a communication tool that makes it possible to clarify interior design ideas in the design phase of a decoration project. It allows you to collect and condense the information related to the decoration project and thus to visualize in a simple way the aspect and the atmosphere that you want to give to your interior. So how to create mood boards?
To Start Well
First of all, it is important to define a space, a limit that will allow you to create more easily: for example, a cork board allows you to pin and easily move your photos, pieces of fabric and other collected treasures and it allows you to delimit an “intervention zone”. Having limits is always more reassuring? Once you are experienced in the exercise, you can also place your photos directly on a wall. The cork board is a first step that allows you to collect your information. Then you will sort it out and determine what is most relevant and which will really intervene in your final mood board.
Mistakes to Avoid
The important thing to make a good mood board is not to have preconceived ideas about the final project. Too often, we can see mood boards which bring together elements (furniture or small decorative supplies) that we will find in the shopping boards and which are arranged next to each other. For me, these are not mood boards, even if they can be quite pleasing to the eye, but shopping boards because it is only a repetition of what will be developed in the project. And above all, it suggests that you have already planned what will intervene in your project. It is a kind of work in reverse, directive, premised and frozen. By doing so, you will control the end result in advance and limit yourself in the creative process.
Those who try to make the trend board an exhaustive representation of what they have planned already. For this project and who stumble at all stages: they cannot find what they are looking for in magazines, few or too many things inspire them, the images that represent their desires are not the right size, do not have the right color. They did not find the right amount of parquet to cover the surface they planned, they do not have the image of the sofa they would like to put in the living room. With Foyr Neo you can trust it.
What to Focus On
The mood board should suggest the colors, materials and design lines that will be used in your decoration project.
It is also important to take into account the ratio of the ingredients to each other: colors, shapes, materials, styles, etc. that is to say suggest in your mood board at what measurements a particular color will be used and which material will intervene. So, if you use a splash of color as an accent color in your decor, this is not a dominant shade. It should not then take up a lot of space in your mood board.