I was a bit off the grid late last week as were celebrating my daughter's 13th birthday with a house full of guests! Life is just flying right by...
BUT I'm back today starting a new series called ....
Every Monday I'm going to showcase a new mood board design for living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, and more. I'll attach sources on where to purchase any of the items in the set. The idea is to be inspired to think about your own space in a new way, so let me lead the way!
Mood boards are a great visual way to map out a space with endless benefits!
- You can put together a shopping list without leaving your couch
- Show the other half your vision for the room complete with dollar figures (let's face it, most husbands like to know the numbers...at least mine does!)
- Switch items out on the board to find what works and doesn't work without spending any money
- Re-doing a room for a friend or client? Put together a mood board so they can visualize the space and have input prior to the install
Here's our inspiration mood board and after pictures of the Master Bedroom in our first house. Unfortunately there are no before pictures, because we always think of that AFTER the room is done and this room was done pre-blogging and nice cameras. womp-womp. But I can tell you it was Lavender walls with a purple bedspread, which isn't all bad, but style evolves and it was time to go!
I first found my inspiration color for the walls: Sherwin Williams "Watery"
Beyond selecting the wall color I wasn't sure which other colors to incorporate. This is where the mood board was a game changer! Once I found "the rug" and placed it on the board I was able to pull colors from there as accents and created my whole color palette. I probably "tried out" ten different rugs before deciding on this particular rug which turned out to be the perfect addition. It also inspired the burnt orange accents throughout the space.
I knew the bedroom furniture we purchased about a decade ago wasn't going to change on this room restyle as our budget was pretty tight, so I added in elements to the room I knew I could reasonably update. I was on the online shopping hunt for curtains, rugs, bed linens and lighting. And this is what I pulled together!
The mood board was exactly the vibe I was going for in the room and the hubs agreed!
Now let's see how the room turned out!
Gorgeous huh? It's striking how similar the mood board looks to the actual room! It's my no fail go-to way to design a room every. time.
So that's it for Mood Board Monday! Okay, maybe one more look!
How do you plan a room re-do before diving right in? Any other great programs out there to create mood boards? I'd love to hear your feedback!
If you're looking for more mood board inspiration check out my console styling tips!