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Dream Home Diaries: Crafting Your Vision with Mood Boards

Creating a mood board is a great way to visualise and organise your ideas for your dream home in one place. It can help you to  build your aesthetic preferences, colour schemes, and unique design elements  in a digestible way.  Here's a step-by-step guide on how to create your very own mood board for your next design project.

Before you start, think about the style and atmosphere you want to create throughout the different spaces in your home.  How do you want to feel? How do you want your guests to feel when they sit in your living room or at your dinner table? Consider factors like colour schemes, furniture styles, as well as materials to guide you when gathering your inspiration.


Step 1: Gathering materials

  • Magazines and Catalogues: Collect magazines or catalogues that feature home decor and architectural elements. Cut out images, colours, and textures that resonate with your vision.

  • Online Sources: Explore websites, Pinterest, or Instagram for digital inspiration. Save images that capture the essence of your dream home.

  • Fabric and Material Samples: If you have specific ideas for fabrics, textures, or materials, collect samples. This could include paint swatches, fabric samples, or flooring options.

Step 2 : Choose a Base                                                                                                                                   Select a base for your mood board. This could be a large piece of poster board, a corkboard, or  blank page on a  digital platform like Pinterest or Canva.

Step 3: Organize and Arrange

  • Layout: Start arranging your collected materials on the board. Consider the flow and organization of images. You can group them by room or by design element.

  • Colour Palette: Pay attention to the colour scheme. Use paint swatches, fabric samples, or coloured paper to represent the colours you want in each space.

  • Textures and Materials: Incorporate texture by including samples or images that represent the materials you envision in your dream home, such as wood, metal, or stone.

Step 4: Add Personal Touch

Include personal elements that make your dream home uniquely yours. This could be cultural references, personal photos, quotes, or anything that holds sentimental value and contributes to the overall ambiance you want.

Edit and Refine

Step back and review your mood board. Ensure that it  reflects your vision and. Adjust as needed, removing or adding elements to enhance the cohesiveness of the board.

Step 5: Finalise and Implement

Once you're satisfied with your mood board, use it as a reference when making design decisions for your dream home. Share it with architects, interior designers, or anyone involved in the project to convey your vision effectively.

Creating a mood board is not only a fun and creative process but also a practical tool to ensure that your dream home reflects your style and preferences.

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