Planning + Design

How to Create a Mood Board

It can be really fun creating a mood board but it’s easy to get caught up in inspiration and forget that you are actually trying to figure out what to buy for your home remodel. We still think the process should be easy and fun, but here are a few things to consider when you are putting together a mood board for your home project.

It can be really fun creating a mood board but it’s easy to get caught up in inspiration and forget that you are actually trying to figure out what to buy for your home remodel. We still think the process should be easy and fun, but here are a few things to consider when you are putting together a mood board for your home project.


Colors

One of the easiest places to start and get your creative juices flowing is the color palette. As you start to browse different images of rooms, you might notice that you are continuously drawn to the same colors and use of color. If you find something you like in two different photos, put them next to each other to see if they clash or complement each other. 


Overall Style

Now you want to bring the lens back and look at the bigger picture. How will the whole room come together and what will you put where? Think about what you are trying to achieve when you remodel and find photos that have people in them to help you visualize how you’ll use the space. 


Specific Details

Zoom your lens in now and focus on the smaller details. What sort of molding do you want? What do your door handles look like? What tile layout do you want and where? You’ll want to find details that strike the perfect balance of beauty and function. Things like handles and knobs have the ability to completely transform the look of a room but they are also used multiple times daily so it's important that they are practical.


Have Multiple Options

It’s perfectly OK to have more than one mood board and on each mood board, having more than one example of the same thing. This doesn’t have to be your final choices, this is just inspiration. If you’re building your mood board using Beam’s software, you can rank your purchase choices so you have options outlined when you go to buy something. 


Are you thinking about starting a home remodel project and want to use the Beam software to make a project moodboard? That’s great, we’re happy to help. To get started, check out our project packages or schedule a call with us.


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