How To Create A Mood Board! | Wise Owl Interiors

Hello Mood Boards

Let’s talk mood boards. I can hear you asking what happens if I’m not an interior designer, well the answer is simple… there are no rules who can do this, its all about getting your ideas out there.

Although there are no rules it’s worth understanding the difference between a mood board and an inspiration board. It’s pretty easy when you get your head around it.

Mood boards are all about the mood that you want to create in your room and an inspiration board is all about everything you find inspirational to have in the room. Simple right?! With that in mind let me talk you through my steps in how I create amazing mood boards for interior projects.

Step 1

Before I start anything I have a rough idea of the colour scheme I’m looking to achieve in that space – this is super important otherwise you could find yourself liking so many schemes you’ll lose track of what you were aiming to achieve in the first place.

Step 2

Quite an easy one, its all about how you want to feel in your room. What mood do you want to create? Maybe it’s happy, cosy, relaxed this is your time to think about it.

Step 3

Keep both step 1 & 2 in mind, this is where you start to gather your images, fabrics etc. When working the colour scheme into a mood board I think about nature just because that’s where I get a lot of my inspiration from. Let me give you an example if I wanted to create a cosy feel to a room and cream was a colour in my scheme, I would opt for a textured image, perhaps of some sheep’s wool.⁣⁣

Step 4

This is the exciting part, bringing all your ideas together and get those creative juices flowing! You can see what works well together and what doesn’t.

Step 5

Play around with your mood board till you’ve achieved something you are happy with.⁣⁣


If you want more help on creating mood boards, drop me an email and ask me about my mood board package, I’d be happy to help!