When it comes to redecorating, in today’s market the choice of products, finishes and colours can become overwhelming. Unless you have a clear idea of what kind of look and colour scheme you wish to create it can become difficult to know where to start. The compilation of mood boards can be a valuable tool in assisting in this decision making process for a variety of reasons.
Firstly, mood boards are a cost effective way of playing around with different ideas and colour schemes. They are basically a mini version of the proposed decor scheme
allowing us to see what combinations work best or what our individual preferences are. The most obvious advantage of this is that we can see what the scheme will look like before committing to anything thereby avoiding costly mistakes.
The compilation of the mood board itself can be great fun as it is a creative process in itself and allows us to express our ideas as conservative or wild as they may be. Often when working though the process new ideas arise that we may previously not have thought of helping us to create a finished designer look.
Mood boards by their very nature permit flexibility as they are really intended to help convey a mood or feeling. For example, if you are looking to redecorate your lounge which is intended as a place for relaxation, you may wish to create a board using images of a tropical beach to create that feeling.
Once you have a more concrete idea of which scheme you wish to go with, you may want to go a step further and create a sample board. A sample board will contain images or samples of actual products that you intend to use in the room and therefore will give you a much more realistic idea of what the finished decor will look like. It is also a great way of seeing how all the different features of the room such as wall coverings, flooring, furniture and lighting will work together in reality and if they will fit into the dimensions of the room. After all there is nothing worse than ordering your dream sofa only to find it will not fit.
Halina Sroka is the owner of Anuhya Interior Collection, an on-line boutique specializing in contemporary home accessories and furniture. Uniqueness is at the core of Anuhya and many of our products are one-off pieces appealing to those of you looking for something completely individual and special.