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How to Create your own Mood Board like an Interior Designer

Most homeowners usually have some sort of design in mind before visiting an interior design firm, discussing their ideas with them and ultimately leaving the design to the designers. While this may be the usual process, homeowners are free to go the extra mile to create their own mood board to help the designers to visually narrow-down to your dream home. Our designers share some of the most important rules and tips to follow for creating mood boards.

1. Start with a design or theme

You may be overwhelmed at the start because you don't know where to start. Fret not, as the easiest way to start is looking at popular designs online such as Pinterest and settling on a preferred interior design. As the primary purpose of the mood board is to give you a visual representation of different items, textures and colours working together, you will be able to piece them together afterwards. After settling on a starting point, you can explore multiple possibilities that can be harmonious with each other.

2. Arrangement your Visuals

After settling on a design or theme, we'll be populating the mood board with pictures, shades and combinations of various layouts.

To begin, if you’re going to feature a lot of color, consider choosing a white background as it will help the different pieces stand out. Putting together a color chart is also a good idea before you even get started. Feature the main and the complementary colors in small rectangles on the side of the mood board.

3. Group Furnishings Together

Its not uncommon to be excited creating your dream home and be carried away in adding various furnishings and fixtures. When a mood board becomes too cluttered, the result will be counter-productive. Try to group larger items like sofas, chairs and tables together, whereas for smaller items, increase their size to maximise visibility.

Another key pointer is to note that the representations on a mood board do not need to be to scale. If a smaller item features lots of ornaments that will be lost if you keep it tiny, increase the size of that visual alone in comparison to everything else featured on the mood board.

4. Compare and Research for Ideas

While doing your mood board, make sure to regularly reference and compare yours with other mood boards of similar design theme. While inspiration may take time to strike, its important to save all of the images that you like and may eventually use later on. It is helpful to have different folders that you can add options to, such as furniture, textiles, ornaments and decorations.

5. Bringing it All Together

Once you have all of these pieces together, you can play with the arrangement of your board. Don’t hurry to attach anything permanently before you experiment with a couple of different layouts.

A good mood board features only items you love and giving your interior designer such a presentation can really help for the realisation of your vision. So don’t hurry, enjoy the research and have fun while putting a mood board together.

If you need some assistance or you already have a mood board that you’d like to share with a professional, don’t hesitate to contact us. If not, check out our portfolio for some inspiration. We’re looking forward to learning more about your idea and executing it in your dream home!


At Dreamakers Interior we believe that every space has the potential to become unique, harmonial and beautiful. We are proud of what we do and are prepared to work overtime to guarantee that you are satisfied with the way your space looks. From full-scale projects to small renovations, we invite you to take a look at our gallery and see what we have done. Below are some of our favorite projects. If you need professional help for design conceptualization or space planning, let us know

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