As an interior designer, it’s important that you include a design mood board to what you have visualized for the project.

A mood board is basically a series of designs, images, illustrations, textures and texts showcasing the look and feel of the project. It’s like putting what you have in mind on paper for clients to see.

In other words, a mood board works as a conceptual map of what you have in mind and what clients should expect. Here’s how you can create the best one!

1-      Balance Between What You Love and What the Client Expects

Acknowledge the client’s taste and expectations, but also think of what you love and need. Address your clients’ concerns and make sure that the mood board answers to those needs.

2-      Consider the Available Space 

The first element to consider is space, there are some styles that would be more or less suitable depending on how much space you have.

Also taken into account the interior of the house, is it completely empty or are there pieces of furniture still there? And if yes, can you keep them or do you have to throw them away?

After studying both the interior and exterior of the house, it’s time you look at the remaining space room by room and define furnishing potential for each one.

3-      Include Your Color Palette

Choose the tones of your mood board that reflect the future look of the house. Based on the color palette you choose, you will pick every item in the house according to the series of tonalities you have. 

From the curtains, sofas, beds to the cushions and accessories, they all must have the same color shade for consistency.

4-      Include Images For Inspiration

Try to get your clients to imagine the end result by including images that will inspire your design, get as much visual material as you can to achieve the perfect composition.

5-      Style Your Mood Board

Now that you have everything you need, it’s time to choose the type and formal of layout you want your mood board to adopt.

Choose between having it digitally or on paper, also decide on how you want to arrange the images and fabric samples to give a nice look. 

Another element of concern is the typography and the choice of font and characters.

At this stage, it’s really up to you and how you choose to organize and show your design. Remember that a mood board is an expression of your interior design idea, so invest in it to best reflect your vision.

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