How To Create A Mood Board And Make Your Vision A Reality
The moment you learn to take control of your thoughts, will be the moment you gain the power to make your vision a reality. Our inner dialogue is the driving force behind every decision we make and the path that we create for ourselves. A mood board is a physical representation of your thoughts. It is a collage of ideas displayed on a visual board that can include photos, color palettes, textures and descriptive words.
When I was little ( before Pinterest ) I used to watch my mom spend hours flipping through home decor and fashion magazines. She would rip things out that inspired her and glue them into a carefully curated collage on a poster board.
She called them her “Mood Boards.”
She swore that over time, every single thing she put on the board would manifest itself somewhere in her life.
And they did!
Over the years, I have made many of my own mood boards.
I love the physical process of ripping, gluing and making my vision a reality that I can hold in my hands.
My mood boards tend to revolve around travel, love and weddings. I love to collect images, quotes and a few pieces of plants to glue on the board.
Our studio is where I spend most of my time, so I use foam core boards to hang on the wall.
There is nothing more satisfying than pinning my mood board on the wall, and glancing at it each day. It serves as a constant reminder to pursue my dreams and make my vision a reality.
Today, I want to show you how to create your own mood board with these easy steps!
Buy Foam Board
Gather Magazines + Photos + Textures
You can purchase magazines pretty much anywhere today – the grocery store, Barnes and Nobles, or even the gas station.
I subscribe to Magazines.com to have mine personally delivered right to my door. This keeps me inspired everyday as new magazines show up.
Don’t limit yourself -the more photos you have, the better.
Print them out from the internet, or rip them from the magazines.
Try incorporating fabric, leaves, flowers, shells or any other texture that would fit your mood board. This add dimension and appeals to your sense of touch.
Find A Comfy Spot To Sit + Put On Music
This is crucial to the creative process of building your mood board. You have to set the tone right, and get the right energy flowing before you even begin.
Find a comfy spot to sit, whether that be at your desk, on your bed, or even the floor.
The music will influence the direction your mood board takes, so make sure you choose a playlist that works for you.
Lastly, just do it! Start gluing things on your mood board. Don’t worry about where they should go, or how to do it ‘right.’
The mood board will naturally go in the direction it’s supposed to.
Don’t rush. Creating a mood board takes time, and that’s ok.
Today, mood boards have become a vital tool within many industries including fashion designers, event planners, landscape architects, and more. With the popularity of Pinterest, creating a mood board can be as simple or in depth as you like.