Redecorating your home can often seem like a daunting task. Most people, when they choose to redecorate, often like to pick a theme or cohesive colour combination which will work with their existing furniture and can be used throughout the property.

But finding that perfect theme or combination can often be easier said than done. However a mood board is the perfect solution to this problem.

Mood boardWhat is a Mood Board?

Put simply, a mood board is a collection of inspiring images, colour swatches and other ideas which you can create, build upon and refer to when planning and carrying out the redecoration of your home.

Images can come from anywhere, and be of anything. Perhaps you’re out walking and you see some beautifully coloured leaves, flowers, or stone. Take a picture, then put it on your mood board. Inspiration can be found all around us, and a mood board is the perfect way to store and organise your inspiration so it makes sense.

Many people choose to use a cork board, or wall in their home, as a mood board. Others choose to use a scrapbook or photo album. You can either make your own mood board or buy one online or on the high street. Some people even choose to have online mood boards on sites such as Pinterest. The possibilities are endless.

How Can Mood Boards Help Us?

Apart from being a place to keep all of your interior decorating inspiration, to refer to when thinking about how you would like to decorate your home, a mood board can also be a focal point for a group of people who are all working on the same decorating project together.

Mood boardA mood board can also be a place to keep pictures of furniture you’ve seen which you like the look of, or accessories which you may someday wish to have in your home, such as beautiful curtains from By thinking about your home in this way – in terms of how you would like it to look in the future – you can more easily work out a cost effective and practical set of solutions for achieving your vision.