How to Create a Mood Board

A mood board is an essential step when it comes to designing a space. They are a great way to get clarity on your style and gives clearer direction to trades too.
Mood Board

Have you ever been trying to explain your vision to someone, and they just don’t get it? It’s annoying isn’t it!

With a mood board you never have to experience that situation again. You can bring all your ideas and feelings to life in a beautifully visual way.

It also allows you to get your head around the vision, and play with different ideas. With a mood board, there’s literally no limit to the possibilities.

Benefits of a mood board

Let’s summarise all the benefits before we talk about how to create one:

  • Effortlessly articulate your vision
  • Explore different options and ideas
  • Easily work with suppliers to source different products for different budgets, and get the same look 
  • Enjoy the creative process and play with pushing boundaries

How to create a mood board

The actual process is a very personal one. We recommend having a play initially to see what works for you. The key is to go into the process with no expectations – the more you can relax into it, the more open you will be to different ideas, and the more the creative juices will flow.

Traditional mood boards

Sometimes nothing beats being able to physically touch and feel something – especially if textures are important to your project. So if this is how you’d like to roll, grab yourself a pair of scissors and some glue!

Browse through magazines and even print images from the internet. As you can see with the example below, you don’t have to be literal with your imagery; i.e. if you’re designing a new bathroom you don’t have to stick to bathroom/interior design magazines for all your inspiration, and it doesn’t have to be bathroom related.

  • Use words that set the mood
  • Find shapes, patterns and colours that create the vibe you want
  • Even locations or countries that excite you

You can find inspo in the strangest of places, if you’re open to it. Even if you’re out and about – at the train station, the park, your favourite cafe – take photos and print them for your board later.

You can even make a 3D mood board with samples of the different materials you’re considering:

Tile Mood Board

Digital mood boards

The same principles as above apply here, in terms of taking inspiration from anywhere and everywhere, however everything is created online.

There are some great software options available to make the process easy for you. One of our favourites is Canva. Here, you can choose from a range of mood board templates and simply drag and drop images onto your board. You can upload your own material and also search through their extensive library of images, graphics and illustrations:

Canva Mood Board

Digital can be a great option if you want to work with suppliers from different locations, as you can simply share or email the image with them – wherever they are.

Show us your mood board!

So if you’re embarking on a project, we encourage you to get mood boarding and come show us! We will happily share with you everything we know and show you our wide range of tiles, so together we can turn your ideas into a beautiful reality.