Creativity is half the battle - but you still need a concept. Moodboards help wonderfully.
On a moodboard, all the ideas and inspirations for a project are collected - whether it's about a facility, a new fashion collection, a novel or a school presentation. When the moodboard is gradually created, ideas are visualized and developed.
Moodboards are not creative spinners, but a serious tool (but yes, it's also fun to express and experiment with your own idea on a mood board ...).
What comes on a moodboard, first, is a matter of taste and secondly depends on the project. Interior and fashion designers rarely come out without color and fabric samples. These can usually be easily requested from the respective manufacturers.
Pivot everything that suits your project - or at first, whatever you like. Fabric patterns, magazine tears, dried flowers - everything that has a color, shape, texture or mood that you like and that you want to find in your project. For example, start with very general pictures, even if they are landscape shots! At first, be very intuitive - it's about moods, So an atmosphere and mood.
But maybe you also have a favorite color, which should be installed? Then this will be the starting point.
Frank Theuerkauf Design + Concept from Hamburg leave here using a moodboard create a new interior ambience for a house on Sylt.
For starters, creating a digital moodboard is quick and easy. Use Sketch or collect your inspiration for example in digital Ideabooks on Houzz - the favorite pictures will quickly lead to a red thread, such as a great color combination or ideas for specific arrangements.
In order to test the haptic and the real effect of the materials in the second step, you then order suitable samples of your favorites and create a real mood board.
Here, Gleba + Störmer from Berlin combined wall paints and tile samples. On a small scale you can see how colors, materials and textures harmonize.
For their projects, interior designers often create a mood folder that they can take to their customers. They stick in, sorted by room, material samples and thus always keep track. You can always take such a mood board with you for furniture shopping and wallpapers. Meanwhile, a digital mood board is often used for this, which you can flip through on the tablet and work on together with the customer.
If you prefer the moodboard for your own use or as a long-term collection of ideas with lots of material samples, then you have a fixed location. So the permanently growing creative collection has its very own place. Katleen Roggeman created a big moodboard here in Berlin in a no longer needed doorway. Clever idea!
Tip: Of course, you can also take photos of a fixed moodboard at any time and then use them on the go. Thanks to the smartphone!
Fixed mood boards can not only help with project work, but may even become wall decorations and individual decorations.
By the way, a contrasting wall makes a wall moodboard look especially nice.
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Beautiful memories are a real mood booster, if you do not feel like having a great time for the day - and such an arrangement is a moodboard in the best sense of the word!
A wild pin board like here in San Francisco is a colorful splash of color and eye-catcher on the wall. A (super cheap and completely individual) alternative to photo prints and murals!
Ultimately, a fashion moodboard like this will add fashionista flair to any room (even if you may not be a stylist). For that, you can uncontrollably loot fashion magazines and rip everything you like.
And, what are you pinning? Do you use mood boards, and if so for what purpose? Tell us in the comments!
3 MOODBOARDS AS INSPIRATION
At home between the beach, dunes and the sea
Inspired by the autumnal walk in the forest
Living à la Fragonard