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Our House Mood Board

Creating a mood board can be a very helpful way to figure out what mood or look you want to create in your home. We made our mood board (above) on the computer with Photoshop, but you can create something inspiring for your home with a bulletin board, too.

A mood board can help you start to visualize how old pieces will work in a new space, or how new furniture or lighting could be mixed in with pieces you already have to create a whole new look.

It’s fun to get creative with a color palette, or remind yourself of colors and patterns you’ve already committed to. You can even play around with color tones and intensities of color to change the mood of a space!

I find it’s helpful sometimes to get away from the room itself and instead play with the elements and color family on paper (or the computer) until you find a combination that inspires you.

Do you ever make mood boards for your home?

PS. Yesterday we kicked off The Love Your Home Challenge! See the list of week one’s challenges here!

Mood Board Sources: 1 (Carson Wall Sconce) // 2 // 3 // 4 (sold out) // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 //14 // 15


  1. Deanna Rabe

    I’ve never done a mood board before, but it looks like fun!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      It’s fun to play around with colors, fabrics and get ideas for what you love most! :) Have a great Monday, Deanna!

  2. sandyc

    Don’t have Photoshop or a freebie version and probably wouldn’t have time to learn it now. But did do a mood board for my office on the computer, creating a table and just pasting in my items. Lots of fun and actually have it all except for the hanging light fixture and my new floors (my bamboo chair mats are filling in nicely). What I’d really like to do is Photoshop my oak kitchen cabinets white and then redo my busy ceiling.

    So eager to see your mood board actualized in your home. Love, love, love that blue club chair. Lucky enough to have a pair from my late husband – he’d had them forever apparently when his first wife had them recovered in 1980s formal cream and rose and blue stripes. We recovered them and they are due again but they’re in great shape and they are absolutely the most comfortable chairs in the world.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      It is fun! I am excited to see how my old things will come together with a few new ones. I just ordered that blue chair so I can’t wait to show it when it arrives! :)

  3. Barbara (WA)

    This is a good idea – I sorta do this on Pinterest but haven’t tried it otherwise. I’m anxious to redo our living room with fresh colors while keeping things we already have (artwork, collections, etc.). Maybe I’ll do a living room board.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Yes, you can do a mood board with similar results on a Pinterest board! I think you should try it for your living room, it really does help! :)

  4. Linda Stoll

    There’s nothing like seeing and fabrics and dreams right in front of you to make them come alive … and to see what works and what never would …

  5. Melinda

    I’ve loved Pinterest for my idea boards. It’s super easy and almost every site I visit online has a link to Pinterest and if not, I can copy a picture or take a picture and add it. Super easy!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      I agree, we do the same thing, we have a board set up for our new home and do lots of pinning! It really does help to get your ideas in order!

  6. Abby

    What a great idea! It can be hard to visualize what style you want your home to have, and putting pieces together like this to match color/style can help. This is also great if you just know you want a different style but you aren’t sure what. You can match furniture pieces you like and see what comes of it.

  7. Julie Blanner

    I love the palette, textures and pattern play! Beautiful, Melissa!

  8. Anna

    You can also try or if you don’t have Photoshop.

  9. Lee

    Why am I not getting any more email from your blog…I so enjoy your latest projects, but Feb 29th it all stopped?


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