Inspiration Boards and Mood Files

Inspiration boards also known as mood boards are simply a collage of images, materials, textures and fabrics that you would like to use in your design project. Every designer, stylist and decorator for your home will tell you that creating an inspiration board before any home improvement project is a must.

We had to do countless inspiration boards for our interior design classes at NYU. The biggest pro to creating an inspiration board, is it helps organize your thoughts and bring them out of your imagination to a working board. I won’t go into more detail about how to create one, in this post, but you can see some very creative ones on Holly Becker from decor8’s blog. She ran a contest a while back really encouraged people to submit their mood boards.

Link to more submissions from Holly’s contest.

I started to create a few for our new home. Garden, kitchen, bedroom, guestroom, study, living and dining……., but decided to keep it to an online board – Hidalgo Casa Mood Files, till after we move.

I would love to read your feedback on them.