Do I create a mood board or not? Well, it all comes down to the individual and if they personally have the time and/or their brain is creatively wired. Everyone is different and once you start the process it can be a real rabbit hole of ideas which is incredibly exciting for some people and incredibly draining and frustrating for others. If you fall into the later, which is ok by the way, then you should speak with a design consultant that specializes in the bathrooms as they can create your dream design which is a really powerful tool when it comes to finding a builder to complete the project. Builders have told us that they will engage more actively with prospective clients if they have a completed design and selections schedule. Talk to Designer Bathrooms Plus if you want to explore the design option.
So what exactly is a mood board?
Our supplier partners at ADP Australia manufacture premium vanities and use a cool platform called STYLE SOURCE BOOK. Here’s what they have to say.
A mood board is essentially a physical or digital canvas used to visualise design ideas. They’re a game-changer for your creative projects because they help you understand the feel of your space and spark new ideas before you make any big decisions.
Mood boards allow you to put your favourite products together and explore how they work with each other. You can mix and match colours, furniture, decor, appliances, fittings, and more, to create a collage of ideas that represent how your finished space will look.
Experiment, create, and refine your dream space.
Mood boards are the perfect way to refine your ideas and get clarity on the direction you want to take your final design. They’re an open canvas for you to explore, experiment, and tweak to find your distinct style.
At Style Sourcebook, we take this to a whole new level by bringing together over 130,000 products from some of Australia’s best brands and retailers. So, you can browse items and create your mood board all from the same place.
- Define and refine to bring your vision to life.
- Explore and create different styles, looks and colour palettes.
- Mix and match a variety of products from different brands.
- A centralised hub to save mood boards and products for your future self.
Creating your mood board
Style Sourcebook is a unique tool you can use to create jaw-dropping mood boards for free.
Step 1: Find inspiration
First up, find inspiration from your favourite designers and brands:
Browse a huge range of products from top brands and retailers on Style Sourcebook.
Check out our featured mood boards from professional designers.
Scroll through Pinterest to your heart’s content.
Flip through interior design magazines.
Follow home-decor influencers on Instagram or TikTok.
Now that you’ve found inspiration, you’re probably buzzing with ideas. Save them in the back of your mind (or on your Pinterest board), you’ll need them soon.
Step 2: Save your favourite products
Before you start creating your mood board, here’s an insider tip about a handy feature on Style Sourcebook that’ll save you a ton of time.
You can browse products by category, colour, price, brand, or retailer, view high-res images, and read the product description straight from our website. If you like what you see, hit save to create a wish list.
No more looking at 50 white couches in different browser tabs. Now, they’re all in one place. Once you’ve saved them to your list, simply drag and drop items straight into your mood board.
Step 3: Place your items into your mood board
Here’s the part where you let your creativity run wild. Have fun and combine your own photos, saved products, and favourite colours into your mood board. Enjoy being creative and let yourself go. Keep your Pinterest board, magazines, and Instagram pages open and ready to look at when you need another hit of inspiration.
Our mood board tool is super easy to use. Just click and drag anything you like from your list and onto the board. Don’t worry if things look a bit messy at this stage. You’ll tidy up your design in the next step.
Don’t forget to save your mood board. It’s easy to do. Just create a free account and hit save so you can access and edit them whenever you need to.
Step 4: Edit and refine
Now that we’ve let our creative juices flow, it’s time to edit and refine your mood board. Before you start, take a break. Grab a cup of tea or have a little snack. Looking at your mood board with fresh eyes opens up new perspectives.
Don’t forget to consider:
Do you have any restrictions?
Will the items you’ve selected fit nicely in your space? What will the layout look like with these products?
Do your current items clash?
Some clashes are more obvious than others, so take your time to think about whether alternative items may work better in the long run. There may be too many colours or patterns competing for attention.
Does it feel flat?
Sometimes we get excited about a design element and overuse it. Maybe your design has relied too heavily on one colour or texture, and it may be worth thinking about introducing something a little different to add some vibrancy or life to your space.
Can you identify any pleasing patterns?
See if you can spot any colour themes, patterns, shapes, or an overall design style you might want to use in your space.
There’s no time limit to this process. Take as long as you like – hours, days, weeks. Keep playing with options until you’ve settled on one that makes you feel the most inspired and excited.
Step 5: Share it with the world
Once you’ve finished, pour yourself a glass of wine. You deserve it.
Then, it’s time to share your work.
We’ve made it easy to show off your design skills, get feedback from family or friends and share your ideas with design clients. However, you choose to use the tool, you can share directly to social platforms or download a copy from your Style Sourcebook account. https://stylesourcebook.com.au/boards
A free consultation is available at Designer Bathrooms Plus to discuss your bathroom design options.
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