Nursery - Mood Boards
Tuesday's Design Tips!
Being 18 weeks pregnant, I can't help the feeling of wanting to nest. Being an interior designer and planning all the details as far in advance as possible wishes I can start the nursery set up! With that said, it's also part of our phase 2 remodel and therefore is under construction. To prep for the new room decor I set up a mood board. So when the time comes, I will know what the room will look and feel like with color schemes in advance to placing any orders. Below are a few tips about how to put together a mood board.
We are at the stage of have taken the wallpapered sheetrock down and scraping the existing popcorn ceiling. We plan to insulate the interior walls as this room shares a wall with the hallway that opens up to the dining room and kitchen. Therefore, we want to insulate to help with noise control...and I will not want to wake a sleeping baby!
The mood board I have put together over that last week to give a feeling of rest and relaxation; perfect for a bedroom.
Mood board tips:
Before starting with any tangible items, think about how you want to space to feel and function. Once you've decided that, the other items will either be a yes or no.
Start with either the focus of what is going to be in the room, for example for a bedroom, perhaps a bed frame, that would be where I start.
Pick the color of the space along with the focus piece along with any accents such as the trim work.
Then the rest will fall into place (rug and/or carpet, hardware, chairs, other furniture pieces, art work, etc...) with the other items building off of those colors, textures and style of the paint and focal piece(s).
I organize a mood board from the bottom up, as in what I would see at the floor of the space up to the ceiling. Keeping the mood board arranged how you would see the items, color and texture in a space will give you a better idea how that space will come together visually.
Examples of other mood boards:
These boards can be done in a number of different ways. They can be a visual example of the ideas for the space, colors, textures, or similar items you may want to look for- for your space, or actual pieces.
There are a few more details to be hammered out as I get the decor together and ordered. I cannot wait for this room to be complete...well the rest of the phase 2 remodel as well of course. But this particular space is completely brand new to me; so stay tuned!
(Source Photos: My own photos and nursery mood board, Pinterest, blog,sampleboard.com, stylebyemilyhenderson.com)