I always feel overwhelmed when I start decorating because I never know where to start. There's a lot to consider: the room layout, colors, style and of course keeping everything within budget. To help me plan things out (I know, typical type A), I create a "mood board" for the room.
For those of you that aren't in the advertising world, let me try to explain without sounding completely crazy. A mood board is basically a collection of images or words typically laid out in a collage. They're used in initial client presentations to help bring a new ad campaign to life. It sort of helps you visualize what a campaign idea could be without investing a ton of time thinking through every detail of a TV spot or print ad. Anyway, being the nerd that I am, I use them in my everyday life. :)
Here's what my living room mood board looked like. I like to pull in pictures from furniture stores, Pinterest, and even pictures of furniture I already have. It's just a good way to play around without making any financial investments. And, they're fun to look back at after the room is done!
And here's how the room turned out!
I still need to hang something over the couch. I'm just waiting for that perfect flea market gem. Anyone have any ideas?
James made these custom floating shelves and I think they turned out great!
Couldn't resist <3