I have been “working”….ummm thinking about my daughter’s room for the past little while now. We have purchased a desk already that I am going to re finish, so now it’s time to work on picking out some more of the details. When I start a room I like to do a mood board. A mood board is just a place to put all of your ideas and design inspiration for the room. I look online and decide on all the things we want to buy or put in the room. I then open excel and just copy and paste all my ideas about the room so it is organized in one spot. I have a picture of the desk we picked out, the bed spread she chose, the chair she likes, some pillows and so on. I put all of this together to see if I like it. This is good for a variety of reasons. First, it will save you money. If you can copy and paste your ideas on the computer for free, you can easily see what goes together and what might not go together before you buy it and take it home. Also, if you are working with another person like I am, you can show them your ideas and edit them as they tell you what they like and don’t like. For instance, I knew she wanted a pretty neutral room but I wanted to jazz it up a bit. I found a sample of some removable wallpaper I want to put on one wall. I just copied and pasted the sample from their website and saw that it would look great with the room. I then showed it to her to see if she liked it…and she did!
I use this is as a guideline for me. Never a rule. I don’t follow it exactly, but I use it almost as a start of my “recipe” for the room. It also gets me excited to actually start the project. Things change as the room progresses, but it is nice to have something to follow and some inspiration do draw from.