Creating your dream living room
Where do you start when you are looking for ideas for updating your living room? There is so much information available to us that it can be hard to know to choose.
Determining what your style is can be one way of finding the things you want to incorporate into your living space. Another deciding factor could be what your budget allows you to pay for certain items. A great tool I recently discovered are creating mood boards on line.
Creating a mood board
For years I have collected pictures and other items that struck my interest and filed them away in a box. Sometimes I sort through these for inspiration. I also have made collages with pictures of subjects I like. At some point I will share some of these in another post. They are lots of fun to do, but time consuming.
Above is an example of a mood board template I used and changed up the pictures and adjusted the colors. It is fun and so easy to do!
Besides pictures you can use any kind of material for inspiration, some ideas to get you started:
- pieces of fabric,
- Favorite items you have around the house,
- Pieces of paper in your favorite color,
- Post cards,
- Inspiration from nature: Leaves, flowers, twigs, stones etc.
How to make a mood board in Canva.
First create an account with Canva, it is free! Then find the tab: “Explore templates” and click on it.
This will bring you to:
Under Photo collages you will find the tab for “mood boards”. And here they are:
Now let the fun begin!
Find a template you like and that will hold the pictures you want to save on it.
This was the original template I used for the mood board earlier in this post. You can see I changes most of the pictures. I also adjusted the colors. Click on ” edit this template” in the green box.
Click anywhere on the template and you will be able to change your pictures, edit the text and change the colors.
Click on the color you want to change, it then will show up at the top bar, click on this and a selection of the current colors will show. Click on the plus sign to change the color.
I used the above template to create a mood board with beautiful living room furniture from Arhaus, make sure to check out their gorgeous furniture!
Now go ahead and make you own mood board! Hope you found this post help full. Leave a reply when you have a question or comment!
Related post soon to come: http://www.aroundthefirepit.com/color-psychology-infographic/