Living Stylish – Using a Mood Board for Inspiration

If like Liz and I, you have empty bedrooms once used by your now grown up children, you may be thinking about redecorating and creating a guest room. Liz is doing just that at the moment so she is using a mood board for inspiration. Mood boards are a great idea for seeing how things work together. We use Photoshop but you could just as easily cut out images and stick them to a large piece of card or create a Pinterest Board.

Creating a Mood Board for inspiration to update a guest bedroom

For this mood board Liz chose serene and elegant, light pastels.

guest bedroom mood board

Wallpaper // Lamp // Heart picture // Pink storage box // Dressing table // Love cushion // Fur cushion // Bed // Towels // Pink Ottoman // Sheepskin rug // Grey throw and bedding //

Starting with a colour scheme in mind will help you pull the room together. Think about what sort of mood you would like to create. As a guest room Liz wanted to create a welcoming and relaxing environment so soft pastels are perfect.¬†A soft grey is dominant here, with the bed being the centrepiece with it’s luxurious velvet headboard. Once you have put your dominant colour on your mood board, you can start to see how other accent colours fit around it.

using a mood board for inspiration, creating a guest bedroom

Dressing table

To add to the luxurious feel, a glass dressing table and lamp base also add a modern touch. The welcoming feel is enhanced with a tactile sheepskin rug and cushion. On your mood board you can see how different textures work together too.

using a mood board for inspiration, creating a guest bedroom

Cushion

One feature wall will be papered in a grey and blue print and a cushion has been added with a blue print to tie in with the wall.

using a mood board for inspiration, creating a guest bedroom

Wallpaper

Finally, pink gives a gentle pop of colour that keeps the theme elegant but not girly.

using a mood board for inspiration, creating a guest bedroom

Ottoman

Having been in my house for 20 years, there is plenty that needs updating so we will be sharing more interior ideas in future posts. Next up are the bathrooms and cloakroom, major jobs that will hopefully be started in late Spring.

Do you use a mood board for inspiration when you are making over a room? Leave a comment below if you have any great interior tips to share.