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Creative Moodboard techniques

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Moodboard techniques
7 creative techniques of how to build a mood board
After a couple of posts where we had seen how two of the different interior styles that BOEN is offering are applied
to a mood board, today  I'd like to talk about 7 creative techniques when it comes to build your inspiration board.

The most common mood boards you find are certainly washi-taped on a wall or being photographed from a
bird's-eye view. But there is so much more options. Let's see different ways of creating your inspirationboard now.


Top left to bottom right:
  1. Selina Lake, selinalake.blogspot.com
  2. Petra Bindel Photography, petrabindel.com
  3. Cherry Blossom World, cherry-blossom-world.blogspot.com.
  4. Home of Lindsay Stetson Thompson, evablackdesign.com
You can hang them vertical or horizontal, and once installed the structure, it is very easy to change the content.
My tip here: Make sure you add textures, it makes it just so much more interesting! Findings from a forest walk,
fabric swatches or pressed flowers are some of the materials I would probably go for. And you could always
make your kids participate, too.


  1. Riazzoli, riazzoli.blogspot.se
  2. CarolineDailyParis, carolinedaily.com
  3. The Happy Home Blog, thehappyhomeblog.com
  4. ByFryd, www.byfryd.com
We all owned at a certain point the practical wooden skirt hangers from IKEA, right? Why not using them in
a different way? If you want to go for a more customized look, try some chalk paint (autentico-chalk-paint.co.uk),
the colour palette is wonderful! The great thing about this type of paint is there is no sanding needed, and it's really
easy to apply. But if you rather prefer a more minimal look, metallic hangers should do the trick.


  1. Stilinspiration, stilinspiration.blogspot.com
  2. Hitta Hem, hitta-hem.blogspot.no
  3. Apartment 34, apartment34.com
  4. Homesick, homesick.looklab.dk

Probably not the easiest material to get your hands on but a hardware store should provide.
Iron mesh is great for an airy, contemporary and even more industrial look. And very trendy right
now with quite some examples on the internet and in magazines.

My sugesstion is to hang your materials with wooden pegs to give some contrast adding
a warmer touch.


  1. A beautiful mess, abeautifulmess.com
  2. A merry mishap, flickr.com
  3. IKEA Family Live Magazine, ikeafamilylivemagazine.com
  4. Trendenser, trendenser.se

Wooden panels are great for any room being it your kitchen (for recipes and your kids drawings) or your office
with tear sheets, Instagram pictures or colour samples. Instead of calling it an inspiration board you could use it
as a tool to remember your to do's, hang your calendar, business cards, etc. Another possibility is using it for
your living room hanging it horizontal where the panel could serve as a sort of art gallery support for posters and


  1. Karson Butler Events, karsonbutlerevents.com
  2. Chalkwhite Arrow, www.chalkwhitearrow.com
  3. Julie Pointer by Dart Photography, portfolio.dartphotographie.com
  4. Eva Black Design, blackdesign.com

Combining proper chalk notes, printed images and other materials is just a wonderful way of repurposing original
school boards. I see them in a kitchen, home office and kids rooms.

Or why not having a chalk painted wall at your entrance asking your guests to leave you a note upon arriving
or leaving. It could be any colour and has not to be the traditional black.


  1. Jeltje Photographie, jeltjefotografie.blogspot.com
  2. The every Girl, instagram.com
  3. VTWonen, woonideeen.nl
  4. Kronprinsessene, kronprinsessene.com

If you frame your mood board you are limiting the space and might give it even a more serious or let's say,
official look. But there are creative ways too like turning around a canvas (pic4) and using the frame to
attach images or build your own frame with wood strips (pic3).


  1. Present and correct, presentandcorrect.com
  2. Artifactuprising, artifactuprisingblog.com
  3. Via the Stye Files, style-files.com
  4. Country Living, countryliving.com

Probably the most creative form however is giving your mood board an unexpected shape being it a wreath,
home siluette or heart depending on the message you want to convey. Just make sure the shape is somehow
coherent with the content.

I hope you got some inspiration and useful ideas here to create your own mood board or a family shared one!
I see you soon again!

Gudy Herder eclectictrends.com

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