4 Simple Ways to Create a Mood Board

   The Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Mood Board 

A mood board serves as a road map for the space we’re attempting to decorate.

It provides us with a clear path to follow . This makes the final goal of transforming the space easier to achieve. We need to have a clear vision of where we want to go.

This is a fancy word used by designers and other creatives to direct their clients.

To ease the stress of creating, many free apps have seen the light of day to help with mood board creation.

We no longer have to spend hours figuring out how to use technology to create beautiful vision boards.

The concept is now available to all, free of charge, and extremely user-friendly.

Why should you use a mood board?

A mood board aids in the creation of a visual map that directs attention in the right direction. It lays out a clear path for you to take.

This makes it easier to get to the final destination of transforming the space.

With furniture, a space does not feel complete. Furniture is necessary, but the pace is just as important as the look.

A mood board keeps us on track and prevents us from deviating.

With a mood board, we can go digital or physical. When compared to a physical board, a mood board on a computer or other device is now faster, cleaner, and mess-free.

For these reasons, I prefer the digital version. Because no one has time to get dirty sticky fingers that will require a lot of scrubbing to remove the glue.

What should we include in the mood board?

Your own captured items

After we declutter, we can choose which items to keep in the space. We photograph these items so that they can be included on the mood board.

Inspiration pictures

This is a collection of images that we have collected. At a glance, it depicts our way of life. It embodies how we want the space to feel.

It does not have to be based on the mood; it could be based on the layout of the room. The focal point in the space that you want to draw attention to.

Color palette

Choose a colour that will be used throughout the space. Either dark or light.

Consider how you want it to look in the space; it could be a combination.

Consider the look you want to achieve. Examine how it will fit into the space you want to create, and specify where you want it to go.

Accessories, pillows, flowers, vases, or paint can all be used.

Textures, Patterns, and Materials

It is critical to imagine how the materials will look and feel in the space. Whether smooth or rough, soft or hard, coarse or fine, matt or glossy, silk, woven, velvet, or embroidered, we have a preference.

The texture of a room can make it feel warm or cold. It establishes a tone in the room and makes it stand out.

Your board could feature materials such as stone, marble, metal, and wood. It brings in the experience and establishes the atmosphere we want in the space.

These are the elements that complete a room.


The things we surround ourselves with in our homes help us to feel at ease.

Colors, layout, and fabric can all elicit positive emotions and improve our mood in a space.

Using Free Templates to Make a Mood Board (in no time)

Don’t worry if you’re not tech savvy; these four apps will get you started. They allow you to quickly bring your mood board to life.

I’ve used them to make vision boards. I didn’t put them in any particular order. You can also use them to set the tone for your room makeover.

The great thing about these apps is that you don’t have to be a computer genius to use them.

The procedure is straightforward.

You gather images that you want to use. Take a break. Leave it alone. Return later. Insert images of your styles. Take a break. Leave it alone. Return later. Notes should be added. Save your work, and you’re done.


To make your mood board, use one of these four free templates.


Choose Get Canva for Free. Create an account and sign in.

You can put your creativity on display.

You have the option of starting from scratch. Alternatively, you can use an existing template to turn your ideas into a visual map.

Use a template search in conjunction with a keyword search. Alternatively, navigate to the category section to find what you’re looking for.

Choose a blank layout ( or a mood board template). Add the desired images, edit them, add texts and descriptions, and select fonts. Continue to add images from your collection.

Canva includes an auto save feature. All of your creations will be saved in the design folder for future use. When you’re finished, you can upload your work to your device.



You can use this to compile a visual record of your room’s transformation.

With this digital mood board, you can arrange images and materials. You can get ideas and make your mood board all at the same time.

You make your board and give it a name. Make a keyword search. Click on the search result that appeals to you, save it, and repeat. You are free to make as many boards as you want.


Simplify your transformation with a collage.

Excellent collage platform for defining your visual direction. This app is useful for any type of inspiration.

There is no need to sign in. You have the option to create anonymously and leave incognito.

You choose the images from your computer to upload, and the system creates a collage for you.

It includes a grid template that can be dragged and dropped. It allows you to upload a large number of images with no restrictions. It has effects and filters that make it simple to style, edit, and manipulate images.

As a final touch, you can add a title to your creation.

You have three options for exporting your image, your collage. You are now finished. It’s incredible that you can do all of this without logging in or signing up.

Milatone Moodboard


You can create a lovely mood board.

Signing up is simple; simply sign in with your Gmail account.

If you don’t already have a Gmail account, don’t worry; you can still sign up and follow the instructions, which are self-explanatory.

After you sign in, don’t let anything intimidate you. Skip the “title” selection step entirely and jump right in.

Once you’re in, there will be “pop ups” to guide you. Then it’s just a matter of dragging and dropping.

You have the option of uploading a file from your computer. The other option is to add images from the app’s search screen. You can use the search tool to access a pool of image selections.

What I liked about this app is that you can add notes, checklists, and insert comments, which is very useful. With additional text, you can capture the ideas you want.

When you believe your board is finished, export it and save it to your computer for future reference.

It was as simple as logging in, uploading images, dragging and dropping, writing notes, and saving to create these templates.

Now it’s your turn to put it to the test!

A home is what you make of it!

An inspired timeless space does not mean compromising on style.

 It should show who we are what we value, and our taste. let’s learn to create rooms that move, and inspire us.

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