THREE REASONS WHY MOOD BOARDS MATTER

We all know mood boards are essential for design creatives, but what is it that makes them so significant? Renovating without a mood board is like sitting down at the hair salon and saying, “You can do whatever you want.”

A mood board is a chic and creative way to assemble various items, to clarify your vision and play with current obsessions – as you begin preparing for a new project. Without a clear understanding of the concepts and pieces that your space needs, you will most likely be left with momentary happiness, and soon enough, dislike your sporadic impulses – bangs anyone?

Including just about anything that helps you define your direction and empower the inner creative, ABI recognises mood boards as a crucial element within the design process.

Here are three must-read-reasons as to why you need to be mood boarding.

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ENDLESS INSPIRATION

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but mood boards tell us the story. Visual concepts offer an unlimited source of inspiration that not only captures the aesthetic of your project or renovation but creates an idea about how you want to feel in the finished space.

Designing a mood board allows us to understand and creatively communicate with one another through visualisation. Whether you are consulting with interior designers, builders or even clients, the easiest way to achieve your vision is by bridging the gap between – expressing the ideas and actualising the ideas.

Building on external inspiration and your own thoughts and feelings about a particular space will enable you to navigate the tone and exact direction you wish to go in – producing a visual world that your project will live inside.

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GETTING SAMPLE SIZES

Product samples are one of the most beneficial ways to experiment with a colour or texture before investing in the entire set – ensuring that each order will be a worthwhile purchase.

Getting colour samples of your desired product allows you to piece together your new space without having to order every cabinetry pull or an entire wall in tiles.

When it comes to choosing the perfect fixtures and fittings for your project, it isn’t something you can just gamble on. ABI has created a range of colour samples to give you an exact idea of what our finishes look and feel like without buying the product – you can never be 100% sure… but we know you’ll fall in love with them.

Most businesses will let you try before you buy; so whether it’s shopping for tiles or curtains, ask them for a sample, and they should accommodate to your needs.

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KEEPING YOURSELF ON TRACK

While you might have already commenced your project with a definitive vision in mind, as you begin directing your attention to other tasks and dealing with various team members, it can be easy to overlook your sole purpose of starting the project.

Having a mood board is the perfect way to keep all of your initial goals and ideas in one place so that you can effortlessly look back on it to help determine the decisions you make.

Whether you’re a fan of doing it old-school with scrapbooks and pin-boards or you prefer keeping it online; there are hundreds of resources, apps and shareable platforms that will help realise your dream.

We would love to see any mood boards that you have created, share your designs with us on Instagram – @abiinteriors

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