Creating Moodboards For Your Home

Moodboards are your essential companion in designing unified spaces.

One of the most stressful tasks when decorating a home is deciding on the theme of the whole area. Choosing the appropriate color scheme, type of furnishings, and material finishes can be quite confusing. This is why moodboards are important.

According to IDr. Mary Jane Tan, Moodboards serve as the canvas for conveying your vision in a cohesive manner. To help you start your own moodboard projects, here are three themes that may serve as your inspirational pegs.


By the Beach

For a beach-inspired theme, go for cream or white paints if you prefer to inject a touch of aquamarine to your furniture pieces. Choose fabrics and textures in natural materials such as abaca, especially if you’re designing for a beach house. Fill tinted mason jars with shells and sand to fully imbibe tropical living.



Country Chic

For a laidback theme make use of plaid, floral, and pastel colors. If you have printed wallpapers, opt for old rose accents to create a balance. This style incorporates various textures, so always remember to use to complementary pastel colors.



Modern Glam

Using black-and-white as the main color palette is one of the easiest ways to create a modern look is by. Inject geometric patterns to add texture to the area. Display black or white vases with contemporary design to complete the modern sleek look. It is also advisable to stick to safer tones (i.e. neutrals) and prints.



Another thing to remember is always consider the “70-20-10” rule. Consider first the color of your walls and floor (70 percent) while consequently deciding on a secondary color for your furniture pieces (20 percent). If you go plain and simple with these elements, you may opt for intricately designed accents (10 percent), or vice versa.


*This article has been revised for online reading. The original article appeared on the March 2014 issue of My Home Magazine. Get the e-mag version My Home Magazines on Magzter.