It is no surprise that I absolutely love Pinterest, magazines, and blogs. I love the pictures, the articles, and the endless inspiration. I simply can’t stop thinking about it all.
Living in Singapore, I don’t have a study or office space so I keep my beautiful and inspiring clippings locked up in a folder. Unfortunately, this doesn’t get a second look and can eventually turn into the despised clutter problem I try so desperately to avoid. So what is the remedy? An inspiration board, or mood board, or vision board, whatever you want to call it, is the perfect solution.
If you have no clue what I am talking about, a mood board is basically a collage of cut-outs, quotes, colors, people, anything that inspires you, pinned onto a board. I have heard so many influential people use mood boards, but yet I haven’t put it to use. The idea sounds lovely and easy, so my goal is to find one that won’t look like a forgotten bulletin cork board from the 80’s. I remember when I was a little girl I had a binder full of cut-outs from my mom’s J.C. Penney catalogs of things I wanted for my future home. Luckily my taste has changed substantially, but the creativity is still there.
Some people simply collect images and plaster to the board with no rhyme or reason, but I want a clear focus and theme to my board. I have such a clear vision of what style I want. I am so very obsessed with Scandinavian design and aesthetic, but I have a fear of my home being too cold and unwelcoming. This is where design boards can give direction and guidance. So here goes nothing. I am going to attempt my first mood board and put those Pinterest pins to use! Once I have one ready to show, I will be sure to post pictures. Wish me luck!