If you’re about to start the home renovation process, you may already be feeling slightly overwhelmed by the mountain that lays ahead. From dealing with builders, contractors, and architects, to making sure you have all the correct approvals you need, to figuring out what the new space will even look like, it can be a very stressful process. Starting something as simple as a mood board, which details exactly what you are trying to achieve, while allowing you to “dream big” in terms of the end result, can be just the thing to help move the process forward. There are many benefits to starting a mood board before a home renovation, which we’ll detail for you here.
Organise Your Thoughts
Mood boards are a great platform to help organize your thoughts, especially if you have many ideas for the renovations, or if you’re renovating more than just one of the spaces within the house. Having a place to jot down ideas as you go, while still being able to refer back to the original thought process and scheme you wanted to get as an end result, can take away some of the worry related to the process. Starting a board is relatively simple, and can be a great way to engage with other members of the family, sharing ideas and making it a collective space that everyone is happy with.
Assisting with the Color Scheme
If the mood board sets out a specific color scheme right off the bat, it can be a big help for you as you start to design some of the nitty-gritty elements related to the renovation. The mood board will be clear in how it details the colors you envisioned, while also helping you to make “in-person” decisions about items and drawers related to the way you see the finished product turning out. If you need a reference point for the color scheme, the mood board you set up should be the go-to place for you, and anyone else related to the project.
Find That Inspiration You’re Looking For
Mood boards are a great place to help us get inspired, as well as to facilitate staying inspired. Renovations can take weeks, months and even years, and at times you may lose sight of the initial idea or why you started the process in the first place. A mood board will ground you once again, reminding you of what it is you’ll be achieving at the end, regardless of the smaller hurdles at any given time. These are natural, but losing sight of your goals is not a rabbit hole you want to go down. Discover and rediscover your inspiration at all phases of the reno with something as simple as a mood board kept in the vicinity at all times.
Two (or More) Heads are Better Than One
Last but not least, a mood board gives you the ability to gain insights from more people than just yourself, which sometimes isn’t the worst thing. Depending on your mood when you make the mood board (see what we did there), having a few other heads to chip in and give their input not only helps bring the idea together as a collective but also takes away the burden of you having to deal with it all on your own. A mood board, especially one that is open to editing and contributions from various sources, can help guide the process as a whole, and make everyone feel like they had an equal role to play in the successful outcome of the renovation once it’s completed.