Have you ever decorated a room in your home only to be disappointed with the results？ If you are trying to figure out how to decorate your room without wasting time or money， making a digital mood board (also referred to as “；design boards”； sometimes–；I use the terms interchangeably) will help you so， so much.
I follow a very specific design process when I am working on rooms in my home (the entire process I follow is set out in my eBook and workbook， Designer in Binder)， and creating a digital mood board is always part of the process. It's particularly helpful for my husband because he has trouble visualizing the space without seeing everything together in one spot first.burlap pillow cover diy
And it's not just my husband. Most people have trouble visualizing spaces without a design board to look at first. That's why one of my top interior design tips is to take the time to create a design board for each space you work on in your home. Skipping this step is one of the biggest interior design mistakes I see. You can read about other design mistakes I see often in this post.
So why do people skip this step so often？ Two reasons： 1) they have no idea what digital design boards are and/orpillow sham pattern， 2) they understand the concept but assume that special software and graphic design skills are needed. The good news is that you can make digital design boards for FREE and without any special software or skills.
Before we dive into the tutorial， I want to answer some common questions I receive about creating design boards/mood boards.
Mood boards/design boards are just an arrangement of images that depict how you want a room or space to look. Here is an example of one I created for my home office.
Nothing special! I recommend that you use Canva. All you have to do is sign-up for a free account. I created this mood board for my dining room using Canva earlier this week.
Absolutely not! My 8-year-old girls to do this. Pinky promise. That said， being comfortable on a computer will certainly help you move as quickly as possible.
You want to give thought to what you like/dislike about your room， how you want to use the space， how you want the space to feel (relaxing or energizing， etc.) and what your budget is first.
Then， you want to hunt for inspiration for your space. Once you've collected inspiration， you want to really study the photos that you are drawn to and see what they have in common. It's such a great way to discover what you really love without overthinking it.
If you have trouble completing these steps on your own， I walk you through each of them with separate and easy-to-follow worksheets in the workbook portion of Designer in a Binder.
I've outlined each of the steps below. If you want more detail， I've created a thorough video tutorial that's about 10 minutes long and shows you EXACTLY how to complete each step. You can subscribe to have the video sent to you by clicking on the image below.Step 1： First， create a free account (if you haven't already) and sign into Canva. Then select a square or rectangular canvas to work on.
Step 2： Next， save photos of all of the items you are considering using in your space to a folder on your computer.
Step 3： Now upload all of the photos you saved to Canva by clicking and dragging them to the “；uploads”； section of Canva.
Step 4： Next， drag and drop each item onto your canvas one at a time. You can select the “；crop”； option to crop out portions of the photos you do not want to see. You can also drag on the corner of any item to resize it as needed.
Step 5：Move and resize things around until you are happy with your design. Then click the download button (beside the share button) in the upper right corner and save a .jpg of your design board wherever you like! You can also log back into Canva and edit it any time.
After you have done all that， you are ready to create a digital mood board. I have created a detailed video tutorial that is so easy to follow! Just subscribe below to have the video sent straight to your inbox.Room Reveals pillow covers farmhouse
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