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Sample/Mood Boards for Interior Designer

Updated on February 27, 2015

How to create sample and mood board?

Are you a student of interior design college? You are in the right place. Are you looking for inspiration or advice on how to design and create mood & sample boards? Please ask and leave your questions below.

In order to create mood & sample boards, you will need a lot of research, time and patience.

1. Order brochures

2. Subscribe to online newsletter of different companies

3. Subscribe to cool interior design magazine.

4. Join online photo gallery.

5. Buy all necessary stationary.

6. Always carry with you "inspiration" notepad. Jot down any ideas!

7. When creating a board, select good quality pictures/products

8. Search online for a good collage websites.

Designing an apartment?

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Mood board for the apartment with mezzanine level. Everything here is about color.Sample board for bedroom. Red, black and white. Colour scheme suitable for him & her.Relaxing atmosphere. Low furniture. White and green colours.Plan of the apartment. Rendering.
Mood board for the apartment with mezzanine level. Everything here is about color.
Mood board for the apartment with mezzanine level. Everything here is about color.
Sample board for bedroom. Red, black and white. Colour scheme suitable for him & her.
Sample board for bedroom. Red, black and white. Colour scheme suitable for him & her.
Relaxing atmosphere. Low furniture. White and green colours.
Relaxing atmosphere. Low furniture. White and green colours.
Plan of the apartment. Rendering.
Plan of the apartment. Rendering.

Designing a kitchen? - Indian style kitchen

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Mood board for kitchen. Topic is India. Main objective to incorporate colour and textures.Sample board for kitchen, All products are real and available for use.Kitchen design.
Mood board for kitchen. Topic is India. Main objective to incorporate colour and textures.
Mood board for kitchen. Topic is India. Main objective to incorporate colour and textures.
Sample board for kitchen, All products are real and available for use.
Sample board for kitchen, All products are real and available for use.
Kitchen design.
Kitchen design.

Designing a shop? - Have a look at my creations...

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Mood board for the clothes boutique.Sample Board for exclusive boutique.As well you might need to suggest the merchandise designs. Here I designed a bag, gift box, shop card and welcome gift (perfume).Please have a look at my sketch of the shop
Mood board for the clothes boutique.
Mood board for the clothes boutique.
Sample Board for exclusive boutique.
Sample Board for exclusive boutique.
As well you might need to suggest the merchandise designs. Here I designed a bag, gift box, shop card and welcome gift (perfume).
As well you might need to suggest the merchandise designs. Here I designed a bag, gift box, shop card and welcome gift (perfume).
Please have a look at my sketch of the shop
Please have a look at my sketch of the shop

Any good? Helpful? Inspirational?

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      k4shmir 4 years ago

      interesting topic. thanks for sharing

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for the advises. Now I start to understand how a mood board really are. I always thought that having a 3d renders will be enough. but guiding them through the right direction will be the best instead of 'shocked' when we have done with the work. cheers!

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      Nicks99 5 years ago

      Your lens ROCKS!

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      Bearjohn 5 years ago

      I have bookmarked this lens.

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      intdesdb 5 years ago

      I remember doing something similar sometime ago. great!

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      shanika5 5 years ago

      actually m a student of designing school and i m suppose to make moodboards on bauhaus art movement and my artist is "Paul Klee"..!! so how am i suppose to make them..??can u plz guide me that..!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      best design

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      Civil_Disobedience 5 years ago

      Awesome lens! I am going to try this ; my lens is about decorating my apartment.A mood board would be a good idea. Thanks! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      These look good thanks for sharing them

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      Todayhaspower LM 6 years ago

      Great lens! The colors are great. :) You are very talented.

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      sarahrk lm 6 years ago

      I love working with colors and decorating.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      ok... i wanna thank u for this topic first ...

      ....

      but let me ask you about how can i get keywords from somebody i want to design his room, how can i read him ( i mean how can i express his personality in words ), then these words will help me to make his moodboard ?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Check out http://www.sampleboard.com/ to create digital mood and sample boards in various design disciplines.

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      CuddlesKids 6 years ago

      Create concept! Something I would love to consider for my online store.

      Thanks!

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      desilegend 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Jackie, you should use calming tones of green and blue for relaxation areas and bright colours for creative areas. I'm not a psychology doctor but you should try to search more about psychology of such patients and get advise from doctors who work in such places.

      Here is my another lense about psychology of colour https://hubpages.com/living/choosecolor

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      i want to create a mood board for the built environment in mental health for adults and dementia. Could you help with some ideas, taking into account the psychology of this type of patient. I am trying to make a difference and come away from the norm when designing these units.

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      HipHopInformant 6 years ago

      Mydeco.com has a great mood board tool. These are great too!

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      HipHopInformant 6 years ago

      These look good thanks for sharing them

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      Close2Art LM 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing....RWJR

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      Bercton1 6 years ago

      Great show case of talent and designs. Thank you for sharing.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Interesting resource for interior design students. Blessed.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Awesome advise

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      CreativeHome 6 years ago

      Nice work, enjoyed the lens

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      Wilkes-Barre_Painter 6 years ago

      Interesting content. Thanks for sharing

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      Indigo Janson 6 years ago from UK

      You've shown that mood boards can be a work of art in their own right!

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      Sadheeskumar 6 years ago

      Excellent lens. Good work.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Hi, I'm currently at uni and need to find a store online or otherwise where I can buy materials for mood boards etc. Already cut. Do you know where I could get these

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      desilegend 7 years ago

      @anonymous: This is my mood boards. I have done them myself.It took more than a week to compile and source materials. Later, I just clicked high resultion pictures, cropped and adjusted colors. Hope it helps.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Hi this is samia.. i need to kow how do these bloggers make moodboards and post these images on their blogs.. i need to make a moodboard really bad... can you please tell me how can i do this.. online..

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I am sure that this lens will be an excellent resource for any design student.

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      bewebmarketing 7 years ago

      Awesome Lens you got here! Keep up the good work

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      srd2 7 years ago

      Excellent, love this!

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      KarenTBTEN 7 years ago

      That looks like it could be a good resource even for those who aren't professional decorators.

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      gia combs-ramirez 7 years ago from Montana

      Loved this lens....great creative ideas. Blessings!

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      annettestevenson 7 years ago

      Thanks for a very detailed information on using a sample board. Nice lens.

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      desilegend 7 years ago

      @davis66: Thanks Davis66. I love working with boards plus customer love it as well. Some people had a difficulty to imagine how the room will look, so sample and mood boards come helpful.

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      davis66 7 years ago

      What a well presented article. While putting together a mood board may seem second nature if you do a lot of designing, it may not occur to someone to put one together if they're new to the process. And having a reference board makes the whole design process so much easier. Nice lens.

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      desilegend 7 years ago

      @LaraineRoses: Thanks for dropping by and stars. Good luck from Eire! Loving your Irish Famine lens.

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      desilegend 7 years ago

      @renee7: Thanks renee7 for your comment. I appreciate it.

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      Laraine Sims 7 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      This is a great lens. I was visiting a friend yesterday and she used similar mood boards in her home. Just lovely!

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      renee7 7 years ago

      Great ideas for sample board materials. Using a sample board to pull a room design together is so helpful. Some of the sample boards in this lens actually look interesting enough to frame.