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How to Create a Mood Board for Interior Design

How to create a mood board for interior design

Mood boards are a great way to find your perfect interior design without having to lift a finger. With a mood board, you can get inspired for your upcoming build and save your favourite ideas, concepts and design goals in one handy place! 

So, how do you get started?

In this blog, we’ll walk you through how to create a mood board for interior designs, home decor themes and more. Read on!

Our step-by-step guide for how to create a mood board for interior design

Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered. Follow our guide for how to create a mood board for interior design in four easy steps.

Step #1: Get inspired

Whether you know what you want or you’re just getting started, every mood board needs clear inspiration. Take a look at your favourite magazines or check out some home design websites and see which styles stand out to you.

This is the step to explore your options with an open mind — remember, you can find inspiration in even the most unlikely places! While a monochromatic modernist colour scheme might not seem like your cup of tea, you never know where you might find inspiration for your new home. 

Display homes are a great way to explore cohesive interior decor styles. Because they’re built for public viewing, display homes feature fully-realised designs made to stand out.

Step #2: Curate your style

Now that you’re inspired, it’s important to narrow down your style. After the inspiration stage, you might have too many options to choose from. Try focusing on a specific palette or a small group of colours to hone in on your style of choice. You can also divide your inspirations by room to help narrow down your selection.

Step #3: Bring it to life

Despite the name, most mood boards aren’t actual boards. Most people create digital mood boards that can be curated quickly and edited on the fly. 

There are a number of tools you can use to create your perfect mood board online, such as:

  • Canva
  • Pinterest
  • Adobe Illustrator

In our opinion, Pinterest is the best tool to find inspiration AND create your boards in the same place. Pinterest allows you to virtually “pin” your favourite images to specific boards tailored around different themes. Even Montgomery Homes brand ambassador Shaynna Blaze uses it!

Step #4: Trust your gut

Your dream home should be a place where you feel happy, calm, comfortable and inspired. If you’re not sure which colours or furnishings are right for you, try listening to your gut. 

Which style can you see yourself living in for the next five years? Can you see yourself getting sick of a particular colour over time? Try sitting with your choices for a few days (or weeks) and see if you’re still in love with your inspirations.

Remember, creating mood boards for interior design should be fun, not stressful — so let your imagination run wild and see what shakes out!

Creating mood boards for interior design is easy with Shaynna Blaze’s stunning Signature Collection

As one of Australia’s favourite interior designers, Shaynna Blaze has been curating beautiful spaces across the world for over 30 years. Here, Shaynna has curated four versatile, stylish and functional interior decors perfect for a range of modern homes. 

Take a look at Shaynna Blaze’s stunning Signature Collection and find the right fit for your new home today!

Boutique Hotel

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This style incorporates classic, traditional colours with modern furnishings and a pop of colour to create a chic contemporary design theme. Inspired by bespoke hotels from around the world, the Boutique Hotel style captures a soulful yet inspiring elegance perfect for clean, comfortable living.

Palm Springs

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Like its namesake, the Palm Springs style is designed to add a cool holiday vibe to your new Montgomery home. Our take on Palm Springs style features vibrant splashes of colour, statement doors, contrasting patterned wallpaper and fresh gold fittings to create a fun, laid-back and chic feeling all year round.

Relaxed Bohemian

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We’ve made the eclectic, artistic Bohemian style our own with our carefree Relaxed Boho decor. Natural textures like stone and timber create a calm energy for you to build your own colour style, making this a great choice for anyone looking to put their own spin on the bohemian aesthetic.


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Our Modernist theme combines sophistication with minimalism to create a cool, calm and focused interior decor. We’ve integrated natural materials like timber and travertine to shake up the traditional modernist aesthetic and breathe new life into this classic contemporary staple. Show off the elegance of your new Montgomery home with our sleek Modernist collection.

Bring your dream home to life with a new build from Shaynna Blaze’s stunning Signature Collection

Bring your dream Montgomery Homes’ mood board for interior design to life and take the stress out of your next build with a new home from Montgomery Homes. 

At Montgomery Homes, we’ve done the hard work for you! We’re proud to present a range of home designs with fresh, exciting interiors tailor-made by industry-leading designer Shaynna Blaze. Our expert team of designers, builders and planners will bring your new home to life with sturdy, beautiful materials, practical layouts and stunning finishes. 

Enquire online and find the right fit for your family with our home designs!

Get in touch with our team and book a consultation today!

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