Benefits of creating an ‘electronic’ mood board

18th October 2018

Why mood boards matter

by Sophie Phillpotts-Dowding




This is part two of a two-part mini blog, about creating electronic and tactile mood boards. In the first part we looked at tactile mood boards – the style of board with material samples.

In comparison an electronic mood board can have a more photographic presentation of the furniture and décor, whereas the tactile mood board is more about the ‘touch’ and feel of the room.


Why mood boards matter by Sophie Phillpotts-Dowding


When putting together an electronic mood board, one of the benefits is that you can pull together the proposed furniture, décor and light fittings. When they are arranged in front of you, you can see which combination of décor is working well, what is not and what is missing. It also opens up your mind to what can be displayed on the walls to compliment the standing furniture.


Why mood boards matter by Sophie Phillpotts-Dowding


Another benefit of this type of mood board is that it is a great presentation to the client, and when used alongside an elevation the visualisation of the proposed space becomes clear. It is also quite easy to change and adapt the mood board depending on the client’s comments on style.


Why mood boards matter by Sophie Phillpotts-Dowding


When looking at more dramatic room it is good to visually see blocks of the colour with the proposed furniture. For example, the above room was to have a blue wall with gold accents, the striking contrast can be quite intimidating without having a preview.


“From a minimalistic approach with only raw materials as its adornments, to one that is flamboyant and giddy with colour and décor. I have always been interested in how we interact with interiors, and the various different styles and opinions we each have towards our own ‘perfect’ interior.”


by Sophie Phillpotts-Dowding

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