I love a moodboard. Especially because I’m a designer who specialises in editorial, e-commerce and web design.
Mood boards are a way for me to gather my inspiration, my thoughts and decide on the style I’m going to go with. It’s also a visual brief making it easier to stay consistent during the project.
Today, I’m going to show you how to create a stylish board using stuff you may not associate with the word “stylish”. We’re going to use mesh grid found in a home store, a can of gold spray paint and wooden vintage pegs. It’s going to take us around 2 hours (if you count the pain drying time). We’re going to end up with a really cool board you can find on Etsy for at least a £30. The thing is, you’re going to pay around £10.
Did I grab your attention? Let’s get to it!
We’re going to paint the wire moodboard gold, but you can use whatever colour you prefer. You can even not paint it at all, to achieve more of an industrial style – that’s cool, too!
Remember to prepare the area you’re going to paint your moodboard on. If you can, always go outdoors. After all, spray paint is super toxic and you will breathe in a lot of it.
I dare you.
I created two moodboards: one of them is in my home office and I use it to gather inspo for my new projects: I’m a designer, after all.
Ready to create your own moodboard? Tell me how it went in the comments or share it on Insta, using the #adoredboard hashtag.
Hi, I'm Alex!
Brand Stylist, Web designer & Digital Strategist at my company, Adored Designs.
I live in a small town in Somerst, UK with my hubby, live for coffee and books + absolutely love blogging. After quitting my job at Jimmy Choo I started my own business to be able to do what I want, live where I want and have more control over my life.