Thursday, September 27, 2012

Home Office Mood Board

The other day I mentioned that I have a decorating tornado in my head. A lot of the ideas have to do with redecorating my home office.  While the ideas were fresh, I decided to get them down on a mood board.

This design plan was based around the blue Velvet Window Panels from West Elm that I already own.  I originally bought them for the dining room, but they got the boot when I repainted.  I also plan to incorporate the Ikea sideboard that was evicted from the dining room too.  I will definitely need to repaint it again...sigh..but I'm waiting to decide on a color until I get most of the office pulled together.  I plan to purchase a new desk, office chair, side chair, and DIY some of the finishing touches.

So, do you use mood boards to pull your ideas together?  I think they're a super helpful way to try things out (without lugging the chair home first), and it's a neat way to get a vision for the room.

Early this year, I bought Photoshop Elements to create mood boards.  There is a bit of a learning curve, but I figured out the basics.  If you want to use Photoshop Elements to create a mood board, you can read my tutorial here.

A little while back I stumbled on an easier way to create mood boards using a free service from Olioboard.  It's amazing. Don't have Photoshop?  Want to make mood boards?  Come back tomorrow and I'll show you how I use Olioboard.

PS:  You can check out some of my other mood boards here.


  1. I love the color pallet you picked. I like to make moodboards when thinking about rooms. I usually use an app on my ipad (I think it's called Moodboard, maybe?).

  2. Love the blue velvet curtains! I really like your office mood board. Looking forward to seeing it come together!

    1. Thank you Brandi! Hope to get started on this project soon!


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