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How to Make a Mood Board for Any Room

Like a vision board does for your career or overall path for a set period of time, aย mood board helps you to develop focus regarding an aesthetic. Learn how to make a mood board for any room in your home in this post.

Now that the rest of my house is coming together decor-wise, I have decided to make the guest room less of an afterthought but truly didn’t know where to start. In terms of decor, my guest bedroom has gotten almost zero attention since moving in and I have been thinking about in which direction to take it. It’s the smallest bedroom in the house and has no windows thanks to an addition on the back of the house so I want it to be as bright as possible but am wary about another all-white room in the house (my bedroom and bathroom are already that way). My sorority sisters are the most frequent guests here but I would like a gender-neutral look and feel to the room. During the brainstorming process, I realized how helpful it was to create a mood board.ย Focus is key in this instance because y’all know I’m a budget shopper and aimlessly adding decor itemsย to my cart is a no-no! This guest bedroom mood board will help prevent that because I can see a piece and instantly know if it is in line with the end goal. Following are my guest room mood board as well as how to replicate that in order to make a mood board for any room in your home.

Mood Board Tutorial

You, too, can easily create your own home decor mood board by following the steps below!

What You’ll Need:


  1. Think of and write down how you want the room described in a few words or one sentence.
  2. Choose a theme or set of primary and secondary (if necessary) colors.
  3. Peruse Pinterest, Google, and your favorite design inspiration sites for images. Save the ones that fit your theme.
  4. Assemble the mood board using one of the programs listed above. Feel free to play with the layout.
  5. Save the board to your phone or tablet so you can refer to it as you shop in store and online.

How to Make a Mood Board for Any Room | Dash of Jazz

Words: sophisticated, cozy, clean, retreat

Primary Colors: black, white, gold

Secondary Colors: charcoal,ย hunter green

Tools Used: Canva and Microsoft Powerpoint

I would certainly appreciate any feedback on this mood board and will be sure to share the finished room, though I can’t make any promises on when that will be. ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know below if this is helpful or if there’s something else you’d like to see. Thanks for reading!

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  1. I like the colors that you are using for yours – I’m into black and white ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This is great idea! It seems like you could apply the concept of a mood board to lots of other projects as well, like your wardrobe for instance.

    1. That’s so true, Jordan. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I have never heard of a mood board before but this is an excellent idea when decorating a room or office. I could even translate into my fashion shoots for my blog. I love the green head board with the black and white decor. I think this room will be relaxing and comforting for anyone who visits your home. Gold accents are a must with this and I would even add another throw pillow with a positive quote written on gold writing to add to the overall theme of the room.

    1. Thanks so much, that’s a great idea! I’ll be sure to share the final result.

  4. I love this. This is really easy for someone like myself who struggles with decorating. Great tips!

    1. Thanks, Addie! I hope it’s helpful to you in your next decorating project.

  5. I cannot wait to see the final look! It going to be gorgeous! I’m in the process of redoing my home now, and I totally am going to start utilizing these boards. I never thought to make one. I always just look through Pinterest.

  6. I am going to be redoing my bedroom and have been looking at mood boards like crazy. I think it is time for me to make my own.

  7. great how to! Love seeing others sharing great info. also love the green

  8. This is really great Jessica! I’ll be saving this post to give it a try later. Nice job!

  9. I love these tips! And I love the mood board you created!! I’ve also used polyvore in the past, for this, which I loved because it saved the shopping links for me to check back later when I was ready to purchase.

    1. That’s a great idea, Brittany. Thanks for reading!

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