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Bathroom Inspiration: Guide to Using Mood Boards

Be Inspired

When it comes to designing a bathroom, there’s no better place to start than with a mood board.

Mood boards allow you to collate ideas, inspiration, colour schemes, styles and products, all into one place. Helping you define your style and aesthetic early on.

More than this though, they help you see what does and doesn’t work, prior to the purchasing process.

So how can you create & use bathroom mood boards when designing your space? We take a look at a few tips & tricks in this blog!

Be Inspired

When it comes to designing a bathroom, there’s no better place to start than with a mood board.

Mood boards allow you to collate ideas, inspiration, colour schemes, styles and products, all into one place. Helping you define your style and aesthetic early on.

More than this though, they help you see what does and doesn’t work, prior to the purchasing process.

So how can you create & use bathroom mood boards when designing your space? We take a look at a few tips & tricks in this blog!

Using Mood Boards for Designing Your Bathroom

When it comes to using mood boards for your reno or build, there’s two different ways you can go about it. The first is using a mood board for general inspiration and the second is using a mood board for putting real products, colours & styles in one place.

While both of these types of mood boards will provide you with inspiration, the latter is a tool for determining if your ideas & products compliment each other when put together.

Below is an example of each type of mood board & a brief description of how you use them.


The Inspiration Board

  • Used very early on in the planning process to get a general idea of the look & feel you are drawn to.

 

  • Here is where you can discover the type of styles & products you like, allowing you to start searching for something similar.

The Inspiration Board

  • Used very early on in the planning process to get a general idea of the look & feel you are drawn to.

 

  • Here is where you can discover the type of styles & products you like, allowing you to start searching for something similar.

The Product Board

  • These come slightly later in the design process when you begin to search for products & furnishings.
  • These are useful as they allow you to put all the products and colours you want together, to see if they will actually work.
  • More often than not, this is the stage where people make changes to the products they have selected!

The Product Board

  • These come slightly later in the design process when you begin to search for products & furnishings.
  • These are useful as they allow you to put all the products and colours you want together, to see if they will actually work.
  • More often than not, this is the stage where people make changes to the products they have selected!

How to create a mood board for your bathroom

Here’s our step by step guide to creating a mood board, based on our most popular style of bathrooms: Coastal.

1. Collate Images

  • Collect inspiration images on Pinterest or Instagram.
  • Each app allows you to save images into ‘boards,’ so you can keep ideas separated by styles and themes.
  • Search for images beyond the bathroom - look for other rooms, landscapes, colours, textures and products.
  • Apps like Pinterest are great because they use keywords to source a variety of images for you!

In this case we created a Pinterest board labelled “Coastal Bathroom."

1. Collate Images

  • Collect inspiration images on Pinterest or Instagram.
  • Each app allows you to save images into ‘boards,’ so you can keep ideas separated by styles and themes.
  • Search for images beyond the bathroom - look for other rooms, landscapes, colours, textures and products.
  • Apps like Pinterest are great because they use keywords to source a variety of images for you!

In this case we created a Pinterest board labelled “Coastal Bathroom."

2. Choose Your Mood Board

There are three ways to view a mood board:

  1. Leave your images together on your newly created Pinterest/Instagram board - this allows you to scroll through whenever you like!
  2. Save your images & transfer them to a blank Canva page - this allows you to create a collage & place images wherever you like!
  3. Print your images & paste them onto a blank piece of cardboard similar to the above step - this is just more tangible!

In this case we will be saving our images & transferring them to Canva.

3. Find Real Products

  • Once you are sufficiently inspired, you can move on to the specifics i.e. finding your products.
  • A great place to start is our Inspiration & Popular Style pages.
  • Here you’ll find a range of bathroom themes, which lead you to a whole range of products specifically curated to suit that theme.
  • Of course you can also search each of these products on our website to see our full range!

3. Find Real Products

  • Once you are sufficiently inspired, you can move on to the specifics i.e. finding your products.
  • A great place to start is our Inspiration & Popular Style pages.
  • Here you’ll find a range of bathroom themes, which lead you to a whole range of products specifically curated to suit that theme.
  • Of course you can also search each of these products on our website to see our full range!

4. Putting it all together

  • Save these images of the products you like & remove the background on each.
  • You can use Removebg for a free background remover software or if you have Canva Pro you can also use their background remover tool!
  • Once you have removed all the backgrounds on your images, upload them to Canva so that you can arrange them on a blank page.

In this case we arranged our images next to the products they would likely be placed next to in the bathroom.

4. Putting it all together

  • Save these images of the products you like & remove the background on each.
  • You can use Removebg for a free background remover software or if you have Canva Pro you can also use their background remover tool!
  • Once you have removed all the backgrounds on your images, upload them to Canva so that you can arrange them on a blank page.

In this case we arranged our images next to the products they would likely be placed next to in the bathroom.

5. Add the final touches

  • Once you have all your products on a page, it's time to add other items such as tiles, colour swatches, lighting, towels etc.
  • This allows you to get a feel for the room as a whole!

See below for the final product of our Coastal Bathroom Mood Board!


Creating a mood board is great for inspiration, but if you’re still not sure on what finishes you’d like for your products, simply order one of our amazing sample boxes linked below!

The Blue Space Colour Samples

Nood Co Sample Pack

Timberline Vanities Sample Box

Loughlin Furniture Timber Sample Box

ADP Vanity Sample Box


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