Tuesday, September 28, 2010

guest room mood board

i’m a very visual person, so when i start decorating any room in the house, i always create a mood board (a technique i picked up from yhl).  before i started using mood boards, i used to send all these different e-mails to myself from each store’s website so that i could remember items that i liked.  but, since this was a little confusing and hard to keep organized before, i hate to think of what a mess it would be now on baby-limited sleep.  i would also (and still do) create shopping lists at each of the home décor store sites that i frequent. 

if a brick and mortar store exists for whatever i have chosen, i usually end up picking it up in person.  but, i actually really hate shopping and hate crowds even more, so online browsing definitely beats hoofing it around town to a million different stores in my free time.
  
for the mood boards, i use powerpoint to copy and paste pictures of the items. since i do about 99% of my home décor window shopping online, i also embed a link back to whatever websites that i found them on so that i can easily keep track of price changes and availability.

without further ado, here's the guest room mood board:


2 comments:

rainbowlens said...

Ooooh Powerpoint, why didn't I think of that? I've been using mydeco.com but I'll give this a whirl.

Gem

naijababelove said...

yeah, give it a shot. it's pretty simple and i like having complete freedom to manipulate the layout the way that i want. mydeco.com looks pretty cool. i'll have to check that out as well.