Ever wish you could put your room makeover ideas on paper? See how easy it is to create an interior design mood board with color inspiration and renderings.
Do you get frustrated trying to visualize a potential room makeover? Or maybe coming up with the right color palette? You can totally create an interior design concept board, color palette, and even room elevations or renderings without fancy CAD programs or photoshop. Check out how I did this for the New Year New Room Refresh challenge and then make your own!
A Windowless Office Makeover Update
Welcome to week two of the New Year New Room Refresh challenge hosted by Casa Watkins Living where 17 bloggers are refreshing a room in one month sharing weekly updates every Tuesday in January. Last week I shared a design board and plans for our windowless office to turn it into a bright and colorful office-den-guest room. Scroll down to see how easy it is to create an interior design mood board for your own space!
Week one: Windowless Office Decorating Ideas and Mood Board | Week Two: How Make an Interior Design Board Super Easy | Week Three: Home Office Makeover Paint Update | Week Four: How to Install Cove Moulding the Easy Way | Week Five: Reveal – Decorating Tips for an Office with No Windows
*This challenge is generously sponsored by some amazing brands. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Woodland Bird Wallpaper | Green Paint | Green Tassel | Navy and White Watercolor Plaid Curtains | Blue Pillow | Coral Obi Pillow | Marmalade Trim | Pink and White Duvet | Pink and Brass Wall Sconces | Gold Twig and Branches Velvet Throw | Zebra Rug | Wood and Brass Pulls
A little backstory….. Well friend, rarely can you take on a full room makeover without hitting a few snags. I was on a role finalizing design plans and getting started on the very long to do list and managed to almost finish installing a pair of french doors with a friend.
But then everything else came to a halt after a meeting with our foundation guys last week. If you live in Texas, you probably know how that goes! Once again, our piers (under our slab foundation) are getting adjusted and new ones are being put in.
The good news is it will happen within a couple of weeks (fingers-crossed). The bad news is that I can’t make any progress to the walls, doors, or built ins in the space because of potential movement during the adjustment.
My plan this week was to install cove molding, wallpaper the room, and finish the french doors. The only thing I can do now prime and sand the walls and paint below the chair rail. Everything else has to wait until the LAST WEEK of the challenge! EEK!
How to make a room design board:
Creating a plan for a room make over can be overwhelming!! Especially if it is not something you do often. Since I don’t have much of a room update to show you this week I wanted share how easy it is to come up with a color palette, create an inspiration board, and even how to how to make elevations (wall renderings) so you can see how your room will look when planning a makeover.
FYI, I have a FREE 5 day email decorating course if you need help with the very first stages of decorating like finding inspiration and figuring out what styles you like. Then more advanced decorating tips.
Use a color generator or eye drop tool to create a color palette for your room. If you have a piece of art, a fun cut of fabric, or colorful wallpaper for inspiration, pull your main color and a 2-3 accent colors from it. Use Canva‘s color palette generator or Picmonkey‘s eye drop tool to select colors from your image and create your own customized mood board.
Pick a main color and a few accent colors. Use the main color on walls and larger pieces of furniture. It’s even better if your prominent color is tied through the rest of the house for a cohesive feel. Make each space unique by introducing a new accent color(s).
Choose 2-3 accent colors from your inspiration piece. These will help when picking out items like throw pillows, rugs, curtains, and decor. Add in a pop of black, metallic, and other neutrals! Wood tones, brass, and pops of black and white are my go to materials to add in the right details for a well designed room.
Draw a wall elevation to scale. Roughly. No need for design class to do this! Just use a ruler on plain paper and mark an inch for every foot for a larger scale or 1/2 inch for every foot for a smaller scale. I did this for our built in desk and cabinet wall to really see how it would fit in the space.
Create a wall elevation using a photo editor now that you have colors and possible ideas for decor, furnishings, and other items and see how it all works together. Look for pictures from your favorite online stores of products you might want in your room. Right click and save them. Open PicMonkey, click “create a canvas”, and add items as overlays to start playing with arrangements .
Picmonkey lets you crop the overlays so you can cut our space around the items for a more realistic rendering. I simply took a picture of hand drawn rendering that I knew was the right scale and uploaded it to PicMonkey. I then added elements right on top of the drawing using the transparent tool so that I keep track of my drawn lines.
Not bad right? Now I can really see how the room will come together with all of the elements I chose for the refresh. And since it is part of the New Year New Room Refresh challenge I have to give a huge shout out to VeluxUSA and our official sponsors.
And don’t forget those other 16 bloggers participating!! I had so much fun seeing what rooms they were working on and can’t wait for their progress posts today!!
Casa Watkins Living // The Boho Abode // Delineate Your Dwelling // Haneen’s Haven // The Happy Housie // Homemade by Carmona // House by Hoff // Jeweled Interiors // Kaleidoscope Living // Our Fifth House // PMQ for Two // Rain on a Tin Roof // Southern State of Mind // Taryn Whiteaker // This is Our Bliss // Thou Swell // Up To Date Interiors
And the old to-do list: Ugh…..
- Install french doors. (ALMOST DONE!!)
Have the skylight installed.
- Sand, repair, and paint walls.
- Add cove crown molding with corner details.
- Install wallpaper on all four walls.
- Install built in desk cabinets with counter top.
- Paint built ins green.
- Paint and hang floating shelves.
- Hang light fixtures.
- Add new sofa bed with new bedding and throw pillows.
- Add in side table if there’s room.
- Add trim to curtain panels.
- Hang curtain rod and curtains.
- Add in office items and decorating accessories.
Are you working on any room updates this month? Leave me a comment, and let’s chat!!
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