How to build a mood board using Pinterest

A mood board sets you up for an entire project. It connects your thoughts, not only through color, but feelings and feel of the project, which if you are on this blog is most likely your wedding or party! How do you want people to feel about your even? Do you want people invited to feel the luxury? To be able to let their hair down? Or maybe just feel your personality shine through every detail? The best way to get all your details in place is to start with a Mood Board!

A mood board can be just as easy or complicated as you want to make them. But today, I’m going to show you how I make the easiest one of all. A Pinterest style mood board.  (You can visit the practice boards here)

What do you need to get started? Just a pinterest account, and maybe an idea or two.

Let’s get our board set up before we start pinning.

Boards? Yes! Multiple boards! Don’t worry, these can all be secret or easily deleted if you don’t want to clutter up your Pinterest! I start with three boards.

  • “Event” – General Ideas
  • “Event “- My Favorites
  • “Event” – We Have A Winner!

Now let’s break down how you are going to use each board!

“Event” – General Ideas

I always start building my mood board with pinning anything that gives me the feeling that I want to portray with my event. That can be certain colors or maybe you already have a theme in mind. Let’s say I was going to re-plan my wedding, the first word that pops into my mind would be rustic.

Pinterest board showing general ideas for a rustic wedding vibe

So I would start by typing rustic weddings into the search bar and pinning anything and everything that captures my eye! But I try not to go too crazy. Do not spend more than an hour or two combing through everything you can find on Pinterest. Promise me, it will just overwhelm you and you will want to be done before you’ve even started planning the details.

“Event” – My Favorites

Ounce you have a decent amount of pins relating to your theme, that’s when I go back to my board and get more specific. What ideas do you just absolutely love? What ideas can you leave behind? Are there a few pins that give more of the ambiance that you want there to be? Some photos that reflect a softer theme? Or one that brings it to full light? Maybe there are a few pins that have an interesting variation of colors that you think you would like to focus on. Move those to your favorites board!

Pinterest board showing favorite ideas for a rustic wedding vibe

Then go on a pinning spree again. If you couldn’t narrow down a single aesthetic in your favorites board, make a few extra boards! Option 1 and Option 2. I do suggest not going past more than one or two different options as you are trying to narrow these down now. And then start selecting pins that are more in the color scheme of your favorite pins. Decoration ideas in that color scheme.

Wait, didn’t I say there were three boards?

Event – We Have a Winner!

And this means we’re culling your mood board again! Choose only one of those option boards. Then, choose only 8 or 9 photos that truly reflect your event. Pin these to your final mood board. And now, for the fun of it, you can rename this final board. Mine would probably be something like “We’re Getting Hitched.”

Pinterest board showing the final choices for a rustic wedding vibe

Finishing Touches

Now, have some fun with it. Take a screenshot of your creation and put it as the background of your phone. Add the photo to any area where you are keeping your event planning information so you always have your mood board for inspiration.

Enjoy it!

Bonus points: Find a song that gives you the same tone as your mood board!

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