As our kitchen selections have firmed up, I’m revisiting all of my mood boards. Contrary to when I first started doing mood boards, I’m now finding the kitchen one the easiest by far. I think it’s because I now have such a clear picture in my head from doing all the selections.
After experimenting with a number of different apps and software, I’m now using Polyvore to do my mood boards.
I find myself doing the mood boards in 2 stages:
1. Preliminary investigation. At this point, I have no clue what I want to do, so I use Polyvore’s vast catalogue to pick out different styles and mix and match them together and develop colour schemes. This is the bit that I find the most fun. I then use the one I like best to move on to the next stage.
2. Refinement. Basically, this is when I’ve shopped around in real life, and have found real life things that I want to use. There may be several iterations here too, as something that I think should have worked might not have turned out how I thought it would. I find this stage a bit frustrating at times, but at the same time also fun. If the real life thing you want to use isn’t in the Polyvore catalog, you can add it.
How to Use Polyvore to Create a Mood Board
3. If you want to start exploring what’s inside the Polyvore catalog, click the category you want to look in.
4. Now the fun begins! Drag and drop items from the gallery on the right to the canvas on the left. You can filter by colour and price, or search for something specific.
5. Keep dragging and dropping to build up your mood board.
6. If you want to add your own items, you’ll need to first add the Polyvore Clipper to your browser’s bookmark bar. Then you can go ahead and clip items from another website. They will appear in the My Items tab.
7. Once you’re done, you can save the mood board. Polyvore call them “Sets”. Click “Publish“, then enter your title, description, and category. You can also automatically publish to various social media sites if you want.
Do you use Polyvore? Leave me your user name so I can follow you! 🙂