Interior Design Moodboard Template

Interior Design Moodboard Template, within the Milanote app

Communicate the feel of an interior space

An interior design moodboard is a great way to collect inspiration, explore ideas and set the tone for an interior design project. Drag in product shots, on-site photography, fabric and texture samples, and arrange them on the free-form canvas.

Milanote handles images, videos, links and text, so you can really bring your ideas to life. Building a dynamic vision for your project is simple, and with Milanote's integrated image search, you can find the perfect images without even leaving your board.

This template is part of the Interior Designers collection.

  • Explore ideas
  • Organize visually
  • Share with your team & clients
  • Gather feedback
  • Export to PDF

How to use this template

Whether you're styling a living room or fitting out a restaurant, the first step is to visualize how it could look. Follow this step-by-step guide to learn the modern process of creating an interior design moodboard for your project in Milanote, a free tool used by top creatives.

1. Start with an empty template

The Interior Design Moodboard template contains beautifully composed placeholders for images, video, color swatches and notes. Just drag and drop your content onto the board to create a moodboard in minutes.

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How to do this in Milanote
  1. Create a new board for your moodboard.

    Create a new board

    Drag a board out from the toolbar. Give it a name, then double click to open it.

  2. Choose the Interior Design Moodboard template.

    Choose a template

    Each new board gives you the option to start with a beautiful template.

2. Collect existing material

Now that you've chosen a moodboard template, start adding any existing material you have. This might include specific direction from your client or parts of the brief that will inspire you and keep you on track. Next, add any products or references you've received from your client. These might not make it into the final moodboard, but they're still a great place to start.

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How to do this in Milanote
  1. Drag files from your computer onto the board.

    Upload a file or document

    Click the "Upload" button or just drag a file onto your board. You can add images, logos, documents, videos, audio and much more.

2. Add inspiring imagery

The imagery you choose to include in your moodboard can have a big influence on the look and feel of your project, so choose carefully! These images can define things like materials, mood, lighting, and color. Use Milanote's built-in image library, draw from your own bookmarks or save visual inspiration from around the web with Milanote's Web Clipper.

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How to do this in Milanote
  1. Use the built-in image library.

    Use the built-in image library

    Search over 3 million beautiful, free photos then drag images straight onto your board. Powered by Pexels.

  2. Install the Milanote Web Clipper

  3. Save images from other websites straight to your board.

    Save content from the web

    With the Web Clipper installed, roll over an image (or highlight text), click Save, then choose the destination in Milanote. Return to your board and find the content in the "Unsorted" column on the right.

4. Experiment with color

Color can be a great way to express a particular feel, personality or energy. As painter Johannes Itten said, “Color is life.”

Tools like Kuler can be a handy starting point for finding colors that complement the space you're working with. Another trick is to pick colors directly from the images on the board using Swatch cards.

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How to do this in Milanote
  1. Add a color swatch to a board.

    Add a color swatch

    Drag a Color Swatch card onto your board from the left-hand toolbar. Double-click the swatch to choose a different color.

5. Share your moodboard

Once you have all your inspiration in one place, it's a great time to share the moodboard with your team or client. Encourage them to add feedback and build on your ideas. It's important that everyone agrees on the general visual direction at the moodboard stage. It lets you begin the design phase confident that you're on the right track.

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Start your Moodboard

Communicate the feel of an interior space.