Nordic Design Inspired Mood Board and Mind Map
Updated: Mar 6
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Last December, I enrolled in the "Designing your Home the Nordic Way" course at Nordic Design Institute. I enjoyed learning every aspect of Nordic and Scandivanian designs in interior decoration, such as colors, lighting, etc.
As for my final assignment, I used this photo as my inspiration. I am drawn to its natural colors, such as the ocean, sand, sky, sand grass, and wood fence posts.
Here is my mood board and mind map for the course.
(Photo Credits - from Top Left to Bottom Right: Mint Green Room, Terrazzo Wallpaper, Cozy Bedroom, Retro/Cabin Fireplace, Photo of the beach in Wilmington, NC area, Blue Wood Grain, Powdered Sugar Pound Cake, and Blue Door)
What exactly is a mood board and mind map?
A mood board (or inspiration board) is often seen as a physical or digital collage allowing all kinds of designers and writers to collect all types of materials, graphics, colors, and texts. It helps them organize their inspirations and ideas for their current and upcoming projects.
Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, and organize ideas to help with decision-making, problem-solving, and/or getting things done for any project. As you can see above, I use a mind map to divide furniture, accessories, materials, and colors into four categories such as key styles, color palettes, materials, and decoration. It helps me to visually organize all items I need for my interior design projects.
Where to shop for these items? Here is the shopping list:
Bed covers & pillows - Crate & Barrel (sold out!)
Glass table lamps - Pottery Barn (sold out!)
Blue vase - IKEA (sold out!)
About the Blogger
Kelly Mercer enjoys writing topics related to the beach, hygge, and home decor. She currently resides in Wilmington, North Carolina, with her family.