Inspiration for home decorating with our lockdown decorating mood boards
As we head into another lockdown take in some inspiration for home decorating with our new lockdown decorating mood boards. Read on to discover what colours work well with our maximalist wallpapers for some purposeful and colourful lockdown decor inspiration.
Making our home surroundings feel relaxing and comforting has never been more important than now and can help us to stay sane together during these strange and uncertain times. Whether you are planning to finish up a few outstanding home projects or completely make over a new room, taking some time to create a sanctuary within our homes has many benefits. Not only can it help us feel occupied and creatively purposeful during this time but it can also give us a small or big (depending on the size and scale of your decorating project) sense of achievement. Pre covid we were all so busy getting on with life that we probably didn’t give much thought to how decorating made us feel, but now these small personal wins can go a long way towards helping our mental wellbeing.
Lockdown Decorating Mood Boards
I’ll be posting lots of new lockdown decorating mood boards over the next few weeks of lockdown to give you different colour palettes options for all ten of our wallpapers designs. Some are bright and bold, some more subtle and some are dark and moody. When choosing colours for a room finding a wallpaper you like can be a great starting point. Start by focusing on the colours and hues within the design that you are most drawn to and collect and curate images from different sources, add in samples to build up your own mood board. I find colour inspiration from all sorts of sources such as texture, architecture, photography and nature, particularly on Pinterest (more on Pinterest later).
Peacock Maximalist Wallpaper Mood Board 1
Style ‘Peacock Maximalist’ wallpaper with deep greens, dusky pinks with a hint of soft grey for a feminine fresh look for your lockdown decorating project. A selection of our luxury cushions that compliment each colour palette are also suggested.
Above Peacock Maximalist luxury wallpaper. Shop the collection
Peacock Maximalist Wallpaper Mood Board 2
Or try this colour palette for ‘Peacock Maximalist’ wallpaper: navy and cobalt blues, pale sorbet and ice blue pastel tones with a pop of hot pink. Add in luxurious textiles such as velvets, silks and faux fur for an opulent lock down decor make over.
Above lockdown decorating mood board 1 Peacock Maximalist luxury wallpaper. Shop the wallpaper
Wisteria Jungle Wallpaper Mood Board 3
Blue and green needs to be seen with our leafy ‘Wisteria Jungle’ wallpaper, a versatile design that works well as both a feature and as a base for maximalist layering. Style with blues, greens and teals with a and a hint of a dark inky green with touch of taupe.
Above Wisteria Jungle luxury wallpaper. Shop the wallpaper
Wisteria Jungle Wallpaper Mood Board 4
Style ‘Wisteria Jungle’ wallpaper with deep forest greens, mustard yellows and a touch of teal to bring the outside in. Think mustard accessories with golden hues and wooden textures for contrast. Add in lots of plants real or faux to create a relaxing feeling of being surrounded by nature when you are stuck inside.
Above Wisteria Jungle luxury wallpaper. Shop the collection
Use these colour palettes as a guide
Take inspiration from our first four lockdown decorating mood boards for colour palettes ideas that compliment our ‘Peacock Maximalist’ and ‘Wisteria Jungle’ wallpaper designs. There are no hard and fast rules here and how you choose to interpret them is up to you. Use them as a starting point to play with colours. Remember you can add colours to a room in all sorts of ways:
- With wallpapers, wall murals, wall hangings
- By using paint on walls, ceilings and woodwork or on furniture
- With large and small scale furniture pieces such as sofa’s, chairs, bookcases, pouffes, tables, sideboards.
- Via textile accessories such as cushions, throws, rugs, curtains or blinds.
- Colour can also be added through ornaments and home accessories such as vases, candles, artwork etc.
- Don’t forgot lighting too, whether you opt to add colour with a vibrant lampshade or a contemporary light fitting.
- Use real and/or faux plants to add colour and bring the outside in to delight the senses.
Creating your own inspirational mood boards
Pinterest is an excellent tool for creating your own lockdown decorating mood boards where you can can pull all sorts of inspiration together to create your own boards. You can find all four of these beautiful mood boards on our Pinterest here. Or feel free to pin them straight from this blog article. Have a good nosey at our Pinterest boards and don’t forget to follow us for a whole host of maximalist interiors inspiration.
We recommend ordering a sample piece of wallpaper first before committing to purchasing full rolls. Having a sample means you can test it out in situ and see if you actually like it. You can also see how if fairs in different lighting conditions. Use your wallpaper sample to create a physical mood board along with any other samples you may have collected such as paint colours and fabric swatches for curtains, blinds and upholstery. Once you have your colour palette sorted stick to it when choosing your other room elements and accessories.
Ordering a wallpaper sample
If you would like to order a sample of our ‘Peacock Maximalist’ wallpaper click here and for ‘Wisteria Jungle’ Wallpaper click here. Samples can be ordered from us for all of our wallpaper designs. We’ve recently increased the sample size width to 52cm wide by 25cm length so you have a good size to play with and to chop up for your own mood boards.
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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I did creating it!
It’s great to share but remember to always credit the source. All wallpaper and cushion designs Copyright © Claire Elsworth Design. Image sources for mood boards: stock images.