I’ve always been one to collect mass amounts of found images that I love.
I’m constantly searching and saving them to a random file on my desktop, printing them out to hang, or pinning them on Pinterest. You name it, and I probably do it. The mood board became my friend quite some time ago. I love how they don’t have any guidelines, which gives you the chance to be fully creative, but working at Free People has given me an entirely new appreciation for mood boards. Walking up and down the halls of BLDG 25 introduced me to how limitless you can be, and how useful the boards themselves actually are. It seems like each wall and desk is covered with one; full of texture, color, and the unexpected. I started hanging posters on my wall when I was about seven. I started hanging leaves and flowers on my wall after my first day at Free People. It sounds humorous, but my, is it helpful.
My monthly mood board revolves around fitness, health, and well being. I want to be both mentally and physically stronger, and I’m asking myself, “where can I grow? How can my mind expand?” With the launch of FP Movement and the #FPLetsMove event, I’ve been inspired by how the world is connecting through movement and wellness. To keep this motivation lasting into my everyday, I began collecting images (some even from my favorite FP Me users), quotes, and a few pieces of earthiness to pin up on my wall. My art studio is where I spend most of my time, so I chose a big blank wall and started my mood board. I love walking past it daily, it’s a little reminder to go move, stay hydrated, and be well. And if I need support, I can look up at my wall and see a how other girls around the world are moving and shifting and seeking wellness in the same way.
Some tips for starting your own mood board:
Don’t limit yourself: Print as many pictures as you would like, even if at times you don’t think they make sense. The more, the merrier.
Use texture: Try using cloth, rope, string, lights, flowers, etc. I chose feathers and leaves on this mood board as I believe they more like the wind. It helps to bring something living out of the visual.
Look: Don’t stop looking around you for ideas and ways to be refreshed. When you find something, save it, and use it to inspire you later in your mood board.
February is right around the corner, so start looking for images and planning out next month’s board. I promise, it’ll keep you going in a positive way towards goals and trends.
+What were your January boards like? Did we have similar themes? Let me know in the comments below!