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This week’s Monday Mood Board might look familiar to you! We pulled together some of the elements we have in our living room (and similar ones!) to create this coastal cottage winter mood board. To me, the most important design feature to work with is the mood. To create a mood you like, you can can swap around elements, incorporate what you have, and change accessories for the season. That’s what is fun about designing a mood for a room. The design elements don’t have to be stagnant and there are so many more options for what to use!
Three words I’d use to describe the ‘mood’ of this space: comfortable, coastal, and collected. Some of the pieces we use in this room will likely change or continue evolve (at least until we get the main pieces more settled!) but everything doesn’t have to stay here forever to make it feel like a comfortable home.
That’s a great thing about designing by mood, you don’t have to wait for a perfect or particular piece in order to love being in your home. You can be more flexible to use what you have, but you can also be open to incorporating things you unexpectedly find or fall in love with! It can take time to create a home, but setting a mood doesn’t have to wait. I hope these mood boards inspire you for your home!
Mood board source links are below. Remember you can always use any of our mood boards as inspiration for ways to pull various pieces together. You can get inspired to incorporate a mood and design a room you love with things you already have or can collect over time! Save this to your Pinterest boards!
Blue and white floral hand block pillow
Tree pillow (also comes in red and this lumbar version with 3 trees)
Leather nailhead ottoman (similar to ours we’ve had for decades)
Wood drop leaf dining table we use as a side table
Blue glass lamp (we have the large size)
The Inspired Room book (I share lots of simple ideas to love the home you have in this book! It’s all photos of our builder craftsman home that we added character to. I published that book in 2014 but the advice I share in it still rings true today!)
Brass window candles (set of 4 that also come in black, these are the ones I recently shared in my home–see more and read about their features I love here)
Lidded basket (25% off right now)
Arch wall mirror (on sale right now, similar to ours above our weathered cabinet)
Brass wall sconce (set of 2, we have the brass and they come in black too, see how we hung them without hard wiring in this post)
Do you enjoy mood boards? You can find more HERE!
Recent Monday Mood Boards you might have missed:
A Cozy Neutral Bedroom Mood Board (with a layered mix of subtle patterns, warm textures and a bit of gorgeous color!)
An Autumn Dining Room Mood Board
An Inviting Curl Up by the Fire Mood Board (get the mood with a faux fireplace mantel!)