Mood Board App

Mood Board App

Mood Board App

These interior design mood boards are unbelievable, you guys are killing it!

If you feel overwhelmed and unsure of which mood board app to use for your interior design presentations, then you won’t want to miss this video. Here you’ll learn what some of the best programs are, including the programs that my team uses, as well as what other talented designers are using for their client projects.

You’ll see examples of incredible mood boards created in various programs which will help you to make an informed decision on which mood board app would work best for your interior design business.

After you watch the video, scroll to the bottom of this post to find out how I can further help you to easily create beautiful client presentation packages that can equate to further design services. After all, that is always the goal, right?!

Power Point

The first mood board app I’m featuring is the one that I use the most for my business and that’s Power Point.

Power Point is free and simple to use. You can easily change the size of an image and move the images around to exactly where you want them placed on your board. You can also add text in the same way.

Here are some examples of not only my own client mood boards, but other designers who use Powerpoint in their business as well. 

Mood Boards by Claire Jefford

Interior Design Mood Board by Claire Jefford using Power Point.

Mood Board by Jil Sonia Interiors

Power Point Mood Board by Jil McDonald of Jil Sonia Interiors.

Below is a photo of the actual client’s home, so you can see how well Jil can manage client expectations from her Power Point presentation!

Keynote

The second mood board app you can use is Keynote, which is a presentation software by Apple.

While I personally do not use apple or mac products, my senior designer recently used this program for our client’s beautiful condo presentation. Here are a few examples of the interior design mood boards created for the project.

Mood Boards by Claire Jefford

Next up are 3 more interior design mood board apps available.  Even though I have not tried these programs myself, I felt it was important to give you a range of options, so you can make an informed decision on which is best for you.

I reached out to my private Facebook group peeps and here are other programs & gorgeous mood board examples they kindly shared with me.

By the way, if you already use mood boards for your interior design presentations, comment below to let me know which program you prefer and why you like it!

Pages

This next software is also by Apple and is called ‘Pages’. Take a look at these wonderful mood boards created in the Pages program.

Mood Boards by JRL Interiors

Created by Janet Pendleton Lorussoo of JRL Interiors.

Photoshop

These 8 gorgeous mood boards shown below were created in Photoshop.

Photoshop may be one of my new favourite mood board apps and you can see why when you take a look at these incredibly beautiful vision boards.

Mood Boards by JJones Design Co.

Moody bedroom design from Joshua Jones at JJones Design Co.

Mood Boards by Leu Interiors

Photo Shop Mood board by Becky Leu of Leu Interiors
I absolutely love this mood board design by Becky!

Mood Boards by JM3D

Elegantly styled mood boards by Julia Madsen at JM3D, created in Photo Shop.

Mood Boards by Laliberte Interiors

Photo shop kitchen mood board by Lisa Laliberte-Alle of Laliberte Interiors

Design Files

Last but not least, the final interior design mood board program I’m featuring here is from Design Files.

Design Files is an online design platform that appears to be geared towards designers looking to run an e-design business. Below are 2 pretty design mood boards from Maria Bowers from Bdesign’D.

Mood Boards by Bdesign’D

Design Files mood board by Maria Bowers of Bdesign’d

Now you know the best mood board programs to use, but what about the process for putting together your actual client presentations?

Are you confident in your process from start to finish for creating your presentations in a concise and professional manner?

Learn more about my ROCK the 3D Design Presentation Processes package here

I have my ROCK the 3D design presentation processes package that takes you step by step through my process for creating a well thought out and beautiful presentation experience for your clients.

The package includes templates of 3 different types of design packages you can offer to clients, a client checklist to keep you on track, an easy to follow process flow chart, drafted emails to send to your client, information on how to measure a space and a video where I walk you through my process explaining everything step by step.

Whether you are looking to add 3D designs to your mood board services or not, these detailed presentation packages are already done for you with and will better organise your process. Go here to find our more or to get it now. 

Thank you again to my fellow friends and talented designers who were kind enough to share their mood boards with me so I could share their fabulous work with you!

(20) Comments
  • Janet R Lorusso
    | 19 September 2019

    Great round up of presentation apps, Claire! And thanks for the feature! Visual communication tools are one of the most important pieces of a design job, they help the client “see” the potential and alway generate excitement :).

    • Claire Jefford
      | 19 September 2019

      Thanks so much for sharing your mood boards Janet. I’m hopeful this vlog will help many other designers decide which mood board app is best for them. There are so many to choose from that it can be overwhelming. My goal is to inform and help others make an informed decision. Your input on this post helped me to do just that. Cheers again!

  • JIL SONIA INTERIORS
    | 19 September 2019

    Wow, what a great summary of all the different software programs that interior designers are using!
    Thanks so very much for the shout out and thanks to my guitarist hubby for suggesting the guitars to be housed in an easily opened glass framed case, so the guitars can be admired for their looks, but still easily accessed and played!
    Great post Claire!

    • Claire Jefford
      | 20 September 2019

      Brander is a smart man who knows guitars! Thanks Jil for allowing me to feature your beautiful work.

  • Pamela Sandall
    | 19 September 2019

    Thanks for the share! I use Minutes Matter. It’s a program I bought years ago and closest probably to Photoshop. I like that I can load fabrics into scale on furniture and window coverings.

    • Claire Jefford
      | 20 September 2019

      Hey Pamela, thanks for reminding me and readers of another mood board program. Maybe if I do a part 2, I will include Minutes Matter. I’ve never used it myself but have also heard good things about it. So many to choose from, eh?! Cheers for your feedback. 🙂

      • Deborah Main
        | 21 September 2019

        Wonderful helpful post Claire. I’m going to try using Power Point this fall for the One Room Challenge. Really needing to up my game with mood boards so appreciated you sharing examples and programs. Great designer selection in here!

        • Claire Jefford
          | 21 September 2019

          Ooooh, the One Room Challenge, you are a brave lady. I’ve yet to do that, but have always been intrigued by it. Glad my video and seeing what options are out there for creating beautiful mood boards helped you!

  • Mary Ann Benoit
    | 20 September 2019

    Thanks for sharing. I like to use Photoshop for my moodboards or concept boards. Once in a while for creating something quicker, I use Canva.

    • Claire Jefford
      | 20 September 2019

      Hi Mary Ann. If I didn’t know Power Point so well or was just starting off, I would definitely look at Photoshop as an option. I love the examples shared here by other designers. We use Canva all the time for graphics, love that program too! Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Leslie Carothers
    | 21 September 2019

    This is such a helpful post, Claire. And I know it will help others, too. It was fun to see these pretty moodboard creations! I also know of another app that edesigntribe owner, interior designer Jenna Gaidusek, uses and recommends, called Floorplannner.

    • Claire Jefford
      | 21 September 2019

      Thanks Leslie, I do hope many designers find it helpful. I think I could do a part 2 to share more mood board apps!

  • Lisa Peck
    | 22 September 2019

    Claire:

    Love this round-up of mood board apps! I use mainly powerpoint but I might need to up my photoshop game and use it more often the results are amazing! Thanks for inspiring me to look at mood boards in a new way!

    • Claire Jefford
      | 22 September 2019

      Hey Lisa, thanks for commenting. I really love the Photoshop mood boards too!

  • Darla Powell
    | 22 September 2019

    Those are some pretty nice mood boards ya got there.

    • Claire Jefford
      | 22 September 2019

      Cheers Darla! Of course, I can’t take credit for all of them. I had lots of help from my talented design friends.

  • Sarah
    | 22 September 2019

    Lots of great program options to make mood boards. Thanks for sharing

    • Claire Jefford
      | 23 September 2019

      Thanks Sarah!

  • Gerrianne Russell
    | 26 September 2019

    I also use Minutes Matter and because I’m so used to that, it’s hard for me to open my mind to something else…however it’s my goal to learn PS. Great video!

    • Claire Jefford
      | 27 September 2019

      I’ve always been interested in Photoshop too. Now just to find the time to add that to my schedule! Thanks for watching Gerrianne.

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