How to Create a Pinterest Mood Board for Design Ideas

When adding furniture to your home, a mood board can help with coordinating colours and designs. You can do this the old-fashioned way, making a scrapbook of ideas that you’ve found in homes and interiors magazines. You can also turn to websites for inspiration and ‘save’ the best finds on Pinterest as a virtual mood board.


New to Pinterest?

Setting up an account on Pinterest is quite straightforward. You can either sign up with Facebook or use your email address and create a username here: This is social media and it’s all about sharing, so it’s a good idea to complete your personal profile. Then others will be more likely to follow you and share the images you post, which are known as pins.


Create your Design Ideas Board

There’s an enticing button “create a board” – just click that to start. Fill in a name for your board, such as “Living Room Mood Board”. If you want to, you can fill in the description and category – again these are to encourage others to share your pins. You have the option of keeping your board secret or you can allow collaborators to post. Maybe your family would like to be able to add their ideas? Just invite them using their email address.


Start pinning!

Many websites encourage you to share the gorgeous images they have used by adding a “pin me” icon, which appears when you hover over the picture. For other websites, you can add a “pin it” button to your browser. When you click it, your screen changes to display a selection of images that you can choose to pin to your new mood board.

Pinterest has a large search box and you simply type ‘sofa’ ‘bed’ or whatever you’re searching for into the box. It helpfully displays the results in a variety of ways, either boards featuring your search term, or individual pins. You can also click on one of the categories they offer. (In the case of sofa, choose from comfy, bed, leather, navy, idea, corner, grey and more – use the slider.)


Warning – Pinterest is addictive

Your only problem now is getting carried away! Pinterest will present you with an endless variety of wonderful images of living room furniture (or whatever you’ve searched for). Hours can go missing while you enjoy the delights of Chesterfields, drop-ended sofas and scatter back sofas. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.


Still looking for inspiration?

Don’t forget to explore the various sections on the Gloucester Furniture website for ideas and please share your Pinterest boards with us on our social media. We’d love to see what you’ve created.