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A sample board can give you a clear indication of how the interior decorating design selections for a room/home/workplace will look when placed together. In this article, the tools and materials needed to create a sample board are listed. Also included is a step-by-step guide on how to create your sample board. As well as some tricks of the trade are revealed to help you create a professional looking board that can bring your interior designing ideas to life.
Interior designers, interior decorators, wedding planners, landscape designers, architects, fashion designers and design students often create sample boards to give the client/tutor an idea of the design proposal they have developed.
Note: Sample boards are also known as mood boards or concepts boards
Designers place the color samples, images of the selected furniture, examples of the materials to be used and accessories selected for the project on a board. The number of sample boards created depends on the size of the project. Small one-room projects usually only need one board. Larger projects may need a number of different sample boards.
Some examples of different types of sample boards
There are a number of reasons why designers use sample boards. Firstly they can be used as a way of communicating interior designing (design) ideas. It can also be used to act as a reference tool during the life of a project. The tools need to make a board include the board, tape, adhesive, Stanley knife and labels.
Tools needed to create a sample board
The size of the board selected to create the sample boards usually depends on the size of the project. In these eco friendly times, the smallest board size possible should be used for the project. The most common sizes used by designers are A2 or A1.
Creating the board
Tip: A sample paint pot of the color to be used in the room could be used for the border or the space inside the border
Tip: Have all the tools and items ready before you begin
Tip: A hairdryer can be used to remove some glued items if they have been position incorrectly
The eco friendly way to create interior design sample boards
Many designers are now creating interior design sample boards electronically. Last year, I wrote a tutorial on how to create a sample board using Word Publisher. This was before I discovered the wonderful website http://www.sampleboard.com.
SampleBoard is a brilliant, easy-to-use, eco friendly, concept creator online tool created by designers for designers. The same principles can be applied when creating a sample board electronically as those mentioned above. However, there are different schools of thought on the subject of interior design online. The most important thing is that interior design sample boards are clear, easy-to-follow and is self explanatory.
You can create a visual representation of your interior designing ideas/design ideas with an interior decorating or design concept board/sample board. I have created some concepts boards and included them in this blog to give you an idea of how concept boards created a sampleboard.com look.
Most items you select for your boards on sampleboard.com have (when board is viewed) details of each product used and you can use the board and information as a reference point to keep the project on track.
Author: Rosena MacFadzean for SampleBoard.com - the digital moodboard editor for the Creative Industries