How To Make A Vision Board For Your Home

How To Make A Vision Board For Your Home

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Visualising your dreams for your home is easy. But making them actually happen is significantly more challenging. There’s a lot of blood, sweat and tears between where you are now, and where you want your interiors to be in the future.

Fortunately, you can use a little technique called a vision board to get from where you are now to where you want to be. This tool works well in all areas of life, but it really comes into its own when there is a home renovation project you want to complete and you don’t quite know where to start.

Vision boards follow a set formula. And while that might sound a little restrictive, it helps you marshal your thoughts and do everything in the right order. Once you complete your board, you’re ready to go ahead with whatever project you have planned.

Research shows that vision boards are powerful cognitive tools. Imagining that you’re where you want to be right now lets you get closer to your goals and achieve the things you want to achieve in your house. It gets right into the brain’s filter and changes the unconscious, priming you for a successful project before you even start.

So, what do you need to do to create a vision board for your home? Let’s take a look.

Brainstorm Some Ideas

The first step is to brainstorm some ideas. You’ll want to write down a bunch of goals for what you want to achieve. These could include:

● Having more storage space
● Improving open-plan living
● Making your interiors more luxurious
● Adding features you’ve always wanted
● Changing the colour scheme
● Helping to make your home more accommodating to guests

Of course, what you actually do with your home is very much up to you. But make sure that you have a clear list of things that you want to achieve. Make them specific so that you know when you’ve done them.

Collect Cuttings Of What You Want Your Home To Look Like

Next, whip out magazines and take cuttings of what you’d like your home to look like. Find pictures that appeal to you and then glue them into a picture scrapbook.

Once you’ve done that, see if a theme emerges. For instance, if all the pictures you cut out are luxurious, then you might want to forward them to luxury interior design services. They can then design your home for you from the bottom up. By contrast, if you prefer traditional interiors, that tells you that perhaps you should go with that style.

Gather Your Materials

The next step is to gather all the materials you need together to create your board. You’ll want to structure everything correctly and make sure that you have the right layout to inspire you when you actually come to renovate. Make sure that you have scissors, glue, pins, and tape to hand.

Once you have all the images you want, start arranging them on the board. Make sure that you put the most important elements in the middle, and everything else to the side. Then use a pen to carefully circle items, make notes, and draw links between them.

Sometimes, it’s nice to pin three-dimensional objects to the vision board. These are a great way to add interest and make it more interactive. For instance, you could adorn it with a bell or even add balloons around the edge, depending on the type of theme and design you’re going for.

Put It Up Somewhere You Can See It

The next step is to put your board up somewhere you can see it. You want it to take pride of place, front and centre in your living room or kitchen so that you can draw daily inspiration from it.

If you spend a lot of time in the bedroom, that might also be a good spot for your vision board, too.

Of course, you don’t always have to make a physical vision board. You can actually make on using software, too. There are plenty of user-friendly options out there these days. But, as before, make sure you display it conspicuously in your digital spaces. Use it as your desktop background.

Ultimately, vision boards are manifestation tools. They help you bring your dreams for your home to life. They’re something tangible and practical to work towards, a bit like a business plan. They are a statement of what you want to achieve and show how you plan to get there. They are a daily reminder of what you need to do.

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