10 tips to making your perfect inspiration board
make the new year an inspired one.
Published Dec 29, 2015 5:00 AM
If you’ve never built an inspiration board, you should consider the activity for a fresh start to your 2016. It doesn’t matter if you’re the creative type or if you’re just looking to live a more inspired, intentional life, the new year is the perfect time to reflect, reset, and focus on the future. So start collecting pictures from past travels, meaningful quotes, printouts of your fave spaces, magazine tear outs, and anything that is meaningful to you and get to building! Use these 10 tips to get going.
keep it to a confined space
The key to keeping your inspiration board looking organized, not messy, is to keep it to a confined space. A cheap cork board hung or leaned over a home desk is ideal.
or go wildgallery wall
change it up
think three dimensional
Don’t be afraid to take from different mediums and add more unusual pieces of inspiration to your board. This could be more experiential focused, like a postcard from your favorite restaurant or concert ticket. Don’t be afraid to walk through your local hardware store and grab paint swatches that speak to you—the same goes for fabric swatches.
If a general board sounds like too much to tackle, make your inspiration more focused. If you know that quotes really get you fired up, or photos of family give you the warm fuzzies, focus on including more of those items. Choose whatever will give you the confidence to take on the new year.