So Real Homes: the benefits of using a moodboard

Instagrammer Lisa Dawson explains why she always uses a moodboard when decorating a room

Living room with grey sofa, a gallery wall and built-in dresser

Before decorating any room, Lisa Dawson always uses a moodboard to help consolidate her ideas. After creating boards on Pinterest of products and ideas that she likes, she can start building a physical (or virtual) moodboard of the room.

Her starting point is always to select her favourite item for that room and pick where it will be placed. Once the position is decided, she works everything else in around it, juxtaposing old and new to create her unique look.

Here she talks Sian Astley through her design process and how it has helped her collaborate with her children to design their bedrooms.

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