Personal style is a funny thing. Sometimes it can feel impossible to describe why you like something – it might seem like there’s no particular reason; you just do. Our designers are specially trained in getting to know your personal style well enough to come up with a completely bespoke kitchen design you’ll love. A lot of the time, this involves at least one Pinterest board along the way (often a couple of different ones).
These kitchen mood boards can be really useful tools. They allow our designers to immediately see a snapshot of your style. They can often inspire you to try something a little different – whether that’s going bolder with colour, or trying out detailing you might not otherwise have thought of. They’re also great at helping you to communicate. Chances are you’re not an interior designer so you might not know the technical word for that thing you really like. A well-designed kitchen mood board on Pinterest will help your designer to extrapolate exactly what kind of lighting you’re after, or what particular layout.
To create the best Pinterest kitchen mood board possible, there are a few things to keep in mind.
1. Always write a description
You might have pinned a bright yellow kitchen not because of the colour, but because of the handles on the cabinetry or a sconce on the wall. Writing what you love – and hate – about each image will help your kitchen designer to recreate everything you love about the image you’ve seen.
2. Edit, edit, edit
Like any good renovation project, a kitchen of this level of quality will take time. If you’ve been working on your Pinterest kitchen mood board for a few months or more, give it regular sense checks. You might have pinned something a long time ago that you’re not quite so sure about now, and it’s important to note that down in the description. Something like “I used to love the idea of having a cabinet like this, but I recently found a vintage cabinet at a flea market and we’d rather incorporate that into the final design” will help our kitchen designers see how and why your tastes are evolving.
3. Look closely at what you’re pinning in your kitchen mood board
Remember that everything you’re pinning will have been photographed in a room that’s laid out completely differently to your kitchen. What works in a large, square room might not work in one with a quirkier layout. So look closely and try to see whether it’s feasible for your own space.
4. Keep cost in mind
As Pinterest doesn’t show costs, it can be difficult to guess how much something will cost to add into your own design. The simplest thing is to reach out to a Sustainable Kitchens designer to ask.
Take a look at our Pinterest boards to get inspired – find them here.