I only recently found out about this amazing site called Olioboard when I was invited to participate in a promotional with six other bloggers (Lynda from Focal Point, Lindsay from Living With Lindsay, Rhoda from Southern Hospitality, Shannon from What’s Up Whimsy, Rachel at Fresh Home, and Sheilah from Olioboard).
Anyway, Olioboard is a site where you can very easily create mood boards for rooms. Beginning next week, the above-listed bloggers and I will each create a mood board for a room in a beach cottage style. So last night I decided that I had better learn to use Olioboard!
Turns out, there’s nothing to it. It really couldn’t be any easier. Once you create your (free) account, and choose to create a new board, you’re taken to a blank screen with this nifty little menu on the side:
And from each one of those categories, you can drag and drop your selections onto your mood board. You also have the option to manipulate the pictures (resize, rotate, etc.) They have products from West Elm, Crate & Barrel, Layla Grayce, Urban Outfitters, and more. And if I understand correctly, there’s also a way to add more products if you don’t see what you want…but I wasn’t quite that adventurous last night. I just stuck with the thousands of products that they already had available.
In short, it’s loads of fun, and highly addictive! So do you want to see my “test board”? It’s probably exactly what you would expect of me…color, color, and more COLOR!
That REALLY IS a bedroom that I would love to create! Starting with the tone on tone blue wallpaper (upper left corner) and the cork floor as my main backdrops, I layered on lots of white, green, and blue, with touches of deep pink, including that incredible chandelier that makes my heart skip a beat.
I’m telling you, this site is FUN, and I could easily lose several hours of my day if I’m not careful. It’s a great way to visualize how your room will look before ever spending a penny, which can help you avoid those impulse buys and purchases that you’ll later regret.
It might be fun to start incorporating these into the blog in the future. In fact, it might be fun to take requests. For example, if you have a specific look that you’re going for, but you’re not quite sure how to go about it, I could do an Olioboard mood board just to help you get those creative juices flowing. What do you think?
It’s definitely a fun site, and I’ll certainly be using it in the future! I’ll let you know more next week about the collaboration with the other bloggers listed above. It’ll be fun to see what they come up with! I’ll be doing a coastal cottage style bedroom. Should be fun!