For many during the early 2000s, making up mood boards was a way of creating the amosphere needed to really get going on a decorating and refurnishing project. All the wonderful colour magazines that festoon the supermarket shelves are absolutely full of this seasons colour themes and there are ideas galore of how to make that space you need. What I particularly enjoy is seeing the ‘before and after’ sessions in both magazine format and as part of a tv lifestyle programme. We see a dowdy neglected part of the house and with a few tweaks and just a small outlay, the famly manage to really improve their lot and have a wonderful new user space available. These ideas are always insipring to viewers and readers. Projects have to be realistic and workable of course but on the whole, the idea of grabbing an idea from someone else’s success is good enough reason to copy them on to your own mood board.