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How to Easily Create a Vision Board

You have wonderful ideas! But do you know how to create a vision board to visualize them? Vision boards are important because they provide you with clarity, preparation, and confidence in your decision making because you would have seen how it would visually look before making big decisions such as re-designing a space.
I wanted to help by showing you how to EASILY create a vision/idea/mood board so you can start laying out your ideas right away. You can use a vision board for more than interior design. Vision boards are a helpful tool in providing you a visual in all sorts of planning stages for projects. The best part is, you don’t need to purchase expensive software if you are just starting out and want to create a basic idea board. I am using Microsoft PowerPoint to create 2D and sometimes 3D looking vision boards.

Below are examples of vision boards I have created. To learn how to create some of your own, keep reading!

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Step One: Open & Resize a Blank Presentation

  1. Open PowerPoint and create a blank Presentation
  2. Click Design at the top. Click Slide Size at the top right and click Custom Slide Size.
    1. For width & height input values that are the same number. I like to put Width: 10, Height: 10. Click OK. If prompted, click “Ensure Fit”.

You should be left with this:

Step Two: Snip & Paste Images

  1. Start by clicking on the Title and Subtitle boxes and hitting “Delete” on your keyboard. This gets rid of them.
  2. Visit the product page of your first item you want to include in your vision board.
  3. Snip an image of the product picture
    1. Windows PC:
      1. Click the Search icon at the bottom left
      2. type “Snipping Tool” > Hit Enter
      3. Click “New” > Click & hold, drag, and release until you got the product image
      4. Copy (Ctrl + C)
      5. Go back to PowerPoint
      6. Paste the image (Ctrl + P)
    2. Mac:
      1. Take a screenshot: CMD + Shift + 4
      2. Click & hold, drag, and release until you got the product image
      3. It will auto-save to your Desktop
      4. Double click to open it
      5. Copy (Cmd + C)
      6. Go back to PowerPoint
      7. Paste the image (Cmd + P)
    1. Alternatively, you can right-click and “Save As”, then Insert your photo into PowerPoint, but snipping is faster in my opinion.

You should be here by now (background is gray to visually see the white background):

Step Three: Remove the background

  1. Click on the image once, at the top you should then see Picture Format.
  2. Click on Picture Format then click at the top left Remove Background
  3. Click Mark Areas to Keep and with your cursor, drag and drop over any pink areas that are meant to stay in the image.
    1. NOTE: It is easier to find images with white or solid backgrounds. If there is a lot happening in the background, it may take longer to draw over what to keep and areas to remove.
  4. Once completed, click “Remove”
  5. This is what you should be left with:

Step Four: Organize your images and put them all in place

Here is an example of bringing all the pieces together…

Below I googled images of similar looking wood flooring like I have and pasted them in and angled them to look more 3D.

That is the finished look! Vision boards are important because they provide you with clarity, preparation, and confidence in your decision making because you have seen how it would potentially look before making big decisions such as re-designing a space.

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