Yes I create "story boards" for my clients...it helps them visualize the whole concept. This story board is for a home Im designing in Lake Oswego that over looks the mountain range.
If you are designing a space you may want to think about creating a story board.
To create an inspiration board, go to an art supply store and ask for foam core. It comes in black and white; I like black. Buy some spray glue, too. From the clippings of looks that you have gathered, cut out images that best illustrate the look and, more important, the feel or mood of the room you wish to create. Make a collage with the images you have pulled together. Once you have a pleasing arrangement, glue the images onto the foam core. With this inspiration board you can have a dialogue with the whole family about what the direction of your rooms will be. Now is the time to find out what the likes and dislikes are before money is spent on furniture that cannot be taken back.
Designer Secret: When shopping for just the right pieces ask “Does this lamp, chair or art piece fit within my three to five words?” If not, then you are off track. You have not found the right piece yet. I believe that people are drawn to the same colors that they like to wear. You want to look good IN your house! So take a look at your wardrobe. Are there dominant colors that you could draw from?