interior rendering vs mood board

Many interior designers and home decorators use mood boards and collages in their work. It is a great way to communicate with the client using only images and not words. Designers have been using this helpful tool for quite a long time – they even study it in design schools. Some professionals are used to traditional paper/glue or pinboard mood boards, while others create them digitally – for example, in Photoshop, PowerPoint or Adobe Illustrator. However, new technologies allow other useful and convenient options, most notably 3D renders. What benefits can 3D visualization have in comparison with traditional mood boards? How can 3D rendering services improve the communication between the designer and the client? To answer these questions, let’s discuss the main qualities of traditional collage and interior rendering.

Traditional Mood Boards: Pros and Cons

Mood board for interior design presentation

The fact that collages are widely used for presentations proves that they have indisputable benefits. Here are some of them.


The use of real-life objects 

The client can see and touch real samples of textiles, wallpapers, doorknobs, switches and other necessary elements of the final look of the interior.

Convenience and simplicity

The customer can easily understand the general idea of the interior. In turn, the designer can learn how to choose samples so that they conveyed the atmosphere of the future interior. This way, it is possible to communicate with images and not words.

A great variety of materials

On the Internet, you can find any image you need. Designers can even choose different alternatives for furniture and decoration to ensure that they fit the atmosphere of interior.

However, despite the significant pros, there are also considerable cons of using traditional mood boards for interior design.


It’s difficult to present various angles

Designers use images of furniture that are either cut out from magazines or downloaded. Such images are static, and you can only see one angle without being able to turn the object the way you’d like. Moreover, the demonstration of another corner of the room