Creating wall collages has it's limitations but pulling everything together into a flat lay allows me to layer in my favourite objects with beautiful imagery - creating a tangible inspiration board.
Similar to how I create the collages on my walls (see my interior styling), when I'm creating a moodboard or flat lay I like to gather all my magazine clippings and imagery first. This allows me to establish a colour palette, then from here I focus on creating visual balance - which is something I'm always considering as I I begin laying out each image, constantly asking myself do we need more colour? More contrast? More neutrals? From here I layer in additional objects to support the already established palette and aesthetic.
The whole process comes together rather effortlessly at this point because I find it's very intuitive and I'm confident in what looks good and what I like (regardless of whether it breaks the rules).
Scroll through to see additional colour palettes.