I guess designing can be hectic, well for me it is. I am obsessed with re-designing my blog. I’ve changed it up so much this month, I’m even surprised.
The thing is, I just want my blog to LOOK perfect as well as the content being amazing. I think I’m finally happy with my design, but with me, you can never know… 😀
Beside the point, designing is also, well very fun! I actually love tinkering with colours, adding elements here and there, and playing around with pretty fonts.
So, today, I wanted to share with you, my experience with designing. I used to think it was just about throwing some images together and adding splashes of colour. But, this time, I went a lot deeper into the process. Creating mood boards, listing of graphics, downloading fonts, searching software, reading tips. It was an exciting process that I would love to share with you.
Firstly, I created many mood boards to give myself an idea of what I wanted. Gathering images from the internet, I managed to put them all together on Pinterest Secret Board called ‘Inspiration’ to give me an idea of what I wanted for my design. This was mainly an inspiration for colours. I got a lot of inspiration from Pinterest itself and well, designinspiration.net which is awesome for ideas!
This was my final colour palette which I extracted from these images. I used Tineye to do this!
Get A Feel Of The Fonts
After I decided my colours, I looked at fonts. I decided my fonts for all header text, was EARL GRAY TEA! I am in love with this font which I found at angiemakes.com! Her graphics are adorable! Psst, the font was FOR FREE! I then chose, ‘Raleway’ for normal text and the other main text was just from the WordPress theme. You can find a lot at fontsquirrel or even dafont! There’s millions of free fonts out there! Be careful what you are downloading though!
There were lots of header images I played around with. These are just a few!
Keep it consistent
Be consistent. I use the same fonts and graphics throughout my blog. My featured image template is the same for every post. Being consistent is very key, keep your fonts and colours the same everywhere. Adding slight differences is okay sometimes if you’re in the mood to mix it a little bit up.
My final piece of advice is BE YOU! Let your personality shine through and blog’s fun side be exposed. You need to run wild, be free and let inspiration spread through your bones! Designing IS fun, so go for it!
Related: 6 Fun ways to spice up YOUR blog
Want to know more about design? Me and Farah, did a collab post about graphic designers offering their service for free! It include EVERYTHING you need to know about graphic design!
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That’s it! How do you design? What tips do you have for designing? Where do you get your graphics from? How do you find your inspiration? I would love to know!
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