Have you tried when you were a child, cutting out photographs of exotic places, famous people or even foods you want to try eating or making? Posting them on a huge illustration board and telling yourself that one day, you are going to be able to make these photos into a reality. Making collages either for school work, personal goals or for work related goals can be fun. Pasting photos on a huge board and making a promise that you would soon be able to reach them is not just fulfilling, but it can also be a challenge. You may be familiar with a vision board, but have you ever even heard of its cousin the dream board? Now, I know what you may be thinking, aren’t vision boards and dream boards the same? For some people they are the same, and for some they are not. Others may also say that a dream board is simply another name for a vision board. If you want to know the difference, what a dream board really is, as well as how one begins to make an awesome dream board from scratch, why don’t you start scrolling and check these out now.
From the term itself, you may already have an idea of what a dream board is. A dream board for some would mean a series of photographs, texts, or even quotes being placed in a giant board. Which is actually what a dream board is. In addition to that, a dream board often mistaken for a vision board is a set of photos, quotes, texts, and some mixture of all three. A dream board is basically a collage that a person would make to show what they want to achieve for the long term. Unlike a vision board, a dream board is a collage about your long term dreams and aspirations. A bucket list or a list of things you want to achieve for a very long time. These ideas can range from simple to complex. Anyone can do a dream board, and it’s not just fun to do, but it is also quite interesting to see the list of dreams being placed in a series of cut up photos from magazines, newspapers, drawings, or even printed out from the internet.
It goes without saying that there is actually a difference between a dream board and a vision board. Not from the name itself, but from how it is going to be used. To start off, let us define what a vision board is, as we already know what a dream board is. We know that a dream board is a series of photos that form a collage of your hopes, wishes and dreams for the future. A dream board is basically what you want to achieve for the long run or for something more long term. To make it clear, it’s like a photograph action plan for your future. As for the vision board, it is also a series of photographs, quotes, promises, texts just like the dream board. The only difference between these types of boards is the fact that a vision board is short term. What does it mean by short term, this means that the things you placed in your vision boards, can be done within a year or less than that.
If you are wondering what you can expect to see in a dream board, here are some of the basics.
Since it is a collage, anything can go. Photographs, or even cut out from magazines, old newspapers or even printed out from the internet. What matters is these photographs represent what you want in the long run. Who you want to be in the long run. Basically your dreams, hopes and aspirations. Your bucket list in the form of a dream collage.
These texts or quotes can be taken from the internet or even from anywhere you may have read. You can even be creative with how you want to show it. Cutting out letters from old magazines or newspaper clippings. Find an aesthetic that works for you. The same goes for the quotes. You can make your own quotes to make it even more personal.
Apart from the cut out photographs and quotes or texts, the next thing you can expect in a dream board are creative doodles or creative drawings. These are optional as they depend on the one making the dream board. But if you are after creativity as well, you may want to opt for placing some drawings or doodles to make it yours, or to make it as unique as the one creating it.
We all want to have that authentic dream board. Just because it’s something we work hard for. Every dream board is as unique as the one who created it. There is no such thing as putting too much photos, colors, styles, doodles you get what I mean. However, if you are still unsure as to what or how you are going to make that authentic dream board, check these out below. In addition to that, some examples as to where you can use these kinds of boards too.
Before you start cutting out photographs, snips from magazines or printing out pictures from the internet, the best thing you can do is to think about your dream goals first. What do you want to achieve in life? What do you want your dream board to look like? By planning everything before you start your dream board would make it easier for you to focus on what you want it to look like, what you want to put in and how to begin. Remember, there is no such thing as “the board looks chaotic.” It’s a collage, it’s supposed to look like a lot of photos here and there. So go ahead.
This may sound like the tricky part of the dream board. You must at least have an idea by now as to what you want to put in the board. These pictures must represent a part of you that you want to achieve in the long run. Who you want to be in the long run, Where you want to be in the long run, etc.
The quotes or texts do not have to be too long or too short. You don’t have to write a whole essay as to what you want to do and how you are going to explain your dream board. What matters here is, the quotes or texts you put touched your heart in a way that you believe in it. Add a quote or a text that means a lot to you. Something that drew you in and you could not forget. Of course that is optional but if you want to go ahead, you are free to do so.
Push your limits, break out of your shell. Show it all by placing what you want in your dream board. Remember to get super creative with this. This is one way of showing what you actually can do. If you prefer your dream board to be greyscale, go ahead. Colorful? Why not? Both? Sure. The fact that you have a lot of freedom when making this dream board makes all the difference. As long as your goals are present. Don’t forget about your goals.
Make yourself a promise when you do your dream board that you will not give up on your dreams. Your dream board is your action plan in a photograph aesthetic type. Your dream board is merely a stepping stone. When you do your dream board, remember that your goals are for life. Choose wisely.
A dream board is a series of photos made into a collage that shows your future goals, dreams and hopes. Dream boards mainly show long term goals for the people who make them.
Photographs, quotes, texts, doodles, art. Anything that represents your long term goals in life. You can get as creative as you wish.
The purpose of a dream board may differ from the person making it. But the general purpose is to show what you want to achieve in the long run. Dream boards show the person what they can achieve and what seems to be impossible can be made possible. Call it a motivation board for your long term goals.
We all have wishes, aspirations, hopes and dreams that we want to achieve in the long run. Making your own dream board is just a step in the right direction. Think of it as a stepping stone and something that motivates you to keep holding on to your dreams until you can turn them into reality. Remember, your dream board is as unique as the person making it. Get creative.